Aug 21 – 29, 2019
Europe/Athens timezone
ICNFP 2019 follows HiX 2019 (also at the OAC), Int. Workshop devoted to Nucleon Structure at Large Bjorken-x ( Related ICNFP Session organized with HiX 2019 convenors will take place the 22-23 August

Travel and Visa


EU Nationals do not need a visa to enter Greece, but a valid ID card or passport is required.
Non-EU nationals in general require a visa for stays in Greece. A visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to three months for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. Nationals of countries which do not have a visa-waiver agreement with the European Community must obtain a visa. Detailed visa information is provided by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. List of countries together with visa requirements can be found here: link

Those who need visa should fill the information requested under the VISA section in their registration form. In urgent visa cases one should contact and



Bus transportation between Chania International Airport and hotels in Kolymbari will be provided on 21 August (buses for flights at 8:40, 13:50, 16:10, 18:45, 20:30 and 23:15) and on 30 August 2019 (cost for participants is included in the conference fee). The buses will be on a parking lot with the «ICNFP2019» sign under the windscreen. To find the parking lot, exit the airport terminal and turn to the right: there is a bus parking at the end of the terminal building. The bus leaves Chania Airport in 1 hour after the flight arrival time (for example, the bus for  the flight at 8:40 leaves at 9:40) and follows the route of every day bus (see the link with the map below).

In addition, the conference will organize every day bus transfer between hotels and OAC. The timetable of the everyday buses with stops can be found

THERE WILL BE ONE BUS FROM HERAKLION AIRPORT TO KOLYMBARI on 21.08.2019 to pick up the flight arriving to Heraklion airport at 15:10. (15 EURO/ACCOMPANYING ADULT PERSON). Please look for the person in the arrival hall with the "ICNFP2019" sign.    


During the summer period there are many direct flights to Heraklion and Chania from various European cities.

The recommended airport, closest to the conference site is Chania International Airport (CHQ). The OAC is located 39 km west of CHQ airport.

OAC can be reached from the Chania Airport by taxi, public bus, or rental car. The full fare for a taxi, including airport surcharge is around 60 Euros. By bus is cheaper (line Chania - Castelli), however, the bus stop is located at a distance of about 1 km from the OAC. The recommended way is car rental.

If you decide to fly to Heraklion, which is located in 165 km from Kolymbari, you can reach the conference site by taxi (one-way fare around 200 Euros) or by bus from Heraklion to Chania (one bus per hour, line Heraklion-Rethymnon-Hania, duration about three hours) and then to the OAC as explained above.

Please note that the conference period is high season. We strongly advise you to book your flights as soon as possible.


Chania can be reached from Athens daily by boat. The company operating the route is ANEK Lines (see ferry schedules at this link). Boats dock at Chania's port Souda bay, which is located about 7 km east of the city of Chania. From there you can reach Chania and Kolymbari by bus or taxi.

Car rental

Special discounts have been arranged for car rental (starting from about 36 Euros per day); 

Christos Milonakis tel 00306932417600

Taxi is recommended especially for Heraklion-Kolymbari transportation for 180 Euro per trip.

Special discount for taxi is offered by KOUMANDRAKIS IOANNIS     Mobile: (0030) 6944338618, the rates are 50 Euro (Chania airport to OAC Kolymbari)         (without discount it is 65 EURO), and 180 Euro (Heraklion airport to OAC Kolymbari)  (without discount it is ~220 EURO)

Public buses from Heraklion to Chania

The company is called  KTEL (in greek)

  • First bus:  5:30
  • Last bus: 21:00

Buses run every hour from 5:30 to 18:30 and there is one at 20:00 and one at 21:00.
Phone number: 0030 2810 246534

You have to take a taxi from the airport and ask the taxi driver to take you to the KTEL Station A, close to the port, to get the bus to Chania.
The price of the taxi airport-port should be ~10 Euros and the price of the bus Heraklion-Chania also ~10 Euros.

Public buses from Chania to Kolymbari

Can be found here or here

Public buses from Chania Airport to Chania

Can be found here

Public buses from Heraklion to Chania

Can be found here