Practical information

Travel information

The closest airport to the venue of the conference at Karlovassi, is the Samos airport approximately 40 Km away. Samos airport is connected to main European airports (London, Brussels, Munich, Frankfurt etc.) via Athens, Greece. Low-fare flights are also available (e.g., Airberlin connects Samos and Vienna, Austria). The flight from Athens to Samos airport takes approximately 45 minutes. There are 5 flights daily between Athens International Airport and Samos airport (4 with Aegean/Olympic airlines and 1 with Astra airlines). For information check Aegean Airlines at and Astra Airlines at

There will be a free bus provided by the University of the Aegean Sea which will transfer the participants from Samos airport to Karlovassi and back during the conference. Alternatively, taxis from the airport to Karlovassi cost approx. 40-45 euros one-way and they are available in front of the arrival terminal. The trip lasts approximately 50 minutes.

For bus routes and schedules please visit No buses connect directly the airport with Karlovassi.

For travel info for Samos check


There will be an excursion on the island organised on Wednesday afternoon. However, if participants wish to stay for an extra day after the end of the conference, the organisers will be happy to arrange a trip to either the ancient city of Ephesus, in Turkey, where the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, used to be, or the Greek island of Patmos, where one can visit the Cave of the Apocalypse, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Local information

All talks will take place at Provatari Building near the port of Karlovassi. We have created a Google Map showing the conference venue, the Department of Mathematics, the hotels where the participants will be staying and some restaurants that we recommend. To see the map click here.

Restaurants Karlovassi

Taxi station Karlovassi


Emergency phones

Police Department22730-33333
Fire Department22730-22199
Karlovasi Port Police22730-32343
Vathi Hospital22730-83100
Karlovassi First Aid Dept. 22730-32222
Agios Konstantinos Health Center22730-94207
Vathi Health Center22730-23255
Kokkari Health Center22730-92203
Pythagoreio Health Center22730-61111
Chora Health Center22730-91898

Pharmacies Karlovassi

Dimitriou Antonios22730-32838
Kalisperi Sevi22730-32658
Kelesidou Maria22730-30700
Fotiou Maria22730-32646
Eleftheriou Stavros22730-79350