How to travel to Rethymno

Rethymno is home to some of the most beautiful spots of Crete, though it can only be reached via select ferries or the neighboring prefectures of Chania and Heraklion!

Below, you will find all the needed information to travel to Rethymno!

In brief, Rethymno has no airport, and its port only receives ferries from Santorini.
Most visitors travel to Chania or Heraklion and reach Rethymno via bus or a rental car.

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


Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I travel there from abroad (London, Paris, and other cities)?

There are no direct flights to Rethymno since it does not have an airport.
The ways of reaching Rethymno from abroad are flying to the international airport of Chania, Heraklion, or Santorini.
- From Chania and Heraklion, you'll need to take a bus or rental car to get to Rethymno.
- From Santorini, you'll need to take a ferry to Rethymno and disembark at the prefecture's port, which is located in Rethymno Town.

How can I travel there from Athens?

You can sail to Santorini, embark on a ferry, and reach the port of Rethymno. Alternatively, you can fly to Heraklion Airport or Chania Airport and then go to Rethymno via bus or a rental car.

How can I travel there from other islands?

Rethymno is connected via ferry with the island of Santorini, though low and mid-season ferry itineraries are not as frequent. Alternatively, you can reach the port of Heraklion from several islands and then head to Rethymno.
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