How to reach FORTH

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) is situated 10 km southwest from Downtown Heraklion. Please find below how to get to FORTH:.


A. BY CAR

From Heraklion city center to FORTH
18 mins, 9.8 km. Starting point: Plateia Eleftherias (Eleftheria's Square)

  • Head north on Plateia Eleftherias toward Leoforos Bofor - 40m
  • Take the 1st right onto Leoforos Bofor - 400m
  • Take the 3rd right toward Leoforos Nearchou - 110m
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Leoforos Nearchou - 350m
  • At Plateia 18 Anglon, take the 2nd exit onto Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou - 1.6km
  • Continue onto Machis Kritis - 800m
  • Continue onto Leoforos Nikolaou Panagiotaki - 1km
  • Continue onto Leoforos Parlama - 1.2km
  • Continue onto Irakleiou-Moiron - 450m
  • Turn right at Pros Voutes - 1.8km
  • Take the 3rd right

From Heraklion city center to FORTH (via the highway)
17 mins, 11 km. Starting point: Plateia Eleftherias (Eleftheria's Square)

  • Head south on Plateia Eleftherias toward Leoforos Dimokratias - 120m
  • Take the 1st left onto Leoforos Dimokratias - 1.1km
  • Continue on to Leoforos Knosou - 210m
  • Keep right at the fork - 110m
  • Continue onto Leoforos Papanastasiou - 650m
  • Turn right at Ethniki Odos Irakleiou / Route 90/E75 - 3.4km
  • Take the exit toward Tympaki / Irakleio / Moires - 270m
  • Turn right at Men. Parlama - 900m
  • Continue onto Irakleiou - Moiron - 450m
  • Turn right at Pros Voutes - 1.6km
  • Slight right to stay on Pros Voutes - 1.8km
  • Take the 3rd right - 280m

From Heraklion Airport to FORTH (via the highway)
16 mins, 13.2 km. Starting Point: Aerodromio (Airport)

  • Head east on Aerodromiou (Airport) toward Leoforos Ikarou - 300m
  • Continue onto Leoforos G. Senetaki - 500m
  • Slight right to merge onto Route 90/E75 - 7km
  • Take the exit toward Tympaki / Irakleio / Moires - 270m
  • Turn right at Men. Parlama - 900m
  • Continue on to Irakleiou - Moiron
  • Turn right at Pros Voutes - 1.6km
  • Slight right to stay on Pros Voutes - 1.8km
  • Take the 3rd right - 280m

B. BY BUS

There are two bus routes to and from FORTH (ITE in Greek) several times per day:

a. From Heraklion city center to FORTH:
Line 8, the sign on the front of the bus reads ITE

Timetable:  
Airport - FORTH FORTH - Airport
07:20
08:00
08:30
09:15
11:30
12:15
14:00
14:40
15:30
16:10
17:20
18:00
Port - FORTH FORTH - Port
19:40
20:00
21:10
21:30

* The bus arrives at Astoria bus station (Platia Eleftherias) about 10 minutes later. The bus drops you off at FORTH premises.

b. From Heraklion city center to PAGNI (ΠΑΓΝΗ in Greek, the University Hospital).
Line 11, the sign on the front of the bus reads ΠΑΓΝΗ.

This line has a stop approximately 300 meters away from FORTH's entrance. In order to avoid missing the stop, please consult the bus driver by asking for the stop to FORTH. The frequency of this service is approximately every 15 minutes.

One-way tickets costing € 1, 50 can be purchased from most kiosks around the downtown area. The duration of each trip is approximately 40 minutes.

C. BY TAXI

a. From Heraklion city center to FORTH:
The most convenient taxi queue is at "Eleftheria's Square" ("Platia Eleftherias" in Greek).
A taxi ride takes about 20-30 minutes and costs approximately € 12

b. From airport to FORTH:
Taxi service is provided just outside the airport.
A taxi ride takes about 15-25 minutes and costs approximately € 18