CITS 2013: The 2013 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems

May 7-8, 2013 Piraeus-Athens, Greece

About the Conference

The 2013 International Conference on Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems, CITS 2013, is an international forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems, CITS.

The conference will feature tutorials, technical paper presentations, workshops and distinguished keynote speeches. All accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore digital library.

CITS 2013 is over! See you in CITS 2014!

Technical co-sponsors

IEEE is a CITS 2013 Technical Co-Sponsor ComSoc is a CITS 2013 Technical Co-Sponsor SCS is a CITS 2013 Technical Co-Sponsor FTRA is a CITS 2013 Technical Co-Sponsor

Important Dates

  • Invited session, workshop, tutorial proposals:
  • Paper submission:
  • Author notification:
  • Camera-ready paper submission:

You can download a PDF version of the Call for Papers (PDF, 125 KiB) as well
as the General Chairs' Message and Conference Program (PDF, 109 KiB)

Conference Registration

These are the available registration options. Authors can register on-line (through EDAS) or by submitting the PDF form below to the organizers.

RegistrationsIEEE/SCS Member (2)Non-member (2)
Full Registration (before April 12th) (1)€590€690
Extra Page Charge (for each page beyond 5 pages/paper) €100€100
Extra Paper Charge (for each 5-page paper beyond the 2 paper/registration)€250€250
Non-author Early Registration (before April 15th)€590€690
Late (after April 12th)/Onsite Registration€690€790
Non-author Student Registration€250€250
Guided Tour and Banquet on May 7th, 2013€70€70

(1) Each full registration covers a maximum of 2 papers with 5 pages/paper. Any extra length beyond 5 pages/paper will be charged at a rate of €100/page. Full registration by authors must be made before April 12th in order to ensure that the paper will appear in the conference proceedings.

(2) IEEE and SCS members must keep updated their society memberships in EDAS.

Option 1: On-line registration

  1. Go to the CITS 2013 Registration at EDAS (sign in or, if you do not have an EDAS account, sign up)
    • Members of IEEE and SCS must keep updated their society memberships in EDAS (check the "update your society memberships" link) in order to register with reduced charges
  2. Select the proper registration option (the system will show to you only those that are eligible for you)
    • If your paper has 6-pages, you must select the extra-page option for each paper
    • If you have 3 or more papers you have to select extra paper fee as many times as the total number of extra papers

Also available to authors are the IEEE copyright form (PDF, 40 KiB) and detailed final paper preparation and submission instructions (PDF, 65 KiB)

Option 2: Off-line registration

  1. Download and fill-in the highlighted fields of the CITS 2013 Registration Form
    • For payments through wire transfers, contact with the organizers at rg.ipinu@istaoeg
  2. Send the registration form (and the payment receipt, in case of wire transfers) to the organizers at rg.ipinu@istaoeg

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

  1. Mohammad S. Obaidat,
    Monmouth Univ., USA
  2. George A. Tsihrintzis,
    Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
  3. Maria Virvou,
    Univ. of Piraeus, Greece

Senior Program Chair

  1. Isaac Woungang,
    Ryerson Univ., Canada

Program Chairs

  1. Malamati Louta,
    Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece
  2. Hong Ji,
    BUPT, China
  3. Charalabos Skianis,
    Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

Tutorials Chair

  1. Helen Karatza,
    Aristotle Univ., Greece

Special Session Chair

  1. Sanjay K. Dhurandher,
    Univ. of New Delhi, India

Workshops Chair

  1. Franco Davoli,
    Univ. of Genoa, Italy

Local Organizing Chair

  1. Themis Panayiotopoulos,
    Univ. of Piraeus, Greece

Publication Chair

  1. Daniel Cascado,
    Univ. of Seville, Spain

Publicity Committee

  1. Essia Hamouda (Chair),
    Univ. of California-Riverside, USA
  2. Lei Shu (Co-Chair),
    Osaka Univ., Japan

International Liaisons

  1. Toyohide Watanabe,
    Nagoya Univ., Japan
  2. George Pavlou,
    Univ. College – London, UK
  3. Ernesto Damiani,
    Univ. of Milan, Italy
  4. Lakhmi C. Jain,
    Univ. of South Australia, Australia
  5. Ali Al-Daoud,
    Al-Zaytoonah Univ. of Jordan


