How to get there:

There is more than 1 way to reach Rethymno:

• By air travel to Athens and connecting flight to either Heraklion Airport or Chania Airport and then bus bus terminal (KTEL) or taxi ([email protected]) travel to Rethymno . The journey is approx., one hour.

• By air travel from a European city directly to Chania or Heraklion, and then by bus or taxi to Rethymnon as described above.


Participants can reach Rethymno by air travel from Athens via Chania (Daskalogiannis Airport – CHQ) or Heraklion (N. Kazantzakis Airport – HER). Flights between Athens and either of these cities take less than one hour. Information regarding flights and time schedules can be located at the official sites of Aegean Airlines  and Olympic Airlines.


Also there are flights of low cost airlines, which connect Heraklion and Chania directly to European cities. For more information you can check the following airlines:
EasyJet (Heraklion or Chania), Transavia (Heraklion or Chania)  and Ryanair (Chania)


Ferryboat connection between Athens (Piraeus) and Crete is available to Heraklion (MINOAN Lines – ANEK Lines – Blue Star Ferries) or Chania, Souda Bay (ANEK Lines).  On arrival at the port of Heraklion or Souda (Chania) travelers can choose between the bus and taxi options above.

A) Taxi

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 under 100€ per transfer from/to airport. We can arrange for taxi sharing with other participants arriving on the same flight where possible.  This can be arranged through the conference agent: [email protected]

B) Bus

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 bus or taxi to the city of Heraklion or Chania bus terminal (KTEL) From either city buses leave for Rethymno bus terminal every hour from 05:30 to 21:00.

C) Car Rental

Car rental is a convenient way to travel and there are multiple car hire companies offering special deals.

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