About Athens

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, and the current capital of Greece located in the South East of the continent. The city of Athens has a long fascinating , dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age and with landmarks from 5th Century BC still dominating its landscape -including the Acropolis (from the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – it remains amongst the top touristic destinations. In 1834, Athens became the capital of the modern Greek State and two centuries later it has evolved into an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm. Currently, a large part of the city’s (where the conference venue is located) has been converted into a 3km pedestrian zone, forming an archaeological park and a perfect excuse for long walks.

The great central location of the city of Athens allows for easy access to the rest of mainland Greece and its famous Greek islands. The city’s busy international airport caters for business travellers and holiday makers alike, offering frequent flights the world over and making the city a preferred conference destination.

You can find more information on the city and its attractions here: www.thisisathens.org

Feel free to browse the Athens city guide: http://athenscvb.gr/files/db/Athens_2806_web.pdf