21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation

June 25-28, 2013

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa

Platanias-Chania, Crete - GREECE

MED'13 Venue and Travel

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa

Platanias-Chania, Crete - GREECE

MED'13 will be held at the Minoa Palace Resort and Spa (, a luxury five star beachside resort. The resort is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, 12km west of the picturesque town of Chania and about 30 min drive from the Chania International Airport. The resort offers majestic views of its surrounding countryside and the White Mountains. To the north, the resort enjoys panoramic views of the endless golden beach of Platanias with the shimmering sapphire blue Aegean beyond. Guests have immediate access to the sandy beach in front of the resort.

The Room Rates for Conference attendees are as follows:

  • Single Room: €125
  • Double Room: €145
  • Double Deluxe Room with Private Pool: €160

The quoted rates are per night; they are inclusive of all applicable taxes and also include American Buffet Breakfast. Free wireless Internet is included (no extra cost).

Important: Please complete the Minoa Palace Booking Form prior to May 25, 2013 to guarantee a room at the conference rate.

Note: There will be two daily coffee breaks during the conference, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Home-made Cretan food delicacies will be served each day, giving a 'taste of Cretan food' to all participants. Please see the coffee break menu for details.

A video of the hotel and resort accommodations is available here.

Kyriakakis Travel

For your Travel arrangements you may contact KYRIAKAKIS TRAVEL directly. They will assist you with Air Tickets, Ferry Tickets, and Transfers to and from Crete's Airports and Ports. Contact details are as follows:

Telephone: +30 28210 27746
Fax: +30 28210 27707

Please note that Ryan Air now has a permanent base in Chania, and with so many direct flights to/from Chania, now is the perfect time to take advantage of such a great opportunity and combine business and pleasure to see Crete's spectacular beauty. KYRIAKAKIS TRAVEL also offers daily excursions, from hiking, to relaxing beach excursions, and from visiting archaeological sites to day cruises, thus, allowing you to explore a beautiful part of Crete.

Travel Information

The city of Chania is served by the Chania International Airport (CHQ), around 14km from the city center. There are several daily domestic flights from the Athens International Airport (ATH) by:

  1. Aegean Airlines (Star Alliance Member)
  2. Olympic Airlines

There are also direct scheduled and charter flights connecting Chania with several European cities.

There is public transportation connecting the Chania International Airport with the city center. The schedule can be found here. The best way to get to the Conference venue, if you haven't rented a car, is to take a taxi.

The conference organizers will arrange a shuttle bus for the transportation to/from the Conference Venue - Minoa Palace Resort & Spa (further details will be added shortly).

If you visit Athens first, you can travel to Chania by ferry. Greek ferries are generally very modern and comfortable, and they connect Athens (Piraeus port) to Chania (Souda port) on a daily basis. The sea trip takes about 8,5 hours. The shipping company that serves Chania is ANEK Lines.

A regular bus service (buses leave every 20 min) connects the Souda port to Chania city.

When in Athens, keep in mind that there is a direct bus service connecting the Athens International Airport with Piraeus port. The Piraeus port may also be reached by the Athens' Attiko Metro (change at "Monastiraki" station for Line 1 to Piraeus) or the Suburban Railway (change at "Neratziotissa" station for Line 1 to Piraeus). The terminal station of Line 1 of the Athens metro is Piraeus, and the metro station is just next to Piraeus port.

Useful Links

Visit Crete from the official tourism web site for Greece Visit Greece, where you'll find information on the main tourist destinations, such as cities, beaches, as well as activities, events etc.!

Welcome to Chania - read about the city life, history, culture, architecture and so much more!

Tourism Videos