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#CSUM2018

4th CONFERENCE
ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY

24-25 May 2018

Skiathos Island, Greece

Venue, travel & more

    

CSUM2018 will be held at THE SKIATHOS PALACE HOTEL, which is built on a hillside, overlooking Maratha beach and the famous Koukounaries beach, one of the most widely known beaches in Europe. The hotel is situated only 10 Km from Skiathos Town and set in a pine forest at the north-west corner of Skiathos island (see map below). The hotel’s pool, restaurant areas and conference rooms are offering views so spectacular that they will take your breath away!

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The Skiathos Palace Hotel

Koukounaries Bay, Skiathos island, Greece

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Below you may find some useful information and directions for planning your trip to Skiathos Island

Skiathos is a small Greek island in the northwest Aegean Sea and the westernmost island in the Northern Sporades group, east of the Pelion peninsula in Magnesia on the mainland. Despite its small size, Skiathos with its many beaches and wooded landscape is a popular tourist destination. It has over 60, mostly sandy, beaches scattered around the 44 km coastline. Some of these are Troulos, Vromolimnos, Koukounaries, Asselinos, Megali Ammos, Mandraki and Lalaria, a rare beach site with an impressive white rock emerging from the sea.

There are two ways to reach Skiathos island:

1. Fly directly to Skiathos island

2. Take the ferry from the port of Volos

For more information about the alternatives see below.

 


 

1. Fly directly to Skiathos island

In Skiathos island, there is the Skiathos International Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’ – JSI) (telephone center: 0030 2427029105). From there you can either ..

take a taxi from airport’s taxi terminal to reach THE SKIATHOS PALACE HOTEL (approximately 25 min & 25 EUR, to order a taxi call 0030 2427024461), or

take a taxi to Skiathos town (approximately 5-10 min & 5-8 EUR) and from there you can take the public transportation to THE SKIATHOS PALACE HOTEL. There is only one bus line operating on the island and it takes 30 min to reach the hotel (Cost 2 EUR, Name of public transport stop: (22) Skiathos Palace). You can find more information about the public transportation here.

JSI to Skiathos


 

2. Take the ferry from the port of Volos

From ATHENS to VOLOS
  • Private vehicle (road): From Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport follow Attiki Odos highway to Athens and then take the E75 national motorway to Thessaloniki. Before reaching the city of Larissa (331km), take the E92 national road (Interchange – Exit E06) to Volos (15.7 Km). Total distance: 347 Km. Estimated travel time: 3.5 h (for more information: http://en.aodos.gr/ or please call 112 free of charge). Important notice: apart from the fuel cost you have to take into consideration that there are 10 toll stations on your way with a total cost of 35€ (including forward and return trip).
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  • Public transport (train): From Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport terminal you have to walk to the suburban railway / METRO terminal which is located just outside (3 minutes walking distance). Take the M3 train (blue line) towards D. Plakentias / Agia Marina and get off at Syntagma station (Estimated travel time: 40 mins, 15 stops). At Syntagma station you have to switch trains and take the M2 train (red line) towards Anthoupoli to get off at Stathmos Larissis station (for more information: http://www.oasa.gr/?id=ind3ex&lang=en&http://www.athenstransport.com/english/). Estimated travel time: 5 mins (4 stops). Then, walk to the railway station which is located just outside the METRO station (1 min walking distance) and get the train to Volos (the train arrives at Larissa city railway station and then you have to switch trains and take another one to Volos city – there is always a connection). Estimated travel time from Athens to Larissa: 4.5 h (8 stops). Estimated travel time from Larissa to Volos: 50 mins (6 stops). For more information and on-line booking of tickets for train from Athens to Volos: https://tickets.trainose.gr/dromologia/ .
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  • Public transport (intercity bus): From Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport terminal you have to walk to the suburban railway / METRO terminal which is located just outside (3 minutes walking distance). Take the train towards Ano Liosia and get off at Proastiakos Stathmos Kifisias – Kifisia suburban railway station (Estimated travel time: 21 mins, 5 stops).You will have to reach the Kifisia bus terminal just outside (1 min walking distance) and get the express bus “X93” to Liosion intercity bus station – KTEL Liosion (Estimated travel time: 15 mins, 2 stops – for more information: http://www.oasa.gr/?id=ind3ex&lang=en&http://www.athenstransport.com/english/). Then you will have to walk to the intercity bus terminal (1 min walking distance) and get the bus to Volos – KTEL Magnissias (for more information: http://ktelvolou.gr/en/home/ or please call: +30 210 8329585, +30 24210 33253). Estimated travel time to Volos including 1-2 stops: 4 h).
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From THESSALONIKI to VOLOS
  • Private vehicle (road): From Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia” terminal, take the E75 national motorway to Athens (via Thessaloniki ring road). After passing outside the city of Larissa (218 km), take the E92 national road (Interchange – Exit E06) to Volos (16.1 Km). Total distance: 238 Km. Estimated travel time: 2.5 h (for more information/assistance please call 112 free of charge). Important notice: apart from the fuel cost you have to take into consideration that there are 10 toll stations on your way with a total cost of 25 € (including forward and return trip).
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  • Public transport (train / intercity bus): From Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia” terminal, take the bus “78: Aerodromio – KTEL”(for more information on bus transport: http://oasth.gr/en/). You should get off at either Thessaloniki Railway station in 16 stops (to take the train to Volos) or at the Macedonia Intercity Bus Terminal in 18 stops/end stop (to take the intercity bus to Volos). Alternatively, you may get a taxi to the railway station or the intercity bus station, with an estimated cost of 20-25 €.For on-line booking of tickets for the train from Thessaloniki to Volos: https://tickets.trainose.gr/dromologia/ . In the intercity bus terminal you should get the bus to Volos – KTEL Magnissias(for more information: http://ktelvolou.gr/en/home/ or please call: +30 2310 595424, +30 24210 33253). Estimated travel time (intercity bus or train): 4 h.
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From VOLOS to SKIATHOS ISLAND
The distance between Volos Intercity Bus Station and Volos Passenger Port is walkable and takes about 15 minutes.
Map KTEL to Port
 
