Practical Info



Athens is one of the safest capitals in the world. However, there are some areas and transportations that attract pickpockets and crooks who take advantage of the crowds.

Pickpockets: Favoured hunting grounds are the metro, particularly the Piraeus–Kifisia line, and crowded streets around Omonia, Athinas and the Monastiraki Flea Market.

Strikes & Demonstrations: Strikes and demonstrations can disrupt public transport and close sights and shops, but they are usually announced several days to a week in advance. They usually begin or end at Syntagma Square.

In case of emergency dial 100 for the police and 199 for Fire Emergency.

Emergency telephone numbers



 For any information about the congress please contact: at the IFRRO Secretariat



You can find here a full list of the foreign missions in Greece.



Please find here details concerning those countries that require a visa to visit Greece, according to the information given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Despite the fact that the month of September in Athens can produce summer-like temperatures, the weather starts to cool off significantly in October, and especially at night. The end of October follows this pattern, as there are more cloudy days with a greater chance of rain, less sun, and an average daily temperature of 18°C (64°F).


Exchange rates

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