Symposium Venue

The Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania is located 3 km south-east of Chania city centre, 13 km from the Chania International Airport(CHQ) and 1 km from the port of Souda
The city centre of Chania can be reached by local bus. Buses leave every 20min and the bus stop is located outside the MAICh premises on the main street (Souda Avenue). Tickets purchased at any kiosk downtown cost 1,10€ one way.
Tickets purchased on the bus cost 2€.

Taxis to the city centre cost about 8-10€.
On MAICH's facebook page are uploaded plenty of photos with conferences organized in its premises
We kindly ask you to visit MAICH's website for other info:


The registration fee does not cover accommodation. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. There are plenty of accommodation options to select depending on your budget or preferable location.

The student dormitories of Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Venue of the conferences) can accommodate participants in single or double rooms (bunk bed) with private facilities in the price of 40€ and 52€ per day breakfast included. There are approximately 26 available rooms.
Approximately 7 attics in the student dormitories building are also available. The attic is a two level room with a double mattress in the upper level and a single bed, refrigerator and T. V. in the lower level (private facilities). The price per attic is 60 € per day breakfast included. Upgraded rooms (4 in total) are available in the same price.
MAICh provides to all participants/residents:
  • a special code for dialing local phone numbers free of charge
  • Free wireless internet.
  • Athletic installations: basketball, tennis court, table tennis.
Reservation Guarantee / Cancellation Fee / Booking Deadline

Please complete (typed not by hand) the word file ACCOMMODATION FORM 26th INFER & 5th CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABILITY and send it to (attention to: Mrs Argyro Zervou, Mrs Katerina Karapataki).

A deposit for the 1st night's stay must be paid as a guarantee.
Cancellations of reservations 10 days prior to participant's arrival: a full refund will apply.
Cancellations of reservations up to 3 days prior to participant’s arrival: a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of one night’s accommodation will apply.
No refund will apply for cancellations of reservations made less than 3 days from the check in date.
All cancellations must be done in written through E-mail:
There is no deadline for room reservations. Rooms are booked and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Accompanying Kids

If your children (3-11 years old) accompany you, there will be special sessions organized for them on the site, at no extra expense, while you will be giving or attending presentations (3 hours in the morning sessions and 3 hours in the afternoon sessions, including the Gala Diner).

There are also available for booking some limited detached fully equipped onsite accommodations (1-2 min walk from the presentation rooms) for hosting families with kids ( Email us here: if this accommodation will fit your needs. 

Travel Information

How to get to the symposium venue from Heraklion airport?

Heraklio has its own airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (coded as HER). It is around 2 hours from Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania and it is also connected with low cost flights. Airport is served by local buses. The stop is in front of the terminal building. Alternative ways are by taxi or by car. For further information please visit the website

How to get to the symposium venue from Chania airport?

Chania also has its own airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis"  (coded as CHQ). It is around 15 minutes  from Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania. For further information please visit the website

Social Events

Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner will take place on Tuesday 18th June 2024 at the “Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania”, which is the venue of the conference. For accompanying persons, the cost is 50€. You can pay your extra tickets at the registration desk of the conference. Let us know, using this Google Form, if small kids accompany you, as we have special arrangements.

Special Session

- If you are an early-stage researcher at MSc, Ph.D. or Post doc level, you can apply during registration to attend for free the Training School entitled “Business intelligence analytics for digital and green transition”. Successful participants will receive certificate from the Technical University of Crete with 2 ECTS. It will run full time 15, 16 of March with some activities also during the symposium until the 20th of June, inclusive. The training Scholl is organised by Konstantinos Tsagarakis and Pavlos Fafalios.
- On the 20th of June, will take place a workshop entitled “Empowering Teachers to Promote Sustainability Goals: ‘Keen on Green’” by Anne-Marie Eekhout. This workshop will be offered for free to a limited number of interested registered participants. You need to express your interest upon registration.

Contact Information

Questions may be directed to the
local Symposium organizers 

Symposium Secretariat
Μaria Bakatsaki

Questions about INFER may be
directed to the Chair of INFER
Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod

Contact Form

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