 
The distance between Volos Railway Station and Volos Passenger Port is walkable and takes about 10-15 min.
Map OSE to Port
It is preferable to book your ferry tickets from Volos to Skiathos in advance here:
Otherwise, you can buy them on site.
 
 
From SKIATHOS PORT to THE SKIATHOS PALACE HOTEL

take a taxi to THE SKIATHOS PALACE Hotel (the taxi terminal is located on the port and it takes approximately 20 min & 20-25 EUR, to order a taxi call: 0030 2427024461), or

take the public transportation to THE SKIATHOS PALACE HOTEL. There is only one bus line operating on the island and it takes 30 min to reach the Hotel (Cost 2 EUR, Name of public transport stop: (22) Skiathos Palace). You can find more information about the public transportation here.

Map Skiathos Town to Skiathos Palace

Culture & Leisure

 

Culture and touristic attractions

Skiathos

25 Skiathos island

 

http://www.skiathos.gr/index.php?lang=en

One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece with charming beaches, maintaining its traditional charm and architectural heritage and offering top quality tourism.

17 MUSEUM OF ALEXANDER PAPADIAMANTI Museum of ALEXANDER PAPADIAMANTI Papadiamantis Square
Tel. +30 24270-23843.Open: all day from May to November
25 Bourtzi

 

Is a tiny peninsula that divides the Skiathos port into two distinct parts. It used to be a fort, which was built by the Gizi brothers who ruled over Skiathos back in 1207.
25 Medieval Castle In the past, Castle used to be one of the principal medieval towns. The town has been strategically built on a rocky cliff that literally hangs above the sea at the northern extreme of the island

Volos

1 Volos museum of the city Volos museum of the city

15-17 Feron st., Palia, Volos

Tel.  +30 24210 29878 & +30 24210 39644

Open:  10.30 – 13.30 except for Monday & 18:00-21:00 on Wednesday and Friday

2 Athanassakio Athanassakio Archaeological museum

1 Athanasaki st., Volos

Tel. +30 24210 25285 – 76278.

Open:  08.30 – 15.00 except for Monday

3 Giorgio De Chirico Giorgio De Chirico Art Centre – A. Damtsa Museum

3 Metamorfoseos st., Volos

Tel. +30 24210 31701.

Open: 10:00 – 13:00 except for the weekend

4 Folklore centre K. Makri Folklore centre K. Makri

38 K. Makri st, Volos

Tel. +30 24210 37119.

Open: 08.30 – 12.30 except for the weekend

5 Tsalapata industrial history museum

 Tsalapata area, south gate, Palia, Volos

Tel. +30 24210 29844, 210 3218015.

