EURECA-PRO Conference 2025


26-29 Sept    Chania, Crete



A technical tour to the local Recycling and Composting Plant (DEDISA) and a number of touristic tours to various locations of cultural interest, within the City and Prefecture of Chania, have been planned by the Organizing Committee for registered Conference participants registered accompanying guests. A Google Form will be made available shortly for making the tours choices, which will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The timetable and information related to the visit sites follows below. 

  • Bus pick-up and drop-off location: Nikiforou Foka Str., in front of “Kriti Hotel” (10-minute walk from the Conference Venue). 
  • The times above refer to departure from and arrival at the aforementioned location. Tour participants are kindly requested to be at the pick-up location in time!

(Friday | 09:30 – 12:00 | by bus
Recycling is in our hands! DEDISA was founded in 1993 and was the first step of synergies and inter-municipal cooperation of the local authorities in waste management. Chania was one of the few exceptions, where the excellent cooperation of the local authorities and the central government resulted in an acceptable technical, economic and environmental solution with the construction of the Mechanical Recycli and Composting Plant.

Archeological Museum of Chania
(Wednesday | 09:00 – 11:30 | by bus)
The rich collections of the new Chania Museum, structured according to the spirit and requirements of modern museum practices, will continue to channel their powerful cultural timeless example and message into the new conditions of the multi-dimensionally evolving Greek and international community.

Municipal Art Gallery of Chania 
(Thursday | 10:00 – 12:00 | city walk)
The Municipal Gallery of Chania is presenting only a part of the collection of artworks that the Municipality of Chania had acquired over the years. This collection consists of many works of art. Currently, the Gallery is not viewed as a Museum but rather as a place of protection and preservation of the Civilization, where Art, Science and Speech, as an expression of the Human Spirit can be materialized.

Botanical Park and Garden of Crete
(Friday | 09:00 – 14:00 | by bus)
The Botanical Park and the Gardens of Crete are unique in their kind in Europe. The Gardens were literally born out of the ashes and are now a haven of tranquility offering to the visitors a journey through the world of nature. The olive trees orchard was burnt to ashes in 2023 – the only proud remnant of which stands the prominent burnt olive tree- but was reborn to a lash garden. Nowadays, The Gardens offer its visitors the unique opportunity to learn about fruit-bearing trees, herbs, spices, medicinal and decorative plants from all over the world, wander in the wonders of nature and witness the animals in their natural habitat.

(Friday | 09:00 – 13:00 | by bus)
Astrikas Estate is the place where organic olive groves are located, in the small village of Astrikas, within the PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) area of Kolymbari in North-Western Crete. Biolea is a family-owned company specializing in the artisan production of organic olive oil using millstones and presses, striving for excellence by combining innovation and tradition, remaining environmentally accountable, and promoting sustainable tourism.


In addition to the above tours, Conference participants my organize excursions on their own to the numerous sites of archeological interest, cultural heritage, and exquisite natural beauty that Crete has to offer.


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