International Conference for Videographers & Film Festival

EDITION I
ATHENS, GREECE
3-5 APRIL 2024

Useful information about the event location

Each annual Edition of the Filmmaker Global Conference and Festival will be hosted in a different country/city. The 1st Edition will take place in Athens, Greece. In this section, you can find some useful information about Athens, the host city. From hotel and restaurant recommendations to the most important landmarks of the city center and things to do, this can be a reference for your trip, if this is your first time in Athens.

Athens Acropolis aerial picture
Information about Athens: A Panoramic aerial View of Athens and the Acropolis after sunset

Welcome to Athens, Greece – Host City of the Filmmaker Global Conference and Festival

Explore Athens’ timeless beauty, experience the warmth of its people, and immerse yourself in the world of filmmaking during the Filmmaker Global Conference and Festival. We look forward to welcoming you to this captivating city in April 2024. To enhance your experience we have gathered some practical information below.

Dates: April 3-5, 2024
Venue: Cine Mikrokosmos, 106 Syngrou Ave. (Metro Station: Syngrou-Fix)

Cine Mikrokosmos, the Venue of the Filmmaker Global Conference and Festival for Videographers

Information About Athens

Athens, the historic heart of Greece, serves as the splendid backdrop for the inaugural Filmmaker Global Conference and Festival. Known for its rich history, stunning landmarks, and vibrant culture, Athens is a city where ancient and modern seamlessly coexist. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a city that has played a central role in the development of Western civilization. From the iconic Acropolis to the bustling Plaka district, Athens promises an unforgettable experience for attendees from around the world.

Weather in April

Athens enjoys a Mediterranean climate. April marks the beginning of spring in Athens, with pleasantly mild weather. Expect daytime temperatures averaging 15-20°C (59-68°F) and cool evenings. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the city’s outdoor attractions without the intensity of summer heat. As everywhere, weather can be variable during spring time so pack layers and a light jacket for cooler evenings.

Information about Athens: Irodou Attikou Theater one of the most important artistic landmarks in the center of Athens
Information about Athens: Irodou Attikou Theater one of the most important artistic landmarks in the center of Athens

Key Landmarks

Things to Do:

In your free time, discover Athens’ vibrant culture by visiting world-class museums, strolling through bustling markets, or taking a day trip to nearby islands like Aegina and Hydra.

Anafiotika neighbourhood near Plaka in Athens Greece
Anafiotika neighbourhood near Plaka is a must-visit to check out inspiration from the Greek island Anafi of the Cyclades

Accommodation:

We suggest that you do your own research to suit your preferences and budget about your accommodation in the center of Athens. There are a lot of Airbnb and hotels to choose from and you can find budget friendly option outside of the peak touristic season. For your convenience, we’ve compiled an indicative list of recommended hotels and Airbnb options near the festival venue, Cine Mikrokosmos. Please note that we are in no way affiliated with these hotels.

Information About Athens: Dionysiou-Areopagitou-Plaka-Athina
Information about Athens: Pedestrian street Dionysiou Areopagitou with a spectacular view to the Acropolis

Dining

Athens offers a delectable array of dining options, from traditional Greek tavernas serving moussaka and souvlaki to international restaurants and rooftop bars with stunning views. We’ll provide you with a list of restaurants located in close proximity to the festival venue.

Information about Athens: Options for restaurants near Monastiraki
Information about Athens: Lot of Restaurant options are available near Monastiraki

Getting Around

View of the Acropolis and Monastiraki Square in Athens Greece during the blue hour
Information about Athens: Panoramic view of Monastiraki Square and the Acropolis during the Blue Hour

Currency and Payments

The currency in Greece is the Euro (€). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in most establishments. It’s a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases or in case you visit places that don’t accept cards.

Language

Greek is the official language, but you’ll find that many people in Athens, especially in the tourist areas, speak English. Learning a few basic Greek phrases can be a nice gesture and enhance your experience.

Safety

Athens is generally a safe city for tourists. Exercise the usual precautions, such as safeguarding your belongings and being aware of your surroundings.

Local Customs

Greeks are known for their hospitality. It’s common to greet people with a friendly “Kalimera” (good morning) or “Kalispera” (good evening). When dining in restaurants, rounding up the bill is appreciated as a tip.

Shopping

Monastiraki Flea Market and Ermou Street are excellent spots for shopping. You can find a wide range of items, from souvenirs to designer clothing.

Time Zone

Athens operates on Eastern European Time (EET), which is UTC+2, and follows Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), UTC+3, from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

View of the Lycabettus mount from the Athens City center
Information about Athens: Spectacular View of the Lycabettus mount from the center of Athens

Emergency Contact

The emergency phone number in Greece is 112, which connects you to police, fire, and medical services.

Travel Adapters

Greece uses Type C and Type F power outlets. Make sure to bring the right travel adapters if your devices have different plugs.

Time Difference

Depending on your location, you may experience a time difference. Ensure you adjust your watch or devices accordingly.

Local Cuisine

Don’t miss trying traditional Greek dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and baklava. Greek coffee and Greek salad are also staples. Explore local tavernas and street vendors for authentic culinary experiences.

Emergency Medical Services

In case of a medical emergency, dial 166 for medical assistance.

Pharmacies

Look for the green cross sign. Pharmacies in Athens are numerous, and many of them offer over-the-counter medications.

Enjoy your stay in Athens, and we hope these suggestions enhance your experience during the Filmmaker Global Conference and Festival! Should you have any additional questions you can reach out to info@filmmakerglobal.com.

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