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Aepm annual conference 2017
11-13 May 2017
The Museum of Typography
Chania, Crete (Greece)


Making history:
collections, collectors and the cultural role of printing museums


Practical information

The Museum of typography is located in the small town of Souda, a suburb of Chania in Crete (Greece).

The Museum of typography

The Museum of typgraphy
Park of Local Industries Building, 13-03
Souda GR-73200
Phone: +30 28210 80090


The city of Chania is built on the ruins of ancient Kydonia, which according to mythology was founded by king Kydon, son of Minos.

Kydonia, up to the late 7th century A.D., was one of the most important cities of Minoan Crete and its harbour was the crossroad of three Continents.

Through the ages the city was conquered by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks, Egyptians, and Arabs, until the end of the 19th century, when Crete became autonomous. Chania – as well as the rest of Crete – was liberated and united with independent Greece in 1913.

Chania’s wonderful mixture of Eastern and Western civilizations can be discovered in the alleys of the old city and the emblematic Venetian Port.

(Photo: Moonik. Creative commons, Wikimedia)

(Photo: Moonik. Creative commons, Wikimedia)

Getting to Chania


The nearest airport is Chania international airport, 10 km from the city of Chania. It is served by Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Transavia, Easyjet, Germanwings, SAS etc.

The airport is served by public bus regularly. The duration of the trip to the city centre is 30 minutes and costs 2,5 euros.

The other airport is Heraklion international airport, the largest in Crete, which is located 180 km from Chania, and is served by Aegean Airlines, Austrian, Easyjet, Transavia, Germanwings, etc. From Heraklion, there is Public Bus every hour, the duration of the trip is approximately 3 hours and costs 15,10 euros.

If no convenient direct flights are available to the Cretan airports, there are many flights to the largest airport in Greece, Athens international airport. From there you can take a transfer flight to Chania Airport with Aegean Air or Ryanair.

It is well worth lookng into the cost of flights early as May is already the beginning of the tourist season. Booking well in advance can be advantageous, as can last minute deals if airlines put on extra flights to cope with demand. But there are no hard and fast rules…

By sea

You can also take the ferry from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Chania (port of Souda), using Anek Lines or Blue Star Ferries. The ship departs daily at 21:00 and arrives at Chania at 06:00. There is local bus service from the port of Souda to the city centre every 20 minutes and it costs 2 euros.


Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. But the conference organisers have made special arrangements with four hotels at the city centre of Chania, for the period 11/5 – 14/5/2017. The special conference rate for a room includes breakfast and all the taxes.

Reservations can be made by phone or email mentioning the name: “AEPM 2017” and the offer is valid until 18/04/2017.

Arkadi Hotel

1866 Square, Chania Town, Crete, 73100, Greece
tel.: +30 28210 90181, 92801, 92418
fax: +30 28210 94034

The special rates are: Single room 50 €, Double room 60 €, Triple room 70 €

Kriti Hotel

Nikiforou Foka & Kiprou
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
tel: (+30) 28210 51881-3-5
fax: (+30) 28210 41000

The special Aepm rates are: Standard single 76,00 €, Standard double 86,00 €, Superior double 99,00 € , Superior double with sea view 118,00 €, Triple 145,00 €, Suite 160,00 € (for two people) or with sea view 180,00 €

Kydon Hotel

Sofoklis Venizelos Sq. & 2, Str. Tzanakaki Chania | Crete island | Greece
Tel: +30 28210 52280 | Fax: +30 28210 51790 |

Special Aepm rates are: Single Room Side square or Mountain View 84,00 € – Double/Twin Side square or Mountain View 99,00 € – Double/Twin Old Town View 113,00 € – Triple Room Side square or Mountain View 115,00 €

Samaria Hotel

1866 Square, Chania, Crete 73 135 Greece
Tel: (+30) 28210 38600
Fax: (+30) 28210 38610

Special Aepm rates are: Standard queen room/single 110.00 € – Standard queen room/double 130.00 € – Premium king room /single 120.00 € – Premium king or twin room/double 140.00 € – Superior king room/single 150.00 € – Superior king or twin room/double 170.00 €


Besides the large hotels, there are also a great number (literally hundreds ) of smaller traditional guesthouses for all budgets, inside the old city of Chania.

Organizational details

Speakers who are making slide presentations should check the compatibility of their files (PDF, PowerPoint, etc.) with the Museum of Typography in advance.

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