Welcome Letter

The FIABCI Global Real Estate Summit informs and connects leaders and decision makers of the trends and upcoming opportunities in the European and world Real Estate industry. This two day congress will provide insight on investment trends from leaders of the international real estate community. The real estate market is constantly changing. New markets, new products, diversification of successful developments will all be unleashed in this congress to assist the potential investors, real estate professionals to share their experiences and success stories and real estate products.

The Congress will be supportive with an international panel of professionals from all areas of the property market. FIABCI The International Real Estate Federation has been informing real estate professionals of all sectors of changes, technological and innovation supporters and real estate professional throughout the world from 1948. FIABCI’s real estate consultancy status with the United Nations has proven noteworthy on future trends and diversification of the real estate market tendency forecasts. In Athens, the topics of discussion and the presentations will cover various areas of real estate. Future planning, trends, new areas of interest and diversification of services for success.

The investment atmosphere is changing due to difficult financial times. The investment mood and forecast from the International panel of speakers will fortify the investor, and real estate professionals to make successful decisions, all in the friendly and inviting capital of Greece, Athens at the end of the summer.

Mike Vassiliou, Bsc, SIOR, MRICS
President FIABCI Greece
President of the Organizing Committee
Farook Mahmood, FRICS,TRC
World President FIABCI 2017-18
President FIABCI-India


Troy Helming

Principal (Clean Energy Fund) at Industry Capital

Troy Helming is a planet-saver, official course tester for American Ninja Warrior (he’s training to compete on the hit NBC show in 2018), former runway model, former national champion male cheerleader & gymnast. Troy’s been the founder & CEO of two impactful clean energy companies: TradeWind Energy, which he founded in 1998 & sold in 2004 ($3 Billion of wind projects built since then) and then Pristine Sun: 300 solar projects built so far totaling $100 Million in market value and many high profile projects including the largest floating solar project award in North America & the largest community solar projects in both Vermont and Wisconsin. He’s the author of the 2005 book The Clean Power Revolution, co-inventor of FloatoRack (an innovative floating solar system with multiple patents pending) and inventor of the Red Gopher (a world-changing technology in stealth mode also with patents pending). Troy been driving an electric car since 2012, was the 1st customer of the world’s fastest production motorcycle, the all-electric Lightning LS-218, and started driving on biodiesel and natural gas in 2004 as an early adopter. Troy is a yogi, rock climber, and family man: he’s married to Alysia Helming, author of the best-selling young adult novel Protogenesis. They have one son and live in the Oakland Hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay. He’s not a fan of Donald Trump.

James Charles

Head Designer at KINARI DESIGN

Born in London, England as a twin, he found early on a natural tendency to create. Initially at a young age, this meant defacing his nursery wall, at a later stage at school the same scribbles earned him several art awards. In the early eighties, he joined the prestigious design firm of Roche Bobois. After his apprenticeship and subsequent travels to Paris and Milan to learn the trade of design, his mentor taught him to continue to explore and develop his own style. In the late eighties, he moved to Roche Bobois USA. He also taught at Interior Design Institute (IDI) before deciding to have his own practice. Therefore in 1994, James Charles Design was created. In 1997, he was awarded the Beverly Hills Decorating Contest and has been published in several publications. He enjoys the interaction of client/designer and thus enables him to interpret their needs and desires in great detail, and therefore successfully creating interiors that truly respect their taste and lifestyle.

Guy Oliver


After finishing his commission as a Royal Naval Officer, Guy began his design career as an apprentice to Sylvia Lawson Johnston in his native Aberdeenshire. A trainee directorship at Sybil Colefax and John Fowler Ltd. followed and a period working alongside his mentor and friend Michael Inchbald. Guy joined David Laws as Co-Director of his firm in 1995. assuming ownership in 2002 when the name changed to Oliver Laws Ltd. Guy has a background of Architectural and Design History from The University of Edinburgh where he received a Masters Degree. He gained a practical architectural diploma from The Prince of Wales’s Foundation, (graduating with distinction) and was granted the prestigious Attingham Scholarship for his knowledge of period architecture and design. In addition, Guy was consultant EVP of Design and Development to André Balazs Properties in New York. He has lectured on design at Sotheby’s, …

Tim Brangle

Senior Associate at The Chicago Consultants Studio Inc

Bryan Grad

Managing Director of Sales and Executive Vice President of Real Capital Analytics, Inc.

