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Travel & Accommodation

All participants are expected to make their own travel and hotel arrangements. Assistance will be available by a Tour Agency, soon to be announced, mentioning CRETE 2020 Conference.

Please note that on Crete September is high season period, so ticket and room availability is expected to be extremely limited  if arrangements are not made well in advance.

Basic travel directions and accommodation suggestions, can be found below.

 

Travel

One can visit Chania either by plane or by boat.

Plane

During 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.

Boat

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.

Taxi

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:

  • Airport – City Center                      ~ 25 €
  • Airport – Conference Venue          ~ 40 €
  • City Center – Conference Venue   ~ 20 €

Local Bus Routes

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.

 

Accommodation Options

Special rates, to be announced soon, have been made for CRETE 2020 Conference participants at the Conference Venue MINOA PALACE RESORT.

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Chania city and nearby residential areas, Platanias and Agia Marina, offer quality accommodation services at a reasonable cost.

A selection of accommodation options (hotels, apartments, bungalows) with different proximity to the Conference Venue in special discount rates will be announced on time.

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