Athens, the capital of Greece, is a city steeped in history and culture. Explore the iconic Acropolis, home to the Parthenon, for a glimpse into ancient Greek civilization. Wander through the charming Plaka district for traditional tavernas and vibrant street life. Don't miss the National Archaeological Museum, showcasing artifacts from across Greece's rich past. Visit Syntagma Square to witness the changing of the guard at the Hellenic Parliament. With a mix of ancient ruins and modern amenities, Athens offers a captivating blend of the old and the new. 



Attendees of the TISSA conference have several accommodation options in Athens to choose from. The neighbourhood ‘Monastiraki’ is recommended as several options can be found here, ranging from hotels to budget-friendly hostels. As both the organising committee and the supervisors of the PhD - Pre Conference have booked their hotel in the ‘Monastiraki’ neighbourhood, it may be helpful to look for a hotel nearby so arrangements can be made to get to the conference venue. 


'Monastiraki' is a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood in the heart of Athens, Greece. Known for its lively atmosphere, it blends ancient history with a modern urban feel. The focal point is Monastiraki Square, surrounded by bustling markets, trendy cafes, and traditional tavernas.


Due to the summer season, we recommend booking as soon as possible. 


The conference venue

The University of West Attica, department of Social Work, is happy to welcome the 20th TiSSA conference! The Ancient Grove Campus is located in the Municipality of Egaleo, on Str. P. Ralli and Thivon, inside the Ancient Grove area, where the famous “Walking School” of Plato as well as the St. John Church of was built in the eleventh century A.D. This church was the springboard of the “Hidden School” during the difficult years that followed the fall of Constantinople. On the Ancient Olive Grove Campus, a modern Conference Center has been developed. 


Getting to the conference venue

Conference Center in Ancient Olive Grove Campus (campus 2)

250 Thivon & P. Ralli str,
Egaleo Postal code 12241, Athens


There are several ways to get to the Conference venue by public transport (bus, metro, taxi, ...)


By public transportation

Local bus line 829 starts from “ESTAYROMENOS” bus station and arrives at “PAN/MIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS-ARCHAIOY ELEONA”, close to the conference venue. 

The closest metro station is “EGALEO” (blue metro line). The distance between the station and the conference venue is 2,3 kilometers by foot.

You can download and use the free mobile application “OASA telematics” to see all the timetables and check the bus position in a live map. 


By taxi

The price of a taxi ride is rather modest, especially if you share the taxi with colleagues. Taxi apps are available in Athens, where you can check the distances and the prices. 


Getting to Athens

To reach Athens, you can fly into Athens International Airport (ATH), located about 20 kilometers east of the city center. The airport is well-connected with numerous international flights. From the airport, you can take a taxi, bus, or the metro to reach the city center. Additionally, Athens is accessible by train and bus from various European cities. If you're arriving by sea, Athens has a major port, Piraeus, with ferry connections to the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean destinations.


Plan your arrival based on your preferred mode of transportation and the most convenient route for your journey.