Bryan Grad serves as the Managing Director of Sales and Executive Vice President of Real Capital Analytics, Inc., and served as its Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Grad served as a Vice President, Sales of Real Capital Analytics, Inc. Mr. Grad was responsible for Real Capital Analytics's overall sales and account management. Prior to joining Real Capital Analytics in 2002, he served as Vice President - Sales & Marketing of Torto Wheaton Research in Boston. Previously, Mr. Grad held several positions with the FW Dodge Division of McGraw-Hill including most recently, a sales role in which he helped transform a suite of real estate research products from infancy to a multi-million business.

Oscar Leiva Mendez

President, Managing Director and Executive Director at EBIOSS Energy AD.

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Mariano Sancho Blanco

VP IR, Corporate & Business Development at EBIOSS Energy

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Christian Giraud

SVP Development Europe , AccorHotels

Christian Giraud is a Graduate of the ESC-Marseille Business School and holds a “Banking & Finance DESS” Degree from the University in Lyon. From 1993 to 1998, he operated in the corporate banking division in Germany and France for Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank. In 1998 he started his career in investment banking at the Paribas Bank Group in Frankfurt as Head of the French-German office. As of 2000 Christian could get a deep experience in consulting as the Cofounder of the German subsidiary of the British Group bfinance (shareholders: GE Capital and Carlyle). In 2005 Christian joined the Accor Group in Germany. He started as Director of Treasury, Asset Management and Insurance and was in charge of the restructuration of about 100 hotels.From 2009 to 2015 Christian headed the Hotel Development Department … first in Germany, than Austria and Eastern Europe. Since 2016 he is in charge as SVP Development Europe for the development in about 30 countries, in which Accor Hotels opens in average more than 100 hotels per year.

Stratos Paradias

President of International Union of Propery Owners

Stratos Paradias was born in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the Law School and also graduate of the Political Sciences and Public Law School of the University of Athens.
He is a n active lawyer in Athens, at the Supreme Court and the Council of State of Greece. He is specialized in Property Law, Commercial Law and Rentals, Dwelling House Legislation & Property Taxation.In 1983 he founded the Hellenic Property Federation (POMIDA). Since 2004 he is the President of the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI). He is the Introducer of the legislation for the deregulation of the commercial and dwelling rentals in Greece and he is a member of the State Committee for the Codification of the Commercial Rentals Legislation, 1994. He has been active member of the State Committee for the Taxation of Real Estate Property, 1997, the National Council against Tax Evasion, 2007 and the Ministry of Finance Committee for the Taxable value of real estate property (2016). Stratos Paradias was decorated by the "Haus & Grund Deutchland", German association - member of the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) with its "Goldene Ehrennadel" for his success and devotion to his long time duties as UIPI President (Berlin, 2017) and has been nominated as a member of the Honorary Senate of the "Deutch-Hellenische Wirtschaftsvereinigung"("DHW") for his contribution to its efforts and goals (Koln,2008).

Dr. Chryssy Potssiou

President of International Federation of Surveyors

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Babis Charalambopoulos

Honorary President at Hellenic Valuation Institute, Scientific Consultant at SOLUM Property Solutions

