Multi-Wavelength Studies of the Solar Atmosphere: Celebrating the Career of Costas Alissandrakis
September 21-24, 2015 Ioannina Greece
The easiest way to reach Ioannina is by plane via Athens. On a daily basis two flights connect Athens airport with Ioannina (departure times: 08:50 and 20:15 from Athens airport). The flight duration is approximately 1 hour. Flights are usually heavily booked, so booking in advance is recommended. For your booking, visit the Aegean air web page. From the Ioannina Airport, you can take a taxi to the city center (approximate cost 6-8 Euros).
If you have decided to reach Ioannina by bus, from Athens airport you should go to the Athens central long-distance bus terminal (named Kifissos terminal). There are eight daily bus connections (departure times: 6:30 not running on Sundays and Holidays, 8:30, 11:00, 13:00, 15:30 not running on Saturdays, 17:00, 21:30, 22:30) from Athens to Ioannina. The trip duration is about 6.0-6.5 hours and the bus fare is approximately 39 Euros (one way). To reach Kifissos terminal from Athens airport you may either get a taxi (cost about 30 Euros) or use the
X93 express bus line (bus fare 5 Euros).
Ioannina is also accessible by bus from Thessaloniki (departure times: 08:00, 11:30, 14:00, 15:45, 18:30 (Not running on Saturdays), 20:30; trip duration about 4.0 hours). If you arrive to Thessaloniki by plane you should use the Number 78 bus line that connects the airport with Thessaloniki's central long-distance bus terminal.
The port of Igoumenitsa is connected with several major Adriatic Sea Italian ports (Trieste, Venice, Ankona, Brindisi, Bari). Then from
Igoumenitsa, Ioannina is a 1.5-hour bus ride, and less than one hour if you decide to drive.
You may rent a car in the arrivals area of Athens airport. From the airport, take
Attiki Odos motorway and follow the signs to ATHENS and then ELEUSINA. After Eleusina, keep driving on
National Road 8A (sometimes called National Road 8) westbound,
until you reach Rio Junction. Pass the
bridge, and then follow National
Road 5 northbound. National Road 5 ends at downtown
Driving directions from Thessaloniki to Ioannina: drive in the direction of Athens following National Road E-75/A1 for while, which
later becomes E-90 and E-75. Continue until you reach the intersection which takes you to Veria. Make a right towards Veria and
Kozani. Now you are on E-90/A2 freeway (a.k.a Via Egnatia). Do not enter Veria. Make a left towards Kozani and stay on E90/A2 until
Grevena. You go through Grevena and on A2 you follow the signs to Ioannina, Metsovo and Milia. The road goes through the mountains and
you pass the villages of Kipourio, Krania, and Milia. After Milia, follow the signs to Metsovo and Ioannina. Do not enter Metsovo;
just drive on the road that becomes E-92, following the signs to Ioannina.
The easiest way to reach Ioannina from Igoumenitsa is by driving on
Via Egnatia, a.k.a. European Route