Kavala’s airport is located about half hour from the town. There is no regular bus service between the airport and the town. One of the program's representatives will greet the arriving students at the airport and we will make arrangements to have enough taxis for those who arrive on Sunday, July 9th and July 23rd (more details to follow at the end of the registration period). Sharing a taxi will cost each student 10 euros at the most, probably a bit less.
We will be staying at the 5-star Lucy hotel which has its own pool and private beach. There is a well-stocked super-market steps away from the hotel. One of the local buses to the town center has a stop nearby, the ride being 5-10 minutes.
The lectures are organized by Unbound Prometheus in affiliation with and on behalf of Democritus University of Thrace, one of the leading universities of Greece. However, the lectures will take place in the ultramodern conference rooms of the hotel and they will be scheduled in two time slots, 9am-1pm and 1:30pm-5:30pm during the weekdays of the program.
Getting To Kavala
The summer courses are located in the town of Kavala, a medium size town (for Greek standards) with a population of c. 70,000 located on the north coast of Greece. The local airport receives several flights during Sundays. While airlines may slightly modify their schedules, the following list, which is based on summer 2016 flights, should not be much different for the summer 2017: Aegean airlines flies from Athens; Air Berlin from Dusseldorf; German Wings from Stuttgart; and Thomson from London Gatwick, Birmingham, and Manchester.
Please try to book your flights as early as possible. If flights to Kavala are unavailable, the alternative would be to try to book a flight to the nearest airport of Thessaloniki, the second largest town in Greece, situated 100 miles from Kavala (see map below). Flights to Thessaloniki arrive from several European cities (e.g., Istanbul) which may tempt someone to spend in them a few days prior to arrival in Greece. Thessaloniki is also worth spending a couple of days if you want to arrive earlier. But if you plan to get to Kavala from Thessaloniki the same day it will be an arduous task. Thessaloniki’s airport is located at the outskirts of the city. You would have to take a taxi or a municipal bus to get you to the exact opposite side of the city in order to catch a bus to Kavala. The bus ride Thessaloniki-Kavala takes about two hours. If you have any questions please contact us when you are about to make your travel plans.
A map of Greece showing Athens in the south, and in the north the towns of Thessaloniki (left) and Kavala (right).
Map with a marker for the Lucy Hotel on the left, and the Kavala Airport on the right.