Address: Kolimvari – Kissamos 730 06, Chania, Crete
T: +30 28240 22500/22245
F: +30 28240 22060
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LOCATION: The Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) is situated in Kolympari, at the sea, 39 km from the airport and 24 km from the city of Chania. From the airport of Chania, delegates and visitors may reach the OAC in the following ways:
1. By taxi. 2. By bus from the airport to the city of Chania and from there, by another bus, to Kolympari (Public Bus Service [KTEL] of Chania: 0030-28210-93052). Buses run from the city of Chania to Kolympari almost every thirty minutes. From the bus stop in the center of Kolympari, it is another 1.5 km to the OAC, which one can either walk or take a local taxi. 3. If a large number of delegates arrives on the same flight, the OAC can organize a transfer for them from Chania airport to the OAC with one of its own buses or one provided by a travel agency. The cost varies depending on the size of the bus (16-seat, 22-seat, 30-seat or 50-seat).
OPEN: All year round.
FACILITIES & AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT: The OAC has two main conference rooms with a capacity of 50/400 and 90/70 people respectively without/with tables. The large conference room has 2 interpreter’s cabins, and it may also be divided into 3 independent rooms. In addition, the OAC has 6 more rooms which may be used by working groups as well as meeting offices, exhibition halls and comfortable spaces for outdoor events. There is wireless internet access in both buildings as well as in the outdoor spaces of the Foundation. The conference participants can also photocopy or print their texts. The meeting rooms are equipped with video projectors, slides and overhead projectors, display screens, speaker podiums with microphones, table and standing microphones for the speakers, laser pointers as well as 30 double-faced poster boards. Technical support is available throughout the meetings.
ACCOMODATION & MEALS: Single or double room (55 double rooms, 5 suites) with breakfast, coffee breaks including coffee, tea, orange juice and Cretan traditional biscuits, waiter-served or buffet-style lunch and dinner according to traditional Cretan cuisine, including local wine.
ADDITIONAL BONUS: Organization of the conference excursion, trips and visits to ecclesiastical and archaeological sites as well as beaches. If requested, conference material can be provided. The OAC’s libraries are at the disposal of conference participants and visitors.
The Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) is a Foundation for the common good, situated in Kolympari, at a distance of 25 km west of the town of Chania. Since 1968, its basic aim is to enable and further the DIALOGUE between people and, as a consequence, to create a space for discussion and education. The topics are manifold: Philosophical search, theological questions, cultural and historical interest as well as scientific research. Conferences, seminars and other activities are organized on a local and international level in order to achieve this goal, in cooperation with universities, research centers, other Churches or on a personal basis.