Location of the venue

The 18th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks will take place at the ΚΑΜ Centre of Mediterranean Architecture at the Old Port of Chania, Chania, Crete, Greece.

The Arsenali Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, in short KAM, is an esteemed institution, administered by the Municipality of Chania. It is housed in a building called Megalo Neorio, alias Arsenali, which was constructed in 1585 by the Venetians A new era began for the Grand Arsenal with the addition of the second floor, in 1872, during the Ottoman era. The building hosted several, important public services and authorities. From a roofless, abandoned site, today the building has given a second chance to life by being converted into a remarkable multipurpose space for events and expositions. After its restoration in 2002, it is now the Center of Mediterranean Architecture, hosting important cultural events, scientific and political symposiums, artistic exhibitions, international venues with special emphasis on architecture.

The ΚΑΜ Centre of Mediterranean Architecture is located at 31, Akti Tompazi, 73132 Chania.

For more information about Chania, visit: https://www.chaniatourism.gr

How to reach the Venue

By air

There are direct flights from the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) to the airport in Chania. A number of locations in Europe and the UK also offer direct flights to Chania. Chania's Old Town is a 20-minute drive from the airport and can be reached by taxi, private transfer, rental car or bus, but note that the bus will be the slowest option.

By ferry

For a more leisurely way to get to Crete, you can take a fast or slow ferry from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Piraeus is about 25 minutes driving from the city center and you can take a taxi, private transfer, bus or metro to get there. A bus service is provided from the port of Chania (Souda) to the city.


There are plenty of hotels in Chania. There is no special arrangement at any hotel for the conference and the participants are invited to book independently. Please note that end of September is still high season for Chania so you are strongly advised to book as soon as possible your stay.