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George Lakis

Global Business Development Consultant G.L. LLC

George Lakis brings a career-long trajectory of delivering leading-edge multimedia solutions to the healthcare and education ecosystems of South Florida, and projecting from South Florida into many global markets. Combining artistic, technological and business talents and skills, he has led projects, established revenue-generating businesses, and pioneered multiple industry milestones applying media and technology to patient, staff, community, medical education initiatives, distance learning, telemedicine and medical documentation. Common threads in this wide range of achievements can be found in their refined aesthetic, engineering-like precision and use of technology, and a business sense of economic contribution and value.
Born and raised in Greece, George moved to Miami in 1978 and completed his studies at Florida International University, while pioneering that university’s media and technology academic programs. Armed with a unique combination of artistic talent, technology orientation, and business acumen, Mr. Lakis moved into the workforce in 1986, joining South Miami Hospital. Here, he led many successful initiatives that put that hospital on the medical technology media map. Subsequent to the South Miami Hospital acquisition by the Baptist Health system in 1994, George assumed corporate-wide responsibilities for media and technology programs in Baptist’s local and international programs. At Baptist, George has grown with, and fueled, that system’s rapid expansion and development into a medical multimedia powerhouse in South Florida and internationally.
During his career, Mr. Lakis has demonstrated an insatiable appetite for challenges on many levels, maintaining a broad range of professional and civic activities. In addition to his primary professional activities, George is proactive in community educational organizations, has continued exercising his passion for photography, and actively participates in the management of his family-based real estate interests.
Since late 2011, Mr. Lakis initiated a transition from Baptist Health (where he continues to provide advisory services), to new professional challenges, and is currently evaluating a number of projects and opportunities to leverage his experience and energy with a focus on continuing to be a catalyst for technology and media/based progress in communicating complex content clearly, aesthetically, convincingly and profitably.

Dr Fotis Mouzakis-Neolis

Founder/Head, Frynon Research

Fotis’ experience includes quantitative research in regional, spatial and real estate economics, finance, portfolio management and financial engineering. He holds PhD, MSc, PGDip (U.of Surrey) and BSc (A.U.E.B) degrees, all in economics, and an IMC (CFA-UK). In his career Fotis has combined pure research with working for the industry. He has previously held senior industry positions in major firms, including Eurobank Property Services, Millen Group Limited (CTO), Prudential Property Managers, DTZ Research and Triton Consulting, and has also conducted research consultancy projects for institutional clients including Metro Asset Management, the Office of Deputy Prime Minister (UK) and Knight Frank. His academic background includes holding positions at Cass Business School, City University London (11 years, tenure, full time), Athens University of Economics and Business (8 years, visiting), the Department of Economics, University of Surrey (5 years, full time). Fotis has published several book chapters and articles in world leading journals, including Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Journal of Property Research and Defence Economics, and has received awards for research achievements.

Dr. Konstantinos Kouskoukis

Professor of Dermatology President of the Hellenic Academy of Thermal Medicine

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The European Congress 6-9 December 2017

The congress will be driven by international and well known professionals from all sectors of real estate industry. New opportunities, market evolutions, innovative products and services, portfolio diversification will all be presented and analyzed during this congress in order to provide all participants with best practices and useful tools & tips to transform business challenges into success stories.

The Young Members Global Business Camp 6-7 December 2017 #iREAL2017

The iREAL 2017 is the 2nd Global Business Camp organized for FIABCI Young members. Through workshops and seminars attendees will learn about Sustainable Development Goals adopted by United Nations and the City Prosperity Initiative project implemented by UN-Habitat and FIABCI. They will also have the opportunity to exchange with FIABCI members and they will be encouraged to give their own insights on new innovation technology and current trends.

The FIABCI December Business Days 8-10 December 2017

This event, dedicated to FIABCI members and delegates, is a unique moment for reviewing and evaluating FIABCI’s recent activities and fine-tune FIABCI’s strategy for the upcoming years. At the same time it is a great moment of getting together and to network.

Social Events & Tours

Social Events

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    Farewell Gala Dinner

    120€ per person.
    The price includes tour at Vorres museum

    The Vorres Museum is a cultural foundation that was established in 1983, with the purpose of promoting Greek art and culture, through a broad spectrum of activities, from the organization of exhibitions in Greece and abroad, to educational programs for children.

