Conference location

The conference takes place in the Amphitheatre, Department of Social Work, Democritus University of Thrace, P. Tsaldari 1. This is in the centre of the city (close to the bus station) and not at the university campus, which is in the western end of the city.

Welcome dinner: Wed 10 May

The welcome dinner for presenters will take place at 20:00 in the tavern KOUZOULO (Dimitriou Pournara Str 2, city centre of Komotini)

Travel to Komotini

Many colleagues will arrive and leave Thessaloniki or Alexandroupoli at similar times.  If you would like to possibly travel to Komotini together or share a taxi, then please complete this online form as soon as possible (ideally within 24 hours) so that the information can be shared:

A shared taxi from Thessaloniki airport to Komotini costs approximately €260 compared to the €26 bus ticket, but saves considerable time and effort.

Information on buses to Komotini

Buses to Komotini:

Thessaloniki to Komotini: 09:30, 12:30, 15:30, 18:30, 21:00 (journey time 3 hr 15 min, cost €26 one-way)

Alexandroupoli to Komotini: 07:45, 09:00, 11:15, 13:00, 16:00, 18:30, 20:30 (journey time 1 hr 10 minutes)

Buses from Komotini:

Komotini to Thessaloniki: 05:30, 08:30, 11:00, 14:30, 17:00, 20:30

Komotini to Alexandroupoli: 07:20, 09:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:40, 18:45, 20:10

The timetable for all Komotini buses is available in Greek

In all cities, the buses leave/arrive from the KTEL intercity bus station, from where a taxi or bus to the airport is needed:

  • The journey from Thessaloniki airport to Thessaloniki bus station takes about 30 minutes by taxi (approximately €30-€35) and much longer by bus. Bus line 1X and 1N run 24 hours every 25-30 minutes with information at
  • From Alexandroupoli airport, a taxi to the city centre or bus station costs about €15 and takes 10-15 minutes. There are occasional buses between the airport to city centre costing €1.10, schedule is:
    • From airport to city centre on Wednesday: 08:40, 11:20, 21:1