ECEL Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECEL Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of West ATTICA
Agiou Spyridonos str.
Egaleo, Athens

Tel: 0030 - 210 5385100

Specific Entrance: Main Entrance

Conference Location

University Information

The University of West ATTICA was founded in 1983. It is the third largest university in Greece situated at Egaleo, a suburb of Athens and is known for being at the forefront of developments in technological education. Over 35,000 students attend the four-year programmes provided by its 5 Faculties and 27 Departments. 400 Professors (of all ranks) work at its 27 Departments. It also offers over 30 Master Programmes.

Hellenic Air Force Academy (HAFA) is a Military Institution of Higher Education providing degrees equivalent to the universities’ degrees. It’s mission to promote and teach the aeronautical science. It is located in the Dekeleia A/F Base, Attica, Greece. HAFA was established in 1931. It offers academic education, military training and flight training. It offers four-year programmes and 3 specialisations: pilots, engineers and air defence controllers.

Local Information

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.

A centre of the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.

In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis, its port, Piraeus, is the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world. Athens is a global city with many enchanting sights to see such as the Acropolis, Plaka - Athens's oldest residential quarter, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the most beautiful classical site in Greece, Delphi  - to name a few.

Getting to ECEL


The airport is accessible via Metro Line 3 “Aghia Marina - Athens International Airport” which stops 1 km away from The University of West ATTICA  (Aghia Marina station) and costs about 10€.

Suburban Rail:

Athens International Airport is connected via the Suburban Rail via Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) and SKA (Rail center of Acharnes), and costs about 10€.

Bus Services (OSY):

Four bus routes connect Athens and Piraeus to the airport. All buses set down passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.

Regional Buses - KTEL Express Service

Five regional buses operate at the airport. All buses set down passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 2 and 3, opposite the Airport Hotel (Sofitel).

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Cost from the airport to Athens centre (max 4 persons): Daily (05:00-24:00) 35 €. Night: 50 €

Taxi Fares from Athens Airport:



Conference Accommodation

We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices, but the designated Conference Hotel for ECEL is Hotel Melia, Chalkokondili 14 & 28th October, Athina 106 77.  This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
There are also some hotels available via our agent at: ACPI Accommodation

Conference Dinner

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 17th European Conference on eLearning - ECEL 2018 in Greece are shown on this google map: