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Transportation & Directions

Hotel Grande Bretagne 
1 Vasileos Georgiou A’ str.,
Syntagma Square,
Athens, 105 64, Greece

+30 210 3330000
http://www.grandebretagne.gr/

Airport

We recommend that you fly into Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH), which is an approximate 45-minute drive away from the hotel. When leaving the airport, please use the taxi line next to Door 3 of the arrivals level.

Travel Distance: Approximately 35.0 km/21.75 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Metro

  • Fee: 10 EUR
  • Hours of operation: 06:30 to 23:30 local time
  • Travel Time: 45 minutes
  • From the airport, guests can take Line 3 to Syntagma Station. The hotel is directly opposite the train station entrance.
  • To view the timetable please click HERE.

Private Car Transfer

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours
  • Contact: +30 (21) 0333 0889; Reservation required
  • Travel Time: 45 minutes approx
  • The Hotel Grande Bretagne concierge team are happy to arrange private transfers via Mercedes car or limousine to and from any arrival points in the greater Athens area. For additional information including reservations, please email their concierge department at grandebretagne.concierge@luxurycollection.com.

Bus

  • Fee: 6 EUR; fee is for one-way trip to the centre of Athens.
  • Hours of operation: 24-hours
  • A public bus route connects the airport with the greater Athens area via the Route Χ95 Syntagma - Athens Airport Express. You may purchase tickets from the bus driver in the airport Metro station or at any public transportation ticket outlets.
  • To view the timetable please click HERE.

Travel Tips

Airport

Athens Airport is Greece's busiest airport and it serves as the hub and main base of Aegean Airlines and  other Greek airlines. The busiest passenger routes from Athens Airport are domestic flights of Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Cyprus, Turkey, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Spain.

Emergencies

  • For all emergencies, and to reach fire or police personnel, dial 112.
  • Ambulance 166
  • Fire Department 199
  • Police 100

Time

Athens is in the Eastern European time zone. In October, the EEST Time Zone is +2h UTC/GMT.

Weather

The beginning of October brings warm, sunny days, with little-to-no chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 20°C (68°F).

Language

The official language of the Annual Meeting is English.

Dress

Business-conservative or business-casual attire is appropriate for all meeting events.

Telephone

  • Greece country code: +30
  • Athens area code: 21

Currency

Greece's currency is the Euro.

Electricity

In Greece the power sockets are of type C (standard Euro plug) and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.