City transportation

City transportation

Here is a list of LIBER2017 city transportation. Please consult the time and the stop that serves your hotel. Generic stops mention the hotels that are served in parentheses. A map of hotels and bus stops can be found at the end of this webpage.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Patras Hotels > University (Library Building)
12:15 Patras Smart Airotel
12:20 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City/Maison Grecque Hotel)
12:25 Astir Hotel (serving Astir Hotel/City Loft Boutique Hotel)
12:30 Patra Palace Ηotel
12:35 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy & Mediterranee)
12:50 Tzaki Ηotel
13:00 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel

University (Library Building) > Patras (Hotels)
18.30 Departure

Monday, 3 July 2017

Patras (Hotels) > University (Library Building) 08.00
08:00 Patras Smart Airotel
08:05 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City & Maison Grecque Hotel)
08:10 Astir Hotel (serving Astir Hotel & City Loft Boutique Hotel)
08:15 Patra Palace Ηotel
08:20 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy & Mediterranee)
08:35 Tzaki Ηotel
08:45 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel

University (Library Building) > Patras (Hotels)
18.00 Departure

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Patras (Hotels) > University (Library Building)

Route 1 – morning
08:00 Patras Smart Airotel
08:05 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City & Maison Grecque Hotel)
08:10 Astir Hotel (serving Astir Hotel & City Loft Boutique Hotel)
08:15 Patra Palace Ηotel
08:20 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy & Mediterranee)
08:35 Tzaki Ηotel
08:45 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel

Route 2 – noon
12:00 Patras Smart Airotel
12:05 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City & Maison Grecque Hotel)
12:15 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (Serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy, Mediterranee, Astir Hotel, City Loft Boutique Hotel & Patra Palace Ηotel)
12:30 Tzaki Ηotel
12:35 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
12.40 Porto Rio Hotel

University (Library/Conference Center) > Patras Hotels
18.00 Departure

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Patras (Hotels) > University (Conference Center)

Route 1 – Morning
08:15 Patras Smart Airotel
08:20 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City & Maison Grecque Hotel)
08:20 Astir Hotel, Othonos Amalias Street exit (serving Astir Hotel, Patra Palace Ηotel & City Loft Boutique Hotel)
08:20 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy & Mediterranee)
08:20 Tzaki Ηotel
08:30 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
08:35 Porto Rio

Route 2 – Noon
11:25 Patras Smart Airotel
11:30 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City/Maison Grecque Hotel)
11:20 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (Serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy, Mediterranee, Astir Hotel, City Loft Boutique Hotel & Patra Palace Ηotel)
11:40 Tzaki Ηotel
11:50 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
11:55 Porto Rio

University (Conference Center) > Patras Hotels
17:45 Departure from Conference Centre

Conference Dinner – French’s Villa

Patras & Rion Hotels > French’s Villa
19:10 Castelo Ηotel
19:15 Kalliroe Ηotel
19:20 Porto Rio Hotel
19:25 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
19:30 Tzaki Ηotel
19:30 Astir Hotel, Othonos Amalias Street exit (serving Astir Hotel, Patra Palace Ηotel & City Loft Boutique Hotel)
19:30 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (Serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy &Mediterranee)
19:30 Castelo City Ηotel
19:35 Patra Smart Airotel

French’s Villa > Patras Hotels
22:45 Departure from Villa

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Patras Hotels > University (Conference Center)
08:15 Patras Smart Airotel
08:20 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City & Maison Grecque Hotel)
08:20 Astir Hotel, Othonos Amalias Street exit (serving Astir Hotel, Patra Palace Ηotel & City Loft Boutique Hotel)
08:20 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (Serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy & Mediterranee)
08:20 Tzaki Ηotel
08:30 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
08:35 Porto Rio

University (Conference Center) > Patras Hotels
18:00 Departure

Conference Reception – Old Municipal Hospital
19:00 Castello
19:05 Kalliroe
19:15 Porto Rio Hotel
19:20 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
19:25 Tzaki

Old Municipal Hospital > Rion Hotels
21.00 Departure from Old Municipal Hospital

Friday, 7 July 2017

Patras Hotels > University (Conference Center)
08:15 Patras Smart Airotel
08:20 Castelo City Ηotel (serving Castello City & Maison Grecque Hotel)
08:20 Astir Hotel, Othonos Amalias Street exit (serving Astir Hotel, Patra Palace Ηotel & City Loft Boutique Hotel)
08:20 Trion Simmahon Square, Othonos Amalias Street – next to the train Station (Serving Byzantino Ηotel, Palaiologos Ηotel, Galaxy & Mediterranee)
08:20 Tzaki Ηotel
08:30 Airotel Achaia Beach Ηotel
08:35 Porto Rio

University (Conference) > Patras Hotels
14.00 Departure from Conference Centre

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Transportation from Athens Airport to Patras

Transportation from Athens Airport to Patras

We would like to inform you that on the 4th July 2017 we have procured buses that will leave at 14:00 and 19:00 from the Athens International Airport and will deliver the delegates to their associated hotels.

