Sponsors

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Technical University of Crete



Technical co-sponsor:
IEEE Computer Society

Xilinx

Altera

Maxeler Technologies

Data I/O Corporation

National Instruments


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Travel & Accomodation

Accomodation
Reservations, through the FPL site, will be made until July 31st

FPL 2011 has secured reduced rates at Porto Platanias, the FPL venue, as well as a few lower-cost hotels within walking distance from the conference venue.

Reservations at these rates are provided by "Gelasakis Travel" agency and are valid only if booking is made via the following links:

The FPL venue
  • Porto Platanias Resort Beach, (5 Star Hotel & SPA)

Alternative Choices


Gala Dinner Preferences
Vegetarian And No Pork Preference For The Gala Dinner

We have created the account .
Please use it to let us know if you are vegetarian and/or do not eat pork meat, so that we will make appropriate arrangements. Please indicate your name and number of people in your party (spouses, etc.). Also please remember that those with student registrations will have gala dinner tickets, so this applies to you too.

Travel

You can reach Chania either by plane or by boat. In September, frequent flights connect the International Airport "I.Daskalogiannis" of Chania with Athens and other European cities. The airport is situated approximately 16Km away from the city center and 36km away from the Conference Venue ("Porto Platanias" Hotel).


Limited Airport Transfer Service
The FPL Organizing Committee is happy to announce that we can offer limited transfer service from the Porto Platanias to the airport, on Wednesday September 7 and Thursday September 8. The schedules were determined according to the arrival times as they were recorded in the corresponding e-mails. We understand that we cannot cover everyone this way. The FPL Shuttle bus will run with the following schedules:

The FPL Organizing Committee is happy to announce that we can offer limited transfer service from the airport to Porto Platanias, on Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4. The schedules were determined according to the arrival times as they were recorded in the corresponding e-mails. We understand that we cannot cover everyone this way, and so we have provided useful information regarding transportation.

The FPL Shuttle bus will run with the following schedules from the Chania Airport and Souda bay Port:

  • Saturday, September 3
    14:35, 16:00, 18:10, 19:45
  • Sunday, September 4
    6:40, 15:50, 19:50, 21:45

The FPL Organizing Committee is happy to announce that we can offer limited transfer service to the airport from Porto Platanias, on Wednesday September 7 and Thursday September 8. We understand that we cannot cover everyone this way, and so we have provided useful information regarding transportation.

The FPL Shuttle bus will run with the following schedules from Porto Platanias to the airport:

  • Wednesday, September 7
    12:30, 17:30
  • Thursday, September 8
    5:00, 7:35, 12:30

We will post on the FPL site alternative ways to get to the venue, and there are of course many more relevant sites (e.g. that of the municipality of Chania http://www.chania.gr/en with useful information about the city).

How to get to Porto Platanias:
From the Airport:

Aside from the limited shuttle service that FPL will offer (times will be posted at the FPL site and e-mailed to attendees), these are the alternative ways:

  • By taxi: the cost for the ride will be close to 50 Euros (roughly 44 Euros for the ride, 3 Euros Airport tariff, and 1 Euro if you have luggage). Rides can be shared for cost sharing, at no extra charge.
  • By bus: There are regular busses to downtown. The ticket cost is 2.30 Euros, and tickets can be purchased in the shops inside the airport. The schedules might be slightly different than the ones posted outside the airport as after Sept. 1 the reduce the frequency of the busses. The bus stop is as you exit from the airport at your right hand, on the curbside. Once downtown, you need to get a different bus to go to Platanias.
    The bus schedule is in the link: http://bus-service-crete-ktel.com/timetabledet.php?line=32&lg=2
From Souda Port:
  • By taxi: the cost to Platanias will be roughly 30 Euros.
  • By bus: there is a bus stop as you exit the port. Souda is served by frequent local busses.
From downtown Chania to Porto Platanias:
  • By Taxi: the cost is roughly 15 Euros.
  • By bus: there are frequent local busses. Near the most central landmark of Chania (the Agora) there are bus terminals with kiosks, where they could inform you of bus schedules. Tickets are purchased before boarding the bus.
CAR RENTALS, SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
Car Rental

All participants will have 20% discount for renting a car from our pricing list

For renting a car, please send an email to, (Maria Galanopoulou: galanopouloum_AT_stc.gr), or leave a remark during your Hotel bookng in one of the above Hotel Reservation Forms

