supported by the EC IST Programme
CoreGRID European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications
for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies
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CoreGRID Workshop on

Grid Programming Model
Grid and P2P Systems Architecture
Grid Systems, Tools and Environments

Institute of Computer Science
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Heraklion - Crete, Greece
June 12-13, 2007
How to reach Crete | From airport to the city | How to reach FORTH | Hotels | Heraklion Plan | Weather

Local Information

How to reach Crete

  • By air: The airport Nikos Kazantzakis (airport Code: HER) is the only one in Heraklion. Heraklion has 8-10 direct flights per day from Athens (ATH), 2-4 direct flights per day from Thesaloniki (SKG), and 3-5 direct flights per week from Amsterdam via Transavia Airlines. Between April and September there are also frequent charter flights from most major European cities.Taxi service is provided just outside the airport.
    You can find more information for the flights' schedules to and from Heraklion via Athens, as well as timetables for flights to and from Athens, through this link.
  • By sea: There are two major ship companies on the line: Athens-Heraklion. Minoan lines and ANEK lines provide daily service from and towards Crete. There are taxis available as well as buses near the port.

Getting from the airport to the city

When you arrive at the Heraklion airport, you have two options to get to the city and your hotel: You either use public trnsportation (buses) or a taxi. We highly recommend the taxi option, since you will be able to find one immediately outside tha arrivals building and it will take you directly to your destination. Below, where information about hotels is mentioned, you will find an estimated taxi fare for each hotel.

How to reach ICS-FORTH

By Taxi:

Phone number for calling a taxi and for information: (+30) 2810 210102, (+30) 2810 210146
If you decide to go to ICS-FORTH by taxi, you can click & print the following to show the taxi driver:

taxi service

The cost of a taxi from the city center to FORTH is approximately 8 Euros; add approx. 1.5 Euro if you reserve the taxi by phone.

By Car:

Should you wish to rent a car, the following map will give you a perspective on how to reach FORTH.

How to come to FORTH

By Public Bus:

There is a bus going directly from the center of the city to FO.R.T.H. You can take the bus from the bus station in front of Astoria Hotel (Eleytherias Square). The price of the one-way ticket is 0,85 Euros and you can buy it form the special small kiosk in the bus station or from any other kiosk. The bus schedule is the following:

  • Airport - FO.R.T.H.
    07:20,   08:30,   11:30,   13:50,   15:00,   17:20
    (The bus arrives at Astoria bus station about 10 minutes later)


  • FO.R.T.H. - Airport
    08:00,   09:15,   12:15,   14:30,   15:40,   18:00

The sign on the bus is: I.T.E.

By Shuttle Bus:

There will be a shuttle bus service for the days of the workshop and the Institute meetings from Heraklion center to FORTH. Information on the departure time and location of the shuttle bus will be available soon.

Hotel Information

We recommend the following hotels in Heraklion, for their quality and location.

  •  Astoria
  • Eleftherias Square Heraklion 71201, Hellas
    Phone: +30 2810 343080 Fax: +30 2810 229078
    Distance from airport: 5 Km
    Distance from bus stop to FORTH: 0 m
    Estimated taxi fare from airport: 7 Euros
    Distance from city center: 0 Km
    There is Internet access in rooms

  •  Atlantis
  • Igias Street Heraklion 71202 Hellas
    Phone: +30 2810 229103 Fax: +30 2810 226265
    Distance from airport: 5 Km
    Distance from bus stop to FORTH: 200 m
    Estimated taxi fare from airport: 7 Euros
    Distance from city center: 0,5 Km
    There is Internet access in rooms

  •  Lato

    This link contains maps with the main roads of Heraklion

  • 15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion 71202 Hellas
    Phone: +30 2810 228103 Fax: +30 2810 240350
    Distance from airport: 5 Km
    Distance from bus stop to FORTH: 300 m
    Estimated taxi fare from airport: 7 Euros
    Distance from city center: 0,2 Km
    There is Internet access in rooms

  •  Megaron

    This link contains information and photos of Megaron Hotel

  • 15 D. Beaufort Street, Heraklion 71202 Hellas
    Phone: +30 2810 305300 Fax: +30 2810 305400
    Distance from airport: 5 Km
    Distance from bus stop to FORTH: 300 m
    e-mail: megaron@otenet.gr
    Estimated taxi fare from airport: 7 Euros
    Distance from city center: 0,2 Km
    There is Internet access in rooms

    Please find below the hotels' rates, that apply for CoreGRID Workshop.
    When you decide the hotel you will be staying in and you make your reservation, you should mention that you are a visitor of FORTH and that you make the booking for "CoreGRID Workshop".

    Hotel

    Single room

    Double room

    Astoria

    67

    87,5

    Atlantis

    69

    98

    Lato

    55

    71,5

    Megaron

    95

    115

    Please note that all the prices above are breakfast inclusive.

    Heraklion Plan

    The following map provides information about the hotels' locations. For a printable version, please click on the map.

    Heraklion map

    Local Weather

    You can find information regarding the local weather on the dates you are visiting Crete, through the following link.




     
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    CoreGRID is a Network of Excellence supported by the European Commission's IST programme #004265.
     
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