Kos can be accessed by air directly from several major European airports, as well as from Athens (flight time from Athens is approximately 60 minutes) or by ferryboat (from the port of Piraeus, close to Athens, in approximately 10 hours). Kos is also close to Rhodes (approximately 2hours by Ferry Boat) and about 40 minutes from the Turkish coast. Following you may find detailed info per type of transfer.

 


ACCESS TO KOS ISLAND

 

BY AIR

 

General Information

There are scheduled flights to Kos from Athens and other Greek airports, as well as charters from major European cities. There are 5 to 7 daily flights to Kos from Athens. Flight time from Athens is approximately 60 minutes. Flights leave from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

If you land on Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia”, you can fly to Athens and then take a flight to Kos. There are also, 3 weekly flights from Heraklion (Crete) to Kos.

 

Domestic Flights

Scheduled Flight Information from Athens to Kos

Company

Departure Time

Days

Arrival Time

Olympic Airlines

05:40

Every weekday

06:35

Aegean Airlines

07:30

Every weekday

08:25

Olympic Airlines

12:45

Every weekday

13:45

Aegean Airlines

18:05

Every weekday

18:55

Olympic Airlines

20:35

Every weekday

21:30

 

 

Scheduled Flight Information from Heraklion (Crete) to Kos

Company

Departure Time

Days

Arrival Time

Sky Express

14:00

Monday

15:00

Sky Express

15:30

Wednesday

16:30

Sky Express

10:00

Saturday

11:00

 

Charter Flights

Charter Flight Information from Europe to Kos *

Country

Company

Contact

Austria

Austrian Airlines

www.aua.com

Denmark

My Travel

www.mytravel.com

 

SAS

www.scandinavian.net

England

Monarch

www.flymonarch.com

 

Excel Airways

www.xl.com 

 

Thomas Cook

www.thomascook.com

 

Air Malta

www.airmalta.com   

Finland

Finnair

www.finnair.com 

Germany

Air Berlin

www.airberlin.com 

 

Hapaq Lloyd

www.hlx.com

 

LTU

www.ltu.de

 

Condor

www.condor.com 

Holland

Martinair

www.martinair.com

 

Transavia

www.transavia.com

Sweden

Nordic-Leisure

www.nordicleisure.se

 

Novair

www.novair.net

* The above tour operators were operating charter flights to Kos in 2009.

 

Contacts

Airports:

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT S.A. "ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS"
Spata, 19019, Greece
Airport call center: +30 210 3530000
Airport company call center: +30 210 3531000
Airport company facsimile: +30 210 3530001
Email: airport_info@aia.gr 
URL: http://www.aia.gr/

 

KOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “HIPPOCRATES”
Kos, 85 302, Greece
Tel: +30 22420 56000
URL: http://www.hcaa-eleng.gr/kos.html

 

HERAKLION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “N.KAZANTZAKIS”
Heraklion, Crete Island
Tel: +30 2810 397129, 397136
Fax: +30 2810 221700
E-mail: kahktl@otenet.gr
URL: http://www.hcaa-eleng.gr/irak.html

 

Airlines:

OLYMPIC AIRLINES
96-100 Syngrou Av., 11741, Athens, Greece.
Tel/Fax: +30 210 926 9111
Reservations Tel/Fax: +30 210 966 6666
Email: telsales@olympic-airways.gr 
URL: http://www.olympicairlines.com/ 

 

AEGEAN AIRLINES
31 Viltanioti Street, 14564, Kifissia, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 6261700
Fax: +30 210 6261900
E-mail: athto-sales@aegeanair.com 
URL: http://www.aegeanair.gr

 

SKY EXPRESS (Only for Heraklion - Crete to Kos)
Tel: +30 2810 223500, 223800
E-mail: info@skyexpress.gr 
URL: www.skyexpress.gr

 

 

BY BOAT

 

General Information

Boats (including car ferries) leave from:

  • Piraeus port (major port located in Athens area)
    There are 7 weekly scheduled departures from Piraeus to Kos. Two boat companies are operating itineraries leaving Piraeus at noon or night and arriving after approximately 10 hours or after approximately 15 hours (depending on the company you choose) early in the morning at the island. You may book your ticket to include a cabin making the trip a relaxed journey.

  • Rhodes port (Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands)
    There are 12 weekly scheduled departures to Kos. The journey is approximately 2 ½ hours.

 

Seaways

Scheduled Ferry Information from Piraeus to Kos

Company

Departure Time

Day

Arrival Time

Blue Star Ferries

19:00

Monday

04:45

Blue Star Ferries

19:00

Wednesday

04:45

Blue Star Ferries

19:00

Friday

04:50

Blue Star Ferries

23:30

Saturday

11:00

 

 

Scheduled Ferry Information from Rhodes to Kos

Company

Departure Time

Day

Arrival Time

Blue Star Ferries

18:30

Tuesday

21:15

Blue Star Ferries

18:30

Thursday

21:15

Blue Star Ferries

10:00

Saturday

12:30

Blue Star Ferries

18:00

Sunday

20:45

 

 

Access to Piraeus Port from “El. Venizelos” Airport

The Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is located 45 kms from Piraeus Port. If you choose to take the ferry to go to Kos, you can reach Piraeus port by these means:

  • Taxis can be easily found at the stations outside the airport. The taxi queue is next to Exit 3 of the Arrivals Level. An average journey by taxi to the Piraeus port should take approximately 60/70 minutes, depending on the traffic and its cost should be around 40 - 45 Euros per way.