    The museum which sprawls over six acres, is divided into two main sections: the museum of contemporary Greek art and the folk art museum, both of which house collections that cover at least 2500 years of Greek history. The whole complex is laid out in a way that showcases the Greek spirit in a unique fashion. In the contemporary part, one of the most important and representative collections of its kind in the world is exhibited, comprising paintings, installations and sculptures by leading Greek artists, displaying a Greek interpretation of most of the international artistic currents of the second half of the 20th century.

    The folk art section, is an extraordinary complex of 19th century buildings, courtyards and gardens or rather a re-adaptation and readjustment of traditional Greek architectural features housing antiquities, icons, ceramics, popular artifacts and objects used in daily Greek life centuries ago, in a manner, revealing their inherent beauty and their practical use.

    The gardens, wild and consisting almost entirely of Mediterranean flora are an indispensable part of the museum being described by many as the most beautiful gardens in Athens.
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    Greek Dinner

    Bairaktaris Tavern
    The Bairaktaris tavern in Monastiraki, operating since 1879, offers traditional Greek cuisine. In a welcoming place in the center of Athens, at Monastiraki Square, with barrels and photos of the famous personalities who have visited the tavern, you will dine in an old times environment. Bairaktaris is famous for its delicious grilled meats and the most famous souvlaki in Athens. Try crispy minced pork “gyros”, delicious kebabs, pork chops, juicy beef, chicken on the grill, greek stews and the famous greek “tazitziki”. Accompany with a good house wine and enjoy the most authentic Greek meal. And all these under the sounds of the Greek famous bouzouki.
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    Ladies Lunch

    A private lunch organized for FIABCI ladies, FIABCI young ladies and accompanying ladies will take place in Panorama Hall in the Royal Olympic Hotel on the 8th December 2017. The cost of the participation in 70€
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    Business Marketing and Networking Buffet

    The Business Marketing and Networking Buffet is a unique opportunity for all professionals who shape the Real Estate industry to meet, discuss and explore possibilities of association. A private lunch in the Panorama Hall of Royal Olympic with an outstanding view. The cost of participation is 80 €.


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    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens is a sustainable, world-class cultural, educational and recreational urban complex that includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. The SNFCC was completed in 2016 and on February 23rd, 2017 was transferred to the Greek State.

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    Service is usually included in restaurants, hotels and taxi.
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    Τhe Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. The museum was founded in 2003. It opened to the public on 20 June 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres.

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    Cape Sounion in the afternoon
    What's included:
    Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.

    On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.

    After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

    Price: 50,00 € per person

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    Delphi - One Day Trip

    What's included:
    Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back).
    Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
    On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
    Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
    Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route.

    Price: 110,00 € per person


General Information

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    The city of Athens

    With an urban population of more than 4 million people, Athens is the capital of Greece and the 4th most populous capital in the E.U. Athens is known as the birth place of Democracy, the city with the world-renown “Acropolis” and “Parthenon”, the famous Theatre of Herodes Atticus, the “marble stadium” where the first modern-time Olympic Games took place in 1896, as well as the home of Socrates, Plato and Pericles (Golden Age).

    Besides its strong links with the past, Athens has many future prospects, especially after the creation of a new city center in the context of the ongoing project “Rethink Athens” . It is a vibrant metropolis with great appeal and charm and with so many things to do and to see. It is among the most beautiful, hospitable and exciting cities in Europe, attracting thousands of visitors who enjoy the excellent dry climate, the sea, the nice food, the ancient treasures and a night life that seems to go on forever.

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    The new Acropolis Museum

    The monuments of the Acropolis have withstood the ravages of past centuries, both of ancient times and those of the Middle Ages. Until the 17th century, foreign travellers visiting the monuments depicted the classical buildings as being intact. This remained the case until the middle of the same century, when the Propylaia was blown up while being used as a gunpowder store. Thirty years later, the Ottoman occupiers dismantled the neighbouring Temple of Athena Nike to use its materials to strengthen the fortification of the Acropolis. The most fatal year, however, for the Acropolis, was 1687, when many of the building’s architectural members were blown into the air and fell in heaps around the Hill of the Acropolis, caused by a bomb from the Venetian forces. Foreign visitors to the Acropolis would search through the rubble and take fragments of the fallen sculptures as their souvenirs. It was in the 19th century that Lord Elgin removed intact architectural sculptures from the frieze, the metopes and the pediments of the building.

