All participants are expected to make their own travel and hotel arrangements. Assistance can be provided by Kyriakakis Tours agency, mentioning CRETE 2018 Conference.
Please note that in Crete September is high season period, so ticket and room availability is expected to be extremely limited, if arrangements are not made will in advance.
Bus routes that connect the Conference Venue in Platanias with the city center are available (line Chania – Platanias). They last about 20 minutes, while the ticket price is ~ 4.00 €. You may find updated information on bus routes (e.g. timetables) here.
Basic travel directions and accommodation suggestions, can be found below.
One can visit Chania either by plane or by boat.
During August and September, some regular flights connect the International Airport “I.Daskalogiannis” of Chania (www.chania-airport.com) with Athens, while there are also several charter flights from other European countries (UK, Germany, etc). The airport is situated 14km away from the city center and 33.2 km away from the Conference Venue (about 40 min driving).
Bus routes connect the airport with the city center (line Chania Airport – Chania). They last about 30 minutes, while the ticket price is 2.50 €. You may find updated information on bus routes (e.g. timetables) here.
The port of Souda offers 1 boat trip from and to Piraeus (Athens) every day. The port is situated 7km away from the city center and 21 km away from the Conference Venue (about 20 min driving).
Timetable of boat trips shows in the official site of the Ferry Company.
Regular bus routes also connect the port with the city center (line No13, Souda – Chania). They last about 20-25 minutes, while the ticket price is 2.50 €. You may find updated information on bus routes (e.g. timetables) and bus fares here.
You may find updated information on pricelist for the taxi transfer prices from Chania airport “I. Daskalogiannis” to the most popular destinations in Crete here.
The cost of transfer by taxi is approximately the following:
Special rates will be made for CRETE 2018 Conference participants at certain hotels, for reservations made before 1st August, 2018.