  1. Antonio Bueno,
    Univ. of Girona, Spain
  2. Aris Sako,
    Univ. of Piraeus, Greece

Steering Committee

  • Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
  • Mohammad S Obaidat, Monmouth Univ., NJ, USA (Chair)
  • James J. Park, Seoul National Univ. of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Jose L. Sevillano, Univ. of Seville, Spain
  • Laurence Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada

Program Committee

  • Fatih Alagoz, Bogazici Univ., Turkey
  • Alagan Anpalagan, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Hassan Barada, Khalifa Univ. of Science, Technology and Research, UAE
  • Jalel Ben-othman, Univ. of Paris 13, France
  • Bharat Bhargava, Purdue Univ., USA
  • Noureddine Boudriga, Univ. of Carthage, Tunisia
  • Luca Caviglione, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Floriano De Rango, Univ. of Calabria, Italy
  • Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, India
  • Cherie Ding, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Rashid El Abdouni Khayari, Univ. of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany
  • Hala ElAarag, Stetson Univ., USA
  • Amir Esmailpour, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Xavier Fernando, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Jose Luis Guisado, Univ. de Sevilla, Spain
  • Sami Habib, Kuwait Univ., Kuwait
  • Aun Haider, Univ. of Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Jarmo Harju, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland
  • Eric Harley, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Yifeng He, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Raj Jain, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, USA
  • Carlos Juiz, Univ. de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Georgios Kambourakis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
  • Helen Karatza, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Chih-Heng Ke, National Kinmen Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland
  • Chin-Feng Lai, National Ilan Univ., Taiwan
  • Carlos Leon, Univ. of Seville, IEEE Senior Member, Spain
  • Christos Liaskos, Aristotle Univ., Greece
  • Alejandro Linares-Barranco, Univ. of Seville, Spain
  • Jaime Lloret, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Jonathan Loo, Middlesex Univ., United Kingdom
  • Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
  • Raimundo Macedo, UFBA, Brazil
  • S. Kami Makki, Lamar Univ., USA
  • Alvaro Marco, Univ. de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Bratislav Milic, Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Univ. zu Berlin, Germany
  • Lynda Mokdad, Paris 12, France
  • Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
  • Monia Najjar Bounouh, Syscom, Tunisia
  • Petros Nicopolitidis, Aristotle Univ., Greece
  • Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois Univ., USA
  • Jaya Parvathy, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Jun Peng, UTPA, USA
  • Fernando Pereñíguez García, Univ. of Murcia, Spain
  • Hassan Rajaei, Bowling Green State Univ., USA
  • Joel Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Kassem Saleh, Kuwait Univ., Kuwait
  • Vicente Santonja, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Jose-Luis Sevillano, Univ. de Sevilla, Spain
  • Lei Shu, Osaka Univ., Japan
  • Akash K. Singh, IBM, USA
  • Charalabos Skianis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
  • Chellappan Sriram, Missouri Univ. of science and Technology, USA
  • Natalia Stakhanova, Univ. of South Alabama, USA
  • Marco Vieira, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Gabriel Wainer, Carleton Univ., Canada
  • Wenhua Wang, Marin Software, USA
  • Isaac Woungang, Ryerson Univ., Canada
  • Guowei Wu, Dalian Univ. of Technology, China
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada
  • Sherali Zeadally, Univ. of the District of Columbia, USA
  • Xiaolin Zhou, Fudan Univ., China
  • Liang Zhou, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Keynote Speakers

The Human Layer in Decision-Making in Networked Environments

Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Ioannis Stavrakakis. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


This talk will highlight how self-awareness and other human-related attributes impact on the networking landscape, regarding networked content management as well as resource selection in distributed collective awareness set ups. The first part will discuss issues and strategies that factor in behavioural aspects in classical networking problems, such as cooperative content caching/placement and forwarding. The second part will discuss the broad problem of resource selection/decision-making in competitive, distributed, networked environments that can lead to a “tragedy of the commons” effect. Emerging collective awareness/intelligence environments in smart cities (such as those implemented by mobile, smart-phone-carrying networked users) can on one hand facilitate resource discovery and, on the other hand, they create counter-productive congestion phenomena. The talk will explore decision-making in such environments, factoring in uncertainties and biases in (human-driven) decision making, also pointing to potential “less is more” phenomena.

