14th European Molecular Beam Epitaxy Workshop

5-7 March 2007

Scope
Topics
Scientific Program
Call For Papers
Important Dates
Accommodation
Program Committee
Local Arrangements
Registration
Exhibit
The Venue
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LOCATION

Sierra Nevada is located in the Penibetic mountain range in Andalucia. It is Europe´s southernmost ski resort and is endowed with the Iberian peninsula´s highest summits. The resort is situated in the municipalities of Monachil, Guejar Sierra and Dilar near Granada´s Costa Tropical (100 km.) and the Costa del Sol (150km.). The resort´s village, is at an altitude of 2,100 meters.

Pradollano - The resort village

Sierra Nevada´s village area has been greatly enhanced thanks to the construction of new alpine-style buildings and the environmental embellishment programme. One of the villages most important features is the four-storey underground parking complex with a capacity of 2.880 vehicles. Pradollano offers a variety of services including quality hotels in a range of categories and a variety of restaurants featuring local Andalusian and international cuisine. Sierra Nevada provides excellent customer service to guarantee its visitors and especially pleasant stay.

The city of Granada, whose province is home to Sierra Nevada, has an excellent transportation network which provides easy access to the resort. Transportation to Granada is by newly-constructed highways, a recently remodeled airport (17 km. from the city), and railway station. Nearby international airports are located in Malaga (75 minutes by car) and Seville (2 hours). Sierra Nevada is linked with Granada by a recently constructed 30 km. safe, wide highway. The highway links up with Granada´s new bypass motorway system. Travel time from Granada to Sierra Nevada is 30 minutes.

How to get to Granada

General info

Flying direct to Granada Airport

Check out cheap international flights direct to Granada airport on this page.
There are now international flights to Granada from about 6 locations. There are many more flights to Malaga so many people fly to Malaga and then get a bus or hire a car. See info below

On arrival, it is best to get a taxi from the airport to the city center (12 km), that costs about 25 euros. There is also a bus service which takes you to the centre of Granada.

For domestic flights within Spain use the iberia web site click here
For cheap international flights click here

Flying to Malaga Airport

Malaga is the nearest international airport to Granada and there are plenty of flights. It takes about 90 minutes from Malaga to Granada by road. For cheap international flights to Malaga click here.

Getting from Malaga by bus
First you get a bus or taxi from the airport to Malaga bus station. There is a bus every hour from 7am until 9 pm (except 8pm). The price is about 9 euros. It takes 1 and a half hours.

Granada bus station is just outside of town, so you will have to get a taxi or a bus into the centre. To buy tickets online visit Continental-auto. You can check times and prices and even choose your seats. The problem with flying to Malaga is that if your plane is late it is difficult to get to Granada after 9pm. In this case you will have to get a hotel in Malaga or club together with 4 people and get a taxi, about 100 Euros from Malaga.

Getting from Malaga in a hire Car
Most companies have pick-up and drop-off points both at Granada airport and in the centre of Granada. A good web page for car hire is amigo autos.

Getting to Granada by Train

The train station is fairly central and is in Avenida de Andaluces off Avenida de la constitución. The phone number is 958 271272. Granada is not on a high speed line. Granada train station is the only place in Granada which has left luggage lockers.
The talgo takes about 5 and a half hours from Madrid. Seville is 4 hours by train. Most people choose the bus rather than the train when coming from Malaga or Almeria. RENFE has a good web site giving full information about trains in Spain in English.

Getting to Granada by Bus

The main bus company in Andalucía is Alsina Graells. You cannot buy tickets online form their webpage. To do so visit Continental-auto. You can check times and prices and even choose your seats. The bus station is slightly out of town and you will need to get a taxi to get to the centre.

From Madrid
Coming from Madrid you need to go to "Estación del sur". The nearest tube station to "Estación del sur" is “Méndez Alvaro”. The buses go about every hour and if there is a busy day they put on more buses. Go to the bus station and get on the next available bus. Try Enatcar window. It takes about 5 hours from Madrid to Granada and costs around 13 euros.

From Malaga
See above in "getting from Malaga".

Getting taxis within Granada
If you phone for a taxi within Granada it rarely takes longer than 10 minutes for them to arrive. Just go to a taxi rank or phone +34 958 280654. There are taxi ranks in front of the bus and train stations, and almost everywhere.

Driving to Granada

The Spanish road network has improved a lot in the last 20 years and there are good roads to all other Spanish cities. It takes about 5 hours from Madrid, 11 hours from Barcelona, 90 minutes from Malaga.

There are some notes for car drivers, distances etc, on this page.
A good web page for car hire is amigo autos.

Here are some links to buy maps:
Click here if you live in Europe.
Click here if you live in the US.

Driving from Granada to Sierra Nevada

Bus
Viajes Bonal, departs daily at 9.00h. from Palacio de Congresos building, Granada. Return from Sierra Nevada daily at 17.00h.

Taxi
Tele Taxi Granada, Tel. +34 958 280654 or Radio Taxi Granada Tel. +34 958 151461.

Transport within Sierra Nevada

Chairlift is available to: Parador 1, Parador 2. Taxis available from rank in centre of village. Tel.+34 958 480185. A train trolley service also offers transportation throughout the village.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception party will be offered (free of charge) to all participants on Sunday 4th March from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Workshop official site, Hotel Meliá Sierra Nevada. This will be a good occasion to get acquainted with other participants.

Workshop Banquet

A Workshop banquet will be held on Tuesday 6th March for all registered participants. A limited number of banquet tickets will be available for accompanying persons at the Workshop Registration Office, upon arrival. The banquet will be held at the Workshop official site, Hotel Meliá Sierra Nevada.

Excursions and Other Activities

The official Agency (BCD travel) will offer the following activities and excursions:

  • Forfait 4 days.
  • Ski equipment rental.
  • Sightseeing of Granada City (Min 16 pax- Half Day).
  • Visit of Alhambra & Generalife. (Min 16 pax- Half Day).
  • Granada by night. (Min 16 pax- Half Day).
Special rates for 2007 will be available from 15th September on.

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