Heraklion Crete, Greece


The 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnologies and BioNanoSciences in Crete – NanoBio 2023 will take place in Atlantis Aquila hotel, Heraklion Crete.

2, Ygias Street, Heraklion – Crete, GR – 71 202
Tel: +30 2810 229 103, Fax: +30 2810 226 265
web: www.aquilahotels.com | e-mail: [email protected]
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Τhe city’s largest luxury hotel in the heart of the historic city of Heraklion, with premium services (restaurant, lounge bar, swimming pools, spa, room service), a perfect vista point on the port and easy access to the historic monuments, museums, business and commercial district. The Aquila Atlantis Hotel has the largest conference center in Heraklion with 6 multipurpose spaces covering a surface of 1,000 m2, with a total capacity over 900 seats.


Heraklion in Greece, the hometown and resting place of Nikos Kazantzakis, is the largest town of Crete.
Some of the most popular historical sites in Heraklion include the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum. Apart from the town, the entire region is also beautiful and unexplored.

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Hotel Atlantis has the largest and most luxurious conference center in Heraklion.

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We warmly recommend that you choose to stay at the official hotel of the meeting, Atlantis Aquila hotel, and benefit from the special discount offer created for the attendees of the event.

  • Classic room Urban view: (Single / Double use):  95,00 € / 115,00 €
  • Business room City view: (Single or Double use):  125,00 €
  • Executive room Urban view: (Single or Double use):  135,00 €

NanoBioCrete Reservation Code: 230911_NANOBIO (please follow the link below)

Above rates are NET per room / night on Bed & Breakfast basis and include VAT and all legal taxes.

Please visit the link to perform your reservation.

NOTE No1: The availability of the rooms with this link is from Sunday, 10.09.2023 and onwards)

NOTE No2: All the relevant information regarding the payment (and pre-payment) policy as well as cancellation policy are shown on the link under the button ‘View details’. Once you have successfully received the room reservation confirmation, then you can proceed further. Please contact directly the Reservation Department of the Ηotel for any further assistance [email protected].

Room Reservation Deadline: 30/06/2023 (NOTE: After this date the reservation will be upon the availability in the hotel).

Recommended Hotels in Heraklion: 

1. Kastro Hotel (email: [email protected])
2. Megaron Hotel (email: [email protected])
3. Ibis Styles (email: [email protected] and [email protected])
4. Galaxy Hotel (email: [email protected])
5. Lato Hotel (Email: [email protected] & [email protected])
6. Atrion hotel (Email: [email protected])
7. Capsis Astoria (Email: [email protected])
8. Hotel Olympic (Email:  [email protected])

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How to get there

Heraklion is directly connected to Athens International Airport (ATH) with daily domestic flights run by Aegean Airlines. 2-4 direct flights per day are from Thessaloniki (SKG). There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connections are offered by Minoan Lines and ANEK Lines and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours. Kazantzakis Heraklion International Airport (airport code HER) is located 5 kilometers east of the city of Heraklion.

By car:

The airport is located just off the E75 motorway and can also be reached via the main road “Ikarou” from the city center.

By Taxi:

The use of a taxi is a convenient and relatively not expensive means of transportation in Heraklion. Taxis in Heraklion are colored silver. From the Airport to the center of town (where Aquila Atlantis Hotel is located), the cost of a taxi is approximately 10 to 15 Euros.

You can find a lot around in the city streets. You can find them also waiting at the airport, the port, the bus stations, in the Lion’s Square, the “Eleftherias Square”, and in “Kornarou Square”.

By Public Transportation:

There is a frequent public bus service from Heraklion Airport to the center of town. The bus stop is a few minutes’ walk from the terminal building. You can buy your tickets prior to getting onto the bus from the ticket machine or the kiosk next to the bus stop. The current price of the bus-tickets is 1.20 Euros (one way) from Airport to the center of town.

To reach Aquila Atlantis Hotel get off at the “Eleftherias square – Astoria OR Astoria Liberty Square” stop. You can find more information  https://astiko-irakleiou.gr/en/

Then it is a 5min (400m) walk to reach the hotel !
(Visit google maps and add directions from Eleftherias Square Astoria to Aquila Atlantis Hotel)