AGILE 2020 will take place in the city of Chania which is located in Crete Island, the largest Greek island. Crete is situated in the Mediterranean Sea at the most southern part of the country.
GETTING TO CHANIA BY AIR
There are two airports in Crete: I. Daskalogiannis Airport (Code CHQ) in Chania is located in Akrotiri, about 12 km from the AGILE 2020 venue and the Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport (Code HER) in the city of Heraklion about 120 km from Chania.
Chania Airport is connected with several flights per day with the Athens International Airport (Code ATH) while there are also several airlines from all over Europe flighing directly to Chania in Crete. At the airport there are buses, car rentals and taxis to all destinations of the island.
There are public buses from the airport to the city. Taxi service is available outside the airport terminal. The cost of a taxi fare from the airport to Chania is about 20-25 Euro (one-way). You can also call for a taxi: Radio Taxi ERMIS (tel: +30-28210-98700) or Radio Taxi KYDON (tel: +30-28210-94300).
There are rent car facilities and cash withdrawal and exchange services through ATM at the Chania airport.
GETTING TO CHANIA BY BOAT
Chania has daily sea connections with Piraeus Port via ferry boats. You can reach Pireaus Port from the Athens airport using the Attiko metro. Take the "BLUE" line train, change at Monastiraki station, and then follow the "GREEN" line up to the terminal station: Piraeus port. Also, from the Athens International Airport to Pireaus Port you can use a direct line bus. For information regarding tickets, the route etc. please check.
For the boat routes, please check the web sites of the local sea lines to Crete: ANEK to Souda Bay (Chania), and MINOAN to Heraklion city (120 km away from Chania). Please check their sites for availability of routes. The bay of Souda, that serves as the port of Chania, is located 6 km away from the city center of Chania.