All visitors from non EU countries must have passports or equivalent travel documents valid for at least 6 months. Please check with your local Greek
Consulate or Embassy for details regarding visa and entry requirements.
Through the SPICA2019 secretariat there is a possibility to issue a VISA letter provided you have completed your registration.
Any visa invitation letter issued is meant only to help visitors raise funds or to obtain a visa,and is not a commitment on the part of the
organizers to provide any financial support. Organisers may NOT contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the meeting.
How to Get to Heraklion City, Crete
Heraklion is directly connected to Athens International Airport with about 10 domestic flights daily run by Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Ellinair Airlines, Astra Airlines and Sky Express.
There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.
Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connection is offered by Minoan Lines, ANEK Lines & Superfast Ferries and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.
How to reach Hersonissos and the Conference hotel
Arrival by Air
When you arrive at Heraklion airport, transfer to the conference site is possible by:
- Taxi: The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations
(airport / seaport / downtown) is to use a taxi. The approximate fare from Heraklion Airport is 40€. Taxi transfers can be arranged and where possible we can group participants arriving at similar times to share a taxi and thus share the cost.
Please email [email protected] to arrange this service.
- Public bus to Hersonissos (KTEL):Public Bus Service every 30 minutes from the airport exit. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must get off the bus at stop number 20 and walk a few yards further on towards Hersonissos where the taxi rank is and from there you can take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue at the approx., cost of 10€.
The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Price: ~3,50€
Journey time: about 45 min.
- Renting a Car:From the airport / port / downtown area, get to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow
the signs to Agios Nikolaos and/or Hersonissos.
Arrival by Boat
- When you arrive at the Heraklion harbour, you may walk to the Public Bus Station which is within walking distance.
From there, buses depart to Hersonissos, every half hour.
The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue. (See instructions above)
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