How to get there
There are two international airports on Crete. Heraklion Airport (Kazantzakis International Airport) and Chania Airport (Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport) and you can choose either of them.
Heraklion International Airport is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece, and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion and ~76 km from Rethymnon.
The Heraklion Airport serves as a hub for Sky Express and Aegean Air. In addition to the airlines mentioned above, Heraklion Airport also services domestic flights to and from the other Greek islands, such as Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos and Paros.
Flights to Heraklion are available by many airlines from various parts of Europe. These charter flights come mostly from Romania, Italy, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom.
You can travel to Heraklion, Crete from anywhere in the world via Athens (Greece). The distance from Athens is about 205 Miles and there are several flights a day (air time from Athens to Heraklion is about an hour).
Chania International Airport is located on the north west of Crete and it is ~65 km from Rethymnon.
Chania Airport is directly connected to Athens International Airport with domestic flights, daily run by Sky Express and Aegean Air. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries. The distance from Athens is about 307 Km and air time from Athens to Chania is about 40 min.
There are also flights of low cost airlines, which connect Heraklion and Chania directly to European cities. For more information you can check the following airlines: Easy Jet (Heraklion or Chania), Transavia (Heraklion or Chania), Condor Airlines (Heraklion or Chania), TUI Airways (Heraklion or Chania), Lufthansa (Heraklion or Chania) and Ryanair (Heraklion or Chania).
Ferryboat connection between Athens (Piraeus) and Crete is available directly to Heraklion or Chania, Souda Bay by both MINOAN Lines and ANEK Lines. On arrival at either Heraklion or Souda port travelers can choose between the bus and taxi options.
TRAVEL IN CRETE
Taxi is the most convenient way for travelling. The rates are more or less fixed for all taxi companies. Transfer by taxi from Heraklion or Chania airport is ~110€ per transfer. The rate by taxi from Heraklion port or Souda port (Chania) is ~ 110€. We can arrange for taxi sharing with other participants arriving on the same flight or same boat, where possible. This can be arranged through the conference secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crete offers an excellent bus service to take you to any part of Crete at very good prices. On arrival at Heraklion or Chania Airport participants can take a town bus or taxi to the Heraklion or Chania bus station (KTEL). From either bus station, busses leave for Rethymnon bus terminal every hour from 06:00 to 21:00 Heraklion Bus Station: https://www.ktelherlas.gr/en/routes-9 and Chania Bus Station: https://www.e-ktel.com/en/services/dromologia.
C) Car Rental
Car rental is a convenient way to travel and there are multiple car hire companies offering special deals. We propose the agency: “Traffic” Rent a Car. Traffic combines a modern fleet, with a wide range of choices from conventional to luxury vehicles. Please visit the following page for more information: https://www.trafficrent.gr/ or contact Mrs. Kristi Vogiatzaki directly at: email@example.com and at: +30 6936785547.