Conference Venue

The Hellenic American College building at Massalias 22 in Athens will serve as the main venue for the “Europe in Discourse” conference. It will host the Conference Secretariat, the poster presentations and many of the parallel sessions. The Hellenic American College Auditorium will host a number of the plenary sessions as well.

The remaining plenary and parallel sessions will be held at the Institut Français at Sina 31, Athens, which is located 1 ½ blocks from the Massalias building.

Both facilities are wheelchair-accessible and offer wi-fi access and café-restaurants.

Easily accessible by metro, and many bus and trolley lines, Hellenic American College is located in downtown Athens, between the Kolonaki district to the east, a vibrant neighborhood dotted with cafés, art galleries and upscale shops, and the Exarchia neighborhood to the west, long considered the home of Athens alternative cultural and political scene, home to an array of cafés, music clubs, affordable tavernas and offbeat shops.

The facilities are within a 10-minute walk to Syntagma Square and the National Gardens, and to several major museums, including the Benaki Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art. The Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are two metro stops to the east, the National Archaeological Museum, two trolley stops to the west (or a 15-minute walk).

How to get from the airport to the city center and Hellenic American College

Hellenic American College and all centrally located hotels can be easily reached from the airport by metro, express bus, or taxi.

By Taxi

If you wish to arrive in the city center by taxi, follow the signs to the taxi terminal at the Arrivals Hall of Athens International Airport. The taxi terminal is located at Exit 3. The fare from Athens airport to the city center is fixed:

  • Day time fare (05:00-24:00): 38 €
  • Night time fare (24:00-05:00): 50 €

This is total cost and includes luggage costs, highway tolls, and VAT. The same fixed fares apply going to the airport from Athens center.

Consult the airport website for indicative fares beyond the city center.

By Public Transportation

Athens enjoys a reliable network of bus and metro. The following two options will take you to Syntagma Square, which located at the very heart of Athens. You can check the website of your Athens hotel for specific directions on bus and metro lines to your hotel.


The train station is connected to the airport although one will require to go a level up from the Arrivals Hall using an elevator and cross over a pedestrian bridge. You are required to purchase a ticket from the station desk for €8 Euros per person. Trains run every 30 mins from 05:30-00:15 (02:00 on Fri & Sat nights) and take 40 mins from/to city center (Syntagma Square). For more information on fares and schedules, consult the airport website or the Attikon Metro portal.

Express bus

The express bus station is located just in front of the Arrivals Hall. The express bus X95 goes directly to Syntagma Square. For more information about the bus network and an interactive map please visit the Transport for Athens portal.

And as Athens is well into the smartphone era, you can also download one of the following apps which shall make getting around Athens much easier: