The 3rd SYSWIND Summer School will be held in Patras, a historic and pleasant university town. Patras is very close to world heritage sites such as Delphi and Olympia. It may be reached via the Athens International Airport (220km, http://www.aia.gr) or the regional Araxos Airport (40km – Ryanair flights from/to London, Milan, Paphos/Cyprus, http://www.araxos-airport.com). Also via ferry from various Italian ports.

The lectures shall be held at the Conference & Cultural Center of the University of Patras:


The conference center is located in the Campus of the University of Patras, 7 Km east of the city of Patras, in the area of Rion.


Summer course participants may choose from a number of hotels in the area. Each participant is responsible for making his/her own reservation.

Special rates have been agreed with the Achaia Beach Airotel. Alternatively participants may choose to stay at the nearby Stavropoulos Foundation Dormitory.

Achaia Beach Airotel


Right on the beach at Rion, with beautiful sunsets and sea/pool swimming. Special rates for SYSWIND participants – single 58€ / 67€, double 67€ / 76€, including breakfast and taxes. Availability is limited. Please fill and fax the special hotel reservation form before May 20th, 2012.

Kastellokambos, 26442 Patra
Tel.: (+30) 2610 991801 Fax: (+30) 2610 992487
E-mail: info(at)airotel.gr

The Stavropoulos Foundation Dormitory


Close to the Achaia Beach Airotel, it offers rooms at about 15€ per night. Please contact the Dormitory directly at info(at)fep.gr to make a reservation and mention SYSWIND Summer Course. Availability is limited.


You can find details on transportation on the website of the University of Patras.

By suburban railway

The Central Railway Station (OSE) is located in the city center. From the Central Railway Station there is the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) that runs every one hour and connects the city with Kastelokampos area (10 min. walking from the Stavropoulos Dormitory), Rio and the University of Patras. The ticket cost is 1.40 Euros/ trip and 1 euro/ trip for students. There is also a monthly student card, which costs 10 Euros for students. With Proastiakos the passenger has the possibility to carry also his bike.

Proastiakos runs every 1 hour between 06.30 – 22.30 the route St. Andreas - Patras – Kastelokampos – Hospital – University and every 1 hour between 06.57 – 22.57 runs the route University – Hospital – Rio – Kastelokampos - Patras – St. Andreas.

From Rio Railway Station, OSE bus takes the passengers to Hospital and University and vise versa. With Proastiakos the passenger has the possibility to carry also his bike.

By car

The University is about 8 km from the city of Patras. Coming from the centre of Patras, follow Korinthou Street to its end. Then, you should follow Panepistimiou Street and after the indoor athletic stadium "Dimitrios Tofalos" you turn on the right, following the signs.

By bus

The Number 6 bus for Rion, which leaves from the bus terminal that is located downtown, runs every ten to fifteen minutes and connects the University with the city. Since some buses go directly to the town of Rion, bypassing the campus, it is advisable to ask before boarding if the specific bus goes to Panepistimio (University).

By taxi

There are about one thousand taxis available in the city of Patras. Many taxis work on a 24-hour basis. You can hire a taxi at a taxi stand. Taxis can also be requested by telephone using one of the following numbers 1300, 2610 346700, 2610 450000