General Information

CONGRESS VENUE

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Rodos Palace Hotel & Convention

https://www.rodos-palace.gr/

 

Iraklidon Avenue (Trianton), Ixia, 85100 Rhodes, Greece, T: +30 22410 97222, F: +30 22410 25350

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the Congress will be English.

TIME ZONE 

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VISA REQUIREMENT

Please click below for more information;

https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/

INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA PURPOSES

Participants who require a signed and stamped letter are kindly requested to prepare the letter using the online form and send it to lvolkan@kenes.com. Please make sure to include your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number.

Applications for invitation letters from the Secretariat must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the Congress.

Unfortunately, we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are sent directly to them.

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Congress Secretariat assumes any liability.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

SAFETY & SECURITY 

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

CLIMATE

In Athens, the capital of Greece, the climate is Mediterranean, with mild, moderately rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. The city is located near the 38th parallel, but in winter, from December to mid-March, it's sometimes subject to outbreaks of cold air from the Balkan Peninsula, which can bring cold and rain for some days, and sometimes even snow. Snowfalls occur more easily in the northern part of the city; at the city center, the Acropolis is whitened with snow more easily than the lower surrounding areas; a particularly abundant snowfall, which also affected the southern and coastal areas, occurred in February 2008.

Summer is hot and sunny; in fact, Athens in summer is the hottest capital of Europe. In July and August, the temperature quite easily reaches 35/36 °C (95/97 °F), but it can sometimes reach as high as 40 °C (104 °F).

CLOTHING

The dress code for SIS 2020 Congress is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

ELECTRICITY

In Greece the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

CURRENCY

Greece is part of the European Union and Greece money currency is Euro. (Euro replaced Drachma in 2002).

The euro banknotes come in: 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5.

There are coins of 2 and 1 Euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents of euro.

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