  • Shuttle Bus is leaving from the Airport to Piraeus port approximately every 25 minutes (Express line E96) and it reaches Piraeus after 90 minutes. The bus queue is next to Exit 5 of the Arrivals Level. Current ticket price is 2,90 Euros.

  • Metro (Subway system). The Metro runs every 10 minutes. You can take the Metro, number 3 line (blue) from the airport and reach Piraeus port in 60 minutes. Current ticket price is 6 Euros.
    Note: When you arrive at the airport, you should exit main terminal building, cross the road, take the elevator to the upper level, cross a long corridor, and you will arrive at the metro station. Take the Metro, number 3 line towards "Monastiraki". Using the same ticket and without leaving the station, you can switch at Monastiraki station from the blue to the green line, direction "Piraeus", which will take you to the Piraeus port.

Average rates (in Euros) and duration of fares from "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport to Piraeus port.

Transportation

Taxi

Bus line E96

Metro L1 & L3

Time

70 min.

90 min.

60 min.

Cost

40 Euros

2,90 Euros

6 Euros

 

Contacts

Ports:

PIRAEUS PORT ATHORITY
10 Akti Miaouli, 185 38, Piraeus, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4550229
Fax: +30 210 4550310
Email: olp@apopsinet.gr
URL: http://www.olp.gr

 

KOS PORT ATHORITY
25 Akti Kountourioti, 85300, Kos, Greece
Tel: +30 22420 26594-7
Fax: +30 22420 24185

 

RHODES PORT AUTHORITY
Tel: +30 22410 28666,22410 28888,22410 22220
Fax: +30 22410 27365

 

Boat Companies:

BLUE STAR FERRIES
157 Konstantinou Karamanli Avenue 16673, Voula, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 8919820
Fax: +30 210 8919829
E-mail: bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
URL: http://www.bluestarferries.com

 

G.A FERRIES
2, Kantharou Street & Akti Miaouli, 18537, Piraeus, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 4511720, 4582640
Fax: +30 210 4582677, 4510600
E-mail: email@ga-ferries.gr 
URL: http://www.gaferries.com/index3.html 

 

DODEKANISOS SEAWAYS
Rhodes, Greece
Tel: +30 22410 70590
Fax: +30 22410 70591
 

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

 

Access to Kos International Convention Centre from Kos International Airport

Kos International Airport “Hippocrates” is located 27 km from Kos town and 30 km from KICC.
You can either choose:
 

  • Airport transfers will be offered by MeetingPlanner.gr at the cost of € 15 per person. You may request this service via the ISCAS ’06 accommodation form, prior to your arrival. The service will run on May 20 and on May 21 for arrivals and on May 24 and May 25 for departures, in conjunction with each day’s scheduled flights from Athens. For those who will be arriving via charter flights, you may arrange your transfer with your tour operator or request it via our web site, as above.

  • Taxis can be easily found at the station outside the airport. An average journey by taxi to KICC should take approximately 20-25 minutes, and its cost should be around 20 - 25 Euros per way.

  • Local Bus Service is also available and takes you from the airport to the centre of Kos town. It is not recommended to take the local bus, as it will drop you at a central location in the city and then you will have to take a taxi to go to your hotel.

 

Access to Kos International Convention Centre from Kos Port

Kos Port is located 3 km from KICC.
The only way to get to KICC if you arrive by boat is to take a taxi. Even though it is a rather difficult process, since after every arrival the taxi waiting cue is always long and taxis never seem to be enough, it is the only option you have.

 

Hotels shuttle service during conference days

All hotels shown on the ISCAS ‘06 website will be serviced by a bus shuttle service during the three conference days.
Buses will run a circular service among the symposium hotels, every hour.

 

Public transportation in Kos

The conference venue and all hotels shown on the ISCAS ‘06 website are also serviced by the local public bus transportation system. Buses from and to Kos town and other villages of the island, run approximately every 25 min. and the bus ticket cost is 1 Euro.

 

Car rentals

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal and around Kos island. Those of you wishing to rent a car, may make arrangements upon arrival at the airport. Also, MeetingPlanner.gr can assist you in making car rental reservations

 

ADDITIONAL EXCURSION / TRANSFER APPLICATION

Those who already have made accommodation reservations (online or by fax), but would like to book arrival airport transfers in addition, please use the additional excursion/ transfer application form found at the accommodation section of this web site.

The additional excursion/ transfer application cannot be submitted on-line. Please fax (+30 2610 991 945) the additional excursion/ transfer form found at the end of this page. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail, after proof of payment has been received. Please remember to print and bring this confirmation letter with you to the registration desk.
 

 



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