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T.E.I. of Patras is located in a quiet and pleasant area of 100 hectares, only 4 km away from the city centre. The palm and pine trees, well over 100 years, make it an ideal place for long walks and for relaxing in between the courses. The buildings occupy a space of 25,000 square metres and are in harmony with the surrounding natural environment . The Institute consists of the main building, which houses the central administration, the administrative services of the three schools, laboratories and lecture classes and two amphitheatres.

The same building houses the restaurant and the cafeteria. There are many buildings on campus which house classrooms; laboratories and academic staff offices, as well as, the Centre of Foreign Languages and Physical Fitness. There are buildings of special interest such as the Conference Centre, the Villa and the Church of the three Saints. A two-floor traditional building houses the financial services department of the Institute.
The rapid increase in the student population has transformed the institution’s shape and size. New buildings have contributed significantly towards the institute’s development and competitiveness in fulfilling the academic needs of its mission.

Conference Centre polidinamo
The Conference Centre occupies a space of 2,500 square metres and contains two amphitheatres, of four hundred and one hundred seats respectively, exhibition space, conference and seminar rooms, as well as, space for public receptions. All spaces are equipped with the latest audiovisual and translation system facilities.

Financial Department

A section of the T.E.I.’s financial department is housed in the villa “Kolla”. The villa “Kolla” is a notable example of a rural country manor of the late 19th century with important artwork dating back to 1830. Its oak floors and  magnificent decorations on the ceilings are symbols of the charm and nobility of that era. The wonderful garden which surrounds  the villa is the venue for many cultural and other events..

villa

Workshop Location Patras is the capital city of the Prefecture of Achaia and of the Region of Western Greece. The region covers the North-Western part of Peloponnese and the Western part of the mainland and due to its geographical position is the transportation centre between the European Union and the East. Patras is a major port for Greece and the Mediterranean as a whole, and it is considered as the Greece's gate to the West. It is also the main commercial and administrative centre for Western Greece with rail and road links to Athens and other major cities. The new Rio-Antirio bridge, the longest suspended bridge in the world links Patras with the coast of Western mainland of Greece and offers an impressive view from the Conference Centre. Patras is a vibrant city with a population of around a quarter of a million. Along the very attractive coastline, there are many picturesque seaside villages with taverns, offering fresh fish and traditional dishes. The city has a range of hotels, restaurants, indoor and open-air cafeterias, late nightclubs with live music or just a good atmosphere, all within easy reach from the centre. Also the city is close to important monuments of classical times, most notably ancient Olympia, host of the ancient Olympic Games, Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae. Also, connection with mainland of Greece is established by the newly built Rion-Antirion bridge, the longest cable bridge in the world with a continuous deck of 2,250 meters. How to reach Patras
Patras can be reached in a number of ways. From the Athens International Airport The workshop site is located 220 km away from the new Athens International Airport. (El. Venizelos). This is a major airport connected to most European and international destinations. Currently Patras can be reached from Athens airport via the following routes:

  • Athens International Airport – (bus/taxi) – Athens Central/Kifisos Coach Station– (coach) –
  • Patras Central Coach Station
  • Athens International Airport – (metro/suburban/taxi) – Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station)
  • – (train) – Patras Central Railway Station
  • Athens International Airport – (train with a possible change) – Patras Central Railway Station
  • Athens International Airport – (special bus service) – Patras Hotels

 

Via other destinations:
Zakinthos (Zakynthos, Zante) and Kefalonia (Kefallinia, Cephalonia) are nearby islands that are hot tourist spots and during the summer you should be able to find a flight to these places direct form most European countries (and, especially, the UK and Germany). Once in Zakinthos or Kefalonia, you can travel to Patras onboard buses of local companies that will drop you in Patras (city centre) on their way to Athens (the bus transfer also takes care of your boat connection – no need for extra arrangements).

From Araxos Airport:
There is a local airport at Araxos (about 35 km from Patras city center) servicing charter flights from several European cities (Frankfurt, Zurich, Hamburg, Munich, Wien, Prague, Brussels, etc) operated at a weekly basis. This will be particularly useful for conference participants who wish to combine the workshop with holidays at nearby resorts via tourist packages.

By sea:
Patras is the western gate of Greece to Italy and Western Europe. More than 50 ship-services every week link the city with the major Italian ports (Venice, Ancona, Bari etc.) and the Ionian Islands. Port Authority (Tel.: +30-2610-341002)
Two of the major operators in ferry lines between Italy and Greece are Minoan Lines (www.minoan.gr) and ANEK Lines (www.anek.gr). You should visit their site for up-to-date information, however, the following links for connections between Patras and Venice or Ancona were functional at the time this web page was edited:


Once in Patras, participants can reach the venue by the local bus (15-20 min, about 1 Euro) or taxi (10-15 min, about 5 Euros). There will also be free bus service from the major hotels or city centre to the venue and vice versa.

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