How to get to Chania?

Chania is quite a popular destination for tourists, and it can be approached by plane or by ferry!

Below, you will find all the needed information to travel to Chania!
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In brief, Chania boasts an international airport and is easily accessible by plane from Athens, Thessaloniki, and many European cities.
Moreover, Chania is also connected to Athens via ferry. To get to Chania from another island (Kythira or Antikythira) or the mainland (Gythio), the only option is the ferry.

It is recommended that you get informed about the local transportation options before arriving in Chania in order to organize your hotel transfers and explore every spot of interest with ease!

Flights

From Athens & other European cities

Flying directly to Chania is possible! The International Airport of Chania (CHQ) serves daily domestic flights from Athens and a few weekly flights from Thessaloniki but is also connected with many international airports around Europe during the summertime.
Direct international flights take off from the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and many more countries!
The airport is located on the northern side of Chania, a few kilometers away from Chania Town. You can reach the airport by car, bus, and taxi.

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Ferry

From Athens, Kythira, Antikythira, and Gythio

You can reach Chania by hopping onto a ferry from Athens. Kythira, Antikythira, and Gythio are also connected with Chania by sea during the high season.
Ferries depart on a daily basis from the port of Piraeus in Athens and arrive at Souda Port.
Throughout the summer, some ferries depart from the islands of Kythira and Antikythira, as well as the town of Gythio in Mani (Peloponnese), reaching the port of Kissamos in northwestern Chania.
Ferries to Chania are not as frequent as those to more popular destinations in Greece. However, Crete is a gorgeous island with many places to explore, so some visitors tend to travel across the island while on their visit to Chania!
The vast majority of domestic visitors come from Piraeus (Athens), while most tourists from abroad come from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy.
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have gathered the most common questions regarding traveling to Chania and answered them for you.
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How can I travel there from abroad (London, Paris, and other capitals)?

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Munich, Brussels, Prague, Copenhagen, Rome, Bucharest, and more.
If no direct flights are available, you can always reach Athens and then take a domestic flight or a ferry to Chania.

How can I travel there from Athens?

You can fly to Chania directly from the International Airport of Athens or take a ferry from the main port of Athens, Piraeus. There is a vessel departing from Piraeus Port every day throughout the year.

How can I travel there from other islands?

Chania is linked directly only with the islands of Kythira and Antikythira. You cannot directly reach Chania from the Cyclades or the Dodecanese. It is recommended that you first reach Heraklion Port by ferry from one of the nearby Cycladic or Dodecanese Islands, then use your preferred means of transport to arrive in Chania.
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There are no direct flights from other islands to Chania either. The best way to reach it by plane is from the Airport of Athens.

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