Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece.


Chania is the second largest city of Crete, in the north cost of the island, about 145 km west of Heraklion, a beautiful land brimming with natural beauty, history, and culture.

The summer school will be held in the Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAICH),  at the south-east of Chania city centre.



The student dormitories in MAICh campus can accommodate participants in double rooms (some of them with bunk bed) and single rooms with private facilities.


How to travel to Chania

By airplane: You have basically two options from Chania International Airport, which is the closest and most recommended airport, and Heraklion Airport, but then you will have to travel 3 hours by bus from Heraklion to Chania. Heraklion is situated 145 km (90 miles) from Chania. The bus fare is about 13.80 euros and takes about 2:45 minutes (you can find the timetable here). The taxi costs approximately 80 euros.

By Ferry: Ferries to Chania (Souda port) leave from Athens (Piraeus port) on a daily basis. The overnight/daytime trip takes about 9 hours.

How to reach MAICh from the Airport

There is no direct bus service connecting the airport with MAICh. So the best way to reach MAICh from the airport is to take a taxi. The taxi costs approximately 25€.

Alternatively, there is a local bus that can take you to the Central Bus Station in the city center (KTEL) from the airport (you can find the timetable here). Bus tickets from airport to Chania city centre cost 2.30€. Then you can take a taxi from the city center and come to MAICh or local bus (line 13). The cost is approximately 10 Euro by taxi. In general, the timetable that connects MAICh with the city center (AGORA-the terminal stop as well as the departure stop from the city center to MAICh) can be found here.