About the Divani Caravel hotel
The conference venue is the Divani Caravel Hotel, member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
The Divani Caravel Hotel is located in the city center of Athens, at Vassileos Alexandrou 2, 16121 Athens, Greece (map).
Special room rates have been arranged for the ICUAS ’20 conference participants. More details and web-links for online reservation are available for the recommended accommodation package.
The metro station closest to the hotel (5 to 7 minutes walk) is Evangelismos station, served by Metro Line 3 (Blue line), which connects the downtown Athens to the airport. The Evangelismos station is also one stop away from the famous Syntagma Square.
For detailed instructions on how to get to the hotel from the Athens International Airport, please see here.
As early as in March 2020, the hotel implemented several measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, including:
- Installation of additional hand washing & hand sanitizing stations at the conference areas, public hotel areas and staff premises;
- Expanded employee training in transmission prevention, which incorporates guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO);
- Notices in public areas to inform guests about the situation and protective measures they can take;
- Frequent sanitizing of common areas including food preparation areas, restaurants and bars, spa;
- Providing updates to guests on the situation as needed.
As of early June 2020, Greece is getting ready for reopening to international travel. The Divani Collection Hotels have issued a message regarding their strong commitment to a clean and healthy stay to make to ensure a safe and worry-free stay to its guests.
As of July 2020, the decision has been made to hybrid conference (with on- and off-venue presentations). We strongly recommend physical presence and physical paper presentations – Greece remains safe and the hotel follows all safety protocols.
About Athens, Greece
Athens is the capital of Greece. It is a metropolitan and cosmopolitan city, the capital of Greece, the birth place of Democracy, the city with the worldwide known “Acropolis and Parthenon”, with the world famous Theater of Herodes Atticus and the marble stadium where the first modern times Olympic Games took place in 1896, home of Socrates, Plato, Pericles (Golden Age), and home of the 2004 Olympic Games. Athens is both an “ancient” and a “modern” city, in which visitors can walk safely and enjoy the rich, almost 5,000 year old, history it has to offer.
More details on attractions and what to see are listed here.
Official information for visitors to Athens, is available on the web site of the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Climate and weather in Athens
The south coast of Greece, where Athens is located, has Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters.
June is the first month of summer. Expect hot and bright sunny days (daily high 29°C), and pleasantly warm evenings (low 20°C ). For more detailed information, check the current weather and forecast.