Hotel: The Workshop will take
place in the "Capsis" hotel located
in Crete on the private peninsula of Aghia Pelaghia. One of the FTM
mafiosi (SL) stayed there once (15 years ago) and was very
are the recent impressions of our
local organizer, Prof. Dionissios Hristopulos, who has inspected Capsis
wife and baby daughter:
Big, well maintained, beautiful landscaping (plants, flowers, birds and animals), sea views at hand from most locations, competent and friendly convention center supervisor. The grounds are well kept. There are a number of pools, some for swimming, some I assume decorative. There are also many flowers, which are also used in creative ways for interior decoration. In general, my wife Lisa was impressed.
There are two beaches easily accessible from the hotel: The Kapsis private beach, which was quite crowded and the public beach, which I personally liked better. The beaches have a mix of sand and pebbles, the water is a nice deep blue, blue-green.
There are two tennis courts. I saw one which was in good shape.
The dinner at the buffet restaurant was quite acceptable. Good desserts and all the fruit we had while we stayed at the hotel (room, breakfast, dinner) was very good. I liked the Kapsis white and red wines. Breakfast was also plentiful (variety of breads, cakes, dessert, eggs in various disguises, sausage, crepes, marmalades and honey, olives, yoghourt, etc.)
Local official at the Capsis hotel: Georgia Vlahou <GVlahou@Capsis.Gr>, FAX +30210 6142072
Arrival Day: Sunday, June 25. During the day or evening, taxis are plentiful and the magic words "Capsis Aghia Pelaghia" will get you to the Hotel, which is less than half an hour away from the Heraklion airport. If you are arriving after midnight, the Capsis hotel can arrange for a taxi to be waiting for you at a cost of 39 euros -- please contact Ms. Georgia Vlahou with your flight info. For those interested in renting a car, there is a full range of rental agencies at the airport.
Departure Day: Friday, June 30.
Air: Hotel Capsis is a short (25 km) drive from the
Heraklion airport (HER). Note that the other airport on Crete (Chania)
is a two-hour drive away and is NOT recommended. The HER airport is
served from Athens by Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines, several
flights a day by both. Aegean Airlines
reasonably priced advance
purchase electronic tickets
from Athens, Rome, Milan, and several German cities for late
June. There are scheduled flights
Map: A nice collection of Crete maps are here,
including satellite images of ancient Crete. ☺
Note that we are on the
"Central" part of the island.
Contact during the Workshop
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