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Travel & Accommodation

All participants are expected to make their own travel and hotel arrangements. Assistance is available by Kyriakakis Travel Agency, 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

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

Special reduced room rates are offered for CRETE 2020 Conference participants at the Conference Venue (Minoa Palace Resort). Reservations should take place before 31st July, 2020 as rooms availability and corresponding prices are guaranteed only up to this date.

Conference participants should use the official Minoa Palace Resort booking page in order to reserve their rooms and take advantage of the below mentioned special rates.

Special rates at Minoan Palace Resort are available for the period 13/09/2020 to 20/09/2020.

 

MINOAN PALACE RESORT 5*

Conference Venue location in Platanias

Room Type Capacity (pax) Charges per night
Single Room 1 €149.00
Double Room 2 €165.00

 

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Other hotels that offer special reduced room rates for CRETE 2020 Conference participants are presented below. Conference participants should make their reservations directly to the hotels via e-mail. Do not forget to mention that you are a CRETE 2020 Conference participant. Special rates are available for the period 13/09/2020 to 20/09/2020.

 

GERANIOTIS BEACH HOTEL 3*

Distance from Conference Venue location: 290 m

Room Type Capacity (pax) Charges per night
Single Room 1 €105.00
Double Room 1 – 2 €120.00
Standard apartment 1 – 4 €150.00
Deluxe apartment 1 – 3 €180.00

Rooms availability and prices to Geraniotis Beach Hotel (geraniot@otenet.gr) are guaranteed for reservations that take place until 20/07/2020.

 

SAMARIA HOTEL 4*

Located in the Centre of Chania City 12km from Conference Venue location

Room Type Capacity (pax) Charges per night
Standard queen room for single use 1 €120.00
Standard queen room 2 €135.00
Premium king for single use 1 €140.00
Premium twin room 2 €155.00

Rooms availability and prices to Samaria Hotel (reservations@samariahotel.gr) are guaranteed for reservations that take place until 15/07/2020.

 

PORTO VENEZIANO HOTEL 3*

Located in the old port of Chania City, 14km from Conference Venue location

Room Type Capacity (pax) Charges per night
Double standard room for single use 1 €105.00
Double standard room 2 €115.00

 

Rooms availability and prices to Porto Veneziano Hotel (hotel@portoveneziano.gr) are guaranteed for reservations that take place until 31/05/2020.

 

Other accommodation options

For more accommodation options and travel information please contact Kyriakakis Travel Agency.

KYRIAKAKIS TRAVEL
Contact person : Mrs Drakaki Kleio
Tel. : ++30 28210 27746
E-mail : kyrtravel@kyriakakis.gr

Please, note that September is a high tourism season in Chania. Therefore, early booking is strongly advised.

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