FELA-Crete2024: 23rd European Conference on Literacy & 7th Panhellenic Literacy Conference

Additional Program June 27th

Visit to the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Amongst all the “ancient ruins” in Crete, Knossos is the archaeological site that is a must-see in order to understand the greatness of the Minoan Civilization. The tour takes you to the Palace 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. We continue with a visit to the island’s capital, Iraklio, in order to have a visit at the Archaeological Museum of the city. You will have free time before return back to Chania.
Price for at least 30 people: 30.00 euros + 20.00 euros entrance fee for the Knossos Palace and the Museum.
The excursion fee includes transfers from/to the conference venue with luxury a/c coach and one professional official English speaking guide per coach, plus the entrance fee. You can book the excursion from February 1st to May 31st 2024 through the account you have at the conference online system.

Visit to the Cave of Agia Sofia (Santa Sophia) and  for swimming at Elafonissi

The Cave is located 47km southwest of Chania, on the western walls of the gorge Topolia, near the main road to Elafonissi. On the left of the cave entrance, there is the small church dedicated to Agia Sophia (Wisdom of God). The entrance of the cave has a width of 25m, while the height reaches 20m in many points, being really huge. The cave has two rooms with different heights, the surface of which is full of stalagmites. The cave was a very important place of worship in the ancient times. In the cave, a clay figurine dating from the 4th century BC has been found. Moreover, Neolithic, Early Minoan, Late Minoan, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman pottery traces have been found. Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania and 5km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, in the south westernmost tip of Crete. Elafonissi is an oblong peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. It is a Natura 2000 protected area. The endangered loggerhead sea turtle and several more rare animals and plants find shelter on the island; it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals, shells and sand from the area.
The excursion fee for at least 30 people is of 30.00 euros per person and includes transfers from/to the conference venue with luxury a/c coach and one professional English speaking escort per coach. You can book the excursion from February 1st to May 31st 2024 through the account you have at the conference online system.

 
 
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