Short Bio

Prof. Ioannis Stavrakakis (IEEE Fellow) ( is Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and his Ph.D. in the same field from University of Virginia, USA. He served as Assistant Professor in CSEE, University of Vermont (USA), 1988-1994; Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in Northeastern University, Boston (USA), 1994-1999; Associate Professor of Informatics and Telecommunications, in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), 1999-2002; and as Professor since 2002. Teaching and research interests are focused on resource allocation protocols and traffic management for communication networks, with recent emphasis on: peer-to-peer, mobile, ad hoc, autonomic, delay tolerant and future Internet networking. His research has been published in over 210 scientific journals and conference proceedings and funded by NSF, DARPA, GTE, BBN and Motorola (USA) as well as Greek and European Union (IST, FET, FIRE) funding agencies. He has served repeatedly in NSF and EU-IST research proposal review panels and been involved in the TPC and organization of numerous conferences sponsored by IEEE, ACM, ITC and IFIP societies. He has served as chairman of IFIP WG6.3 and officer for IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC). He is an associate editor for the Computer Communications journal and has served in the editorial board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks and Computer Networks Journals. He has served as Head of the Communications and Signal Processing Division and Deputy Head of his Department. He is currently Head of his Department and Director of Graduate Studies.

Affective Multi-Modal User Interfaces

Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Maria Virvou. Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece


Affective features in user interfaces had been overlooked for many years in computer science until quite recently. As such, the research area of affective user interfaces is relatively new. Nevertheless, it has been explored with high intensity in the recent years. However, the area involves several problems that are not yet well understood and requires the combination of many up-to-date research advances in visual-facial processing, audio-lingual processing as well as cognitive reasoning, neural networks and other decision making mechanisms. This talk will focus on presenting approaches that combine different modalities in user interfaces such as keyboard, mouse, microphone, cameras, and animated agents in order to perform affect recognition and affect generation in a variety of multi-modal user interfaces ranging from virtual reality games to mobile educational applications. Reasoning mechanisms will be discussed and fusing approaches will be presented.

Short Bio

Prof. Maria Virvou ( was born in Athens, Greece. She received a B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece, a M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science from the University of London (University College London), U.K. and a Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex, U.K. She is a FULL PROFESSOR, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT and DIRECTOR OF POST- GRADUATE STUDIES in the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece. She is also EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of the SpringerPlus Journal (Springer) for the whole area of Computer Science. Additionally, she is an ASSOCIATE EDITOR of the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) Journal (Springer) and MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the International Journal on Computational Intelligence Studies (Inderscience). She has been CO-FOUNDER and GENERAL CO-CHAIR of the yearly conference series of KES-Intelligent Interactive Systems and Services, which aims at promoting research in the area of interactive multimedia and major applications such as e-learning and m-learning. She has been the GENERAL CHAIR / PROGRAM CHAIR of over twenty (20) International Conferences. For the year 2013, she is GENERAL CHAIR / PROGRAM CHAIR of five (5) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES. She has been the PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR or CO-INVESTIGATOR of over 15 national / international research projects. She is the Director of a research lab. She has supervised 12 Ph.D. theses which have been completed successfully and she is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. students and 10 post-doctoral researchers. Moreover, she has supervised more than 100 M.Sc. theses in the area of Computer Science and 100 final year undergraduate dissertations. Her research interests are in the area of Computers and Education, Artificial Intelligence in Education, user and student modeling, e-Learning and m-Learning, Knowledge-Based Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction. Professor Virvou is the sole author of five (5) books in Computer Science and AUTHOR/CO-AUTHOR of over 300 research papers published in international journals, books and conference proceedings. According to Microsoft Academic Search by Microsoft ( ), she is ranked in the top 100 authors in the broad area of Computer Education and the area of “User Interface” out of 58000 authors worldwide. According to the same academic search, she is ranked as the top first author in the area of “student model” and “authoring tools”. Additionally, she is ranked in the top ten authors in the area of “Intelligent Tutoring Systems” and “GUI (Graphical User Interface)” out of 28075 authors worldwide and she is ranked in the top 100 in the recent area of emotion recognition. Her article "Combining software games with education: Evaluation of its educational effectiveness” EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY, Journal of International Forum of Educational Technology & Society and IEEE Learning Technology Task Force, 8 (2): 54-65 APR 2005 is included in the top ten full-length articles of the whole Journal. She was a co-recipient of the Best Applications paper award of the 29th Annual International Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, December 15-17, 2009.

