All parts of the Congress except for the Official Dinner Reception will take place at Hilton Athens Hotel, Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46, Athina 115 28, Greece
Official Congress Dinner Reception will take place at Zappeion Megaron, Leof. Vasilissis Olgas, Athina 105 57, Greece.
Please note that following a decision of the ALDE Party Council 2018, a Congress registration fee has been introduced. All Congress attendees who are not valid Voting Delegates, elected politicians or press will be directed to a payment screen during their registration process. There are three available rates:
- Early Bird (50.00 EUR) available until 30 September 2019
- Regular Ticket (65.00 EUR) available until the end of online registration on 22 October 2019
- On-site registration fee is 75.00 EUR
The payment can be done online via the Paypal or via a bank transfer. For any queries related to registration, please contact: Edita Jatulyte, Events Officer [email protected] or +32 2 551 01 69.
The ALDE Party Secretariat has negotiated a block of rooms available at preferential rates at the Hilton Athens hotel where the Congress will take place. Please note that the number of rooms at preferential rates is limited, therefore delegations are encouraged to make their bookings as soon as possible.
Access to the hotel
Hilton Athens is the perfect location to explore the beauties of Ancient Greece from a modern environment, easily accessible by taxi, metro or bus. The hotel is within walking distance from the famous Syntagma square, Kolonaki and Plaka districts- all full of cafes, Greek restaurants and taverns, shops and a lively night scene. The Evangelismos station, opposite the hotel, offers easy access to the Acropolis Monument and Museum in just a few minutes.
From the Airport
Hilton Athens is located approximately 30km from the airport. From the airport you might take a taxi which will cost you around 38.00 EUR. Please beware that many taxi drivers in Athens do not take credit cards.
Alternatively, you can take a metro line 3 (Blue Line) which will bring you to the Evangelismos station which is situated 3-minutes’ walking distance from the hotel. The cost of the ticket is 10 EUR per person.
In accordance with ALDE Party statutes, partial travel costs will be reimbursed to ALDE Party Council delegates only. To claim your reimbursement, download the form at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions listed on it.
Printing and Copying
In order to comply with ALDE Party commitments to environmental sustainability, the compilation of resolutions & the amendment table will NOT be printed & distributed to delegates. Instead, all registered delegates will receive the aforementioned documents by email, prior to the Congress. It is delegates' responsibility to provide their own paper copies if they wish.
Following the Working Groups, all delegates will receive an email with the draft table of amendments containing the recommendations made by the working groups to Congress. All these documents will also be available via the Congress app.
The ALDE Party events team are working on the 2019 Congress app which will be available for download shortly via the App Store & Google Play.
The Congress app will give you full access to all information about the Congress, including programme, political documents, up-to-the-minute venue information & news. It will also allow you to create your own personalised event schedule.
Acropolis of Athens
This 156-meter-high hill is one of the most iconic places in Athens. The climb is a bit steep, but once you reach the top you are awarded with ancient temples and impressive statues of the Greek gods. These beautiful ancient architectures will take you back thousands of years ago where you can wander between the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Theatre of Dionysus and much more. The view of the city from the hill is also breathtaking, so if you have a spare minute, do not hesitate and visit the Acropolis.Address: Rovertou Galli, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines 230 stop: Aphetēria; M2 stop: Acropoli
The District of Plaka
The historical neighborhood of Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of ancient Athens. It is closely located to the Acropolis and is therefore also known as ‘Neighborhood of the Gods’. You can enjoy the neoclassical architecture while getting lost in the tangle of narrow streets of this beautiful quarter full of cozy restaurants, tiny shops and different museums (e.g.: the Jewish museum of Greece, the new Acropolis museum, the museum of Greek Folk Art, the Museum of Popular Music Instruments and many more).Address: District of Plaka, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines E14 stop: Syntagma; M2 stop: Acropoli; 040, 230, A2, B2 stop: Makrygiannē
Monastiraki is another rustic district where you can find many local merchants who sell fruits, vegetables, souvenirs and other local products. The mix of ancient and modern architecture in this vivid part of the town is a perfect place to delve into the local culture and enjoy all Greek specialties.Address: The district of Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines M1, M3 stop: Monestiraki Metro Station; 025, 026, 027, 035, 227, 500 stop: Monesteraki
The Olympic Games and Greece go hand in hand, which means a perfect opportunity to visit the oldest Olympic stadium of Athens, the ancient Panathenaic Stadium. The track was built in the 6th century BC and the stadium, which was made of limestone, was added in 330 BC. Back then it had a capacity of 80,000 people, while nowadays it can fit up to 45,000 people. The stadium is easily accessible by public transport and is ideally located to do some sightseeing afterwards.Address: Panathenaic Stadum, Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines T4, T5 stop: Zappeio; 2, 4, 10, 11, 209, 550 stop: Stadio
Athens Central Market (Varvakeios)
Right on the busy Athinas street, the central market also known as Varvakeios, is a hectic and vibrant marketplace. The market is split between meat, seafood and fish products on one side of the street, and fruits and vegetables on the other side. Open from Monday to Saturday, the central market operates from early morning until late afternoon.Address: Athinas, Athens 105 51, Greece
Accessible by lines 049, 838, 914, stops: Apheteria; 025, 026, 027 stop: Euripidou
Laiki agora (or street markets), are great to stop for fruits and vegetables, household goods, herbs and dried nuts. Markets are open every day of the week in different areas of the city. Enjoy vibrant laiki on Kallidromiou street in Exarcheia where food stalls stand in front of colourful street art background. Not far from the Acropolis in Koukaki you can find another laiki on Fridays on Tsami Karatassou street.
Address: Kallidromiou, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines 021, 230, 813, A7 stops: Arachobes or Kallidromiou; 035, 046, 060 stop: ΠΛ.ΕΞΑΡΧΕΙΩΝ
This family restaurant has been offering authentic Mediterranean food since 1927. Here you will find a perfect Southern combination of food, music and dance. Their meat platter or tis oras is a must-do: it includes biftekia, grilled meat patties seasoned with spices, as well as lamb and pork chop. It also offers great options for vegetarians and seafood lovers. - €€ - Traditional Greek cuisine, music and dance.
Address: Panathenaic Pl. Theatrou 2, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines 100 stop: Peiraios; 035, 227, 500 stops: Town Hall or Agora; 100 stop: Apheteria
On one of the highest peaks in Athens and very close to our Congress venue you will find Orizontes. Here you have a wonderful view of the Acropolis, the Aegan Sea and the rest of the city. The restaurant offers high-end Mediterranean dishes with seasonal ingredients that will knock your socks off. Local tip: pork tenderloin with vegetables in feta cheese, honey and sesame is a must pick! - €€€ - Traditional Greek cuisineAddress: Aristippou 1, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines 060 stop: 4η ΛΥΚΑΒΗΤΤΟΥ; 022 stop: Marasleio
For a more budget-friendly choice, head to the northern part of the city where you can find Atitamos. This simple and cozy restaurant offers wide range of Mediterranean cuisine and is known and beloved by locals – don’t be alarmed if you see a queue at the entrance, that only proves that Atitamos is a true gem. After dinner, walk more towards the east and climb the Lycabettus hill where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the city. - € - Traditional Greek cuisineAddress: Kapodistriou 2, Athens, Greece
Accessible by lines 021, 060, 224 stop: Mpotase; M1, M2 stop: Omonia
For any queries related to logistical matters, please contact:
Edita Jatulyte, Events Officer
[email protected] +32 2 551 01 69