The latest information for travel restrictions is available on the governmental portal.
From 15 March 2022 onwards, travellers visiting Greece are no longer required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
Additionally, as of Sunday 01.05.2022 and for as long as the epidemiological data allow so, all travellers arriving in Greece, regardless of their country of origin, are no longer required to display a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or evidence of a negative test result from SARS-CoV-2 infection (PCR or Rapid Antigen test).
However, a simplified PLF remains in operation, the completion of which is OPTIONAL, for the sole purpose of enabling the traveller / family to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result.
The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr. It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior to their arrival in Greece.
Note to all travellers:
The official portal of the Hellenic Republic to complete the simplified PLF is travel.gov.gr.
Any other websites that act as intermediaries, are not approved and are considered to be fraudulent. We therefore advise travellers to complete the simple process directly on travel.gov.gr
Chania can be easily reached either by airplane (Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis"; IATA: CHQ) or by ferry boat from Pireaus (to Souda Bay).
Travellers should be aware that the airport located in the other major city of Crete (Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis"; IATA: HER) is 140 km away from the city of Chania (approx. two-hours drive away).
The Chania International Airport, "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (IATA: CHQ), is an international airport, located near Souda Bay on the peninsula of Akrotiri, 15 km from the city of Chania.
The airport hosts domestic flights to and from Athens and Thessaloniki (operated by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Ryan Air).
Domestic flights from and to the airport of Athens (Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”) are often used as connecting flights from and to major European and worldwide gateway cities.
The map of direct scheduled flights between European destinations and the airport of Athens can be found here.
Travelers from outside Europe can break up their journey in a European city of their choice or elect to keep connection time to a minimum. Such itineraries may also involve a flight connection through the airport of Athens. The map of direct scheduled flights between international destinations and the airport of Athens can be found here.
During high season (April to early November) there are also many charter flights from across Europe in addition to the low cost airlines RYANAIR & EasyJet.
For more information on airline companies serving the airport of Chania please visit the Chania airport website.
CHANIA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
From Chania airport you can reach the city of Chania either by bus or taxi.
The bus schedule is available here. From the bus station other busses for Platanias & Agia Marina areas are available.
The taxi stand is located just outside the passenger terminal and taxis are available 24 hours a day.
For those wishing to visit Greece and, by extension, the Schengen Area, a visa may be required depending the country of origin. The list of countries requiring or not a visa can be at the web site of the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Conference Secretariat of ISMET8 will be happy to issue a letter of invitation to participants wishing to apply for a visa.