This page is a guide only.  It contains recommendations from either TMs, Referees or Parents from previous seasons.  Venues or official hotels may change for the current season so we recommend that you check the reglement’s before confirming any travel arrangements.  If you are booking hotels before the reglement is out we advise you may want to consider booking with free cancellation as it is not guaranteed that competition details will stay the same.

Background Info
Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete and capital of Heraklion regional unit. It is the fifth-largest city in Greece with a population of 140,730 according to the 2011 census.

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Visa Requirements
None (as of 25.04.2024)

Your passport must be:

  • issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)


Local Emergency Numbers
Telephone: 112 (ambulance, fire, police)
Calling 999 from a UK mobile in Greece will automatically transfer you to the Greek emergency services

Help abroad in an emergency

If you are in Greece and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the British embassy Athens or one of our consulates.

FCDO in London
You can call FCDO in London if you need urgent help because something has happened to a friend or relative abroad.

Telephone: 020 7008 5000 (24 hours) – You can also contact FCDO online.

Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena ‘Two Aorakia’
71601 Industrial Area of Heraklion, Nea Alikarnassos, Crete, Greece

Nearby Supermarket (to venue)
Lidl (1.4km from venue)

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio (4.6km from venue)

There are a good range of flights to Heraklion from airports across the UK.

Taxis can be organised through the organiser’s recommended travel company.


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