travel information

cyclesFlying to Chania is the best – it's 45 minutes by taxi and usually about 2 hours by bus service to your holiday venue.
The good news is that Ryanair fly from lots of regional airports straight to Chania and they tend to be cheaper than the rest. They don't always fly Tuesday to Tuesday but you can always add a few days on to your holidays. Last year some holidaymakers chose to fly Saturday to Saturday and took part in two guest teacher weeks.

Other charter flights to Chania use mainly Manchester and Gatwick: Monarch and Thomson. EasyJet now fly from Gatwick to Chania. There are also scheduled flights with Aegean Airlines.

 

You can also fly to Heraklion – and Jet2 have now entered that market. Be careful, however, flights can look cheaper but you need to factor in the extra cost for taxi transfers, unless you make the transfer from Heraklion by bus.

 

If you take a flight to Athens you have the option of taking the overnight ferry crossings from Athens (Piraeus) to Souda Bay near Chania.


Transfers

For all holidays we organise taxi transfers even when they are not included in the price. This is to make your journey run smoothly and to benefit by our negotiated price.

If you are coming by bus there are approx hourly bus services you can make from both Heraklion and Chania airports – they are both lengthy journeys, but quite delightful: about 2 hours from Chania and over 5 hours from Heraklion.


Travel arrangements

Our booking agent, Lynne, will be delighted to advise you in making your travel plans, or you can start a web search with some of the links below. Also your high street travel agent may be worth an enquiry.

Local Car & Cycle Hire

A friendly, Kastelli based car hire agency will rent you a car for just a few days or you can choose to pick up your hire car at either airport. We organise this for you and provide directions for you for your journey here.

 

Cycling is an excellent way to explore the coastal plain and valleys where you will find many easy-going routes to choose from. Mountain bikes are readily available for hire locally. 


Travel Links
Find a Flight
http://www.travelrepublic.com
http://www.easyjet.com
http://www.flightline.co.uk
http://www.ryanair.com
http://www.flights.thomson.co.uk
For scheduled flights from UK to Chania via Athens http://www.aegeanair.com
Find a Ferry
ANEK shipping line run ferries from Athens to Souda (the port of Chania) daily. The ferry departs from Piraeus at 21.00 and arrives at Souda at 06.00 the following day.
These times can change so you need to check before travel.
Find a Bus
The local bus service (KTEL) is getting better all the time – though the time table changes regularly through the season. Lynne our agent will let you know bus times but why not take a look yourself:
http://www.bus-service-crete.com


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