Travel to Chania

Chania travel

Travel to Chania, Greece: It is very easy to travel to Chania from Athens by ferry or plane. There is direct ferry to Chania every day from the port of Piraeus and the trip is usually overnight. There are also many flights from Athens as well as direct and charter flights from abroad in tourist season (from April to October). Unfortunately there is no ferry from Chania to other Greek islands. Here are the most useful travel information about the airport, flights and ferries but also useful numbers, pdf guide and information about our travel services.

Flights to Chania

The International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis is found 14 km from Chania Town, in the region of Akrotiri. It serves both domestic flights to and from Athens and Thessloniki as well as charter flights from many European airports in summer period. Few European low-cost flights also fly to Chania all year round, such as Ryan Air. The flying time from Athens to Chania is 45 minutes.

Ferries to Chania

Daily ferries link Piraeus to Chania. All year round, there are overnight ferries, while in high season there are both day and night ferries to Chania. The port of Chania is at Souda, 4 km from the main Town. Unfortunately there is no ferry connection from Chania to other islands. On the western side of Crete, about an hour drive from Chania Town, is the port of Kissamos that serves ferries to Kythira, Antikythira and Gythio 3 times per week. On the southern side of Chania is the small port of Paleochora serving ferries to Gavdos island also 3 times a week.

Travel services in Chania
Chania travel services

Want to organize your travel to Chania? In this page, you will find all useful information on how to go to this part of Crete. There are also information in order to arrange your stay, transfers or car rentals. In fact, renting a car is a good idea in a large island like Crete, as it makes it easier to get around and discover some fantastic places to visit. If you have difficulty to organize this trip yourself, ask us to prepare a customized holiday based on your needs. Just give us your traveling dates and we will send you our offer.

Useful numbers

Useful numbers in Chania: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums and more

Pdf Guide

Download a pdf guide of Chania with information about all things to see and do.

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Get out of my way
Judging by the weather outside, summer is almost here and this reminds me of sea and sand. So I decided to delve into the archives and found this. 

The story behind the shot:

Chania is a beautiful town - famous for its characteristic venetian-style houses and the pretty anutique harbour (as well as for being the capital of one of the four Cretan prefectures). A paradise for the photographer - if you have weather on your side.

When I was there the sun was bright and high in the sky and the sky itself was dull blue. Normal people totally fall for this kind of weather - after all, it's warm, it's nice to be outside and the sky is spotless. Not me, though. Because photographers are NOT normal people and need some drama. 

So, while I was strolling around the harbour and taking pictures I saw those two sitting on a bench. Shots of people are not my exactly my element but I couldn't resist capturing this. 

For the record - the lighthouse in the background is a famous building - there are several almost identical buildings all over Crete - one in Rethymno, for sure. Chania is famous with that one, though (as well as with a few other buidings I'll show you some other time). 

The Venetian harbour is crammed with tourists, carriages and all kinds of people so you'll have a harder time getting a shot WITHOUT people in it than the other way round. The harbour is really picturesque in the late afternoon or after the sun goes down but you'll have to find an accommodation in the area.
Springtime Balos - on a 'thin clouds filtered' afternoon