    The building program for the Museum had provided that its height not surpasses the height of the stylobate of the Parthenon. With only 800 square meters of floor space, the building was rapidly shown to be inadequate to accommodate the findings from the large excavations on the Acropolis that began in 1886. A second museum was announced in 1888, the so-called Little Museum. Final changes occurred in 1946-1947 with the second Museum being demolished and the original being sizably extended.

    Today, the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century.

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    National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece.

    The museum is housed in an imposing neoclassical building near the juncture of Alexandras Avenue and Patission Avenue of the end of the nineteenth century, which was designed by L. Lange and remodeled by Ernst Ziller. The vast exhibition space-numerous galleries on each floor accounting for a total of 8,000 square metres- house five large permanent collections: The Prehistoric Collection including works of the great civilizations that developed in the Aegean from the sixth millennium BC to 1050 BC (Neolithic, Cycladic, Mycenaean), and finds from the prehistoric settlement at Thera. The Sculptures Collection, exhibiting the development of ancient Greek sculpture from the seventh to the fifth centuries BC with unique masterpieces. The Vase and Minor Objects Col-lection, with representative works of ancient Greek pottery from the eleventh century BC to the Roman period, also including the Stathatos Collection, a corpus of minor objects of all periods. The Metallurgy Collection, with many fundamental statues, figurines and minor objects as well as the only Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection in Greece, with works dating from the pre-dynastic period (5000 BC) to the Roman conquest.

    (Metro lines 1 & 2). The full admission fee is 7 Euro and the reduced is 3 Euro. A special ticket package (Full: 12 Euro, Reduced: 6 Euro) is available for visiting National Archaeological Museum along with the Byzantine & Christian Museum, the Numismatic Museum and the Epigraphic Museum.
    Opening Hours:
    Monday: 13:00 - 20:00
    Tuesday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 09:00-16:00

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    Benaki Museum

    The Benaki Museum ranks among the major institutions that have enriched the material assets of the Greek state. It is also the oldest museum in Greece operating as a Foundation under Private Law. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields and its more general range of activities serving more than one social need, the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece. The Museum’s purpose is to preserve collective memories and cultural heritage; and its holdings include distinctive artifacts from every stage of Greek and world artistic production, dating from prehistoric times to the present day. The Museum’s main concern is to protect, conserve and showcase cultural heritage, while also seeking ways to create links between our contemporary society and this heritage and render it accessible to the research establishment. To this end, the Museum maintains close links with similar Institutions and prestigious domestic and foreign universities, actively developing interdisciplinary approaches able to locate and process thoroughly modern-day social and cultural challenges.

    The Benaki Museum occupies one of the few neoclassical buildings that continue to resist the aesthetic deterioration of postwar Athens. It is located on an exceptionally favorable location in the historic center of the city, right across from the lush greenery of the National Gardens and the garden of the Presidential Mansion, and in the same vicinity as related institutions such as the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Byzantine & Christian Museum. The museum spans over several buildings.

    Main Building: Vassilisis Sofias and 1 Koumbari street
    Open Hours
    Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
    Thursday, Saturday: 9.00 - 24.00
    Sunday: 9:00 - 15:00
    Full admission : € 7 Temporary Exhibition: € 5
    Reduced admission : € 5 Temporary Exhibition : € 3

    Pireos St. Annexe: 138 Pireos Street
    Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Friday, Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
    Full admission: € 4 to € 6
    Reduced admission: € 2 to € 3

    Museum of Islamic Art: 22 Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou St (close to the grounds of the ancient Agora the Doric temple of Hephaestus, "Theseio", and the Museum of the ancient Kerameikos necropolis -cemetery).
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00
    Full admission: € 7
    Reduced admission: € 5
    All museum building are closed on Monday and Tuesday while free admission is offered every Thursday.
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    Herakleidon Museum of Art

