Getting to Crete

Traveling by air

The Conference will take place at the Creta Maris Beach Resort in the city of Hersonissos, situated 24 km east of the Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" - the second biggest airport of Greece. Kazantzakis Airport is linked directly with “Eleftherios Venizelos” International airport of Athens with many flights per day (40 minutes). "Nikos Kazantzakis" Airport is also connected with regular and charter flights to 50 big cities of Europe and overseas.

Kazantzakis Airport Tel. no: (+30) 2810 337 205


            European flight connections to "Nikos Kazantzakis" Airport (Heraklion, Crete)


Traveling by boat

The port of Piraeus (approximately 60 min from Athens International Airpot by metro or bus) is linked daily to Heraklion port. Standard ferries usually depart from Piraeus in the evening and arrive at their destination between 5.30 and 6.30 in the morning, after 8 hours of travel time.

If you decide to reach Crete by boat, you should first contact either Piraeus’ or Heraklion’ port for schedules:

Piraeus Port Authority (+30) 210 414 7800

Heraklion Port Authority (+30) 2810 338 116

Getting around Crete

Heraklion to Hersonissos (26 km):

By Bus

Local Bus service is available from the airport or the harbour (approximately 50 minutes, cost approx. 5 Euros). 

Intercity Busses (KTEL) Tel. no: (+30) 2810 246 530

By Taxi

Taxi service is available from the airport or the harbour (approximately 25 minutes, cost approx. 40 Euros).