Type of car
1-3 days
4-7 days
A-B 29 euros (per day) 27 euros (per day)
C-D 35 euros (per day) 32 euros (per day)

A CAT: CITROEN C3, FIAT PANDA ,DAEWOO MATIZ
B CAT: SEAT IBIZA, FORD FIESTA, FIAT PUNTO
C CAT:PEUGEOT 207 /206 ,FIAT GRANDE PUNTO
D CAT:SKODA OCTAVIA, FORD FOCUS , CHEVROLET LACETTI
Full insurance included and unlimited kms.
Excursions

For participating in one of the excursions, please send an email to the Conference Accommodation Manager, (Maria Galanopoulou: galanopouloum_AT_stc.gr), or leave a remark during your Hotel bookng in one of the above Hotel Reservation Forms

Excursions can be arranged to the following destinations:

SAMARIA GORGE EVERY DAY
PRICE: 22 euros EXTRA: The entrance 5 euros and the boat from AG. ROUMELI to SFAKIA 9 euros
Hike through the fabulous scenery of the Samaria Gorge, National Park since 1962, reputed to be the longest gorge in Europe at nearly 17 km. set in the spectacular rugged landscape of the White Mountains; it is an area of outstanding natural beauty known for its unique flora and fauna. Once accomplished, cool off in the clear blue Libyan sea. A chance of lifetime.

ELAFONISI EVERY MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
PRICE: 22 euros
A change to explore the southwestern corner of the island the lagoon of Elafonisi, often called the "Cretan Caribbean" because of its incredible clear blue-green clear water. Stop to visit the cave of St. Sofia near Topolia with its spectacular stalagmites and legendary white-washed monastery of Chrissoskalitissa with its fabled "golden step". Relax on and enjoy the beautiful beaches of pink and white sand.

KNOSSOS PALACE & ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM EVERY SUNDAY
PRICE: 30 euros EXTRA: 10 euros for the entrance and the museum
Knossos, Crete's most famous and impressing Minoan Palace, is must for anyone keen on visiting the cradle of European civilization. The archeological museum, in Heraklion houses the most important collection of Minoan arts and art effects in the world. Palace and museum tours are professionally guided. Free time for exploring the town of Heraklion.

BOTANICAL PARK EVERY SUNDAY
PRICE: 31 euros Food included
Unforgettable excursion for the nature lovers.
The natural reserve is 20km away from Chania, in the edge of the White Mountains, the famous Lefka Ori. In an area of about 200 hectares, you will be able to enjoy numerous species of flowers, plants and trees of all kinds, depending on the season. This trip in the middle of the nature will make you discover closely the Cretan wild flora and fauna of the surroundings.
The journey includes your lunch and the visit of the park.

MINI CRUISE TO GRAMVOUSA ISLAND EVERY MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
PRICE: 30 euros Boat Ticket included
Departing the port of Kissamos, cruise around the wild, rocky peninsula of Gramvousa through turquoise blue and crystal clear waters to the legendary island of Gramvousa, with its impressive Venetian fortress. Across the bay, at the lovely beach of Balos lagoon, there is plenty of time for swimming, snorkeling or lazing around the warm, shallow waters and white sand.

SANTORINI CRUISE EVERY TUESDAY - SATURDAY
PRICE: 114 euros EXTRA: Transfer 18 euros and excursion in Santorini 20 euros
Daily cruise departing from Rethymno to the magical island of Santorini, well known through out history for its volcanic eruption nearly 3500 years ago. Enjoy the boat trip and the unique atmosphere of the island. Optional excursions are proposed on board.

SPINALONGA EVERY SATURDAY
PRICE: 55 euros Food included
Unique excursion to "the island of Tears" in the region of Agios Nikolaos.
Departure by bus of Chania to embark aboard a boat from the harbor of Agios Nikolaos to discover the island which was a place of isolation for many victims of leprosy in the 50's.

KITHIRA EVERY THURSDAY
PRICE: 50 euros
One day cruise on the island of Kithira which is located in the west of the region of Kastelli. In the morning, departure by boat from the harbor of Kastelli. Enjoy a 5-hour free time on the island or take the opportunity of a guided tour of the island by bus. Late return.

Excursion Manager:

Maria Galanopoulou
GELASAKIS TRAVEL
14, 1866 Square , Chania
Crete 73100 Greece.
Tel : +30 28210 75444
Fax : +30 28210 75444
MOBILE: +30 6972299951
E-Mail :