General information – Athens

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Important about Visas
If you are planning to attend the meeting we advice you to check if visa is required from your country to visit Greece since it varies.

Greece follows the Schengen Agreement provision and the subsequent acquis concerning short term visa issues stays of up to three (3) months in the Schengen area. The citizens of these countries are not subject to border controls within the common area (airlines or other carriers require identification – I.D. card or passport or any other  piece of identification issued by a public authority). Citizens of the EU countries do not need a visa to enter Greece (and the Schengen area).

Letter of invitation
Letter of invitation can be requested upon when regisgtering for the meeting and will be issued after registration is paid in full.

Athens-HotelMeeting Venue
Hilton Athens
46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue,
Athens, 11528, Greece
Tel: +30-210-7281A00 Fax: +30-210-7281111


Each delegate and registered accompanying person will receive a name badge at registration. For security reasons, all delegates are requested to wear or bring their badge during all the congress activities.

In Greece type F power plugs and sockets are used

The official language of the Congress will be English.

Conference registration desk
Onsite registration will start on Monday, May 29 at 15:00

Opening hours of the registration desk







15-20 % of the bill in restaurants or of taxi is the usual and customary in Greece. tipping for special service provided by hotel staff is fine, but is not expected and is simply a matter of personal preference.

About Athens – tourist information
Athens is located in the Attica prefecture, specifically in the Attica basin, which is framed by Mount Aegaleo, Mount Parnitha, Mount Penteli and Mount Hymettos. Athens was founded more than 5,000 years ago and therefore is – unchallenged – the oldest and most ancient capital in Europe. For further information about Athens and what the city has to offer can be found here

Summer officially begins in June in Athens and the weather reflects this. The average temperature this month is 24°C (75°F), while the average low is just 20°C (68°F), and the average high is a warm 28°C (82°F).  The average rainfall for June is just 10mm occurring on one day.

ISSLS, its Organizing Committee and Professional Meeting Consultants, and The Palace Hotel accept no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, any luggage and/or personal belongings. Delegates are advised to take out their own insurance to cover personal possessions, travel and cancellation as the Congress does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings, theft or damage to belongings.