Location

GENERAL INFORMATION

The centre is located in the northern area of Souda Naval Base, near the city of Chania, at the north-west of Crete, Greece. Crete and particularly the city of Chania, is one of the main tourist destinations. Chania is a picturesque, medieval city about 20Km west of Souda bay, with a population rising up to 100,000. The tourist period in Crete starts in April and lasts up to the end of October. Souda is located on the western part of the island and is one of the largest and most important natural ports of eastern Mediterranean.

ACCESS

Souda Bay is located close to the international airport of Chania, about 10Km to the north of the Centre(NMIOTC) .

MILITARY FACILITIES

The existing Naval Base provides a combination of infrastructure Recreational facilities, Naval Hospital, Officers Club and Personnel Accommodation. The facility is fully supported by the existing relevant infrastructure and manpower of the Naval Base. The location of Crete possesses an important strategic value in conjunction with the other existing infrastructures dominating the sea- and air- lines of communication of Eastern Mediterranean. The already existing logistics reasons demanding vessels to sail to Souda Bay, are augmented by the opportunity of realistic training provided by NMIOTC, due to the proximity of the “Choke Points” surrounding Crete, such as Peloponnesus-Crete, Karpathos-Crete- Rhodes straits as well as to the proximity to North Africa and Middle East coasts

OTHER FACILITIES

  • Medical Care. Combined NMIOTC, as well as the personnel participating in the centre’s activities, will be medically covered by the capabilities of Souda Naval Base Hospital. If there is a more complicated case, there are additional options such as the Prefectural Hospital in Chania, as well as the Hospital of Heraclion.
  • Schooling. There is a variety of public and private schools in the area of Chania. They cover all education levels starting from Elementary School all the way up to University level.
  • Housing. There is a variety of many new-built houses in the area. The rent ranges from 400-500€ for a two-three room apartment respectively. The NMIOTC assists every staff member to acquire a home in the lowest possible rates. Additionally, through the respective office, the officers concerned will be informed by the appropriate legal status, based on the local legislation.
  • Banks. At Souda as well as at Chania there is a variety of banks connected to the international banking system. All transactions are in accordance with the existing European legislation. The currency is the Euro, which equals to 1.37 USD(March 2010).
  • Weather. The weather is warm, as everywhere in Greece, ranging from 0 Celsius to 25 Celsius during winter time and from 20 Celsius to 38 Celsius during summer time.
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