Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

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Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Megaron Athens International Conference CentreUseful tipsWhile inside the train, announcements are made before every stop.Metro tickets are sold at the stations cashier’s and by automatic tellers.Remember to validate your ticket before you move on to the platform.Suburban trainThe suburban train of Athens, a modern project inaugurated in July 2004, connects the centre of Athens(Larissis train station) to the Athens International Airport via 9 stations in 41 minutes. The suburban trainoperates from 04:26 to 23:36, with departures every half an hour. The coaches are modern and offerplenty of facilities for the comfort of passengers.TramThe tram was enthusiastically welcomed in Athens, in July 2004, approximately 40 years after the oldtram routes were terminated in the Greek capital. Its 5 routes operate daily on a 24-hour basis, serving47 stations. Tram vehicles arrive every 8 minutes between 06:00-01:00 and every 40 minutes between01:00-06:00.BusesThe broad bus network of Athens covers almost every point of the city and the suburbs with 7,500 stops.The fleet consists mainly of modern buses, environmentally friendly, with air conditioning and facilitiesfor the elderly and passengers with special needs.Useful tips: Tickets must be bought before boarding (from bus terminals and from the majority ofkiosks) and validated in the designated machines (orange coloured) within the vehicles. To stop a busfor embarkation you must make a hand signal to the driver. To disembark you have to notify the driverby pressing the “stop” button in time. The OASA Call Centre (185 – dialing from within Greece) operatesfrom 07:00-21:00 on weekdays and from 09:00-17:00 on weekends.TaxisTaxis are yellow with a red-letter taxi-sign on top. Have in mind that taxis in Athens can be stopped ontheir way with a hand signal (just like buses) and they often take more than one passenger at a timeembarking and disembarking at different points. For exclusive use of a taxi you are advised to call a“radio taxi”. In any case you can request a taxi from your hotel’s concierge.25

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