Venue and Travel information

Conference venue:  

The DIS 2024 will be held at the lovely Kalamata Hotel Elite, which is conveniently located in Messinian Bay near the foot of Mountain Taygetos and just a short distance from the beach. The hotel has a big swimming pool, and its restaurant, Ef Zin, serves delicious Greek and international food made from fresh, local ingredients on a charming outdoor terrace. The hotel rooms are modern and stylish, with amenities like a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and minibar. It’s also close to Kalamata’s commercial center, only 4 km away, where you can find plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops, making it a great choice for both tourists and business travelers.


The building is located at: Navarinou 237, Kalamata 241 00, Greece (see [here]).


There are three options for travelling to the conference venue:

By Air: Kalamata Airport (KLX) is well-connected to major cities, including Athens, Thessaloniki, Munich, Stockholm, Moscow, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague, London, Milan, Vienna, and Manchester, through regular and charter flights. The airport is conveniently located just a 15-minute drive (approximately 13 kilometers) from both the conference venue and the city center.

By Car: Kalamata is accessible by highway from Athens and Thessaloniki via the ‘Eastern Peloponnese Highway,’ ‘Olympia Road,’ and ‘Aegean Highway.’ The distance from Athens is approximately 239 kilometers, and the journey typically takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes by car.

By Bus: There is a regular bus service from Athens to Kalamata.


In addition, we will schedule free buses for DIS 2024 participants as follows:

1. From the Athens airport to the Hotel Elite in Kalamata, on June 2, 2024 ( 2 and 1/2 hours travel time )



Remember that Greece is a member of the European Union and a Schengen country. Then, a valid passport or, for Schengen countries, an identification card is all that is needed for entry into Greece by citizens of European Union countries. Guests from many countries can enter Greece without a visa.

If you need a visa to enter Greece and attend the DIS 2024 conference, do not hesitate to contact us to request an official invitation letter.