Open: 10.00 – 17.00 except for Tuesday

6 Railway Thessaly railway museum

Railway station square, Volos

Tel. +30 24210 23519 – 24008.

Open:  08.00 – 14.00 except for the weekend (appointments set 10 days earlier)

7 C. Zogia gallery museum C. Zogia gallery museum

A. Gazi and Vlachava st., Volos

 

Tel. +30 24210 39644.

Open: Wednesday 17.00 – 20.00 & Friday 10.00 – 13.00

8 A. Koutroumpa entomology museum A. Koutroumpa entomology museum

98 Zachou st., Volos

 

Tel. +30 24210 60601 – 48556.

Open: On request

 

9 Goritsa hill

Volos

Tel. +30 24210 25285 – 28563.

Open: 8.30 – 15.00, weekdays except for Monday

10 Ancient Dimitriada,

Pefkakia area, Volos

Tel. +30 24210 88091.

Open: 8.00 – 14.30 on weekdays & on request on weekend

Pelion

11 Theofilos museum Theofilos museum

Anakasia – Ikia Kontou (Kontos’ house)

Tel. +30 24210 47340—49151.

Open: 8.00 – 15.00 weekdays except for Monday

12 Pelion folk art & history museum Pelion folk art & history museum

Makrinitsa village, Topali manor house

Tel. +30 24280 99505.

Open : 10.00 – 17.00 weekdays except for Monday

13 Sculptor Nicolas pictorial museum Sculptor Nicolas pictorial museum

Agios Georgios Nilias, Central square

Tel. +30 24280 93100.

Open: 10.00 – 17.00 on weekend

14 Milies folklore traditional museum Milies folklore traditional museum

Milies town hall, 1st floor

Tel. +30 24230 86602.

Open: 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00 on weekdays

Magnesia

15 Almiros Archaeological museum Almiros Archaeological museum

48 Athinon st., Almiros

Tel. +30 24220 21326.

Open: 8.30 – 15.00 weekdays except for Monday

16 Pteleos sea museum Pteleos sea museum

Achilio – Pteleos municipality

Tel. +30 24220 41227.

Open: on request

18 Folklore Museum of Skopelos Folklore Museum of Skopelos

Skopelos island

Tel. +30 24220 41227.

Open: 11:00-13:00 & 18:00-20:00 except for Sunday

19 COSTA AND MUSEUM ALONNISOY ANGELAS Mauritius COSTA AND MUSEUM ALONNISOY ANGELAS Mauritius

Alonissos island

Tel. +30 24220 41227.

Open: 11:00-19:00 all week

  20 Sesklo archaeological site

Sesklo

Tel. +30 24210 95172

Open: 8.30 – 15:00 weekdays except for Monday

21 Dimini archaeological site

Dimini

Tel. +30 24210 85960

Open: 8.30 – 15:00 weekdays except for Monday

22 Nea Aghialos archaeological site (Fthiotide Thives)

Nea Aghialos

Tel. +30 24280 76468 & 24280-77057

Open: 8.30 – 15:00 weekdays

23 Feres archaeological site

Feres

Tel. +30 24210 25285 και 76278.

Open: on request

Attractions & destinations

26 Skopelos island  http://www.skopelos.gr/joomla/en/

Verdant, 360 churches and chapels, splendid beaches and impressive traditional women costumes.

27 Alonissos island http://alonissos.gr/en/

Serene, unique in flora and fauna, with natural environment preserved and protected (Marine Park of the North Sporades: One of the few biotopes providing shelter to the Mediterranean seal “monachus-monachus”).

24 Pelion train Pelion little train (from Ano Lehonia to Milies) http://www.trainose.gr/en/tourism-culture/train-and-recreation/the-pelion-train/

Weekend

For more information (indicative sites):

http://www.skiathos.gr/en/

http://www.port-volos.gr/cgi-bin/pages/index.pl?arlang=English

http://dimosvolos.gr/?lang=en

http://www.discoverpelio.com/

 

ORGANIZER

University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering,
Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory-TTLog
Pedion Areos, GR-38334
Volos, Greece
http://ttlog.civ.uth.gr/

 

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Tel. : +30-2421074164, +30-2421074158, +30-2421074191
Fax : +30-2421074131
E-Mail: infocsum@civ.uth.gr

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