Athens 2017

5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Athens, 21–24 June 2017

On behalf of the Scientific and Organising Committee,
I am pleased to welcome you in Athens, Greece and to the
ATHENS2017 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Professor Maria Loizidou

Conference Venue

The Conference Venue will take place at Aegli Zappiou. It is located in the very centre of Athens, in the Zappeio Gardens and next to the Zappeion Megaron (the first building designed to serve the needs of the Olympic Games). Aegli Zappiou multiplex includes the café restaurant Aegli Café, the Greek cuisine restaurant “Aegli Estiatorio”, Cine Aegli open air cinema, Aegli Garden summer bar and the events halls Olympia, Proteas, Prive. Aegli is also facing the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill, is right next to the Kallimarmaro Stadium and adjacent to Syntagma square and the Greek parliament.

Location of the Event – Athens

Athens is the largest city and capital of Greece. The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) has a population of approximately 4 million over an area of 412 km2. Athens is the most important commercial and economic centre of the country and the main Greek port, Piraeus, is one of the biggest and more important of the Mediterranean. Athens international airport is well connected with the city centre with a train that runs every 30 minutes (blue line), while there is also a bus service (express bus X95 to Syntagma square). The city centre has many neoclassical buildings which are found in Plaka, Panepistimiou Avenue, Thissio Area and Monastiraki. Athens has a very long history and as expected hosts several important museums, including the National Archaeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the Acropolis Museum. The city offers a range of public transportation which includes the metro and train (3 lines), tram and buses. Furthermore, taxis are relatively cheap when used within the city. The temperature in Athens during June is usually pleasant & warm ranging from 21-33oC.

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