The Department of Physics is located in the new campus of the University of Crete at Voutes, seven kilometers southwest of Heraklion, next to the University Hospital.
See map here. In this map the blue area indicates where the Physics Department is located.
Lectures will take place in the Seminar Room located in the 3rd floor of the Physics Department building.
Practical work will be carried out in the Computer Lab, which is located in the 1st floor.
See map of the Physics Department building.
The program can be found here.
During the visit to the Skinakas Observatory, the participants will be staying at the Anogia Academic Village Center
Lunch will be provided by the school for everybody, but you will have to arrange dinner by yourself.
Lunches will be served at the restaurant in the ground floor of FOURTH/ITE building, which is just ~8 min walk away from the Physics department. In this map, the blue area shows the university campus, the yellow area is one of the two main hospitals in Heraklion, and the green area indicates the FORTH/ITE facilities, where the restaurant is located.
The city center provides a broad choice of restaurants, taverns, and fast-food places. Prices start from 5 € for a giro/kebab/burger + soft drink to 15-20 € for a full meal (including beer or house wine) in a tavern. Bottled wine will increase the bill accordingly.
“Βουρβουρλάδικο” (Vurvurlàdiko), Monis Kardiotissis 50, Tel. (0030) 6979 029072 (reservation strongly suggested)
“Ο Καφενές του Καγιαμπή” (O Kafenès tu Kayabì), Monofatsiou 12, Tel. (0030) 2810 226286
“Πλάνη” (Plàni), Ariadnis 5, Tel. (0030) 2810 240117
“Σιγά-Σιγά” (Siga-Siga), Minotaurou 2, Tel. (0030) 2810 283794
“Αυλή του Δευκαλίωνα” (Avlì tu Defkalìona), Lisimachou Kalokairinou 8, Tel. (0030) 2810 244215
“Venetto” (Coffee & Food – exceptional view to the sea in daytime!), Epimenidou 7, Tel. (0030) 2810 223686
“Πράσσειν Άλογα” (Pràssin Àloga), Kydonias 21, Tel. (0030) 2810 283429
“Μεράστρι” (Meràstri), Xrysostomou 17, Tel. (0030) 2810 221910
By Bus. When you get out from the terminal (arrivals), go straight ahead, pass the tourist bus parking. You will see the local bus kiosk, where you can buy the ticket. You should get off at the bus-stop: Lion square/City Hall. For more information on the City Bus network, visit the Urban Transportation of Heraklion webpage. The cost of the ticket is 1.70 €.
By Taxi. Taxis can be found just outside the airport terminal building. The airport is just 5 km away from the city center. Under normal traffic conditions, the trip from the airport to the hotel should last no more than 15 minutes. The approximate cost is 10-15 €. You can arrange the transfer in advanced by booking on line from the various taxi companies that operate in Heraklion.
For example, cretetaxi (email: email@example.com) offers the participants a special fare price of 10 euros, incl. VAT for the journey from Heraklion airport to the hotel in Heraklion Centre. To arrange this transfer you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the name of the school (NEON 2016). A taxi will be waiting for you at the airport arrivals.
By Bus. You should get bus number 11 at the Lion square/City Hall stop, and get off at "terminal station University". The cost of the ticket is 1.70 € (half price for students but you need to show a student card) and the duration of the journey is about 30-40 minutes. You should buy the ticket before getting on the bus. Tickets can be purchased in any of the kiosks around the hotel. At the University bus stop there is an automatic ticket machine, although it may be a good idea to buy a few tickets and have them with you, if you plan to use the bus often.
By Taxi. The University can be reached from downtown Heraklion in 15-20 minutes by taxi (typical fare ~10-15 €). Visit the University of Crete web page Visitor Information, for more information.