ICOT 2012 – Transportation and Travel Services

Transportation and Travel Services

ICOT 2012 and SOLMAR TOURS established a partnership to assist delegates on booking travelling. All questions and assistance on travelling should be addressed to SOLMAR TOURS team, which will provide personal assistance and help. Please contact:

A’ Street, Industrial Area
71601 Heraklion
Crete- Greece
Tel. 0030 2810 302272
0030 2810 302270
Fax. 0030 2810 302259
E-mail: info@solmar.gr

Webpages: www.solmar.gr & www.holidayplanner.gr

Airport Transfer

By air: Heraklion is connected to mainland Greece, Europe and the rest of the World through the “Nikos Kazantzakis” International Airport of Heraklion (HER). Kazantzakis International Airport is located approximately 15 km/9 miles from Archanes (the place of the Conference Venue) and 4 km/2,5 miles from Heraklion.

Direct schedule and charter flights to “Nikos Kazantzakis” International Airport of Heraklion, are available from many European destinations. Heraklion is served by many International airlines, such as:

Olympic Air
Aegean Airlines
Cyprus Airlines
For domestic flights there is also Sky Express which operates 19 seats BAe Jetstream 31/2 aircraft with two pilots and one cabin attendant to Heraklio:

Sky Express
For those staying at accommodation establishments within the borders of the Municipality of Archances and Asterousia (ie. all proposed accommodation with the exception of Astoria Hotel) there will be complementary transfer to and from the airport on specific dates and times (to be announced).

For those staying at Heraklion they can reach Heraklio from “Nikos Kazantzakis” International Airport of Heraklion either:

By bus: you can take the bus from outside the airport. There is one scheduled bus every 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the airport at a price of less than €1.50 per person. You can ask the bus driver to drop you just outside the conference hotel (Astoria Hotel). It is a 15 minute average trip between airport and Heraklio, depending on traffic.

By taxi: taxis are available just outside the airport’s arrival area (price approximately €10,00)

Port Transfer

For sea travelers there are frequent ferry connections between Heraklion Port and Piraeus Port (Athens) and the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese. There are scheduled departures every day to and from Piraeus Port (Athens) with High-Speed Ferries. The Piraeus (Athens) – Heraklion sea journey takes around 6 hours. The port is located less than 17 kilometers from Archanes and 2 kilometres from Heraklio city. There are several companies operating ferry services from various Greek ports to Heraklio. You can book your tickets online from: http://greekferries.forth-crs.gr/english/.

The easiest way to get to Archanes and the city of Heraklio from the port is to catch a taxi.

The fare from Archanes to Heraklio is around €18 and €30 to Archanes one way.

Transport to Archanes

Daily public bus services run every 30 minutes to and from Heraklio city center (just opposite of Astoria Hotel) to Archanes 7 days a week, including public holidays.