Venue and Travel Information

How to get to Heraklion, Crete
  • By air: The airport Nikos Kazantzakis (airport Code: HER) is the only one in Heraklion. Heraklion has 8-10 direct flights per day from Athens (ATH), 2-4 direct flights per day from Thesaloniki (SKG), and 3-5 direct flights per week from Amsterdam via Transavia Airlines. Depending on the time of the year, there may also be frequent charter flights from many major European cities. Taxi service is provided just outside the airport. There are also a number of car rental companies located in the airport.
  • By sea: The Heraklion harbour is located close to the city. There are two major ship companies on the line: Athens-Heraklion. Minoan lines and ANEK lines provide daily service from and towards Crete. There are taxis available as well as buses near the port. If you would like to rent a car, you need to get to the downtown area were there is a number of rental agencies (20 minutes walk or 2 minutes by taxi).
How to get to the conference venue/hotel  Aldemar Royal Mare Village in Hersonissos
  • By taxi: The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations (airport / seaport / downtown) is to use a taxi. There are taxis as you exit the aiport, harbour, and various locations downtown. The ride to Aldemar Mare Village is about 30 minutes and should cost approximately 25 Euros depending on traffic.
  • By car: From the aiport / seaport / downtown area, get to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow the signs to Agios Nikolaos and/or Hersonissos.
    1. Use this map to get from the highway to the appropriate exit for Hersonissos.
    2. At the exit use this map to get to the sideroad that leads to the hotel.
    3. Use this map to get to the hotel using the sideroad.
  • By bus: Go to the bus station, which is located very close to the seaport. Take the bus to Hersonissos. Buses run every 30mins between 06:30-23:00. The fare is about 2.5 Euros. The ride is about 45 mins. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue.
Aerial Photographs & Maps
There are many sites on the web with information about all aspects of Crete. If you need additional information, contact the conference organizers.