Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece
Address: Megalou Alexandrou1 str., Koukouli, Patra, Greece
Postal Code.: 263 34
The gala dinner will take place on the 16th May 2019 at:
Ir. Politechniou, Patra 264 41
- From Athens International Airport to Patras City Center -
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located 33km southeast of Athens and is easily accessible via “Attiki Odos”, a six-lane motorway constituting the Athens City Ring Road.
To get from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” to Patras City Center, there are the following options:
1. By bus (Recommended)
Take the bus line X93 (or E93) "KIFISOS INTERCITY BUS STATION – ATHENS AIRPORT EXPRESS" (you may also see “ST.YPER. LEOF. KIFISOY-AER\NAS ATHINON (EXPRESS)”) which connects the airport directly to the “Kifissos” central coach/bus station of Athens (KTEL). Average travelling time is 60 minutes and the ticket costs 6.00 €.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" to the “Kifissos” central coach/bus station of Athens (KTEL). Taxis serve on a 24-hour basis. The route duration is approximately 30 minutes, and the cost is approximately 50.00 €.
When you get at the KTEL Kifissos bus station, you issue a ticket for a bus to Patras. Ask for an “express bus” (no intermediate stops), if available. Ordinary route is 3 hours to Patras Bus Terminal (KTEL); an express bus takes 2½ hours. Additional routes might be running, depending on traffic, so ask at the ticket booth. Ticket costs 20.70 €.
Timetable Airport to bus station: http://athensairportbus.com/en
Timetable bus station to Patras: http://www.ktelachaias.gr/
2. By train
Exit the main airport building and follow the signs to take the Suburban Rail “Proastiakos” to Kiato terminal station (Kiato). Due to the reconstruction of the Patras – Athens train line, the train operator TrainOSE does not provide direct services, but connects Patras and Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” by trains (one change) and buses. Trains to Kiato run approximately every one hour and the route duration is 1.5 h. At Kiato terminal station take the OSE bus to Patras Central Railway Station. The route duration is approximately 1.5 h. The exact timetables of trains (Athens-Airport-Athens & Airport - SKA - Airport Timetable + Athens-Kiato-Athens Timetable) and buses (Kiato-Patras-Kiato Buses timetable) and all relevant information are given at the Athens Suburban Railway webpage. The ticket cost is approximately 20.00 €.
For more information: http://www.trainose.gr/
3. By car
Several car rental companies currently operate at AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" with offices located at the Arrivals level. The car rental area is within walking distance from the Main Terminal Building, located at the northern side of the building.
The main corridor providing access to AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" is Attiki Odos, a high-speed 6-lane toll motorway, connecting Elefsina with the airport.
Take Attiki Odos highway from the AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" towards Athens, and follow the signs to Elefsina. Stay on this course for ca 55 Km (this route bypasses Athens from the north side).
Start following the signs to Korinthos (do not take the exit to Elefsina, end of Attiki Odos and start of E94 highway). This course will bring you to the Toll Station at the entrance of the Athens - Korinhos - Patras Highway (E65 highway).
Cross the Toll Station and follow the signs to Korinthos for ca 55 Km. Just before reaching the exit to Korinthos, start following the signs to Patras. Stay on this course for ca 120 Km.
- From Patras City Center to Conference Venue (Conference Center of the TEI of Western Greece) -
1. By bus
The “Line 7”, which leaves from the road across the bus terminal that is located downtown, runs every fifteen minutes and connects the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece with the city. The ticket cost is 1.20 €/trip.
2. By taxi
You can hire a taxi from Patras City Center and the cost should probably be approximately 6.00 €.
3. By car
The Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece is about 5 km from the city of Patras.
Language: Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken as well as German and French.
Currency: The Greek currency is EURO. Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies can easily be changed either at banks, hotels or money-changers with some handling charges.
Power supply: The standard current in Greece is 220 volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.
WEATHER / CLIMATE
Patras has a Mediterranean climate. It features the typical mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers, with spring and autumn being pleasant transitional seasons. Autumn in Patras, however, is wetter than spring.
Get the Patras Weather Forecast at: http://www.meteo.gr/cf-en.cfm?city_id=10