16th Congress of the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society
September 21-25, 2019 - Lesvos, Greece

General Information


VISA

NO VISA REQUIRED FOR VISITS OF 90 DAYS OR LESS ON A TOURIST PASSPORT, BUT CHECK YOUR PASSPORT VALIDITY DATES!

The responsibility for setting immigration police, procedures, and fees lies entirely with the Greek government. Greece is a member of the Schengen Zone. ** A U.S. citizen may remain in any Schengen country (or travel between various Schengen countries) as a tourist for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa. Anyone staying in the Schengen zone beyond the 90-day period may be subject to a fine at the time of departure and will be barred from entry into any other Schengen country for 90 days. In Greece, fines for overstaying the 90 days period run from €600 to €1,200.

Entry into Greece or any of the other European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination requires that the passport be valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure. If the passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, the traveler may be refused boarding by the airline at the point of origin or while transferring planes. A traveler could also be denied entry upon arrival in the Schengen area.

Greece Visa Application Requirements: Greece Visa Info

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

There is a good network service, which is getting better with broadband services available for a large part of the island.

INSURANCE

Neither the congress organizers, nor TTS, nor CTRMS, will accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

CURRENCY

Euro (€)

Money: in cities, debit and credit cards are accepted but in out-of-the-way locations you'll need cash. You will find ATM/Cash Machines on Lesvos which accept most cards. (The majority with Visa associated     cards, far fewer with Mastercard).

Lesvos Weather in September

What is the weather like in Lesvos in September?

Whether you’re looking for a classic beach holiday or something more cultural, Lesvos is the perfect holiday destination for both. It’s home to historical towns and spotless golden beaches with plenty of warm sunshine and clear blue skies for most of the month.

Averages

September weather in Lesvos is very pleasant with temperatures reaching up to 78°F/26°C. At night, the weather cools to around 64°F /18°C. The average humidity in September is 62%. You won’t have to worry about getting caught out in many rain showers as there’s just 23mm of rainfall spread over five days of the month. If you need a break from the heat during the day, head to the beach for an afternoon of sunbathing and swimming in the water which has a sea temperature of 74°F/23°C.

QUICK FACTS

Language

Greek, English is widely spoken in tourist locations and services

Voltage

Electricity in Greece is between 220 - 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. In Greece the power sockets are of type C and F.

TAXI

A taxi to town costs €10 and a bus €1.60. The journey from the airport to Mitilini is about 15-20 minutes and the fares are normally 10€. You may be charged extra, if you carry many pieces of luggage. For further information please access the following link

Lesvos or Mitilini, often perceived as two, is one and the same island. After Crete and Evia, it is the third biggest island in Greece.

Flag of Greece: The nine stripes represent the ine syllables of the phrase "Freedom or Death. The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom" There is also a different theory, that the nine stripes symbolize the nine Muses, the goddesses of art and civilization (nine has traditionally been one of the numbers of reference for the Greeks).


Congress Secretariat
The Transplantation Society
International Headquarters
505 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 1401
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