Arrival and transportation during the conference

Please note that September is considered as high season period for Crete. All participants are advised to book their tickets early enough.
Basic travel information can be found below.


 Arriving by Plane

The conference venue is located at Platanias/Chania, Crete. During September, Chania is directly connected to several European cities by charter/seasonal flights. Information on destinations can be found in the official website of Chania Airport. Additionally, regular flights from/to Athens International Airport exist on a daily basis. You are strongly advised to choose a flight to Chania International Airport. Alternatively, one can land to Heraklion International Airport and reach Chania by bus or car. The driving distance between Heraklion and Chania is 142km. Chania airport is located 14km from the city center, and 33.2 km away from the Conference Venue (30-40 min driving). A public bus connects the airport to the city center on a regular basis (line Chania Airport – Chania). The route lasts for 30 minutes approximately, and costs 2.30 €. You may consult the timetables or buy your tickets here.


 Arriving by Boat

The city of Chania is connected to Piraeus (Athens) on a daily basis. The port is located in Souda, 7km away from the city center and 21 km away from the Conference Venue (about 20 min driving). You may consult the timetables or book your tickets here. Information regarding the public bus that connects Souda to Chania city center can be found here.


 Taxi services

Moving by taxi is quite common in Crete and prior booking is not required. You may find relevant information and indicative prices is several websites (e.g. here, or
The cost of transfer by taxi is approximately the following:

  • Chania Airport – Chania City Center         ~ 25 €
  • Chania Airport – Conference Venue          ~ 48 €
  • Chania City Center – Conference Venue   ~ 20 €


Local Bus services

Local buses connect the city of Chania with all places of interest within its prefecture, including Platanias, the location of the Conference Venue (line Chania – Platanias). Bus routes last for approximately 20 minutes, and cost 4.00 €. You may find updated information on bus routes (e.g. timetables, ticket price) here.

Regular buses connect the city of Chania to all major cities of Crete, including Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos. Information can be found here and here.

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