- FORTH at a glance
- Central Administration
- Crete University Press
- Science & Technology Park of Crete
- FORTH Internal Committees
- PRAXI Network
- Liaison Office
- Researchers - Personnel
- The Disk of Phaistos
- Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser
- Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
- Institute of Computer Science
- Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Institute for Mediterranean Studies
- Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences
- Institute of Astrophysics
- Institute of Petroleum Research
How to reach HERAKLION - CRETE
There is a considerable number of flights daily (10-20 depending on the season) connecting Heraklion International Airport ("Nikos Kazantzakis", airport Code: HER) with the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (ATH). There are also direct connections from Heraklion to various Greek islands as well as to major European cities. Aegean Air and Olympic Air are the major carriers to Athens.
- Olympic Air, 25th August 27-29, Tel. +30 281044846, 2810244824, 2810244868
- Aegean Airlines, Dimokratias 11, Tel. +30 2810344321, 2810344321, 2810344761
- Sky Express, Heraklion Airport, Tel. +30 2810223500, 2810223500, 2810282828
- Ellinair, International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", Tel. +30 2103530376, 2103530377
The distance from the airport to Heraklion center is approx. 5 km.
There are three ferry lines going daily between Athens (Departure from Piraeus Port) and Heraklion:
- Minoan Lines (Departure at about 21:00 Arrival at 6:00)
- Bluestar Ferries(Departure at 21:00 Arrival at 6:00)
- ANEK Lines (Departure at about 21:00 Arrival at 6:00)
During summer, Minoan Lines and ANEK lines introduce daily routes but these are not available every day.
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 BUS
There is one bus route to and from FORTH (ITE in Greek) several times per day:
From Heraklion city center to FORTH:
Line 8, the sign on the front of the bus reads ITE
Airport - FORTH FORTH - Airport 07:20 08:00 08:30 09:10 11:30 12:15 14:00 14:40 15:30 16:10 17:20 18:00 Port - FORTH FORTH - Port 19:40 20:10 21:15 21:35 Saturdays & Sundays Airport - FORTH FORTH - Airport 09:50 10:15 15:50 16:15
* The bus arrives at Astoria bus station (Platia Eleftherias) about 10 minutes later. The bus drops you off at FORTH premises.
For further information please visit the website of Iraklio Urban Buses:
B. 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