Topics of Interest

Track I: Computer Systems

  • Cloud computing
  • Computer architectures
  • Computer hardware technology
  • Computer-aided designs and technology
  • Display technology
  • Digital circuits, systems and logic design
  • Embedded systems
  • Evolutionary algorithms and computing
  • Fuzzy systems and fuzzy logic
  • Green computing
  • Grid computing and architectures
  • Hardware and software co-design
  • High-performance computing
  • Input/Output systems
  • Low-power computer technology
  • Memory systems
  • Mobile computing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Object Oriented Languages
  • Operating system and middleware for mobile computing and networking
  • Performance evaluation
  • Pervasive computing
  • Real-time systems and simulations
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • System integration
  • Systems on chip (SoC)
  • Scientific computing algorithms
  • Soft computing
  • Software design, verification and validation
  • Software performance and engineering
  • Social networking and computing
  • VLSI design

Track II: Information Technology

  • Agents and multi-agents systems
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • Adaptive learning automata
  • Bioinformatics and biological computing and engineering
  • Database and data warehouses
  • Data mining
  • Future web
  • e-Government
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Health
  • e-Learning and adaptive learning
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Network systems, proxies and servers
  • Neural networks
  • Protocols and standards
  • Signal and image processing
  • System engineering
  • Telematics
  • Web-Based Simulation Applications

Track III: Web Technologies

  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Data Fusion
  • Digital Libraries
  • Content transformation and adaptation in proxy server
  • Metadata and metamodeling
  • Multimedia
  • Ontology and semantic web
  • Personalized web sites/Web site classification and optimization
  • Portal strategies
  • Quality recommendation for software service provisioning
  • Service oriented architecture
  • System integration
  • User modeling
  • Usability and ergonomics
  • Web analytics
  • Web services and engineering
  • Web interfaces and applications
  • Web searching, browsing and ranking
  • Web information retrieval
  • Web intelligence
  • Web performance measurement, modeling and caching
  • XML and data management

Track IV: Networking Systems

  • Bio-inspired and nature-inspired solutions in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Broadband access technologies
  • Cognitive radio
  • Cross-layer design for mobile and wireless networks
  • Dynamic spectrum management
  • Disruption tolerant networks
  • Energy-efficient networks
  • Future Internet
  • Hybrid networks
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Network management
  • Network services and protocols
  • Optical networks
  • Opportunistic networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Performance-oriented design and evaluation focused on networks and mobile applications
  • Quality of service provisioning
  • Routing protocols
  • Sensor networks
  • Smart grids
  • Testbed design and implementation
  • Traffic Eng. & measurements
  • Under water networks
  • 60 GHz networking
  • Wireless networks

Track V: Telecommunications Systems

  • Adaptive communications
  • Channel estimation
  • Cooperative communications
  • Channel coding
  • Interference management
  • Modulation techniques
  • MIMO systems
  • Novel applications enabled by telecommunication networking systems
  • OFDM communications
  • Power line communication
  • Satellite communication
  • Spread-spectrum communications
  • UWB communications
  • Wireless broadcasting
  • Wireless communication

