Getting to Heraklion

  • By air through Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”:
    Services to Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” are operated daily by Aegean Airlines and various regional flight operators. Flights from Athens [ATH] to Heraklion [HER], take approximately 45 min. Charter airlines operate direct chartered flights to Heraklion, daily from April to November, from major European cities.
    Heraklion airport:

  • By boat from Piraeus:
    Ferry services are operated daily by MINOAN LINES and ANEK SUPERFAST. Overnight services from Piraeus to Heraklion take approximately 10 hours.

  • Local Transfers:
    In order to get to Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort from Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” (a distance of 42km) you have the following options:

    A) In case you want to take a taxi from Heraklion airport to Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort you can send an email to quoting our workshop, a taxi will be waiting for you at the airport arrivals. For all the participants of this Workshop there is a special fare price of 48 euros including VAT (one way). Please have a look at their website: (Catching a taxi from the taxi rank outside the airport arrivals hall will cost around 60 euros)

    B) Public transport
    Information will be provided near the dates of the meeting.

  • Visa requirements:
    Citizens of the European Union or holders of a valid Schengen Visa do not need a visa to visit Greece.
    Citizens of all other countries should contact their nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate in order to obtain information regarding a visa to visit Greece.
    The organizers will provide any required documents confirming participation to the Scientific meeting only after registration is confirmed by fee payment.

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