    The Herakleidon Museum of Art is private museum located in “Theseio” that opened its doors to friends of the fine arts in the summer of 2004. Its mission is to introduce visitors to the art of the exhibited artist, to show how the artist has evolved through the various important periods in his or her career, to explain the various techniques used by the artist to express his or her vision, and to help the visitors connect to both the artist's life and work. To accomplish this, not only will works of the artist be on exhibit, but also preparatory sketches, drawings, photographs and personal items. Audiovisual aids provide complete and detailed information on the life of the artist, each phase of his or her work, and his or her techniques. In addition to the permanent collections, the museum "Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts" hosts exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists. The general admission is 6€, for students & seniors (over 65) is 4€ and for children up to 12 is free.

    From the "Theseio" stop of Metro Line 1, after getting to street level, turn right and follow the pedestrian street Apostolou Pavlou (walk up towards the Acropolis). At Londos Restaurant-Cafe turn right onto Herakleidon St. Keep to your right and follow the pedestrian street. Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts is number 16, just past the cafes on your right. Alternatively, after leaving the Acropolis, follow the pedestrian street Apostolou Pavlou down towards “Theseio”. When you reach the Londos Cafe-Restaurant (on your left hand side), turn left onto Herakleidon St. Keep to your right and follow the pedestrian street to arrive at the number 16.

    Open Hours
    Friday: 13:00 - 21:00
    Saturday: 11:00 - 19:00
    Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00
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    Museum of Cycladic Art

    The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. It was founded in 1986, to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.

    Today, over 3,000 artefacts of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art are on display on four floors, in the galleries of the Museum, a living cultural space in the heart of Athens. One of the Museum wings that hosts temporary exhibitions is the Stathatos Mansion (1 Irodotou & Vas. Sofias Ave), one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture in Athens, work of the Bavarian architect Ernest Ziller. A glass-covered passage connects Stathatos Mansion to the Permanent Collections (main) building at 4 Neophytou Douka Str, Kolonaki. The standard admission is 7€, for students & seniors (over 65) is 3.5€, for kids and young persons under 18 is free while every Monday the entrance fee is 3,5€.

    Opening hours
    Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
    Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday: closed

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    Byzantine and Christian Museum

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum, which is based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums. Its areas of competency are centered on – but not limited to – religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods which it exhibits, but also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises awareness of. The museum has over 25,000 artefacts in its possession. The artefacts date from between the 3rd and 20th century AD, and their provenance encompasses the entire Greek world, as well as regions in which Hellenism flourished. The size and range of the collections and value of the exhibits makes the Museum a veritable treasury of Byzantine & post-Byzantine art and culture.

    The Villa Ilissia, which nowadays houses the Byzantine and Christian Museum, is one of the loveliest buildings erected in Athens during its early years as capital of the newly-founded Greek State. When Athens was officially declared the capital, in 1834, it was a town of some 7000 souls. Within two years, however, its population had doubled, as the new administrative authorities were installed here and many new inhabitants arrived from all over Greece and other countries too. Noteworthy among the incomers were Greek and Bavarian civil servants, European philhellenes and devotees of the East, Phanariots and other educated Greeks from abroad, veterans of the War of Independence, and community leaders from the provinces, merchants, entrepreneurs and bankers, together with ordinary folk from all parts of Greece, who flocked to Athens seeking employ or simply a better life. The café-bistro «ILISSIA» is located in the garden, in the shadow of the Villa where visitors can enjoy coffee, desert or a light meal. The general admission is 4€, for students & seniors (over 65) is 2€, for kids and young persons under 18 is free.

    Opening hours
    Tuesday-Sunday: 08:30-16:00 (temporary exhibitions & shop: 08:30-16:00).
    The Byzantine and Christian Museum will be closed on 25th March.

