Arriving in Heraklion
By air: The principal airport in Crete is Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” (airport code: HER). It is located about 5 km east of the city center of Heraklion and is directly connected to Athens International Airport (airport code: ATH) with around several daily domestic flights run by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. The flight duration from/to Athens is about 45min. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.
Heraklion airport: http://www.heraklion-airport.info/
By boat: It is also possible to arrive by boat from Piraeus (major port of Greece) to Heraklion Ferry services are operated daily on the line Athens-Heraklion. Minoan lines and ANEK lines provide daily service from and towards Crete. At least two ferry boats sail daily to Heraklion from Piraeus. The boats sail in the evening (usually around 9-10 pm) and reach the destinations early in the morning (around5:30-6:00 am) after a 8-9 hour journey.
How to reach Hersonissos and the Conference Venue Hotel
In order to get to Aldemar Knossos Royal from Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” you have the following options:
By taxi: The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations (airport/harbor/city centre) is to use a taxi. The ride to Aldemar Knossos Royal Village is about 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Pre-booked Taxi Transfer (capacity 1-3 people): If you want to pre-book your transportation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org , your flight number and date of arrival/ departure and we will get back to you with cost and availability.
By public bus: Go to the bus station, which is located very close to the harbor. Take the bus to Hersonissos. Buses run every 30mins between 06:30-23:00. The fare is about 3.30 Euros. The ride is about 45 mins. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue.
By car: From the airport/harbor/city centre area, proceed to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow the signs to Agios Nikolaos and/or Hersonissos.