Travel Reimbursement

Below please find a list of all the documents necessary to process your travel reimbursement. It is imperative to provide them all in order to avoid any delays in the processing of the paperwork.

Please keep in mind that the ACMAC center will be able to reimburse travel costs as indicated in your invitation letter.

The documents you should provide are the following:

  1. Travel ticket, in which the arrival and departure date, the travel itinerary and the cost should be indicated. We reimburse only economic class fares, not business class fares.
  2. Original Boarding Passes. The boarding passes of the return should be sent by registered mail at the center's address (see below).
  3. Other Receipts for travel to and from the airport/port (Taxi, Train, Bus) with the date on them.
  4. Photocopy of Passport.
  5. Account Information for direct deposit (IBAN and swift code (BIC)).
  6. Completion of the Form 10 during on site registration.
  7. An electronic copy of your talk/poster (for speakers & poster presenters only).

Postal Address
Archimedes Center for Modeling, Analysis & Computation (ACMAC)
Department of Applied Mathematics, Students' Center Building,
Voutes Campus, University of Crete
P.O. Box 2208, 71003
Heraklion, Crete
Greece
To: Eva Makaki or Kallia Krassa

Getting to Heraklion By Air

Nikos Kazantzakis airport (airport code: HER) can be reached throughout the year from Athens and other major Greek cities by daily flights of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines. During the "summer" period (mid April till end of October) Heraklion can be reached by many charter flights from several European cities (please check with your local travel agents). Flight time to/from Athens is about 40min.

Getting to Heraklion By Sea

Throughout the year there are 3 daily trips connecting Heraklion with Piraeus (Athens). The boats usually sail during the night and the trip is about 7hrs. For boat shcedule and fares please check: Minoan Lines, ANEK Lines and Superfast Ferries.

Airport to City center

When you arrive at the Heraklion airport, you have two options to get to the city and to your hotel: You can either use public transportation (a bus) or a taxi. We highly recommend the taxi option, since you will be able to find one immediately outside the arrivals building and it will take you directly to your destination. Taxi fares for this route are circa 10 euros.

Port to City center

Heraklion port is located close to the city center. To reach your hotel, you can either utilize a taxi (there are always a number of taxis available upon exiting the ship) or opt for a short walk as most hotels are located close to the center.

The workshop will take place at the facilities of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH).

Reaching FORTH

  1. By Taxi

Ask the taxi driver to get you to "ITE" (pronounced 'eete') since most taxi drivers will not understand the word "FORTH". You may stop a passing-by taxi in the street by simply raising your hand or get one from the Main Taxi Station (point T on the map at the very end). You can also call for a taxi at the numbers (+30) 2810-361362 and (+30) 2810-210102. Expect an additional fee when you call the taxi by phone.

Approximate taxi fares for some common routes are as following:

  • Airport to FORTH: 17.5-20 €
  • Eleftherias Square to FORTH: 12-13 €

  1. By Car

Should you wish to rent a car, the following maps will give you a perspective on how to reach FORTH. The destination point is FORTH's entrance. Ask for the main building at the gate.

By car (from Port):

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By car (from Airport):

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  1. By Bus

There are two city bus lines that you can use to get to FORTH. The one-way ticket price is 1.50€ for either lines. Ticket vending machines are located next to most bus stations. You can also buy tickets from most kiosks around the city. A convenient bus stop for taking the bus to the campus is the one located in front of Astoria Hotel (point S on the map below) at Eleftherias Square Eleftherias Square or just walk to the Main Bus Station (point B).
Please keep in mind that city traffic may affect departure and arrival times.

  • Line 8 takes you directly to FORTH. The sign on the bus reads "I.T.E." and its schedule is:

    • Airport - FORTH:
      07:20,  08:30,  11:30,  14:05,  15:05,  17:20,  19:40,  21:15
    • Astoria Hotel - FORTH (approximately):
      07:30,  08:40,  11:40,  14:15,  15:15,  17:30,  19:50,  21:25
    • FORTH - Airport
      08:00,  09:15,  12:15,  14:50,  15:50,  18:00,  20:10,  21:30
  • Line 11 leaves you ~300m away from FORTH Bus Stop near FORTH. The sign on the bus reads "ΠΑ.Γ.Ν.Η." (the University Hospital) and its schedule is:

    • Airport - University Hospital:
      06:25,  each hour from 07:50 to 18:50,  21:45
    • Astoria Hotel - University Hospital (approximately):
      06:30,  each hour from 08.00 to 19:00,  21:55
    • Bus Stop near FORTH Bus Stop near FORTH - Airport :
      06:55,  each hour from 08:30 to 19:30,  21:25

Buses and Taxi