The airport closest to the conference venue is that of the city of Chania. The Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) is located 46.2 km west of the airport ( View Larger Map ). The easiest way to reach the academy from the airport is via taxi. The full fare including airport surcharge, double tariff and all other charges should be about 43 Euros plus 0.35 Euros per each piece of Luggage that weighs more than 10 Kilos. (This includes a 1.2 Euro initial charge, 2.30 Euros airport surcharge and 0.84 Euros/Km double tariff). Do not pay the flat 50 Euro fee they will ask you and ASK FOR AN OFFICIAL RECEIPT. (Here you can find a currency converter).
BEWARE:Taxi drivers most probably will try to cheat you. INSIST that they put their meter on. Sometimes they ask double the fare written on the meter. Do not pay double, it is already included in the price on the meter.
The cheapest (but inconvenient) possibility is to take the bus from the airport to the city of Chania and then take the bus towards Kastelli that stops at Kolymbari. This, however, will bring you about 1km before the location of the OAC.
In case you need to fly to Heraklion there are 3 ways to reach OAC: A taxi would cost around 150 Euros for the trip. You can take the bus from Heraklion to Chania (one bus per hour). It takes 3hrs to reach Chania and then you may take a bus or taxi to Kolymbari.
Finally another way to reach Chania from Athens is by boat. There is currently only one company involved, ANEK LINES The boat brings you to Souda Bay, from which you can access Chania by bus.