Rethymno ports.

Below, you can find all the needed information about the port of Rethymno:

The port of Rethymno is situated on the northern coast of the Rethymno prefecture, right next to the Venetian port of the main city and it is within walking distance from the Old Town and the city center. Its eastern part receives cruise ships and ferries, while the western part is reserved for commercial use.

Though Rethymno is the third largest Cretan city after Heraklion Town and Chania Town, very few ferries operate from the port of Rethymno and mostly in the summer season.
In fact, the port is connected only with Athinios Port in Santorini on a weekly basis via high-speed ferries run by Seajets.


Transportation options

KTEL Buses

For those traveling on a budget, public buses (KTEL) are the best way to move around. The terminal station lies within 1 km from the port and the well-organized bus service connects Rethymno Town with the most beautiful destinations of the prefecture, as well as with Heraklion, Lassithi and Chania. You can purchase your ticket either online or at the ticket office. More information about routes and timetables can be found on


Another option is to get a taxi. Though more expensive than taking the bus, taxis are a fast and more flexible way to get to your destination. Bear in mind that the longer the ride is, the higher the price will be. Taxis can easily be found in every central spot of Rethymno, but pre-arranged private transfers are always better than looking for a taxi, as availability may be limited during the summer season. You can book one by calling on any of the following phone numbers: 0030 694 6860676, 0030 694 7003811, or 0030 28310 35000.
Alternatively, you can check out our transfer booking engine and insert a pick-up and drop-off location to have a driver waiting for you as soon as you arrive.

Car Rentals

Renting a car or a moto is not only one of the most convenient ways to leave the port but also allows you to move around with greater freedom, without having to rely on buses or taxis. Thus, it is the best way to explore the sights and the beaches of Rethymno and the neighboring prefectures!
Car rental agencies can be found near the port and in other popular places in Rethymno.

→ Numerous hotel complexes also offer shuttle service to and from the port. To arrange a port transfer (if available), you need to contact your accommodation prior to your arrival. Most of the time, transfers are offered at an additional charge, but, in some cases, they might be available for free.


Port Facilities

The port is within easy walking distance from the city center of Rethymno, where you can find all kinds of tourist facilities, from restaurants and hotels to car and boat rental services.
At the Rethymno Marina, you can find ticket offices where you can get your pre-booked tickets if your company does not propose web check-in or buy them on-site.
If you would like to find a place to stay near the port, check out our selection of hotels in Rethymno and use the location or other filters to narrow your search.