General information


The official language of the Congress will be English


EOF / ΕΟΦ  (Hellenic Regulatory Commission) approved for funding , 13th June 2016 -reference number 42835


Synthesis Group S.A.

Tel: +30 210 9609400logo




Congress Venue


GR – 847 00 Fira, Greece

Tel.: +30 22860 23016-7



September 16-18, 2016


Accommodation & Travel Arrangements

For travel arrangements and accommodation please contact Mrs Angeliki Soubasakou

Tel: +30 210 9609400

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There is ample free space for parking in the forecourt of the Conference Centre.


Climate and Clothing

At this month of the year the temperature ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius (60 F to 65 F) and is getting cooler during the nights. The dress code is of individual choice and variable from casual to sporty, according to personal preference.


Electrical supply

Voltage in Greece is 220 V, at a frequency of 50 Hz.

Plugs are continental style, two-pin. A plug adaptor should be taken along incompatible electric / electronic gadgets to be used.



Internet facilities are available at the Business Centre of the Petros M. Nomikos


Pre-Post tours – Car rental

Various post tours in Santorini or in Greece can be organized. Car rentals may be arranged through the Congress Secretariat.


Mobile telephones

There is excellent coverage for mobile telephones in Greece. The local mobile telephone providers have roaming arrangements with worldwide mobile telephone providers. Please note that in Greece speaking on a mobile telephone, whilst driving is not allowed and if caught it may lead to prosecution. Mobile telephones MUST be switched off when inside the scientific sessions.



Whilst in Greece, European Union citizens may seek any help they might need (police, ambulance, fire brigade, coast guard) by ringing from anywhere in Greece the number “112”. The number is answered by English-speaking staff, and may be dialed from public telephones or mobile telephones.


Please note, the registration fee does not include medical or any other insurance. In emergency cases, medical services in Greece will be provided at nominal fees, under the National Health Service auspices. However, no transportation to the delegate’s home country would be provided.


In case of emergencies, please talk to members of the organizing committee or the congress secretariat for immediate attendance.


Currency – Banking hours

The currency in Greece is the Euro (€). Banking hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00 to 14:30 and Friday from 8:00 to 14.00. Service tills are available in all bank branches and accept cards from most banks of the world.



Automated Cash Dispensers (ATM) are located outside most banks. Cash can be withdrawn there, 24 hours a day. National and foreign Maestro Cards (Cash Cards) as well as Mastercard, American Express, VISA and Diners are accepted. Money can also be changed at the airport.


VAT refund

Visitors from outside the European Union will be able to claim on purchases at the VAT offices at the point of departure from the European Union. Further information can be provided by the Congress Secretariat.


Visa and Passports

Citizens from the most European countries will only need a valid passport. Please consult the Greek Embassy of your country about the necessity of visa application.