Accessibility & other useful info


Airports: Crete is serviced by two International airports (Chania and Heraklion).

  1. Chania International Airport (CHQ) is 14km east of Chania.
    Busses depart regularly from Chania airport to Chania center (journey time approximately 30 minutes). Taxis are readily available.
    Both short term and long term parking is available.
    Tel: +30 28210 83800
  2. Heraklion International Airport (HER) is 5km east of Heraklion.
    Busses depart every 5 minutes from Heraklion airport to Heraklion centre (journey time approximately 10 minutes). Taxis are readily available. Parking is free.
    Tel: +30 2810 397800

Airlines which fly to Crete’s airports are from Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Alitalia, RyanAir, JetairFly, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, EasyJet, Iberia, Monarch, Novair, Olympic Air, Luxair, Sky Express, Thomas Cook Airlines, Condor, Thomson Airways, Austrian Airlines, Transavia, TUIFly and XL Airways.


There are 2 main harbors on Crete. These are the Souda Bay harbor and the Heraklion harbor. Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia also have harbors however these are smaller. Harbors found along the south coast of the island service smaller coastal towns such as Chora Sfakion, Loutro, Agia Roumeli and Paleochora.
Most travelling by ferry departing from the mainland, depart from Piraeus port (daily ferries to Crete). Ferries and catamarans are also available to and from Santorini and other Cyclades islands. Githio, Kythira and Antikythira also connect via ferry to Kissamos (Kasteli port).

Bus Stations:

  1. Chania central bus station is located at the Corner of Kydonias & Partheniou Kelaidi streets in Chania center
    Tel: +30 28210 39052 (For local buses: +30 28210-27044)
  2. Rethymno central bus station is located on Kefalogiannidon Street in Rethymno center
    Tel: +30 28310_ 22212 (same for local busses)
  3. Heraklion has 3 separate bus stations:
    a) Bus Station A services Chania and Rethymno.
    Tel: +30 2810 _245019
    b) Next to this is the local bus station for accessing the city as well as Knossos. Tel: +30 2810 220755
    c) Bus station B services destinations such as Agia Galini, Matala, Phaestos, Gortyn, Zaros etc.
    Tel: +30 2810_ 255965
  4. Lassithi:
    a) Agios Nikolaos Tel: +30 28410_ 22234
    b) Ierapetra Tel: +30 28420_ 86760
    c) Sitia Tel: +30 28430 _22272

Official language: Greek
Currency: Euro (€)

Standard Time Zone:
UTC/GMT +2 hours (Eastern European Time)

Daylight Saving Time:
Starts on the last Sunday of every March, 3:00 am local standard time
Starts on the last Sunday of every October, 4:00 am local daylight time

International country code (Greece): + 30
Local Numbers: 28xxxxxxxx (10 digits)
Mobile Numbers: 6xxxxxxxxx (10 digits)

Broadband internet is available in major populated areas
Wi-Fi is also available in Crete’s cities. Mobile internet is offered by all providers.

Electricity is 220 - 240V, 50 ΗzHz
European plugs are used. With 2 pin (circular metal heads).

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