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How to reach Chania

Chania can be easily reached either by airplane or by ferry boat from Pireaus.

By Plane Chania has an International Airport named “I.Daskalogiannis” (IATA: CHQ) (www.chania-airport.com). The airport is located near Souda Bay 14km away from the city center and 32.2 km away from the Conference Venue (about 30-40 min driving).

Domestic flights from and to the airport of Athens (Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”) are often used as connecting flights from and to major European and worldwide gateway cities. From April to early November there are also many charter flights from across Europe. Domestic flights are serviced from Aegean airlines or Sky express.

Travellers should be aware that the airport located in the other major city of Crete (Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis”; IATA: HER) is 140 km away from the city of Chania (approx. two-hours drive away).

By Boat

The port of Souda offers daily boat connections from and to Piraeus (Athens). The journey take about 9 hours on standard ferries, and 6 hours on the high-speed fleets.

The port is situated 7 km away from the city center and 21 km away from the Conference Venue (about 20 min driving). You can take the boat and enjoy the Aegean Sea!

Take a taxi

The cost of transfer by taxi is approximately the following:

Airport – City Center ~ 30 €Airport – Conference Venue ~ 45 €City Center – Conference Venue ~ 25 €

Visa Requirements

For those wishing to visit Greece and, by extension, the Schengen Area, a visa may be required depending on the country of origin. The list of countries requiring or not a visa can be found at the web site of the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Conference Secretariat of ICTC13 will be happy to issue a letter of invitation to participants wishing to apply for a visa.

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