ISVC 2013, July 29-31

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

ISVC 2013 Hotel

Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel

Adelianos Kampos, 74100 Rethymno
Crete, Greece

Phone: +30 28310 71002
Fax: +30 28310 71668   

Click here to reserve your room! 

ISVC'13 will take place at Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel, a 5-star hotel which is home to 4 pools and 4 restaurants, and right on Crete’s longest sandy beach. Rethymnon is only 4 miles away (10-minute drive), while Chania and Heraklion are 41 and 44 miles away, respectively. Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel offers classically decorated rooms and bungalows as well as extensive children’s facilities. Guests can enjoy lunch at Mournies tavern, resting under the shade of mulberry trees, or try gourmet dishes at the Ancient Eleftherna restaurant. There is also a typical Greek Kafeneion serving traditional beverages and meze.




We have been offered competitive room rates at Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel which are 145/170/229.50 euros/night (garden/mountain view, single/double/triple occupancy, 1 child free, less than 14 years old), 155/180/243 euros/night (standard sea view, single/double/triple occupancy, 1 child free, less than 14 years old), 188 euros/night (bungalow garden view, single/double occupancy), 254 euros/night (bungalow garden view, triple occupancy), 270 euros/night (family room, garden view, max 2 adults and 2 children), 290 euros/night (family room, sea view, max 2 adults and 2 children),and 420 euros/night (junior bungalow suite waterfront, max 3 persons). The above rates are available (subject to availability) between July 25, 2013 (check-in) and August 2, 2013 (check-out) and include all taxes, service charges, and American Buffet breakfast. HB supplement (lunch buffet or dinner) are 20 euros/adult or 10 euros/child (less than 14 years old).

If you are interested reserving a room at the conference hotel, you can call the hotel at +30 28310 71002 or email the hotel at (and cc Alternatively, you can make your reservation on-line by clicking here. The cut-off date for reservations is on June 28, 2013. The hotel has assured us that they will try to assist our group with future reservation, however availability is low due to the high-peak season and room rates might be higher. You should make every effort to inform the hotel in advance of any changes to your planned length of stay.

Traveling to Crete

By plane: Rethymnon is nearly equidistant from both main airports, Chania and Heraklion (41 and 44 miles respectively) - meaning many more flight options (you can fly into either airport, whichever suits you). However, there are many fewer flights to Chania than to Heraklion so many people staying in western Crete arrive in Heraklion. There are two main carriers to Crete from Athens: Aegean Air and Olympic Airlines. In the summer, there are also many international flights to Heraklion and Chania (e.g., Swiss, EasyJet, Condor, Transavia, Air-Berlin).

By boat:There are now three ferries going from Athens (Piraeus) to Heraklion and Chania: Minoan, Super fast and ANEK. For more information, please click here.

How to Get to the Conference Hotel

By taxi: The most convenient way to get to the Conference hotel from all locations (airport/port/downtown) is to use a taxi. There are taxis as you exit the aiport, port, and various locations downtown. Click here for detailed information. There are charts inside the airport with current taxi fares from the airport. It is strongly advised that you confirm the price prior to taking the taxi.

By bus: For travel between main towns and routes serving villages, even quite remote ones, the buses are modern, air-conditioned, luxury coaches. For bus routes and timetables click here.

From Heraklion:
1.Take a taxi to BUS STATION A in Heraklion. Located across the road from the port, near the marina. Tel: +30 2810-245019, +30 2810-245020 (about 10 euros)
2.From the Bus station in Heraklion take a KTEL Bus to Rethymno
3.Take a taxi from Rethymno to Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel (7kms)

From Chania:
1.Take a taxi to the Bus Station in Chania (about 10-15 euros), located on the coast, west of the Fortress. Tel: +30 28310-22212, +30 28310-22659
2.From the Bus station in Chania take a KTEL Bus to Rethymno
3.Take a taxi from Rethymno to Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel (7kms)

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