In addition, bus routes are arranged for July 7th 2017 at 10:00 and 16:00 for their return from Patras to the airport in Athens.

On the 4th July 2017 for the journey from the airport to Patras, upon your arrival at the airport please go to the Info Point at the Extra Schengen Arrivals Hall A between Exits 1 & 2. You will find there LIBER 2017 and PCO CONVIN representatives to guide you.

The price for a ticket per way is 25 euros.

To sign up for this service, please use the online registration form where you made your initial registration using the same access codes. We have added all the above bus routes as available options https://pcoconvin.eventsair.com/liber2017/register/Site/Register.

To confirm your booking, please proceed with your payment either via credit card from the online registration form or via bank transfer through the below bank account.

BANKHAUS BAUER
POSTFACH 100423, 70003 STUTTGART, GERMANY
ACCOUNT NUMBER (IBAN): DE32600301000030950007
BIC: BHBADES1XXX
Deposit reason: LIBER 2017
Account holder: PCO CONVIN SA

Kindly note that the bank charges are the responsibility of the payee.

Workshop cancellation

Workshop cancellation

We would like to inform you that the LIBER 2017 workshop “Customer satisfaction surveys – an active and collaborative workshop”, initially scheduled to take place on Wednesday 5/7/2017 has been cancelled.

Participants who have been registered for this workshop will be informed to consider alternative options.

Save up to 20% on travel to LIBER2017 with Star Alliance

Save up to 20% on travel to LIBER2017 with Star Alliance

The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 46th LIBER Annual Conference (LIBER 2017).

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool.

Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person traveling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for LIBER2017 are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from: Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines. To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found on this page, under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”.

Please quote the following Event code: A309S17 for ticket reservation.

Registrations now open

Registrations now open

Registrations in LIBER2017 is now open. Feel free to register through the Online Registration Form. An one-stop web system is used for the entire registration process. The process is easy to use, totally secure and can be completed in a few minutes. Please note that participants may not only register for the conference, but they can also book their accommodation, transfer, etc. All additional services are offered at specially conference negotiated rates. Do not forget to check our Terms and Conditions.

Excursion to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games

Excursion to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games

The excursion to Ancient Olympia, on Saturday, July 8, will offer the visitor a unique insight into the spirit of Ancient Greece. It is one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient times and one of modern country’s top tourist attractions. It is situated 120 km from Patras, in the beautiful green valley formed by the river Alpheios, in an idyllic surrounding countryside.

Important monuments are the Temples of Zeus and Hera and the Ancient Stadium -where the ancient Olympic games were held- and the Prytaneion, to mention few. The visitors will also have enough time to enjoy the amazing exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, such as the Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus by Praxiteles and The Nike of Paeonius and the two Museums dedicated to the history of the Olympic Games.

After the visit, there will be free time in a nearby village -by the sea- for lunch, coffee and why not a swim.

The bus is scheduled to return to Patras around 18:00 pm.

Conference delegates are invited to register and pay for the Conference Excursion as part of Conference registration.

Welcome reception announcement

Welcome reception announcement

The Reception of LIBER2017 will be held in the premises of the Old Municipal Hospital, on Thursday 6th of July 2017. The Old Hospital is situated at the upper town of Patras, a picturesque district with traditional architecture, important archaeological sites, such as the Roman Amphitheatre (1st century AD), the ancient conservatory and the castle and, also, a great view in the city of Patras and the harbor.

The Old Municipal Hospital was built in 1857 and it started operating in January 1st 1872. It was designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen (1813-1891), one of the main representatives of neoclassicism in architecture, who is also famous for emblematic buildings, such as The University of Athens (1839-50), which stands between two other important structures, the Academy of Athens and the National Library of Greece, designed by his brother, Theophil Hansen (1813-1891). Since 1958 it belongs to the state, functioning as an exhibition space and cultural centre.

The space to host the Reception is an inner garden, surrounded by the main building construction, but the delegates will have the opportunity to wander around the Old Hospital premises as well. It is easily accessible on foot, either by the stairs at the end of Agiou Nikolaou street (for the bold and well trained ones!), or by following the road to the Roman Amphitheatre at Palaion Patron Germanou str. and turn at Vasileiou Roufou str.

The Group Photo of the Conference will be taken in front of the building.