Crete Greece

Sights & places you should see

Why Hersonissos?

Just 25 km east of the Heraklion, Hersonissos is the most cosmopolitan place of Crete. It is 24 km away from the airport of N. Kazantzakis [Airport / city code: HER] and 26 km from the port of Heraklion.

The seaside town Port of Hersonissos is quite busy all year round. Half of the shops and hotels are open throughout the year, in contrast to the rest of Crete where many hotels and restaurants are open only during the tourist season of April-October.

Hersonissos city consists of several small villages and the main tourist destinations of Port Hersonissos, Anissaras and Old Hersonissos. These villages are Koutouloufari, Piscopiano, Anissaras, Potamies, Avdou, Gonies and Kera.

The variety and extent of Hersonissos coastline make it possible for bathers to enjoy an infinite number of different places to swim, all of them lapped by warm, crystal clear water.

The harbor of Hersonissos is famous for its night life as there are many bars, restaurants and taverns next to the beach.

Where to stay

Creta Maris Beach Resort

Creta Maris Beach Resort in Crete, just 24 km from the Heraklion International Airport is close to Hersonissos, a long sweeping bay of sandy beach and crystal clear water.

Creta Maris, a small village with quaint twisting paths, small piazzas filled with the scents and colors of a wide variety of trees and flowers, is a unique combination of Aegean Architecture, Cretan hospitality, green oriented environment, and high quality services.

At Creta Maris, the choices for fun, entertainment, sport activities, but also relaxation, exercising and beauty are endless.

Many different room categories within the two main buildings, Maris & Terra and the bungalows, can accommodate approximately 2000 clients.

All rooms are equipped with all necessary comforts and offer either a garden or veranda. Creta Maris has 680 rooms including rooms with different views, suites, and bungalows.

How to get to Crete

Crete is the largest Greek island as well as the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean. It constitutes the natural border of the Aegean Sea to the south as well as to the Libyan Sea to the north. Its distance from mainland Greece is roughly 160 kilometers.

International Flights

During the period of the Conference, the “Nikos Kazantzakis” Airport of Heraklion (Distance 20 Km from the Conference venue) is linked with more than 50 European airports with direct regular and charter flights.

Domestic Flights

“Kazantzakis” Heraklion Airport is linked directly with “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport of Athens, the “Makedonia” airport of Thessaloniki, the “Diagoras” airport of Rhodes and with the airports of many Greek islands. The flight from Athens to Heraklion takes approximately 45 minutes.

Coastal Routes

The port of Piraeus (Athens) is linked daily to Heraklion and sailings take about 8 hours on standard ferries. These overnight ferries arrive at their destination between 5.30 and 6.30 in the morning.

Local Transfers

There is a regular bus service between Heraklion and Hersonissos. The bus terminal is within walking distance from the port and there is a bus stop at the Heraklion Airport [HER]. The  bus stop is just outside the conference venue hotel.

Details, schedule tables and maps will be available prior to the Conference time. For those who prefer to travel by taxi, the taxi station is just outside the airport terminal building. Typical fares to the conference venue or conference hotels are around €45,00 (one-way).

Car Rental is always an option, and CCBS Greece partners can make competitive offers for car rentals in various categories.

If participants wish to pre-arrange transfer or make a car rental booking , they can communicate directly with CCBS Greece .