Track VI: Security Systems

  • Authentication and access control
  • Biometrics systems
  • Computer and communication security
  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Digital watermarking, fingerprinting, and traitor tracing schemes
  • Detection analysis and prevention of malware
  • Denial of service issues
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Information systems security
  • Keystroke dynamic systems
  • Multimedia security
  • Network security
  • Network systems forensics
  • Operating systems security
  • Program security
  • Physical security
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Public-key infrastructure systems
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Security of e-Systems and applications
  • Security modeling, tools & simulation
  • Security of personal area networks
  • Security of WiFi and WiMax systems
  • Security of web systems
  • Secure PHY and MAC protocols
  • User & location privacy
  • Virtual Private Network systems
  • Vulnerability and Virus analysis
  • Vulnerability and attack modeling
  • Web security and privacy
  • Web-based application security

Location and Venue

About Piraeus and its university

Photo of the Parthenon

Piraeus is the main port of Greece, situated very close to Athens, the capital of the country. Piraeus has a long history, dating back to ancient Greece. The city was initially developed in the early 5th century BC, when it served as the port of classical Athens. In the modern era, Piraeus is a big city bustling with life, having all the typical characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial center.

Photo of Piraeus

Apart from the main harbour, which also serves as a link to all the islands of the Aegean Sea and the close-by islands of the Saronic Gulf (Aegina, Hydra, Poros, Spetses) there are also many picturesque little bays such as Zea and Microlimano that offer the opportunity to walk, dinne and relax alongside the sea. The centre of Athens (Acropolis, Plaka, Archaelogical Museum) are easily accessible from Piraeus by public transport (overground metro/bus) or by car.

Photo of University OfPiraeus

The conference will be held in the University of Piraeus which is located near the commercial centre of the city, 10 min. walking distance from the taverns and the coffee shops of Microlimano and 20 min. from the overground metro station.

The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 as “School for Industrial Studies” by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association. In 1945 it was renamed “Higher School for Industrial Studies” while in 1958, it became “Graduate School of Industrial Studies” until 1989, when it acquired its current title. Today, the University of Piraeus hosts approximately 10000 students, 300 faculty members and 200 other staff. The University of Piraeus comprises nine undergraduate academic departments while it offers sixteen taught masters programmes and postgraduate research degrees (PhD).

Travel and Accomodation

Travel Information

The new Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos) is located about 30 kilometers from downtown Athens. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by bus, metro or taxi. More information on how to reach Athens/Piraeus from Athens airport can be found below.

Visa Information

Nationals of some countries must have a visa to enter Greece. For information, check the visa page of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. We can only issue visa invitation letters to those registrants whose payment we have received in full.

How to Arrive

If you are staying in one of the hotels in Piraeus listed below, the University is easily accessible on foot. If you are coming to the University from the center of Athens, you may arrive either by taxi (journey takes around 20-30 min. from the center of Athens and costs approx. €10-15), or use Metro Line 1 from Omonia square to arrive at the Piraeus port in 20-25 min. The University is then 20 min. walk from there.

If you plan to stay in Piraeus

  • BY BUS: Take the bus number E96 (renamed X96) from the airport to get at the centre of Piraeus after 60-80 min.. Get off at Dimotiko station, or at HSAP station or at the end of the route, depending on the hotel you are staying. You can continue on foot or by taxi to your final destination.
  • BY METRO: Use Metro Line 3 from Airport (€6). At Monastiraki station you must transfer to Metro Line 1 to arrive at Piraeus Port. You can reach your hotel by taxi or by foot.
  • BY TAXI: A taxi fare from the airport to Piraeus costs around €35s.
  • BY SUBURBAN TRAIN: Athens International Airport is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) and the port of Piraeus via the Suburban Rail.

If you plan to stay in downtown Athens

  • BY BUS: Take the bus number E95 (renamed X95) from the airport to reach the centre of Athens in about 45-60 min. (Syntagma square, opposite the Parliament building). You can get to your hotel by taxi or by foot.
  • BY METRO: Use Metro Line 3 from Airport to get off at Syntagma (€6). At Syntagma station you can transfer to Metro Line 2 to arrive at Omonia square. You can reach your hotel by taxi or by foot.
  • BY TAXI: A taxi fare from the airport to Syntagma/Omonia square costs around €30.
  • BY SUBURBAN TRAIN: Athens International Airport is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) and the port of Piraeus via the Suburban Rail.


