The International Conference Center

The International Conference Center of CIHEAM-IAMC "Albert Simantov", established in 1990, offers multipurpose versatility, state of the art technology and high quality standards of service in the highest value for money.

Conceived with respect to the environment in an academic atmosphere, it is dedicated to accommodate Academic and Research Conferences, Ministerial Meetings, Seminars, Symposiums, Summer Schools, with a full range of integrated organisational support services; it hosts simultaneously or independently exhibitions and poster sessions.
It is situated in a picturesque, typical Mediterranean pine-tree forest setting, surrounded by a botanical garden, a prestigious location 3 km south-east of the city of Chania, 14 km from the international airport and 2 km from the port.

It can host up to 13 parallel sessions with total capacity of 600 attendees.

The Professional Conference Organizers of CIHEAM-IAMC’s Conference Bureau combines knowledge, professionalism, consistency and the expertise of highly skilled personnel and executive staff to organize meetings and conferences assisted by specific conference management software. It facilitates functions relevant to conference organization such as marketing, budgeting, advertising, scientific program, social program, and registration. It also offers secretarial multilingual services before, during and after the event.

The Conference Center Bureau of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania has been certified by DQS GmbH with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 for the organization and accommodation of conferences and related activities.

The International Conference Centre of CIHEAM-IAMC is an organized set of infrastructures and services with international standards, excellent know-how and the highest value for money on the market.


  • Maximum Capacity: 600
  • Maximum Capacity in Plenary Session: 350
  • Up to 13 Parallel Sessions
  • Poster and exhibition Area
  • Parking Area
  • Academic Village: 15 stone houses established in the botanical garden
  • Student Dormitories: 66 double, 54 single and 8 lofts
  • Special Facilities available for the Disabled
  • Wireless Internet connection provided in all Facilities
  • Simultaneous Translation and high end Audiovisual Technology
  • Graphics Design, Layout, Digital Reproduction
  • Restaurants
  • Library and Documentation Centre

Specifications of conference halls

Hall name sqm theater classroom U shape Coctail Banquet
POSEIDON (multipurpose conference room) 359 350 300 50 - -
ARISTOTLE (auditorium) 227 200 - - - -
PYTHAGORAS (auditorium) 92 65 - - - -
DEMOCRITUS (auditorium) 85 65 - - - -
SOCRATES (auditorium) 92 65 - - - -
THEOPHRASTUS (auditorium) 85 65 - - - -
THALES (multipurpose conference room) 89 - 55-65 30 - -
HERACLITUS (multipurpose conference room) 89 - 55-65 30 - -
ARCHIMEDES (computer lab with 20 computers) 133 - - 20 - -
EPICURUS (multipurpose conference room, poster room) 87 - 50-60 20 80 120
MEDITERRANEE (indoor and covered terrace restaurant) 332 - - - 150 600




Useful info

Address: Alsyllio Agrokepiou - Chania

Web site:


Tel No: +30 28210 35080,81

Fax No: +30 28210 35001

Distance from the airport: 14km

Distance from the port of Souda: 2km

Distance from the city center of Chania: 3km

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