The city of Chania is served by the Chania International Airport (CHQ) in the nearby Akrotiri peninsula. There are direct scheduled and charter flights connecting Chania with several European cities, especially during the holiday season.
Domestic flights from the Athens International Airport are also frequent and are carried out by Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines.
Unfortunately, the public transport connecting Chania airport with the city centre is very slow, and its schedule is unreliable. The best way to get to your hotel, if you haven’t rent a car, is to take a taxi, which costs approximately 20 €.
If you visit Athens first, you can travel to Chania by ferry. Greek ferries are generally very modern and comfortable, and they connect Athens (Piraeus port) to Chania (Souda port) on a daily basis. The sea trip takes about 8,5 hours. The shipping company that serves Chania is ANEK Lines.
A regular bus service (buses leave every 20min) connects the Souda port to Chania city. Taxis from Souda port to Chania city centre cost approximately 5 €.
When in Athens, keep in mind that there is a direct bus service connecting Athens airport with Piraeus port. The Piraeus port may also be reached by the Athens’ Attiko Metro (change at “Monastiraki” station for Line 1 to Piraeus) or the Suburban Railway (change at “Neratziotissa” station for Line 1 to Piraeus). The terminal station of Line 1 of the Athens metro is Piraeus, and the metro station is just next to Piraeus port.
- Greek National Tourism Organization – Chania Office
1866 Square – Megaro Pantheon, Chania
Tel: 0030 28210-92943
- Municipal Tourist Information Office
Kydonias 29, Chania
Tel: 0030 28210-36155,36204
Fax: 0030 28210-36205
- ERMIS TAXI Company
Koroneou 1, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-98700, 98770
- KYDON TAXI Company
Nik.Skoula 80, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-94300, 87700
- Intercity Road Transport Companies (K.T.E.L.)
Kidonias 73-77, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-93306, 93052
1866 Square, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-93024