Security BSides Athens 2019


Security BSides Athens 2019 will take place at:
Impact HUB Athens | Karaiskaki 28, Athens 105 54 , Greece

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Security BSides Athens 2019

There are 3 train lines in Athens (Red, Green, Blue). The Blue line is the one to/from the airport. You can change between the Red and the Blue lines at Syntagma Square. All Metro lines in Athens are marked by this sign:

Airport: At the Athens International Airport ( you will find buses, taxis and the underground (a.k.a. Metro). The cheapest and more convenient way to get to the venue from the Airport is to use the Metro. If you decide to take the Metro or the Bus from the Airport towards the city centre, you will need to buy a ticket before boarding.

Metro (underground): The cheapest, fastest and more convenient way to move around Athens, is to use the Metro. The Metro ticket* costs 1.40 Euros (Except when going to / coming from the Airport, in that case the ticket costs 8.00 Euros). There are also group ticket discounts available (2 people 14.00 Euros, 3 people 20 Euros, etc.). There are return tickets available as well valid for 1 week. The return ticket for one person valid for one week will cost you 14.00 Euros. Take the (Blue line) which will take you directly to the city centre in approximately 45' (Syntagma Square) and continue to the next station; to Monastiraki metro station. From there it is only a short 5' minutes walk.

Buses: (From the Airport) If you decide to take the bus from the airport you will need to buy a ticket before boarding. There is a small ticket office at the bus station, once you get outside the Arrivals area. The bus will take you all the way to the city centre and terminate at Syntagma Square where you will have to take the Metro (Blue line) towards Egaleo (westbound). You will need to get off at the next stop which is the Monastiraki station. From there it is only a short 5' minutes walk.

(Within Athens) If you want to take the bus and travel around Athens you will need to buy a ticket before boarding the bus. In Athens there are little kiosks almost everywhere, most of them open 24/7 that sell tickets (among other goodies, such as drinks, chocolates, cigarets, magazines, newspapers, etc.). Once you are on the bus, there are machines available to validate your ticket. The ticket costs 1.40 Euros and it is valid for 70 minutes going any direction, change busses, and use the Metro if you like (The 1.40 Euros ticket is not valid to go to / return from the Airport)

Taxi rates: Taxis are available right outside the Arrivals area at the airport. A taxi will cost you about 40.00 Euros to get to a hotel close to the venue, depending on the traffic. Even though taxis are a quick, safe and an easy option we recommend using the Metro from the airport which will not be subject to any traffic delays. In Athens, it is highly recommended to download and use the mobile aplication Beat (former TaxiBeat). Beat allows you to find a taxi right away, at any time of the day or during the night. It is far better using Beat than hailing a taxi. There is no UBER in Athens.


Security BSides Athens 2019

Please note that the conference will take place at Impact HUB Athens. There are plenty hotels available in the area (8-10 minutes walking distance) and even though we do not have any special deals with any of the hotels, we suggest checking out Wyndham Hotel at Karaiskaki square. Wyndham is one of the best hotels in Athens and there is access to the metro



There are also several other hotels around that particular area for all budgets (e.g. The Stanley, Hotel Rio Athens, Crystal City Hotel, and more). Please not that June is the beggining of the busy season for Athens and it could get a bit difficult to find a room available the last minute, and prices tend to go up. So, plan ahead and make sure you have your accommondation booked in time.