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5th EUSAAR Networking-Joint Research Meeting

From: 25 October 2010
To: 28 October 2010
Place: University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Details:

 

Registration:  All participants are required to complete the online registration form in order to participate. Please note also the deadline for reserving accommodation (see below)

Deadline for registration to the workshop: 15 September 2010.

Please note that you also need to register on site upon arrival to the workshop.
Venue:  The workshop will be held in the conference room of the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Voutes University Campus, 71003 Heraklion, Greece.

Local transport:
Direct transport from the hotel area to the meeting venue is organized. The shuttle will pick you up at your hotel. The departure times are as follows: Monday (11h30-18h00), Tuesday (8h30-18h00), Wednesday (8h30-xxh00), and Thursday (10h00-16h00). The departure times may be adapted if needed. Taxis to the airport on Wednesday will be organised during the workshop. Excursion participants on Thursday will be taken to the hotel or airport if needed.

For information on access to the hotels/meeting venue from the airport upon arrival is given below, see section travel info below).
Local Contacts: 
  • Nikos Mihalopoulos, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, POBox 2208, 71003, Voutes - Heraklion, Greece, Tel: +30 2810 545062, Mob: +30 6973 074078, Fax: +30 2810 393601, e-mail: mihalo@chemistry.uoc.gr.
Programme:  The workshop programme is as follows:
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Meals:  Lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be catered (~15 € p.p. and day). You must pay for the lunch tickets during registration on Monday (12-13h). Please bring sufficient cash money as credit cards are not accepted.

Lunch for the excursion participants on Thursday will be taken on site in a nearby Greek Tavern.

The expenses for the common dinner on Tuesday evening (~ 25 €) must be paid by the participants at the restaurant directly.
Excursion:  An excursion to the Finokalia station will be organized on Thursday (1-day trip).
Departure is at 10h from the hotels (arrival at the Finokalia station at 11h30). Lunch will be taken in a local taverna in walking distance. Return to Heraklion at ~15h30.
Accommodation:  All hotel reservations are organized centrally and must be addressed to grecomar@otenet.gr, Attn: Maraki D. with cc to Nikos Mihalopoulos (mihalo@chemistry.uoc.gr). Please do not contact the hotels directly.

Indicate in the email your preferred hotel among the following below for which special EUSAAR rates have been arranged (note the reservation deadline of September 15). You should specifiy the booking reference "EUSAAR".

1) Akti Corali Hotel**
Erotos Ammoudara, 71414 Gazi, Crete, Greece, Tel: +30 2810260909, Fax: +30 2810311820, E-mail: info@akticorali.gr.
Prices are 35€ for a single room, and 23.50€ for a double room (prices are per person incl breakfast).
Free internet access.

2) Castro Hotel**
A.Papandreou str.301, Gazi Ammoudara, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Tel.: +30 2810 822770 Fax: +30 2810 821564, E-mail: info@castro-hotel.com.
Prices are 32€ for a single room, and 23.50€ for a double room (prices are per person incl breakfast).

3)Note that Agapi Beach Hotel**** has been replaced by
Apollonia Beach Hotel***** PO Box 32, Gazi 71414, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Tel: +30 2810 821602, Fax: +30 2810 821433, E-mail: reservations@apollonia.gr.
Prices (per person incl breakfast) are 68€ (single room), 47€ (double room, mountain view), and 52€ (double room, sea view). You may also book half board incl. evening meal at 70 € (single), 52€ (double mountain view), and 57€ (double sea view); or full board incl. evening and mid-day meal at 78€ (single), 57€ (double mountain view), and 62€ (double sea view).
Charge for internet access is 4€ (1h) and 8€ (3h).

All hotels are located on Amoudara beach, a long, sandy beach located 5 km west of Heraklion. A shuttle service will be arranged for the transfer to and from the meeting venue.


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Travel Info:  Airport-Ammoudara (hotel location):
There are direct buses (N°6) every 15-20 min (duration ~1hr, depending on traffic). Alternatively, you can take any bus leaving from the airport and passing through the city centre (most buses). Get out at "ASTORIA" station, close to the Archeological Museum, and change to the bus in direction Ammoudara (N°6 leaves every 15 min).

Airport-University (Voutes Campus):
There are direct buses (N°11) every hour (hh:50) (duration ~1hr, depending on traffic). Alternatively, you can take any bus leaving from the airport and passing through the city centre (most buses). Get out at "ASTORIA" station, close to the Archeological Museum, and change to the bus N°8 or 11. Both go to the University (via Hospital) and circulate every 20 min (ca. 30-40 min from the city centre).
!Note that there are 2 campuses, you need to take the bus specifying "Voutes campus"!

Taxi:
The fastest solution is taxi at 20-25 € from the airport to the hotels or the university campus.
Crete Info:  Website of the Greek National Tourist Organisation (GNTO)