Survival Kit

To make your stay and time in Athens easier, some essential and useful information are provided below:

Climate and Weather

According to the extended weather forecast during the 13th ESA Conference the temperature in Athens  will vary between 22oC / 33oC and the weather is expected to be mostly sunny. For further information please visit Accuweather.

Time Zone

EEST (Eastern European Summer Time) – UTC/GMT +3 hours

Dial Code

The international dialing code for Greece is +30 (0030)

Public Transport 

The Athens Public Transportation Network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams.

Ticket Cost

With 1,40 € (regular fare) ticket  or 0,60 (discounted fare) ticket, you can move around using one or more means of transport within 1 hour and 10 minutes. You can buy tickets from all metro and train stations as well as from the kiosks on the streets. Alternatively, you can inquire about day or 3 day & 5 day passes that offer public transport at a discounted rate.

Buses and Trolley Buses

Note: For your own convenience please download the free available OASA Telematics App for iOS and Android.

Metro, Railway and Tram 


Monday and Wednesday are the standard office days for authorities, from 9 am to 5 pm. Some authorities provide services for the public on other days too, though offices are usually closed over lunch (usually from 12 noon to 1 pm).


Available in many restaurants, cafes, hotels and many other locations. Full internet access at the conference venues as well (for passwords please see the General Conference Information)


In Greece the power sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The best power adapter for Greece will be a Type F Adapter.


 Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00 Mo-Fr and 10:00-21:00  on Saturday

Shopping Centers 

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 Mo-Fr and 10:00-20:00 on Saturday


Working Hours: 08:00-14:30 Mo-Thur and 08:00-14:00 on Friday

Athens Post Offices

Opening Hours: 07:30-14:30 Mo-Fr

Post Office Network

Athens Guides & Maps

List of Embassies in Greece

For a list of Foreign Authorities  in Greece please click here.

Lost and Found

Athens Airport Lost and Found Service

Athens Metro and Railway  Lost and Found Service

Lost property office operates in Syntagma Station, where lost property found in trains and Metro areas is collected there.

Operating hours: Monday – Friday 07:00-19.00

Telephone: 210 3279630

Fax: 210 3279649

Important Phone Numbers

  • Police: 100 (emergency number)
  • Fire Service: 199 (Emergency number)
  • Hellenic Coast Guard: 108 (emergency number)
  • National Emergency Center (EKAV) 166 (emergency number)


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