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 Thessaloniki as well as charter flights from many European airports in the 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.
Travel to Chania
Travel to Chania, Greece: It is very easy to travel to Chania from Athens by ferry or plane. There is a 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 is the most useful travel information about the airport, flights, and ferries but also useful numbers, pdf guide and information about our travel services.
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.
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Useful numbers in Chania: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums, and more