Volos is the second largest city (with approximately 150,000 inhabitants) in the region of Thessaly, in Eastern Central Greece. It is located near ancient Iolkos (mythical hero Jason's hometown), in the inner most part of the Pagasitikos Bay (on the Aegean coast), at the foot of Mt. Pelion (the mountain of Centaurs in Greek mythology), a prefered tourist destination that combines mountain and sea activities. Volos is an industrial center and port and home of the University of Thessaly, which is organizing SMMSO 2015.
For tourist infromation about Volos and Mt. Pelion visit www.volosinfo.gr.
For a one-minute promotional video on Mt. Pelion, prepared by Greece's National Tourism Organization, press here.
The Domotel Xenia Volos Hotel is located in a residential area on the sea front of Volos and is within walking distance to the center of town. The hotel was built in the 60’s as part of the ambitious “Xenia Hotels State Program” which was run by Greece’s National Organization of Tourism between 1950 and 1974. Several innovative Greek architects were called forth to work in the program, and many of the hotels built during that period, including the Xenia hotel in Volos, are examples of pioneering postwar modernism in Greece and form part of the architectural heritage of the country. The hotel was recently renovated and started operating again in 2006, offering upgraded services and convention center facilities.
The following special arrangements have been made with the Domotel Xenia Volos Hotel to accommodate the participants of the conference at reduced rates.
Arrival date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Departure date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Total number of rooms: 65
Room number, type and rate for the above dates (the rates of double rooms are the same irrespectively of whether they are used by one or two persons):
10 single rooms city view: € 80,00 / night
15 double rooms city view: € 90,00 / night
40 double rooms sea view: € 95,00 / night
The above rates are comprehensive of all legal charges and taxes and include the following services:
Greek traditional buffer breakfast
Outdoor parking for hotel residents
Wi Fi internet access
Use of the Elxis Xenia Spa & Fitness Center (closed on Monday; children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter the Spa)
Use of the outdoor pool
€ 15 /person per buffet lunch or dinner (participants are strongly encouraged to choose this option, as the conference fee covers only one lunch or dinner per day outside of the hotel – see conference Program)
€ 30 /night for one additional person in a double room
€15 /night for one child at the age of 7-12 in a double room
For reservations call Domotel Xenia Volos Hotel at (+30) 24210 92700 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the SMMSO 2015 conference rates for your accommodation in Volos.
If you are interested in sharing a room, you should send an email to email@example.com by March 1, 2015. You will then receive a list with all the participants that are interested in sharing a room (including yourself) so that you can contact each other for further arrangements.