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    National Museum of Contemporary Art

    The National Museum of Contemporary Art will be hosted in the historic building of Athens’ Fix brewery and its openings are planned for March 2014. A remarkable nucleus of works of art by Greek and international artists will has been already developed, composed of collections of selective rather than encyclopedic character, in order to promote advanced tendencies and critical explorations of the artistic present but also its historical depths which reach as far as the second half of the 20th century. The museum goal is to offer all the Museum's visitors, which remains an unreservedly democratic institution, the "other" dimension which in our time cannot be conceived outside transcultural and ecumenical patterns.

Practical Information

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    Money exchange, currency

    Euro is the official currency in Greece. Money exchange is available in most of banks and financial institutions. There are plenty of cash dispensers in Athens. Major international credit cards are widely but not always accepted in Greece (check in advance in small restaurants), and are not commonly used for small amounts. Banks are open from Monday to Friday until 2.00/2.30 pm, with flexible opening hours in the afternoon.
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    Electricity supply

    Electricity in Greece, as in the rest of Europe, comes out of the wall socket at 220 volts alternating at a 50 cycles per second. The sockets are for plugs with two or three round pins in a row (CEI 23-16/VII and CEE 7/4 German style Schuko).
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    Service is usually included in restaurants, hotels and taxi.
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    Climate: Mediterranean

    Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall.
    Due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea, there is great variation in Greece's climate.
    In summer, the dry hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the meltemi, while mountainous regions have generally lower temperatures.
    The winters are mild in lowland areas, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, yet, mountains are usually snow-covered. Moreover, a common phenomenon is the occurrence of different climactic conditions during the same season (for instance, mild heat in coastal areas and cool temperatures in mountainous regions).
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    Useful tips

    • While inside the trains, announcements are made before every stop.
    • Tickets must be bought before boarding at the metro/tram stations cashiers or the bus terminals and by automatic tellers.
    • Remember to validate your ticket before you move on to the train platform or in the designated machines (orange colored) within the vehicles.
    • Using any kind of transportation in Athens area cost 1,40€, for a duration of up to one and half-hours. Metro ticket for the airport cost 8€ (special prices for groups are also available).
    • You may change transportation type, as many times you like within this time; you must validate your ticket at the beginning of the first ride.
    • To stop a bus for embarkation you must make a hand signal to the driver. To disembark you have to notify the driver by pressing the stop button in time.
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    A taxi from the airport to the city center costs a flat rate of €35 from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and €50 from midnight to 5:00 a.m.
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    International calls

    Dial 00 + country code + area code + phone number.
    The international code number from abroad is +30 followed by the number code of the person you are calling, comprehensive of the “210” of Athens region.
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    Emergency calls

    Medical Emergency Number 112
    Ambulance Service 166
    Marine Police Immediate intervention 108
    Police-Immediate Response 100
    Immediate social help 197
    Counterterrorism agency 1014
    Police Departments, tel. Call center 1033, 10400
    Emergencies Hospitals, Pharmacies 4944
    Poisoning center 210 7793777
    Fire Brigade 199
    Tourist police 171
    Athens traffic police 210 5284000
    Forest fire service 191
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    Service of Lost or Stolen Credit Cards

    American Express 210 339 7250
    Diners 210 929 0200
    Euro card 210 950 3673
    Mastercard 00800118870303
    Visa 00800116380304

Hotel Information

Congress Venue

Royal Olympic
Athanasiou Diakou 28
Athens, Greece 117 43

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We are a family run five star property in the center of Athens. The hotel lays just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. We are underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes walk to the new Acropolis Museum.
After our complete renovation that finished in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an art hotel very elegantly decorated and more important very well looked after in every detail. One of the aspects given particular attention to, was to create a very personal hotel and as much environmentally friendly as possible. Our Roof Garden Restaurant - Bar opened recently offering the ultimate dinning and wining experience in front of the most spectacular view in Athens. Our famous chef will be delighted to guide you through the secret paths of Greek cuisine while enjoying the unforgettable view.

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