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Travel & Venue Info


Our home on Crete...

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Travel & Venue Info


Our home on Crete...

The Retreat Venue

For the 3rd time the retreat will be held at the beautiful Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa near the village of Plakias on the stunning southern coast of Crete.

B and the retreat group were exceptionally welcomed and acknowledged here in 2015 and 2016 and we look forward to being back in our ‘home on Crete’ in October.

KALYPSO CRETAN VILLAGE RESORT & SPA   Karavos, Plakias, Rethymno, Crete
Τel: +30 28320 31297   Email: info@kalypsohotels.com

To book any additional nights before or after the retreat please write to christiane@bernieprior.org with the nights you require. The hotel is kindly giving our group slightly discounted rates.  We will send you options and costs and will arrange the booking for you with the hotel. 

Crete is a magical place full of vitality, warmth and hospitality. It is known for its contrasting landscapes from its stunning beaches, fertile costal plains to rugged mountain areas.  The island’s beautiful South is marked by its relaxed atmosphere and slow pace that contrasts the busier North.

Crete has a rich history dating back to ancient times and several of the famous Greek myths. It was once the centre of the Minoan civilization, which is regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.

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Travel


Travel


Getting There

Airports

Fly into either of Crete’s two main international airports:

Heraklion Airport or Chania Airport. Both airports are well serviced by international providers. From either airport it will take between 1.5 - 2 hours to reach the venue by car.

Shared Transport/Taxis

We are collaborating with a local travel agent in Plakias to arrange for taxis from the airport to the hotel. The transport cost from the airport to the hotel is not included in the retreat cost. The cost for a four seater taxi to the venue is approx. 80 EUR.

Wherever possible we will match you up with other participants to lower the cost. The fare will be divided by the number of passengers and is to be paid to the driver directly.  Pick up details will all be pre-arranged and confirmed prior to your departure. Once you have sent in your arrival details – we will be in contact to discuss possibilities.

Hire a Car

Hiring a car to drive to the resort is an easy option if you would like the luxury of your own vehicle throughout the retreat.

Public Transport

If you want to make your own way on public transport there are public buses you can take from the central bus station in Heraklion or Chania.

From Heraklion: Heraklion to Plakias, leaving the central bus station in Heraklion. Take a bus from the airport to the central bus station or take a taxi for around 15 EUR. Bus to Rethymno – cost about 15 EUR – travel time is 1.5 hours.

Then a bus from Rethymno to Plakias cost about 5 EUR – travel time is 1 hour.
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From Chania: Chania to Plakias, leaving the central bus station in Chania. Take a taxi from the airport to the central bus station. Bus to Rethymno – cost about 15 EUR – travel time is 1.5 hours. Then a bus from Rethymno to Plakias cost about 5 EUR – travel time is 1 hour.