The Conference will be held at the:

Elite City Resort
Navarinou 2
24100 Kalamata, Greece
Tel: +30 27210 22434
Fax: +30 27210 84369


Please follow this link to book your room at the Elite City Resort.

Kalamata is famous all over the world as the place where the Kalamata olives are produced.

For tourism information on Kalamata, see the following Web pages:

Typically, participants will fly into:

  1. Athens International Airport

    Note: From Athens there are four ways to travel to Kalamata: by train, by bus, by renting a car, by hiring a taxi.

    Note: There are several brand new sections of highway between Athens and Kalamata, that amount to an overall 3.5 hours drive from Athens to Kalamata.

  2. Thessaloniki International Airport

    Note: From Thessaloniki there are direct flights to Kalamata.

  3. Kalamata International Airport

    Note: During the Summer season (April to October) there are several direct charter flights between Kalamata and major european cities such as Paris, Vienna, Berlin etc.

    Note: a taxi ride from the Kalamata International Airport to the conference hotel will cost around 20 euros.

Visa Invitation Letters

Conference participants that require visas to travel to Greece to attend the conference, are kindly requested to e-mail the conference organizers to solicit an official invitation letter.

European Union countries citizens do not require a visa to enter Greece. They only require a valid passport or an ID card (for Schengen countries).

Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Iceland, Switzerland and USA citizens, entering Greece for a period of less than 3 months, do not require a visa to enter Greece.

Citizens of countries other than the above, should contact the nearest Greek Consulate or Greek Embassy with regards to visa requirements. To locate the Greek Consulate or Greek Embassy nearest to you, please refer to

Please make sure that you deal with these matters as early as possible, in case you encounter unexpected processing delays and difficulties.