Travel to Crete
1) BY AIRPLANE
There are daily flights to Crete from all major cities in Greece; and from many European cities as well. Heraklion international airport is 5 km away from the city of Heraklion, the largest city in Crete. International delegates may need to fly through Athens, which is serviced by all major airlines. Flights from Athens to Heraklion are approximately 50-60 minutes long. Flights from London to Heraklion are 3 hours 45 minutes
It is also possible to travel to Crete by ferry from Piraeus, the port of Athens. The trip takes approximately 9 hours on standard ferries and 6 hours on the high-speed Knossos Palace and Festos Palace (of the Minoan Lines fleet). An overnight ferry from Piraeus, Athens will arrive in Heraklion, Crete between 5:00 and 6:30 in the morning (departing approximately 19:00).
Each ship offers very good standards of accommodation in "Luxury", "First" and "Second" class cabins, most with private toilet and shower. Every ship also offers a "deck" class offering aircraft type seats. Prices range from 17 to 65 Euros.
More information on Ferries:
From the airport to the Symposium site
To get from Heraklion Airport to
the Symposium site, delegates can take a bus or a taxi (average taxi fare
is 5) Or
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