The Orthodox Academy of Crete offers accommodation. Here are their rules:
- Cigarettes and alcohol are strictly banned on their grounds.
- No music may be listened to. This includes on ear phones. Only exception is Byzantine music.
- No use of electronic devices after sundown.
- Only baptized Greek Orthodox may rent rooms.
Just kidding, it’s really quite relaxed 🙂 Just behave yourself like a good Java programmer should and we will all have a fantastic time.
The Academy’s rooms are quite OK to sleep in. Facilities for kids are limited. This is an academy for serious learning after all. But there is the sea across the road to play and swim in. There are also plenty of great hotels close by.
However, they can only accommodate about 60 people and most of us take shared rooms.
What will the OAC cost you?
We have put together several packages for you to choose from:
- OAC Off-Heap €232 – Includes conference facility fee, buffet lunch, coffee break, BBQ dinner, Cretan evening
- OAC Shared €375 – Includes conference facility fee, buffet lunch, coffee break, BBQ dinner, Cretan evening, shared accommodation at OAC with another JCretan.
- OAC Unshared €500 – Includes conference facility fee, buffet lunch, coffee break, BBQ dinner, Cretan evening, single unshared room at OAC.
What about guests?
Your guests may join us for meals, but we need to know in advance please. Lunches and the BBQ are €17 each, the Cretan Evening is €20. Kids up to 6 years are free, up to 12 are charged half price.
Other hotels close to the event
If you choose not to stay at OAC, here is a list of hotels and apartments to let in the area.
- Avra Imperial *****, Kolymbari
- Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa *****, Kolymbari
- Chryssana ***, Kolymbari
- Grand Bay Resort ****, Kolymbari
- Elia, Kolymbari, Ano Vouves
- Kolymbari Beach Hotel **
- Spilia Village, Kolymbari, Spilia
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