Symposium Location

The hotel is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, 12km west of the picturesque town of Chania and only 30min drive from Chania Airport and can be reached by bus or taxi.

There are two international airports on Crete.  Heraklion Airport (Kazantzakis International Airport) and Chania Airport (Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport) and we strongly advise that participants arrive into Chania Airport for the TCM2018 as opposed to the previous TCM’s whereby Heraklion Airport was the most convenient.

Chania Airport is located 10 Km East of Chania City, on the north west of Crete.

Chania Airport is directly connected to Athens International Airport with around 10 domestic flights daily run by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries. Ryanair offer charter flights from many UK airports direct to Chania. You can travel to Chania, Crete from anywhere in the world via Athens, the capital of Greece. The distance from Athens is about 307 Km and air time from Athens to Chania is about 40 min.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Chania with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens).
Connection is offered by ANEK Lines and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

Transportation from Chania Airport to Minoa Palace Hotel

Arrangements have been made, for TCM participants, for bus transfer from Chania airport to Minoa Palace hotel,
on Sunday 14 October, at the following departure times:

16:00, 18:30 hrs and 23:30 hrs.

Please note that meeting point will be outside the arrivals lounge of the airport where there will be a stand-up TCM 2018 banner.  Our host will be by the banner outside the arrivals lounge to guide you to the transfer bus in the bus park.

Please look for the host.

How to reach Platanias and the conference hotel
By Air

When you arrive at the Chania airport, transfer to the Conference site is possible by:

  • Taxi
  • Public bus to Platanias (KTEL):
By Boat

When you arrive at the Chania port at Souda Bay, transfer to the Conference site is possible by:

  • Taxi
  • Public bus to Platanias (KTEL):
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