Transportation Instructions

 

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How to arrive in Heraklion

Heraklion is reachable by boat and plane from mainland Greece and by plane from European cities. During the summer there are numerous regular and chapter flights linking the "Nikos Kazantzakis" airport of Heraklion with other European and Domestic airports. The two main companies operating flights to and from Greek destinations including Athens are Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines. The duration of the flight from Athens is 35 minutes and from Thessaloniki is 60 minutes.

 

The two main shipping companies offering boat trips to and from Piraeus are Minoan Lines and ANEK. The duration of the trip varies according to the ship type. Fast Ferries need 6 hours (daylight trip) or 8 hours (over night trip), while conventional Ferries need 9 hours.  There is a variety of accommodation standards offered by all ships ranging from Luxury 2-birth Cabins to deck seats.

 

 How to reach FORTH

 

For Conference participants there will be a shuttle bus service in the morning from selected spots in downtown Heraklion to FORTH with return every day after the end of the Conference sessions. Please consult the information given below for the details of this service. For participants wishing to reach FORTH on their own, please use the instructions below:

 

 

The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) is situated 10 km south west from downtown Heraklion. Urban buses serve the transportation to and from FORTH (I.T.E in Greek) several times per day. (See timetable below). The buses of this line enter FORTH premises. The duration of the trip from downtown Heraklion to FORTH is approximately 30-35 minutes.

Urban bus line 11 links downtown Heraklion with the University Hospital (See map above). This line has a stop approximately 300 meters away from FORTH entrance. In order not to miss the stop, please consult the bus driver asking for the stop to ITE. The frequency of this service is approximately every 15 minutes.  

For instructions for people wishing to use a  private car please click here

 

 

Timetable of the bus service to and from FORTH

 

From the airport From FORTH
07.20 08.00
08.30 09.15
11.30 12.15
13.50 14.30
15.00 15.40
17.20 18.00
From the port From FORTH
21.00 21.30

 

 

                                                                          Shuttle bus service

 

A shuttle bus will be available to the Conference participants linking downtown Heraklion with FORTH. The bus will leave from specific spots near the Conference Hotels and will return back in the same spots.

 

The full time-table of the bus service including transportation to the banquet site and excursion is as following :

 

Sunday July 1, 2007  
Departure from the Archaeological Museum (Eleftherias Square)  to FORTH 18:00
Departure from FORTH 21:15
Monday July 2, 2007  
Departure from Galaxy Hotel to FORTH        07:50
Departure from the Archaeological Museum (Eleftherias Square) to FORTH 08:00
Departure from FORTH       18:15
Tuesday July 3, 2007  
Departure from Galaxy Hotel to FORTH          08:20
Departure from the Archaeological Museum (Eleftherias Square) to FORTH   08:30
Departure from FORTH          18:15
   
Departure from the Archaeological Museum to the Banquet site  20:30
Departure from the Galaxy Hotel to the Banquet site  20:40
Departure from the Banquet site  00:10
Wednesday July 4, 2007  
Departure from Galaxy Hotel to FORTH                              08:20
Departure from the Archaeological Museum (Eleftherias Square) to FORTH 08:30
Departure from FORTH for the excursion     15:00
Thursday July 5, 2007  
Departure from Galaxy Hotel to FORTH   08:20
Departure from the Archaeological Museum (Eleftherias Square) to FORTH 08:30
Departure from FORTH    15:45

 

 

 

 

 

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