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A University of Crete/SOLON Partnership Conference


Participants and Abstracts


Speaker's Guidelines



Crime, Violence and the Modern State
University of Rethymnon
March 9th - 11th, 2007

Travel and Location Information

Conference participants will be staying at the Jo-An Palace Hotel in Rethymnon. Comfortable and central. There is even a swimming pool on the roof garden for especially hardy delegates.

Address: 8 Dimitrakaki str, 741 00 Rethymnon.
Tel 28310 24241. Fax 28310 24244

Its in the town centre, behind the municipal gardens (in Greek the 'Kipos'). About 10 minutes walk or a very short taxi ride from the main bus station. Any taxi driver will know it. To get your bearings the street map at the link below shows the municipal gardens, the bus station and Dimitrakaki str clearly:-

Rethymnon street map

We have organised transport from the hotel to the conference venue for each morning of the conference. You will find full information in the delegates pack which will be in your hotel room.

The tourist charter flights direct to Crete won't have begun the summer season in early March (But if anyone has better information, do let us know). Hence for most people this means changing planes in Athens. Lufthansa, Alitalia and Olympic all fly to Athens from major European hubs. Olympic also go from Manchester. Expect fares of around €200-240 scheduled if you book now.

From the UK, Easyjet from Gatwick or Luton is still cheapest (c £70 return including taxes).

There are frequent flights from Athens to Crete, both to Hania (Chania) and Iraklion (Heraklion). Aegean are cheaper (around €80 return including the exhorbitant taxes) than Olympic. Both have e-ticket online booking.

Airport Transfer
Rethymnon is on the north coast of Crete more or less half way between the two main airports at Hania (Chania) and Iraklion (Heraklion). It is about an hour's journey from either airport. A taxi will cost c. 60€ (???). A much cheaper solution is via the pretty efficient KTEL bus service. If you plan to come by bus, choose to fly into Iraklion where the airport is much nearer the main bus station (about 5-10 minutes by taxi).

Bus timetables for the Hania - Rethymnon - Iraklion route are HERE
Local bus times and other informationon the KTEL site can be found HERE

For information etc, this sensible tourist site includes pretty pictures and town map - HERE

The website of the local prefecture, in several languages, is HERE.

If you want to extend your stay, hire a helicopter or a yacht, book a golf tour &c, THIS is the place to look.

University of Crete





More details re hotel and transport added.

  For further information:
  Conference Sponsors British Council, Cervantes Institute, Costopoulos Foundation, Gender & History Journal, Nianias Foundation, University of Crete: Department of History and Archaeology and the Postgraduate Programme, 'Contemporary European and Greek History,' York University Toronto.
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