MobileHCI will be held at the Eugenides Foundation building, established in 1954 and fully renovated to include Eugenides Foundation Conference Center, the Athens Planetarium and the Science and Technology Center. The Eugenides Foundation is housed in a landmark building complex in the area of Paleo Faliro, on Syggrou Avenue, near the Athenian seafront and approximately 30 minutes from the city centre by public transport.
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Venue address and contact details
387, Syggrou Ave.
17564, P. Faliro
Phone: (+30) 210 94 69 600, Fax: (+30) 210 94 17 372
MobileHCI 2023 will be held in Athens, Greece. Athens is a privileged geographical location at the crossroads of three continents, and offers easy and affordable access via the Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos” (IATA code - ATH). The airport is located 33km southeast of Athens.
Access to Athens is provided by express airport bus connections on a 24-hour basis to the city center (line X95 to Syntagma Square), while a direct Metro line (line 3) connects the airport to the city centre (Syntagma square) in just 40 minutes. Taxis between Athens city center and the airport operate at regulated prices of 35€ during the day and 55€ between 00:00 - 05:00.
A bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis, Athens is central to the economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. Located at the crossroads of three continents, the capital of Greece with an overall population of close to 5 million people has often been the melting pot of many cultures. Characterised by a culture and people that are welcoming, every visitor is sure to receive a warm welcome. Athens is an ideal congress destination, combining state-of-the-art infrastructures, excellent congress facilities and easy access from all over the world with world-class cultural attractions, modern amenities and diverse entertainment.
For a complete guide to visiting Athens, please consult the Athens Official Visitors Guide at www.thisisathens.org
The native language of the population is Modern Greek. English is widely spoken as a second language by the majority of Greeks, while French and German are also spoken to a good extent.
Greece is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and an hour ahead of Central European Time.
Greece is a full member of the European Union since 1981, and its currency is the Euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Greece.
Emergency treatment is free to all visitors in public hospitals. EU nationals can benefit from full healthcare coverage with the European Health Insurance Card.
Athens enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate and ample sunshine (estimated to be over 3.000 hours per year). The average temperatures during the month of September in Athens range from 19°C (66°F) to 28°C (82°F).
Electricity and plugs
The power sockets used in Athens and the rest of the country are type C and F, like in most of Europe. The standard voltage is 220 V.
Getting around Athens is easy, using the extensive public transport network, which includes bus, metro and tram services. Intermodal transportation planning is easily available through Google Maps. Taxis are also an affordable way to move around the city, with a minimum fare of €4.00 (enough for up to 2km approximately) and a charge of 0.90€ per km thereafter (1.25€ at night).