Transportation guide for Chania
Getting to Chania
In the island of Crete there are two very important ports in all of Eastern Mediterranean, in Heraklion and in Chania, which make Crete a major commercial centre of the Mediterranean. During the summer months there is a daily connection of Chania to Piraeus port. Also, less frequent are the routes that connect Chania to certain Aegean islands or to certain big European ports. Ticket prices depend on the tourist demand and the ferry boat, which you will choose to travel with. You can book your ferry tickets to Chania, Crete from fantasticgreece.com.
Alternatively, because the sea travel to Chania lasts many hours, you can go there by airplane. The International Airport of Chania is the second biggest airport of Crete, after the airport of Heraklion. The air connection to Athens is particularly frequent and the flight lasts 40 minutes. There are also many frequent flights to Thessalonica, to some Aegean islands and to Cyprus. During summer there are also international charter flights to the airport of Chania, from the biggest European capitals. The air fares depend on the season and the company you select. However, you can find cheap or expensive tickets, depending on whether you select, economy or business class. You can book your air tickets from fantasticgreece.com.
Getting Around Chania, Crete
The prefecture of Chania has a well organized bus service (KTEL) chania map and the central station is located in Chania. The routes connecting Chania to other cities of Crete, such as Heraklion and Rethymno, are very often. There are also, bus services in order to get around in the prefecture of Chania.
You can find a taxi quite easily in the capital and in most of the other popular tourist resorts of Chania. There are available many taxi ranks, as well as radio taxi services (calling a taxi by phone). The charges are predetermined for most popular destinations so you should ask when getting on a taxi or calling for one.
If you do not want to transfer your car by the car ferry boat, it is very easy to rent one in Chania. Our car rental service offers a big variety of cars, at reasonable prices. However, do not forget that in order to rent one, you must have a valid driving license.