The Cultural and Conference Center of Heraklion is a modern venue in Crete dedicated to performing arts and scientific meetings. Under construction for many years has finally been inaugurated in 2019 and handed over to the public. Is located close to historical landmarks of the city of Heraklion, such as the remnants of the Venetian walls and the burial site οf the Greek writer and philosopher – one of the greatest of 20th century – and Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis.
The conference center is a five-building complex housing multiple facilities including:
The Andreas and Maria Kalokairinou Hall, the main auditorium, with highly acoustics and visual capabilities. Holding 740 seats available, it may host various performances, such as operas and classical music concerts, as well as conferences and congresses. Is named after the Kalokairinou family, distinguished members of Cretan society with great influence in political and cultural life of Crete. (Building D)
The Seminar Room, holding up to 180 seats, is fully equipped to support the organization of conferences, workshops, etc. Stands the ability dividing into two sections of equal capacity creating the ability to host parallel events. (Building C)
The Small Theater is a hall holding over 100 seats. It has the ability to host conference workshops and seminars, as well as lectures and cinema screenings. (Building A)
Venue extra spaces include guest rooms, dressing rooms, test rooms, VIP rooms, a restaurant, ATM, shops, car parking spaces, etc.