Ioannina is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. It lies at an elevation of approximately 500 meters above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis. It can be reached from Thessaloniki via the Egnatia Highway and from Athens via Patras, on the wonderful route over the Rio Antirrio Bridge (approximately 5 hours).
Kindly note that Ioannina city is approximately 2hours 30’ (250 km) distance drive from Thessaloniki airport via the new Egnatia High way (the biggest motorway in Greece completed in 2009). The trip is very convenient thanks to this high way and in the same time very interesting as it traverses the mountainous Greek regions of Epirus and Macedonia, crossing the Pindos and Vermio mountain ranges surrounded by abundant natural beauty.
*In case you choose to reach Ioannina by the Thessaloniki airport, you may also choose between the Shuttle Bus Transfer organized by the Congress, the City Bus or a private taxi (please advise the corresponding sections below).
Ioannina city is approximately 6hours (420 km) distance drive from Athens airport via Corinth, the wonderful route over the Rio Antirrio Bridge and the National Road. The access is easy and the beautiful Greek countryside along with the picturesque valleys will offer you an enjoyable trip.
For those participants who will decide to travel to Ioannina by taxi form Thessaloniki or Athens, the Organizing-Administrative Bureau can arrange a transfer from the airport at the time of their flight’s arrival.
Thessaloniki – Ioannina: COST 300,00€/TAXI (approximately)
Athens – Ioannina: COST 500,00€/TAXI (approximately)
For those participants who will decide to travel to Ioannina by bus, there are frequent itineraries from many departure points.
- There are about 7-8 itineraries every day from Athens to Ioannina and vice versa.
- There are also about 6 daily itineraries from Thessaloniki to Ioannina and vice versa.
- Finally, daily itineraries are also carried out to and from Patras, Igoumenitsa, Volos, Agrinio, Arta, Preveza, and other big cities.
In case you choose to reach Ioannina by bus, please contact the corresponding bus station for more information.
THE ORGANIZING- ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE CANNOT PROVIDE RESERVATIONS-BOOKINGS FOR THE BUS TICKETS.
Ioannina Bus Station:
Address: Georgiou Papandreou 45 Ave., GR 454 44, Ioannina
Ph: (+30) 26510 25014 / 26510 27442 / 26510 26211 / 26510 26211
Athens Bus Station (to Ioannina):
Ph: +30 210 5129363
Thessaloniki Bus Station (to Ioannina):
Ph: +30 2310 595442
Igoumenitsa Bus Station (to Ioannina):
Ph: +30 2651 0 27442
Patra Bus Station (to Ioannina):
Ph: +30 2610 623 888
Please bear in mind that for registered participants and for the needs of the Congress a transfer will be arranged as follows from Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia” to Ioannina and vice versa.
Timetable for Group transfer:
View below the transfer service by bus.
For more information please contact the Organizing-Administrative Bureau by email at: email@example.com
You are kindly requested to send your e-mail for reservation the latest by September 15th 2016. Unless a minimum number of participants up to 5 people is reached the transfer will be organized and announced the latest by September 30th 2016.
from THESSALONIKI AIRPORT to IOANNINA CITY and VICE VERSA
(250 km/2 hours and 30 minutes)
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Cost: 140 euros /person aller retour
(70,00 euros /per route)
Ioannina is connected by air only with the Athens International Airport (Athens city). There are two flights every day from Athens International Airport to Ioannina with Aegean Airlines. The duration of the flight is 45 minutes. The city is served by the airport of Ioannina King Pyrros Airport, 4 km away from the city centre and 10 km from the congress venue.
*In case you choose to reach Ioannina through Athens you will be able to choose from the timetables of the available flights provided here as soon as they are officially announced by the corresponding airlines.
**Transfer by bus to and from the suggested hotels will be offered by the congress to all the participants. It is also possible to organize a private transfer via taxi for up to 3 people/per taxi from Ioannina airport to one of the suggested hotels and vice versa: 6 km distance approximately (16 minutes driving time). There is always a taxi rank operating at the airport.
COST : 10-15 EUROS PER ROUTE/PER TAXI
There is also the possibility to reach Ioannina by air up to the Thessaloniki International Airport and then by car, bus or taxi (please advise the corresponding section for more information)
• TRANSFER BY TAXI FROM THESSALONIKI AIRPORT TO THE BUS STATION OF THESSALONIKI : COST 25.00€/TAXI (approximately)
• TRANSFER BY TAXI FROM ATHENS AIRPORT TO THE BUS STATION OF ATHENS : COST 45.20€/TAXI (approximately)
• TRANSFER BY TAXI FROM IOANNINA CITY TO THE BUS STATION OF IOANNINA : COST 5.00€/TAXI (approximately)
There is also the option to travel from Italy by ferry boat to Igoumenitsa and then drive through Egnatia Highway to Ioannina (by car or bus).
Contact Phone Numbers
PORT AUTHORITY OF IGOUMENITSA S.A.
Ph.: +30 266 5099300, Fax: +30 266 5099330
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.olig.gr