Participants should arrange for their own accommodation. If you need additional assistance with the accommodation reservation, please contact the conference local organizing committee.

Hotels in Piraeus

  • PIRAEUS THEOXENIA HOTEL ★★★★★, Karaoli ke Dimitriou 23, Piraeus 185 31 (5 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)

    This hotel offers specials rates for CITS 2013 attendees. To get these special rates, you must make a reservation via email at moc.ecalapainexoeht@suearip requesting the special CITS 2013 rate:
    • Single room: €70/night (down from the €89 regular Internet rate)
    • Double room: €80/night (down from the €108 regular Internet rate)
    These rates include room service and all taxes as well as serving buffet breakfast.
  • LILIA HOTEL ★★★, Zeas 131, Pasalimani 185 34, Piraeus (2 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • NOUFARA HOTEL ★★★, Iroon Politechniou Ave. 45, Piraeus 185 35 (10 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • SAVOY HOTEL ★★★, Iroon Polytechniou Ave. 93, Piraeus 185 36 (10 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • ACROPOLE HOTEL ★★, Dimitriou Gounari 7, Piraeus 185 31 (Piraeus Port, 10 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • MISTRAL HOTEL ★★★, Leoforos Alexandrou Papanastasiou Ave. 105, Piraeus 185 33 (Castella of Piraeus, 15 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • PARK HOTEL ★★★, 103 Kolokotronis 103, Piraeus 185 35 (15 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • GLAROS HOTEL ★★, Charilaou Trikoupi 4, Piraeus 185 36 (15 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • IDEAL HOTEL ★★, Notara 142, Piraeus 185 36 (15 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
  • POSEIDONIO HOTEL ★★, Charilaou Trikoupi 3, Piraeus 185 36 (15 min walking distance to the University of Piraeus)
Hotels Near the Coast
  • CORAL HOTEL ★★★★, 35 Possidonos Ave., Paleo Faliro 175 61, Athens (8 km to the University of Piraeus)
Hotels in Athens


  • Upon arrival at the airport terminal, you have to go through passport control. There is one line for EU Nationals and another one for Non-EU Nationals. Travelers from the US, Canada and Australia, no longer need a visa. Next you have to pickup your baggage and, unless you have arrived via other European countries, go through customs control.
  • All buses depart from the designated area on the inner curb side of the arrivals level of the Main Terminal Building exactly outside the Exit (doors 4-5). The cost of the express buses is €3.20 and the transfer on the ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time of validation on all forms of public transport (bus, metro, trolley). Tickets for the airport buses can be purchased at terminals, transport kiosks and from the driver. DO Validate your ticket by inserting it into the validating machine as soon as you board the vehicle or when you enter a metro station. Keep it safe till the end of your trip. Otherwise, you are liable to a €35 fine (paid on the spot). Both the Syntagma and the Piraeus buses run for 24 hours, generally every 30 min., but only every 50 min. after midnight.
  • Taxis charge an extra €0.50 per bag that you put into the trunk, plus €3 for road tolls. During 05:00-23:59 hours, the meter (all taxis must use the meter) should be set for a single tariff rate. Double tariff is charged between 00:00-04:59 hours or for out-of-town destinations (Airport is not considered an out-of-town destination). It is usual in Athens, especially in rush hour, for a taxi to stop and pick up a second or even a third passenger charging each one full fare (it is not legal, but locals in a hurry rarely object). In Greece (except at airports) taxi ranks are hardly used. Therefore, at most times, locals who need a taxi will just stop the first one they see regardless of who has priority.
  • If you need to change money and you didn't do so in your country, you can change at the airport (the rates are much the same whether you are in the airport or downtown). When you get to downtown Athens you can change money at the banks and Exchange Bureaus around Syntagma and the Plaka. The rates are usually displayed at each location along with commission rates.

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