Calendar plan of the XVII International Conference on Chemical Reactors and Post-Symposium
“Catalytic Processing of Renewable Sources: Fuel, Energy, Chemicals” (May 15 – 19, 2006, Athens-Crete, Greece)

May 14, Sunday – arrival, registration, excursion (included into the fee). If you wish to arrive on May 13 – the hotel will be booked for you.
May 15-17, Monday-Wednesday
– conference working days
May 17, Wednesday,
20.30 or 21.00 – departure to Crete by ferry*
May 18, Thursday –
for those who do not participate in post-Symposium: excursion Argolida (does not included into the fee, 88 Euro with lunch)**
May 18, Thursday
, morning – post-Symposium registration
May 18, Thursday, 14.00 -
post-Symposium opening
May 18, 19, Thursday, Friday -
post-Symposium working days
May 20, Saturday
– excursion to SPINALONGA Island (does not included into the fee, 55 Euro)***
May 21, Sunday
– excursion to Knoss Palace, Archaeological Palace in Iraklion (does not included into the fee, 57 Euro)****

There is a daily ferry connection between Athens and Crete (duration of the trip 8-9 hours), as well as daily air-connection, so it’s possible to depart any time after the post-Symposium closing. For those who wish to stay on Crete on May 20, 21 without participation in the excursions - the hotel will be guaranteed.

Conference Venue: Best Western Fenix Hotel, Attica Conference Centre
The following hotels are booked for the participants:

XVII International Conference on Chemical Reactors
May 14-17, 2006, Athens, Greece




Distance from Fenix

Distance from the beach

Price, Euro (including breakfast)


double (per person)

triple (per person)




Conference venue

3 min





Astir Palace


10 min by the Shuttle (in the morning)

on the beach

Without sea view 200
Sea view 240

Without sea view 120
Sea view 140

Without sea view 107
Sea view 120

More expensive rooms are available*****


Four Seasons


10-12 min by foot

2 min







Tram 10 min, the stop is closed

Park opposite the hotel is situated just on the beach




All the hotels are situated in the seaside resort part of Athens. The centre of Athens is easily reached.

Post-Symposium “Catalytic Processing of Renewable Sources: Fuel, Energy, Chemicals”
May 18-21, 2006, Crete, Limenas Hersonissou Village (28 km from Iraklion, Crete capital)



Price, Euro (all included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, all drinks):


double (per person)

triple (per person)

Nana Beach hotel





While you order double or triple room, please indicate what kind of the bed do you prefer – Queen-size bed, or two separate beds.

Please inform the Organizing Committee about your hotel preference before March 15, 2006.

The addresses of the hotels:

Best Western Fenix Hotel:
1, Artemissiou str., Glyfada, Athens
Tel.: +30-210-8914000
Fax: +30-210-8914099
Four Seasons Hotel:
79, Possidonos Avenue, Glyfada, Athens
Tel.: +30-210-8942211
Fax: +30-210-8944266
Galaxy Hotel
39, Possidonos Avenue, Kalamaki, Athens
Tel.: +30-210-9818603
Fax: +30-210-9844020
Astir Palace Resort Vouligmeni
40, Apollonos str., Vouliagmeni, Athens
Tel.: +30-210-8902000
Fax: +30-210-8962582
Nana Beach Hotel (Crete)
Hersonissos, Crete - this is an address.
Tel: +30-28970-30100
Fax: +30-28970-22954

*The price of the return ferry ticket (Athens-Iraklion-Athens):

Small changes in the prices are possible in May.

The price of the return air tickets is 144-254 Euro depending on the air company and class of the ticket.

**Argolida (Full day)
Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae, visit the remains of the ancient city, including the lionesses gate, the tomb of Agamemnon and the Palace. Then through ARGOS on to NAUPLIA. After lunch visit Epidaurus and its theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Return to Athens via the Epidaurus / Corinth road.

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the town of Elounda. Enjoy a boat ride across to the island of Spinalonga. Spinalonga is a small island with an exceptional interesting history. The Venetian Fortress, which still stands, was built in 1579 and it protected the entire gulf. You will spend the rest of the day swimming while your lunch is prepared - a charcoaled barbeque along with Greek salads, wine and fruit on the beach. You will be brought back to your hotel at the end of the evening.

Amongst all the "ancient ruins" in Crete Knossos is the archeological site that is a must-see in order to understand the greatness of the Minoan Civilization. The tour takes you to the island's capital, Iraklio, and from there onto the village of Knossos where you will be led through the ruins of the ancient palace complex: the labyrinth, galleries and rooms of the Palace, and the Royal Palace of King Minos. The excursion continues to Iraklio's Archeological Museum, one of the most important museums in the world, housing all the original pieces from Knossos, as well as the findings and treasures from all the archeological sites in Crete including frescoes, intricate gold jewelry and engraved linguistic tablets of the period. Return back to your hotel in the early afternoon.

- Superior Garden View - 200 Euro
- Superior Sea View - 240 Euro
- Superior Garden View - 240 Euro
- Superior Sea View - 280 Euro
- Superior Garden View - 320 Euro
- Superior Sea View - 360 Euro

Building ARION
- Deluxe Garden View - 240 Euro
- Superior Deluxe Garden View - 280 Euro
- Superior Deluxe Sea View - 320 Euro
- Excelsior Superior Deluxe Sea view - 420 Euro
- Deluxe Garden View - 280 Euro
- Superior Deluxe Garden View - 320 Euro
- Superior Deluxe Sea View - 360 Euro
- Excelsior Superior Deluxe Sea view - 460 Euro
- Deluxe Suite - 800 Euro
Building NAFSIKA: all the rooms are Sea view
- Superior Deluxe Single - 280 Euro
- Superior Deluxe Double - 320 Euro
- Deluxe Suite - 1000 Euro