In this page you can find information:

  • About the venue
  • How to get to the Chania city
  • How to get to the Venue location

About the Venue

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, Kounoupidiana Campus, Technical University of Crete (TUC), at Chania, Crete, Greece.

ECE Bldg.

The Kounoupidiana campus is the main campus of the Technical University of Crete (TUC).

It is built on a panoramic location in Kounoupidiana, Akrotiri, 7 km northeast of the city of Chania, with a total area surface of 290 hectares.

The Technical University of Crete is one of Greece’s Higher Education Institutions, and places emphasis both on education and research. TUC comprises of five academic engineering schools.

View School of Electronic and Computer Engineering – Technical University of Crete in a larger map

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers a five-year undergraduate program, and also graduate (MSc or PhD level) programs. ECE is deeply involved in basic and applied research activities.

The Intelligent Systems Lab is one of ECE’s formally established laboratories, and its current research spans many areas, such as Semantic Web, Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer vision, Peer-to-Peer computing and Intelligent Agents and Multiagent Systems.

More information can be found at:
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete (ECE-TUC)
Intelligent Systems Laboratory @ ECE-TUC

Getting to Chania

By Air: Fly to either Chania Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis (CHQ, located just 15 mins away from the School venue); or to Heraklion airport (HER, located 2.5 hours away by car).

By Sea: Travel to Chania (or to Heraklion) by ferry. Full-time students in Greek universities are able to enjoy a 50% discount on their personal tickets regardless of ACAI-2019 participation on all ferries.

There are two main ferries that service Crete:
ANEK Lines

  • Chania Agency: Sof. Venizelos square, 73 134 Chania, Tel.No. +30 28210 27500-4, Fax.No. +30 28210 27505, Email:
  • Souda Agency: Souda Square, 73 134 Souda-Chania, Tel.No. +30 28210 80050, Fax.No. +30 28210 80051, Web Site
  • Heraklion Agency: 11 Dimokratias Ave., 71 306 Heraklion, Tel.No. +30 2810 222481-2, +30 2810 223067/346440-1, Fax.No. +30 2810 346379,
  • Piraeus Agency: Address 22 Akti Kondili Str., 185 45 Piraeus, Tel.No. +30 210 4197510, Fax.No. +30 210 4114188, Email:

Minoan Lines

  • Athens Minoan Lines Agency: 59, Panepistimiou str., Athens. Tel.: +30 21 03 37 69 10
  • Heraklion Port Minoan Lines Agency: New Passenger Station. Tel.: +30 28 10 33 01 98
  • Piraeus Port Minoan Lines Agency: Gate E2. Tel.: +30 21 04 08 00 28
  • Heraklion Minoan Lines Agency: 17, 25 Afgoustou str., Heraklion. Tel.: 18175 (greek cellular phone), 80 11 17 50 00 (greek landline)
  • Piraeus Minoan Lines Agency: 6-10, Thermopylon str., Piraeus. Tel.: 18175 (greek cellular phone), 80 11 17 50 00 (greek landline)

Getting to the Venue

See the TUC main site for various means of transport

For public transportation in Chania, you can use Urban Buses.
We will have dedicated buses coming directly to the venue. Dedicated buses will display the line number 23, or occasionally 18. Our volunteers will be available at departure points on Monday 01/07 and Tuesday 02/07 to guide you.
Monday 01/07:
departure from Agora Square at 08:40
departure from the venue at 17:30
Tuesday 02/07, Wednesday 03/07 and Thursday 04/07:
departure from Agora Square at 08:50 and 09:20
departure from the venue at 18:00 and 19:00
Friday 05/07:
departure from Agora Square at 08:50 and 09:20
departure from the venue at 17:00, 19:00 and 21:00
In case you miss the dedicated buses, or just want to be more flexible, the venue area is accessible from bus line 18 “Kounoupidiana”, which departs every 30 minutes.
Line 18 “Kounoupidiana” has two bus stops outside of University Campus, at the University Gate (right before the traffic lights) and at “Chalkiadakis SuperMarket”, near the PEM School (Point C in the map of the venue area). Our volunteers will also be at these bus stops on Monday 01/07 and Tuesday 02/07 to guide you to the venue. The Science Building, where ACAI-2019/HAISS-2019 is held, is a 10-minute walk from both bus stops.
Also, line 18 has multiple bus stops after the University, at Kounoupidiana town, where there are several places for lunch (nearby town highlighted on the map).
Bus Fares:
Regular Ticket: 1.70 euro (ticket bought inside bus 2.50 euro)
Student Ticket (need to show your student id card): 1.20 euro (ticket bought inside bus 2.00 euro)
Please buy your tickets in advance. Tickets purchased inside the bus are more expensive, and it is more time consuming for everyone.
You can purchase bus tickets either from ticket machines right next to most bus stops or from information desks and kiosks. Ticket machines are available outside the University Campus (near the PEM School, Point C on map), Agora Square and 1866 Square, among other places. Information desks are available at Agora Square and 1866 Square.
More information on Chania Urban Buses
Chania City Bus app, with routes information and live feed on buses location, is available for Android