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    General Information

      Under the auspices

      Municipality of Kalamata



      ACCESSIBILITY 

      Ways to reach Kalamata, Greece and the Conference Venue

      ACCESS BY AIR

      Via Kalamata International Airport (KLX)

      Kalamata airport has been in operation since 1959, and received a major upgrade in 1991 to accommodate package holiday traffic. There is a Greek Air Force base also located at the airport which shares the same runway as the public flight operations.

      International Flights to Kalamata Airport

      Direct flights to Kalamata International Airport “Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos” (KLX) from most major European cities, provide the perfect means to visit the city.

      Aegean Airlines, the largest airline in Greece and member of the Star Alliance network, provides direct flights from:

      Düsseldorf starting in March, along with the direct flights from Munich starting in February. Furthermore, Aegean Airlines’ routes from Stockholm begin in March, along with those from Moscow, St. Petersburg and a route from Paris also available from May.

      As of late February, Fly Niki/Air Berlin is flying directly to Kalamata from Vienna, at times allowing for convenient connections with feeder flights from Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Munich, Zurich and Dusseldorf.

      As of May, Austrian myHoliday offers weekly flights connecting Vienna with Kalamata and Condor Airlines offers weekly flights to Kalamata Airport from Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.

      In addition to direct flights from select destinations abroad, seasonal flights operate from Athens to Kalamata, providing convenient connections to guests arriving from and departing to major European hubs.


      Flights with connection via the Athens International Airport

      Access from abroad to Kalamata is also available with a connection through the Athens International Airport, which is the primary international airport that serves the city of Athens and Greece’s busiest airport. Participants arriving from all over Europe, USA, Asia, Middle East or Africa can select a flight arriving in Athens and proceed with a local flight to Kalamata airport.

      ACCESS BY INTERCITY BUS

      There are regular daily buses from Athens to Kalamata and back. Intercity buses depart from Kifissos KTEL Bus Station. The trip to Kalamata is approximately 3-hour long.

      Ticket cost per person per way: 24,30 Euro

      Departures: There are daily departures every 1 ½ hours, starting from 06.30 in the morning, with the last scheduled departure at 21:00 in the evening. There are 2 types of itineraries, either express (no stops), or regular with 15 min stop

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      From Athens airport to the Intercity Bus KTEL Station, by bus

      Participants arriving in Athens airport can take the X93 express bus from the Airport, which goes directly to the KTEL bus station (ticket cost per way – 6 Euro).

      X93 has 24/7 departure service and departures are every 20-40 minutes

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      From Athens airport to the Intercity Bus KTEL Station, by taxi

      Participants can also take a taxi from the Athens airport to the Intercity Bus KTEL bus station. The distance is approximately 40 km/30 minutes

      The cost per way is approximately 37 Euro.

      Access to the hotel

      Once participants arrive at the local bus station in Kalamata, they can either take a local bus from the station to Elite City Resort (ticket cost per person 1,20 Euro, bus stop "Elite"), or take a taxi (approximate cost per way : 6-7 Euro)

      Participants that are arriving to Kalamata airport, can take a taxi to the Elite City Resort (driving distance is about 20 minutes - approximate cost per way : 22-25 Euro). Local buses are not available from the Kalamata airport.

      ACCESS BY CAR

      Participants can also rent a car at the several airport rent-a-car services.

      Estimated daily rental cost is 50 Euro, not including fuels and toll fees.

      The car trip from Athens to Kalamata is approximately 3 hours. To travel from Athens to Kalamata by car, you follow the National Highway Athens-Corinth. After the Corinth Canal, you follow the signs for the exit to Kalamata – Tripoli and take the Kalamata – Tripoli national road.

      LIMO-VAN RENTAL

      Participants that arrive together, or with flights with similar arrival dates and times, can rent through the Conference Secretariat, Synthesis Group, a limo-van, for the transfer directly to the Elite City Resort (conference venue), in Kalamata and share the costs.

      The driver will pick-up the group from the Athens Airport (arrivals hall) holding a sign.

      Cost per limo-van*: 600 Euro

      * (maximum 6 persons, 1 piece of luggage per person)

      For booking and further information, please contact Synthesis Group at: cif@synthesispco.com

      BUS TRANSFER (ATHENS AIRPORT – ELITE CITY RESORT)

      Provided that a minimum number of attendees applies on time, a bus transfer will be arranged from the Athens Airport to the Elite City Resort (conference venue), on 18 September (1st day of the conference). Should you wish to book the transfer by bus, kindly contact the Conference Secretariat, Synthesis Group, at cif@synthesispco.com, for prices and further information. Bookings should be made until 31st July 2017 at the latest.

      Notes

      • Departure time(s) will be fixed and participants will be notified in due time. The bus will not wait in case of delayed flights
      • No cancellation of booking or return of funds is possible
      • To be included, you should provide, on time, full details about your flights and times, as well as the number of seats requested

      Accordingly, there will be a bus transfer scheduled for the 23rd of September, departing from the Elite City Resort to the Athens Airport.

      PRIVATE TAXI TRANSFER

      Participants can also rent through the Conference Secretariat, Synthesis Group, a private taxi, for the transfer directly to the Elity City Resort (conference venue), in Kalamata and share the costs.

      The driver will pick-up the group from the Athens Airport (arrivals hall) holding a sign.

      Cost per private taxi*: 360 Euro

      * (maximum 3 persons, 1 piece of luggage per person)

      For booking and further information, please contact Synthesis Group at: cif@synthesispco.com

      IMPORTANT DATES

      IDEAL CLIMATE