Athens is serviced by Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos (AIA)
You may pick up your badges at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens starting on Thursday, October 17th.
Thursday, October 17: 0700-1700
Friday, October 18: 0700-1700
Saturday, October 19: 0700-1700
Sunday, October 20: 0700-1600
The average temperature in Athens in October is 23º Celsius (73ºF), with an average of 3 rainy days.
The main form of currency is the Euro (€). For current exchange rates, click here. The current Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate is 24%
Please be sure to check the visa requirements for your country at the nearest Greek consulate, embassy or website as these vary from country to country.
Please allow enough time for visa applications. Refunds will not be given to participants who were unable to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry.
The official language of Greece is Greek
Letters of invitation are available here.
The sole purpose of an invitation letter is to facilitate delegates’ visa arrangements and does not imply financial or other support by the organizers. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the delegate.
The SIU will not contact embassies or consulates on behalf of applicants.
It is the delegate’s responsibility to allow adequate time to make visa arrangements.
Emilia Viaggi (via Porrettana 76/2, 40033 Casalecchiode Rino, Italy) has been appointed as the Official Travel Agent for Italian Pharmaceutical Companies wanting to participate in the SIU 2019 Congress.
Taxis operate a 24-hour service and are quite inexpensive. They can be hailed down on the street or otherwise picked up at taxi stands around major tourist squares. You can also book one calling the radio taxi line. Fares are charged with a meter after the initial base rate of €3.44 is applied. The tariff is €0.74 per Km and will double after midnight through to 5am.
Tipping in Greece may be expected in most places, but it is by no means an obligation. There is no set standard for how much to leave when service exceeds expectations, but there are certain times to tip. For instance, some restaurants may round up the bill to include gratuity, so it is wise to look for this inclusion before tipping. It is also common for servers not to receive tips included on a credit card, so try to leave cash whenever possible.