The Eighth International

Dimotiko Skolio of Spetses

4-8 July 2001


Learning Conference 2001

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Getting from Athens Airport to Piraeus:

There is a bus service from Athens Airport (Express Line E96) - details are on the GETTING THERE link (airport info).

We are advised that you should allow about 3 hours from the airport to the seaport - passing through customs, collecting luggage and taking the bus to the Piraeus.

Delegates arriving into Athens from Bangkok at 7am on 3 July and who have pre-booked comprehensive bus & ferry transfers, should look for the Learning Conference & Ippocampos Travel representatives in the Airport Arrivals Lounge - they will have Learning Conference signs and will direct you to the chartered coaches. Please note that this applies on 3 July only.

Getting from Piraeus to Spetses:

The Dolphin timetable is also on the GETTING THERE link (Flying Dolphin info) - the Dolphins (hydrofoils & catamarans) run every 2 hours or so from approximately 8.00am to 8.00 pm and the trip is about 2 hours.

Do make certain that you ask to be taken to the Zea Marina at Piraeus as this is where most Flying Dolphins to Spetses depart.

Tickets may be purchased at the wharf.

Groups and individuals with pre-booked ferry transfers for 3 July will be met at Zea Marina in Pireaus by Learning Conference & Ippocampos Travel representatives - look for the kiosk on the Marina bearing the Learning Conference banner.
- The first transfer on 3 July is scheduled at 10.00 am. The second transfer is at 12.00 noon. Both transfers will depart from Zea Marina at Piraeus and passengers need to be at the wharf 30 minutes before departure.
- Please check your ticket for your scheduled time as the Dolphins will be fully booked and you must travel at your allocated time - note that you will be unable to exchange times.
If in doubt about your travel time, call us on +61 2 9787 6762 before Friday 22 June or call Ippocampos Travel in Athens on +30 1 900 2600 after 22 June.
- Pre-booked tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable so do not be late as you will have to purchase a new ticket at the wharf for an alternative service.
- If you are making your own way from Athens to Piraeus by taxi, we are advised that you should allow about an hour travel depending on traffic.
- Delegates with pre-booked ferry transfers who have not received their vouchers for one reason or another, should still go to Zea Marina at the appropriate time - our representatives will have a list of all passenger names and can confirm your travel.

Getting from Spetses to Piraeus:

There are two group transfers for delegates with pre-booked tickets from Spetses back to Athens (Piraeus): the first on Monday 9 July; the second on Tuesday 10 July - these will depart at 10.45 am. Please be at the wharf by 10.30 am. Check your ticket for your booking date.
- Delegates wishing to depart on another day or at another time, may purchase Dolphin tickets from the Spetses wharf at any time (services start about 6am).

To book transfers...

Email your request to Despina at
Include the following information: number of passengers; names of all passengers;
contact numbers; email address; specify bus &/or ferry; dates travelling

And on the Island...

There will be Learning Conference & Ippocampos Travel Agency representatives on Spetses wharf to direct delegates with pre-booked accommodation to their respective hotels.
- We are using approximately 30 properties on the Island and most delegates will be transported by caiques, horse & cart, mini vans, etc, (depending on location of hotels) and others will walk to nearby hotels.
- Your luggage will be labelled with your hotel's name and will be transported by trucks around the Island to the various hotels.

Contacting us...

We ask that you complete all aspects of your registration prior to 20 June as after that date there will be a delay in getting through to us in Greece because of time differences.
- Messages may be left with Catherine at the Melbourne office on +61 3 9398 8000. These will be faxed overnight to us in Greece, but again, because of time differences, it may be difficult to get back to you so please do try to address all issues relating to your conference attendance prior to 20 June.
- We can be always be contacted by email at <>
- For emergencies only we can be contacted on our mobile phones until 4 July:
Adriana 0418 338 991, Despina 0419 469 180 - or contact the Athens travel agent on +30 1 900 2600.

Delegates arriving early in Greece may confirm Dolphin transfer times if necessary by calling the Athens travel agent, Athena Papareskou-Hinks:
Ippocampos Travel Sa
78, Syngrou Av. & 49, M. Botsari, Athens 117 42 - Greece
PHONE: +30 1 900 2600, FAX: +30 1 900 2629


And a final word, Dear Participant, with the conference fast approaching it is clear that it has turned into a major production but we have put in place many support and transport services, combined that with lots of eager helpers, and trust things will run as smoothly as possible. On really big non-conference days, such as 3 and 9 July, we ask that you bear with us as we process everyone and get each one of you to wherever you are meant to be. Beyond that all we can say is enjoy the Island and make the most of what really is shaping up to be a great conference - check the website again in a few days for the program and you will see what we mean...

Despina Scarano & Adriana Hassapis

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Getting to and from Athens Airport By Bus (information courtesy of Athens Intenational Airport website)
There are three bus itinereries dedicated to carry passengers to and from the airport.
Line E94 connects the Ethniki Amina Metro Station with the Airport. Passengers can transfer from the Metro line to the Airport Bus at this departure point.
Line E 95 Syntagma Square - Airport Express has its departure point at the center of Athens (Syntagma Square) and via Vas. Sofias Avenue, Mesogion Avenue and Attiki Odos terminates at the airport.
Line E96 Pireaus - Airport Express starts from the center of Piraeus (Karaiskaki Square) and via Posidonos Avenue, Varis-Varkizas, and Varis-Koropiou Roads terminates at the airport.
For Express Lines E94-E95-E96, the ticket is valid for 24 hours on all public transport means (buses, trolley-buses and metro).


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