International Conference
on Wired & Wireless
Internet Communications
Thessaloniki, Greece
May 25-27th 2016
Location

The IFIP WWIC 2016 is taking place at the magnificent hotel Electra Palace. The hotel is placed at the heart of Thessaloniki, the Aristotelous Square - Thessaloniki's financial, cultural and commercial hub. It is located very near the most significant sights and monuments of Thessaloniki, overlooking the sea.

Rich in history, culture and beauty, Thessaloniki is one of those destinations that once you visit, you will keep returning to. Fascinating museums, endless monuments from all historical periods, an intricate culinary scene, a vibrant nightlife and an amazing promenade along the sea all make this city easy to fall in love with. And the Electra Palace is located in the center of them all! To the northwest of the hotel, a few blocks away, the famous Ladadika neighborhood, in all their 19th century restored glory, is brimming with taverns, restaurants, bars and live music venues.

The Jewish museum is there too - Thessaloniki had a large Jewish community from the 15th century onwards, up until the Second World War. To the northwest lies the main shopping district of the city center. Designer shops and main street brands can be found here, along with posh department stores and unique boutiques. Following the sea front promenade, conveniently passing just below Aristotelous Square, towards the southeast, you can easily get to the White Tower, Thessaloniki's hallmark: part of the city's fortification in byzantine and ottoman times, it is now a museum and a vantage point from which to enjoy the views.

Around Aristotelous Square a series of monuments testify to the city's continuous history since its founding in 315 BC: the Kamara (Arch) of Galerius, built during roman times, the Rotunda, a 4th century building converted to a church, the Agia Sofia, an 8th century byzantine church and dozens of neo-classical, art nouveau and art deco public and private buildings - among which the famous Modiano market, the city's original produce market - are all just a couple of blocks from Electra Palace. Further away, there is more to see and do: the Archeological and the Byzantine Museums, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the Walls of the Ano Polis, the Museum of Contemporary Art... it seems that the old adage "so much to do, so little time" was coined for Thessaloniki - this is why everybody keeps coming back!

Conference Venue

The conference venue address, representative photos and direction information (including useful maps) can be found below. The direction information can be downloaded in a printer-friendly format.

The Electra Palace reservation form for the WWIC 2016 attendants can be downloaded here.

9 Aristotelous Square,
54624 Thessaloniki, Greece
http://electrahotels.gr
How to Get to the Conference Venue
  • Airport
     

    Taxi / Car

    The taxi fare to the city center is approximately €15–20 from 5 am to 12 pm, while from 12 pm to 5 am expect to be charged an extra €10 for this particular route. There is a designated taxi waiting area outside the arrivals exit.

    - Distance approximately 20 Km.
    - Duration about 30'.

    Bus

    From the Makedonia Airport, you will take the bus line 78 disembark at Aristotelous Square stop and then walk towards to the Electra Palace.

    - Distance approximately 20 Km.
    - Duration about 45'.
    - Estimated waiting time at the bus stop 30'.
    - Single fare is 2 €.

  • Train
     

    Taxi / Car

    Outside the Train Station there is a designated taxi waiting area. The taxi fare is approximately 3-5€.

    - Distance approximately 2 Km.
    - Duration about 5-10'.

    Bus

    From the Train Station, you will take the bus line 3, disembark at Aristotelous Square stop and then walk towards to the Electra Palace. Across bus stop at the left hand is Electra Palace.

    - Distance approximately 2 Km.
    - Duration about 10'.
    - Estimated waiting time at the bus stop 15'.
    - Single fare is 1€.

  • Bus
     

    Taxi / Car

    Outside the bus station there is a designated taxi waiting area. The taxi fare is approximately 5-10€.

    - Distance approximately 5 Km.
    - Duration about 10-15'.

    Bus

    From the Bus Station, you will take the bus line 12, disembark at Aristotelous Square stop and then walk towards to the Electra Palace. Across bus stop at the left hand is Electra Palace.

    - Distance approximately 5 Km.
    - Duration about 20'.
    - Estimated waiting time at the bus stop 15'.
    - Single fare is 1€.

Map