FORTH - Fundation of Research and Technology

High Energy View of Accreting Objects: AGN and X-ray Binaries

Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
5 - 14 October 2010


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How to get to Heraklion, Crete
  • By air: The airport Nikos Kazantzakis (airport Code: HER) is the only one in Heraklion. Heraklion has 8-10 direct flights per day from Athens (ATH), 2-4 direct flights per day from Thesaloniki (SKG), and 3-5 direct flights per week from Amsterdam as well as Paris (Orly) via Transavia Airlines. Depending on the time of the year, there may also be frequent charter flights from many major European cities (see web page). Taxi service is provided just outside the airport. There are also a number of car rental companies located in the airport.
  • By sea: The Heraklion harbour is located close to the city. There are three major ship companies on the line: Athens-Heraklion. Minoan lines, ANEK lines and Superfast Ferries provide daily service from Athens to Crete. There are taxis available as well as buses near the port. If you would like to rent a car, you need to get to the downtown area were there is a number of rental agencies (20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by taxi).
How to get to the conference venue/hotel St. Nicolas Bay Resort in Agios Nikolaos
  • By taxi: The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations (airport / seaport / downtown) is to use a taxi. There are taxis as you exit the aiport, harbour, and various locations downtown. The ride to Agios Nikolaos takes about 50 minutes (65km). The rate is approximately 75 Euros (a meter is used).
  • By car: From the aiport / seaport / downtown area, get to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow the signs to Agios Nikolaos. A reliable car-rental agent in Agios Nikoalos is "Byron - rent a car". They will be able to bring the car to your hotel (and in fact, even at the airport).
  • By bus: Go to the bus station, which is located very close to the seaport. Take the bus to Agios Nikolaos. The ticket price is 6.5 Euros. Buses run every 30 minutes from 08:15 until 20:30. There is also buses at 21:30 and 22:30. The bus ride takes about 1,5 hours. Once you arrive at the Agios Nikolaos intercity bus terminal, you must take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue.
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