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23 November - 24 November 2013
Thessaloniki, Greece

Organised by the South-East European Research Centre


How to get to Thessaloniki


AIRPORT
The airport is located 14km from the city centre. There are regular flights to many Greek and some European cities (London Gatwick, London Stansted, Rome Ciampino , Milan Bergamo, Vienna). Connections from the airport to the city are by bus and taxi.

TRAIN
There are frequent trains from Athens Central Railway Station to Thessaloniki which take approximately 5h30m. Tickets can be purchased online through the Greek Railway Company TRAINOSE website. http://www.trainose.gr/

BUS
Macedonia Intercity Bus Station is located 5km west of Thessaloniki city centre. There are frequent bus services from Thessaloniki to Athens (Kifisos, Pedio tou Areos and Piraeus) that cost 39 € one way, and 59 € return and take approximately 6 hours. For more information visit Macedonia Intercity Bus Station’s website. http://ktelmacedonia.gr/


How to get to the Mediterranean Palace Hotel from the airport

BUS
Take bus no.79 from the airport and get off at the bus station next to IKEA. Then take bus no. 3 to the city centre and get off at the bus stop PLATEIA EMPORIOU/ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΕΜΠΟΡΙΟΥ. At the traffic lights cross the street and turn left to Salaminos Street where the hotel is situated (see map 1 (map in Greek) or map 2 (directions and map in English)).

Alternatively you can take bus no.78 and get off at Tsimiski Street (Stop: PLATEIA ARISTOTELOUS/ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΟΥΣ). Then, take bus No. 3 from the same stop and get off at the next stop: PLATEIA EMPORIOU / ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΕΜΠΟΡΙΟΥ. To reach the hotel, follow the guidelines above.

You need approximately 50mins to get to the hotel by bus. Information about tickets can be found here.

TAXI
A taxi ride from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 35mins and costs approximately 25 € depending on the traffic. Taxi fares are more expensive from midnight till 5:00 a.m.


How to get to Mediterranean Palace Hotel from the railway station

BUS
Take bus no. 3 from the bus station which is just outside the train station to the city centre and get off at LIMANI/ΛΙΜΑΝΙ stop which is in front of the hotel. It will take you approximately 5mins to get to the hotel by bus. Information about tickets can be found here.

TAXI
A taxi ride from the railway station to the hotel takes approximately 5mins and costs approximately 5 €. Taxi fares are more expensive from midnight till 5:00 a.m.


ACCOMMODATION
Other hotels in the area:

City Hotel Thessaloniki ****
Astoria ***
Colors Ladadika Central***
Le Palace Hotel***
Hotel Luxembourg ***
Hotel Amalia **

Prices vary depending on availability and dates.