Practical information

Time Zone:                GMT +2
Calling code:             The international calling code of Greece is +30
Language:                 The official language is Greek. Most Greeks speak English.
Currency:                  Euro (€)

Banks are open from Monday to Thursday, 08:00-14:30 and on Friday, 08:00-14:00.
Currency exchange rates are clearly displayed in every bank that accepts currency exchange, while credit card holders may acquire money from the ATMs of the collaborating banks.

Credit cards
All major credit cards are accepted in Greece.

Electricity is 220 V/50 Hz. Plugs are the standard continental (DIN) type with two round pins.

Greek is the official language. Most Greeks speak English.

Athens has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall.

Passports and Visas
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. EU Visas are not required for EU citizens who only need their identity card to enter Greece. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Check the list of countries requiring a visa from the website of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Greek Embassies or Consulates in your country, or from your travel agencies. Make sure that your passport is valid for a minimum of three months beyond the end of your projected stay.

Letter of invitation for a visa
If you require an invitation letter regarding your participation at BFR2022, please contact us at

Note: During your stay in Greece, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

Weather in September
The month of September in Athens is still quite warm, the summer heat starts to cool off as the fall season approaches. The average temperature this month is 24°C (75°F), while the average low drops to 19°C (66°F), and the average high is still a warm 28°C (82°F).

The Athens Airport is connected via Metro, Bus and taxi to the venue.