Travelling to Chania
Chania International Airport is the closest airport. Heraklion can be an alternative but a bus journey would take 3 hours.
There are direct charter and scheduled flights connecting Chania with many European cities carried out by RYANAIR and Easyjet and others. Please contact your travel agent for details about charter flight schedules.
Domestic flights from the Athens International Airport are also frequent and are carried out by Olympics and Aegean Airlines.
Ferries to Chania (Souda port) leave from Athens (Piraeus port) on a daily basis. The overnight/daytime trip with ANEK lines takes about 9 hours. Please check the web sites for ferry schedules. Also note that there is a direct bus service connecting Athens International Airport with Piraeus port. More information about public transport in Athens can be found here.
Chania can be reached by coach from the city of Herakleon situated 145 km (90 miles) from Chania. The bus fare is about 13,80€ and takes about 2.5 hours. The taxi costs approximately 160€. Herakleon, being the biggest city of Crete, is directly connected with charter/scheduled flights with many European cities. Flights to/from Athens are also frequent. Ferries from Piraeus travel to Herakleon every day. The overnight/daytime trip with MINOAN lines takes between 7-8 hours.
Weather / Climate
The climate is relatively mild, Mediterranean. During the fall and winter months north and northwest winds dominate, while in the summer the ill winds make it enjoyable. But the divine gift of the eternal sunshine allows one to start their vacation from March and end it at the end of October.
Chania has the largest amount of water in Crete (65%), and for this there is rich vegetation of plants and fruitful trees (citrus trees, olives, vines etc.) as well as semitropicals. The very clean beaches of Chania win always the "blue flags" of Europe and are accessible for all ages throughout the year.
In summer, be prepared for hot temperatures: Bring sun-block, dark glasses, and a hat.
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MINOA PALACE RESORT & SPA is a luxury 5* beachside hotel, built within 35.000sqm. of maintained gardens. It is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, 12km west of the picturesque town of Chania and only 30min drive from Chania International Airport.
The hotel offers majestic views of its surrounding countryside and the White Mountains. To the north, the hotel enjoys panoramic views of the endless golden beach of Platanias with the shimmering sapphire blue Aegean beyond. With the extension of the hotel in 2008, guests have immediate access to the sandy beach, over the newly built aerial bridge, connecting the two hotel's sections.
The luxury and comfort, combined with the attention to the detail and the relaxed atmosphere, provide a holiday to remember for a lifetime!
MAICh - International Conference Center “Albert Simantov”
MAICh's Conference department combines knowledge, professionalism, consistency and the expertise of highly skilled personnel and executive staff to organize meetings and conferences assisted by specific conference management software. It facilitates functions relevant to conference organization such as marketing, budgeting, advertising, scientific program, social program, and registration. It also offers secretarial multilingual services before, during and after the event.
The Conference Center Bureau of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania has been certified by DQS GmbH with DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 for the organisation and accommodation of conferences and related activities.
The Conference Center of MAICh with its versatile design combines first class standards of comfort and service with the latest technology in a prestigious location. It is situated in a picturesque, typical Mediterranean pine-tree forest setting, 3 km south-east of the city of Chania, 13 km from the international airport and 1 km from the port.
Established in 1990, it satisfies the requirements of very sophisticated and advanced conferences; accommodates seminars, symposiums, meetings and presentations; and hosts simultaneously or independently exhibitions and poster sessions.