Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and imposed travel restrictions, the 37th edition of IEEE ICDE will be transformed into a fully virtual event that will provide the community with an interactive digital forum for educational exchanges, scientific news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all congress participants. The following information about the venue concerned the physical participation in the conference, which due to the current circumstances will not be possible.


ICDE 2021 will take place at the Minoa Palace Resort Hotel in Chania, one of the leading 5-star resorts in Crete. It stands out due to its aura of tranquility, harmoniously blended in with the ocean breeze and the lush green surroundings. A preferable choice for artistic rendez-vous, the resort is an equally great host for all sorts of corporate events, conferences, meetings, parties and wedding ceremonies.

Today, covering 35,000 sq. m. of Cretan land in the popular tourist resort of Platanias, this luxury 5-star hotel in Crete enamours guests with its majestic surroundings, the miraculous views to the shimmering Aegean Sea and the White Mountains as well as the high-end facilities and bespoke services offered. To further enhance the overall guest experience, the hotel was expended with an aerial bridge connecting the Main Building Bungalow complex with the Imperial Beach Wing thus offering immediate access to the beach from both buildings. Focusing on the well-being of every individual this gem of a luxury hotel in Chania masterfully combines discreet luxury and comfort with attention to detail and attentive service ensuring a holiday beyond imaginable.
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Graced with one of the finest and best-preserved “Old Towns” in Greece, Chania is by far the prettiest and most captivating of Crete’s cities. Many even believe it to be one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, calling it the “Venice of the East.”
Evidence of its long-standing appeal is its millennia-spanning history of settlers and conquerors (Neolithic people, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, Romans, Andalusian Arabs, Byzantines, Venetians, Genoese, Egyptians and Ottomans), who selected it for its strategic position by the sea and its fertile lands, each leaving their indelible mark for all modern-day visitors and settlers to witness.
The city of Chania is built on the area of Minoan Kidonia, at the end of the homonym gulf between Akrotiri and Onicha peninsulas. It was the former capital city of Crete (from 1847 until 1972). Nowadays, it is the second largest city of Crete after Heraklion and capital of the homonym prefecture.
Chania includes the old and new city. It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Greece and for food lovers, it’s a paradise!
Get familiar with the city of Chania by wandering around in its streets, visiting its museums and admiring the different architectural styles presenting the historical route of the city.


  • By plane: Chania International Airport is linked directly with “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport of Athens, while it hosts scheduled flights year round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe during the high season – April to October. The Venue is a 15-25 minute taxi journey from the airport. Alternatively, the airport is connected with Chania and other cities on the Island of Crete by public transport. For more information about bus timetables click on the following links:
    Chania Bus Timetable
    Chania Airport Transportation
    Public Bus Services
  • By sea: The port of Piraeus (approximately 60 min from Athens International Airport by metro or bus) is linked daily to Chania (Souda port). More information will be soon available.