Charged Particl Optics: Theory and Simulation
   Project coordinator: Prof. Theo Zouros,
    Dept. of Physics, University of Crete
   Copyright 2010

   This project has been funded with support
   from the European Commission

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Social Program

Here we shall collect ideas for the social programme. Erasmus IPs are well known for their varied social programmer's mostly in the form of sight seeing tours combining fun and culture over the weekend.

Please send your suggestion to the organizers.

On Saturday Sept 3, 25 participants of CPOTS2011 took part in an organized excursion to the famous Samaria gorge. They first arrived at Omalos, trekked through the 18km Samaria gorge, swam in the Libyan sea on the beach of Agia Roumeli, lunched at a local restaurant and then took the boat back to Chora Sfakion and caught their bus back to Heraklion. That night everybody slept very well.

For CPOTS2012 an equally exciting but less physically vigorous outing took place: An excursion by bus (and boat) to the island Spinalonga, a tour of the Spinalonga fortress and the presently ongoing art exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist Costas Tsoklis, swim off the boat and return to the mainland of Plaka followed by another swim and a meal. Then a trip into the nearby city of Agios Nikolaos for a final coffee before going back to the hotel in Amoudara.

Other Suggestions

Walking distance from Albatross Hotel

Downtown Heraklion (within 10km)

  • Visit to the archaeological site of the Minoan palace in Knossos on the outskirts of Heraklion and the Archaeological museum down town Heraklion housing world famous artifacts (Festos disk, Bull's head, Snake goddess)
  • Also for kids - Visit the museum of Natural History in downtown Heraklion
  • Historical Museum of Crete
  • Kazantakis grave
  • Venetian fortress and harbor with jetty
  • Agios Minas and Agia Ekaterini and Agios Titos churches
  • Morozini fountain (Lion square) in center of downtown Heraklion (25th of August str.)
  • Hike to the top of Stroumboulas mountain near Amoudara
  • Many bars and restaurants

Within 30km from Heraklion

  • Day trip to island of Dia across from Heraklion in the bay of Ammoudara
  • Visit to Archanes a traditional Cretan village and hike on Youxtas
  • Visit Thalassocosmos one of the best Aquaria in the Mediterranean
  • Wine tasting in Crete - visit of the Boutari winery in the Peza area near Heraklion
  • Nikos Kazantzakis museum near Heraklion. Kazantzakis is one of the better internationally known Greek authors, philosopher and thinker. Amongst his most popular work is the novel Zorba the Greek
  • Fodele village, birthplace of El Greco, famous painter of the Spanish Renaissance (10km from Ammoudara)
  • Water Parks entertainment for kids and grown ups. (Watercity-Anopolis (20km from Heraklion), Aquasplash-Hersonissos(35km from Heraklion))

Day Trips (indicative distance and time to destination one way)

  • Day trip to Elounda area and island of Spinalonga. In the same region is the town of Agios Nikolaos and the traditional picturesque village of Kritsa and the Kritsa gorge (NE Crete - about 80km or 1.5 hours)
  • Day trip and boat trip to island Xrysi off the southern coast of the town of Ierapetra (SE Crete - 130km - about 2hours)
  • Hike through the famous Samaria Gorge one of the most picturesque gorges in Europe (NW Crete - overnight in city of Chania recommended - about 3.5 hours)
  • Day trip to University of Crete Observatory at Mt. Skinakas near Anogia (about 50 km on the Psiloritis mountain range - about 2 hours)
  • Day trip to the Lassithi plateau and Zeus cave in Mt. Ida (E Crete - about 60km - about 1 hour)
  • Day trip to the city of Chania (NW Crete - about 130km - about 2 hours)
  • Day trip to Elafonissi (SW of Crete - about 180 km - more like a 2 day trip - about 3.5 hours)
  • Day trip to Kissamos, Bali, Gramvouses island (NW Crete - about 130 km - about 3 hours)
  • Day trip to Falassarna (W Crete - about 130 km - about 2.5 hours)
  • Day trip to the city of Rethymnon (N central Crete - about 70 km or 1hr)
  • Day trip to village of Matala (S central Crete - about 70 km - about 1 hour)


Last Update: 13/06/13 13:33:28