To Volos (the relevant information will be updated from time to time)
ACCESS FROM ATHENS
BUSES FROM ATHENS AIRPORT to VOLOS (at own cost)
The initial programme for the BUSES FROM THE AIRPORT is the following:
I. Tuesday 26/11, one bus for 20 people around 17:00
II. Wednesday 27/11, one bus for 50 people around 14:30 in order to be on time for the welcome reception
III. Saturday 30/11 one bus for 50 people around 9:00
IV. Sunday 1/12 one bus around 9:00 if there is demand at least by 20 people. This relates to the demand for the tours, which will finish around 17:00 on Saturday (including Lunch), implying that the participants will stay overnight in Volos. An alternative for them is to take the 18:00 intercity bus to Athens or the 18:15 intercity bus to Thessaloniki and stay there for the night.
The final programme, along with the cost, is expected to be determined at the beginning of October. Bus IV depends on the demand, so it will be fixed later
Access to Volos from Athens is accomplished:
By car through the Athens-Thessaloniki National Highway by selecting the exit of Mikrothives (km 290). The distance from the centre of Athens is 319 km and the journey by car takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes (depending on the traffic in Athens)
By bus. The journey time varies from 4h (express bus) to 4h20min. You can find information about the bus routes here: http://ktelvolou.gr/en/routes/map/&map=greece and book your own tickets here: https://ktelvolou.e-ticketing.gr/Pages/Destinations.aspx
By rail. The journey time varies from 4h to 4h15min, depending on the waiting time in the obligatory transfer at the station of Larissa. You can find information about the railway routes, the costs, the journey time and book your own tickets here: https://tickets.trainose.gr/dromologia/
Access from Athens International Airport El Venizelos (ATH) to the ‘Liosion’ Bus Terminal (KTEL Liosion) and vice versa is accomplished:
By taxi. The journey time by car to the Liosion Bus Terminal takes about 40 minutes, depending on the traffic.
By a special transportation bus. The journey time by bus from the Airport to the Liosion Bus Terminal takes about 1 hour, depending on the traffic. There is an express bus X93, linking the Airport with the Bus Terminal. The bus stop where you descend during the route Airport-Bus Terminal is the 7th stop (‘STATHMOS IPERASTIKON LEOF’). You can find information about the bus route timetable and route stops here
By suburban railway and metro. You get out at the Neratziotissa Station and then take the M1 metro line (direction Piraeus) to Kato Patissia. The bus station is 10-12 minutes on foot. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and the ticket costs 10 euros. Attention! The metro Airport Station is about 8-10 min. away on foot from the Arrivals. You can find information about the routes here
Access from Athens International Airport El Venizelos (ATH) to the Railway Station Stathmos Larisis and vice versa is accomplished:
By taxi. The journey time to the Railway Station takes about 50min depending on the traffic
By metro. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and the ticket costs 10 euros. For the route Airport – Railway Station, you will take the blue line M3 from the Airport Station and after 15 stops at ‘Syntagma’ station you transfer to the red line M2 (direction Anthoupoli) and you descend to the station ‘Stathmos Larisis’. For the route Railway Station – Airport, you will take the red line M2 (direction Elliniko) and after 4 stops at ‘Syntagma’ station you transfer to the blue line M3 (direction Airport) where after 15 stops you arrive at the destination. Attention! The metro Airport Station (same as the suburban railway station) is about 8-10 min. away on foot from the Arrivals .
One alternative (31 minutes but with only 2 routes per hour) is to take the suburban railway and get out at SKA Station and then walk 5 minutes to the train station SKA. Attention! Waking from the suburban railway station to the train station is not straight forward and you better ask someone how to proceed. You can find information about the routes here: http://www.trainose.gr/en/passenger-activity/suburban-railway/athens-suburban-railway/
Railway – Schedule and Tickets: https://tickets.trainose.gr/dromologia/
Volos Intercity Bus Station: http://ktelvolou.gr/en/routes/list/