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IMPORTANT NOTE: Travel Details!

Dear participants, PLEASE sent your arrival time and departure time to Mr. Dimitris Vayenos (E-mail: dimitris-bio@hotmail.com) in order to arrange your transfer from Chania Airport or Souda Port to the conference center


Chania is the closest airport to Kolymbari (39 km). Located in Akrotiri (14 km east of the town), it offers several daily flights from/to Athens as well as some charter flights from all over Europe. Athens is served by the "Eleftherios Venizelos" International Airport. All flights - both domestic and international - arrive and depart from this airport, serving Greece's major carriers Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines, as well as all other airlines.
Some scheduled airlines and charters have direct flights from some major European Airports to Chania International Airport (CHQ).

OAC can be reached from the Chania Airport by taxi, public bus, or rental car. The full fare for a taxi, including airport surcharge is around 60 Euros. By bus is cheaper (line Chania - Castelli), however, the bus stop is located at a distance of about 1 km from the OAC.


Chania can be reached from Athens daily by boat. Boats dock at Chania's port Souda bay, which is located about 7 km east of the city of Chania. From there you can reach Chania and Kolymbari by bus or taxi.


We advise that you do NOT fly into Heraklion as the bus connection between Heraklion and Chania takes approximately 3 hours and a taxi can be very costly.

If you decide to fly to Heraklion, which is located in 160 km from Kolymbari, you can reach the conference site by taxi (one-way fare around 140 Euros) or by bus from Heraklion to Chania (one bus per hour, line Heraklion-Rethymnon-Hania, duration about three hours) and then to the OAC.


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Greek time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, an hour ahead of Central European Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time

During the summer period there are many direct flights to Heraklion and Chania from various European cities.

Please note that the conference period is high season. 
We strongly advise you to book your flights as soon as possible.