Hotel and Conference Center Information


Conference Center

The Creta Maris convention centre has two levels, which cover a total area of 5,000 m², of which 3,500 m² consists of five main halls for convention use and the remaining 1.500 m² is for exhibitions and auxiliary areas. The lower level has 2,000 m² and is 5.10 meters high. It is divided into four main halls, that can be divided into 11 halls by high quality soundproof partitions, each with individual entrances, the smaller of them being 60 m² and the largest 667 m². The largest hall of 667 m² which is called "Exhibition area", the only hall with columns, is situated in the center and 4-8 others can be developed around it, depending on the requirements.The main entrance of the convention center is on the top level, where the central meeting hall is situated. Once again this area can be divided into three sections by soundproof partitions and independent entrances. Two of these three sections cover a space of 342 m² each and the largest 556 m².

Five powerful elevators are available for use by the delegates and conveyance of convention material and have six main accesses from different points. Two entrances are specifically designed for vehicles (3.50m trucks) and there is one entrance that internally connects the convention centre with the new wing - expansion of Creta Maris hotel.

High quality accommodation combined with traditional Cretan hospitality is the prime ambition of Creta Maris, which was the first hotel - not only in Greece but in the Mediterranean - to acquire the International Quality Certificate ISO 9001. Now Creta Maris strives for the same high quality standards by offering the best facilities that modern summits and conventions demand.

Conference/Hotel Accommodations

Creta Maris Hotel & Conference Center *****

Experience the genuine hospitality in an exclusive environment that combines business and top-quality service in a perfect blend.

Location: The hotel is situated on the northern coast of Crete in Hersonissos, only 25 km away from Heraklion and 23 km away from the Heraklion International Airport.

Accommodation: Enjoy your stay in the discrete luxury of 540 rooms and 60 Bungalows surrounded by magnificent, exotic gardens and endless water surfaces.

Room amenities: Exclusive interior design, king-size beds, colour satellite TV, music channels, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, safe deposit box, marble bathroom & shower, WC, hair dryer, air-conditioning, furnished private balcony or terrace, beach towels, laundry service (at extra charge) [HOTEL RATES].

The organizing committee in co-operation with the travel organization Triaena Tours & Congress S.A has reserved several rooms with special rates at the resort area of Hersonissos

Satellite Hotels

Hersonissos MarisHersonissos Maris Hotel 4****

Location: Located in the resort area of Hersonissos, 25 km from the International airport of Heraklion.

Accommodation: 196 rooms and 8 maisonettes-suites. Room amenities Air - conditioned, with balcony or terrace, bath or shower, color Sta-TV, direct dial telephone, in house music, refrigerator, safety box and hair dryer. Access to the Conference Centre: 10-min walk.[HOTEL RATES]

Heronissos HotelHeronissos Hotel 3***

Location: The hotel is located 25 km east of Heraklion, the capital of Crete, in the most attractive tourist resort of the island, the city of Hersonissos with nightbars, discos, taverns and shops ideal for people interested for nightlife. It is less than 60m from the main beach of Hersonissos.

Accomodation129 rooms standard and superior, all with balcony, bath or shower, direct dial telephone, music, hairdryer, safe deposit box, heating.Refrigerator, TV, A/C provided in the superior rooms.

Facilities: Restaurant, Pool snack bar, Main bar, Outdoor pool, TV room,Gym - sauna (available), Tennis court (available), In door pool (available) Conference room for 150 persons (available) , Water sports available by the beach. Access to the Conference Centre: 5-min walk. [HOTEL RATES]

Albatros HotelHotel Albatros 2 **

Accommodation: 92 rooms and 14 suites Room amenities: Traditional Cretan interior decoration, equipped with shower, WC, refrigerator, direct dial telephone, balcony or terrace . Access to the Conference Centre: 5-min walk.[HOTEL RATES]

Hotel Rates

Rates are daily per room in EURO

Hotel Name
Single Room HB
Double Room HB
HB RATES INCLUDE Breakfast & 1 Dinner Daily
Hotel Name
Single Room BB
Double Room BB
BB RATES INCLUDE Breakfast Daily

Social Events and Tours

Optional Tour

The saying has that if you try to leave Crete without visiting Knossos, you are turned away from the airport. The Knossos Palace is a three story complex of rooms, halls and passages, dating from 2.500 B.C. It was the center of Minoan civilization. The labyrinth where Theseus slew the Minotaur is here. History and legend go hand in hand in Knossos. After Knossos we visit Heraklion Archaeological Museum where all the best finds of Knossos and other cities are housed. The tour includes sightseeing of Heraklion. Entrance fees in archaeological sites are included. Rate per person EURO. 35

(The tour is included on the registration fee of the accompanying persons)

Optional Tour

This excursion journeys along the North East coast and first visits the village of Elounda. Arrive in Elounda and take a boat trip (which lasts 20 minutes) to the island of Spinalonga, fortified by the Venetians and used at the beginning of this century as a leper colony. You spend about 45 minutes to explore the island. Then we take the boat and we arrive on Kolokytha island. There, you have time to relax, swim and enjoy a BBQ lunch. Having returned to Elounda, you travel down to Agios Nikolaos and en-route; you have a wonderful view over the bay of Mirabello. Rate per person EURO. 45

Optional Tour

Travel along the north West Coast with breathtaking scenery on both sides - spectacular mountain ranges, and sleepy little fishing villages. Arrive at the monastery of Arkadi, the most celebrated Cretan monastery. The trip continues to Rethymnon, known as the City of scholars. We move on to Chania for lunch (not included). Chania is the little Venice of Crete. Price per person EURO. 40

Travel Information


Shuttle service will be available from the Airport to the Hotel on Sunday 06 July 2003 to all the hotels for all the participants. Service is included in the registration fee.

Participants arriving a different day must arrange their transportation by themselves or in co-ordination with the Conference secretariat on request basis.


Banks are open from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 14:00,Friday from 8:00 -13:30. Money: The official currency of the country is EURO.


The voltage used in Greece is 220V


Shopping hours are:
Monday/Wednesday/Saturday:09:00 -14:30
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 08:30 -13:30 &17:30 -20:30


A typical Mediterranean climate with short springs, long hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in Crete ranges between 12-17 degrees centigrade in November -April and 30-40 degrees centigrade in June-September.


Participants requiring a visa for entering Greece are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel. In case of doubt, information can be obtained from your nearest Greek embassy or Consulate or from your travel agency

Triaena LogoConference Secretariat

Triaena Tours & Congress S.A.

Heraklio: Ethnikis Antistaseos 116, GR-713 06, Heraklio, Crete, Greece
Tel. +30 810 333 420
Fax. +30 810 333 430

Athens: Atchley House, 15 Mesogion Avenue, GR 115 26 Athens, Greece
Tel : + 30 10 74 99 300
Fax: + 30 10 77 05 752
Email :

Information courtesy of Triaena Tours & Congress S.A.