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Travel Information

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The city of Chania is served by the Chania International Airport (CHQ) in the nearby Akrotiri peninsula. There are direct scheduled and charter flights connecting Chania with several European cities, especially during the holiday season.

Domestic flights from the Athens International Airport are also frequent and are carried out by Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines.

Once in Chania Airport, you will be able to use the local bus service (KTEL) for your transfer to the city center, and from there to take another bus towards Paleochora.
Furthermore, we are able to arrange the following for you:
– for you to pickup a rental car from the airport
– have a taxi waiting for you at the airport

If you visit Athens first, you can travel to Chania by ferry. Greek ferries are generally very modern and comfortable, and they connect Athens (Piraeus port) to Chania (Souda port) on a daily basis. The sea trip takes about 8,5 hours.

The shipping company that serves Chania is ANEK Lines.

A regular bus service (buses leave every 20min) connects the Souda port to Chania city. You can also use a Taxi from Souda port to Chania city centre.

When in Athens, keep in mind that there is a direct bus service connecting Athens airport with Piraeus port. The Piraeus port may also be reached by the Athens’ Attiko Metro (change at “Monastiraki” station for Line 1 to Piraeus) or the Suburban Railway (change at “Neratziotissa” station for Line 1 to Piraeus). The terminal station of Line 1 of the Athens metro is Piraeus, and the metro station is just next to Piraeus port.

Once in Paleochora, and after you have settled into your cottage, we can also arrange bicycle rental for your transfers in and around Paleochora.

Useful Contacts and Links

Greek National Tourism Organization

1866 Square – Megaro Pantheon, Chania
Tel: 0030 28210-92943

Municipal Tourist Information Office

Kydonias 29, Chania
Tel: 0030 28210-36155,36204
Fax: 0030 28210-36205
Email: chania@ofcrete.gr

Olympic Airlines

Tzanakaki 88, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-57701-3
Web site: http://www.olympicairlines.com/

AEGEAN Airlines

Chania Airport , Akrotiri.
Tel: 0030 28210-63366
Web site: http://www.aegeanair.com/

ANEK Lines

Web site: http://www.anek.gr/

ERMIS TAXI Company

Koroneou 1, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-98700, 98770

KYDON TAXI Company

Nik.Skoula 80, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-94300, 87700

Intercity Road Transport Companies (K.T.E.L.)

Kidonias 73-77, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-93306, 93052
1866 Square, Chania.
Tel: 0030 28210-93024