15th - 22nd October 2024


Cretan Congress

- an overseas congress in the largest and most populous of the Greek islands!

Kernos Beach Hotel, Crete, 15th - 22nd October 2024

The Autumn overseas 2024 congress, will be held in Crete, October 2024, at the Kernos Beach Hotel. Bookings are now being taken by First for Bridge and members are advised to book as soon as possible. 8-day, 9-day and 10-day options are available.

The Green and Blue pointed EBU Overseas Congress in October 2024 will take place on the beautiful island of Crete. Our base, the 4-star Kernos Beach Hotel, boasts an idyllic location, overlooking its private, sandy beach and the sparkling blue Sea of Crete. Here, along the north coast of the island on the edge of Stalis, you are treated to the most amazing sunsets. Sunseekers can relax in the beautiful, extensive gardens and choose between a swim in its huge freshwater outdoor pool or a dip in the ocean.

The surrounding area is level with plenty of cafés, bars, shops, and tourist facilities within a short walking distance of your hotel. Previous bridge guests have loved the location and have highly rated the Kernos Beach Hotel for its dining and friendly and helpful staff.

Our included guided tour takes us to Knossos and the Minoan Palace which flourished for approximately two thousand years and beholds thrilling legends such as the myth of the Labyrinth, with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Ikaros. Afterwards, we drive to Heraklion City, the capital of Crete, where you have free time to explore in the city centre and enjoy its squares, pedestrian area, and shops. For those interested, there is a guided tour to the Archaeological Museum (extra charges apply), which is one of the oldest and most important museums in Greece, and amongst the most famous in Europe. It represents artefacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history spanning over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to the Roman times, and prides itself for its unique Minoan collection.

To participate in this prestigious Green and Blue Pointed Congress, you must be a member of the EBU. 

To enter

8 days from £995pp

Bookings should be made with First for Bridge. The price of the bridge is now included with your booking.

Day Start time End time Description
14:00 17:15 SWISS PAIRS session 1 (3 x 8-board matches)
20:00 22:15 SWISS PAIRS session 2 (2 x 8-board matches)
THU 17 14:00 17:15 SWISS PAIRS SESSION 3 (3 8-board matches)
20:00 22:15 SWISS PAIRS SESSION 4 (2 8-board matches)
FRI 18 09:30 INCLUDED TOUR Knossos and the Minoan Palace
20:00 23:15 PIVOT TEAMS (single pivot)
SAT 19 14:00 17:15 OPEN PAIRS
20:00 23:15 IMP PAIRS
SUN 20 14:00 17:15 SWISS TEAMS session 1 (3 x 8-board matches)
20:00 23:15 SWISS TEAMS session 2 (3 x 8-board matches)
MON 21 13:00 15:00 SWISS TEAMS session 3 (2 x 8-board matches)
15:30 17:30 SWISS TEAMS session 4 (2 x 8-board matches)
Followed by drinks reception and prize-giving.
Programme details will be available in due course
Closing date for entries is TBC

Venue and Tariff

Kernos Beach Hotel

The Kernos Beach Hotel is beautifully situated overlooking its private, white sandy beach and extensive gardens. This 4-star, low rise accommodation has 287 rooms and bungalows. Dine in the spacious restaurant with its beautiful open terraces overlooking the ocean, enjoy snacks in the beachfront Tavernaki Snack Bar, or call in to the Greek Kaferion for a traditional Greek coffee or Ouzo!

Please note: Most hotels cannot guarantee check-in times earlier than 3pm.

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