Jul 7 – 12, 2019
Europe/Athens timezone

Travel to Kolympari, Chania, Crete, Greece

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 Orthodox Academy of Crete  (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 - Kastelli), 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 160 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.

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

Public buses from Chania Airport to Chania

Can be found here

Public buses from Heraklion to Chania

Can be found here