Getting to Heraklion By Air

Nikos Kazantzakis airport (airport code: HER) can be reached throughout the year from Athens and other major Greek cities by daily flights of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines. During the "summer" period (mid April till end of October) Heraklion can be reached by many charter flights from several European cities (please check with your local travel agents). Flight time to/from Athens is about 40min.

Getting to Heraklion By Sea

Throughout the year there are 3 daily trips connecting Heraklion with Piraeus (Athens). The boats usually sail during the night and the trip is about 7hrs. For boat shcedule and fares please check: Minoan Lines, ANEK Lines and Superfast Ferries.

Airport to City center

When you arrive at the Heraklion airport, you have two options to get to the city and to your hotel: You can either use public transportation (a bus) or a taxi. We highly recommend the taxi option, since you will be able to find one immediately outside the arrivals building and it will take you directly to your destination. Taxi fares for this route are circa 10 euros.

Port to City center

Heraklion port is located close to the city center. To reach your hotel, you can either utilize a taxi (there are always a number of taxis available upon exiting the ship) or opt for a short walk as most hotels are located close to the center.

The workshop will take place at the facilities of Archimedes Center for Modeling, Analysis & Computation (ACMAC) which is located on the first floor of the Students' Center (above the restaurant) at the campus of the University of Crete in Voutes.

Reaching ACMAC

  1. By Taxi

Ask the taxi driver to get you to campus of the University of Crete in Voutes, near the University Hospital and FORTH (Foundation of Research and Technology, pronounced 'eete'). From there, ask the taxi driver to get you to the "Students' Center" where ACMAC is located by following the blue route on the following map.


You may stop a passing-by taxi in the street by simply raising your hand or get one from the Main Taxi Station (point T on the map at the very end). You can also call for a taxi at the numbers (+30) 2810-361362 and (+30) 2810-210102. Expect an additional fee when you call the taxi by phone.

Approximate taxi fares for some common routes are as following:

  • Airport to ACMAC: 17.5-20 €
  • Airport to Eleftherias Square (city centre): 8-10 €
  • Eleftherias Square to ACMAC: 13-15 €

  1. By Car

Should you wish to rent a car, the following maps will give you a perspective on how to reach the campus of the University of Crete at Voutes.

By car (from Port):

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By car (from Airport):

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  1. By Bus

There are two city bus lines that you can use to get to the campus of the University of Crete at Voutes. From there youcan walk to ACMAC by following either the blue or the green route as shown on the map above.

The one-way ticket price is 1.50€ for either lines. Ticket vending machines are located next to most bus stations. You can also buy tickets from most kiosks around the city. A convenient bus stop for taking the bus to the campus is the one located in front of Astoria Hotel (point S on the map below) at Eleftherias Square Eleftherias Square or just walk to the Main Bus Station (point B).
Please keep in mind that city traffic may affect departure and arrival times.

  • Line 8 has as final destination I.T.E. ("eete") and before that it stops at the main "Bus Stop" of the campus (just ask the driver to stop at the main bus stop there). The sign on the bus reads "I.T.E." and its schedule is:

    • Airport - I.T.E.:
      07:20,  08:30,  11:30,  14:05,  15:05,  17:20,  19:40,  21:15
    • Astoria Hotel - I.T.E. (approximately):
      07:30,  08:40,  11:40,  14:15,  15:15,  17:30,  19:50,  21:25
    • I.T.E. - Airport
      08:00,  09:15,  12:15,  14:50,  15:50,  18:00,  20:10,  21:30
  • Line 11 also stops at the main "Bus Stop" of the campus. The sign on the bus reads "ΠΑ.Γ.Ν.Η." (the University Hospital) and its schedule is:

    • Airport - University Hospital:
      06:25,  each hour from 07:50 to 18:50,  21:45
    • Astoria Hotel - University Hospital (approximately):
      06:30,  each hour from 08.00 to 19:00,  21:55
    • Main Bus Stop - Airport :
      06:55,  each hour from 08:30 to 19:30,  21:25

Buses and Taxi