Chania – Transportation

Chania is a fairly large county, with countless beauties, not only on the coastline, but also inland. Whatever starting point you choose for your tour of the beauties of Crete – the city of Chania, or a resort, such as Platanias, Georgioupolis, Paleochora, or even one of the traditional villages, Vamos, Kantanos, beautiful Sfakia, – do not let the location restrict your movements and learn all the secrets of Chania and all its beauties.

The road network will take you everywhere, since in its most part it is paved, and perhaps only in some of the most remote beaches you will encounter a dirt road. Driving carefully during your transportation, you can go from one end of the county to the other, in less than two hours, on average. For example, from Chania to Elafonisi, one of the most famous beaches in Greece, you will need to drive for about one and a half to two hours (73 km.) – the same time you will need to get to the beautiful Balos (52 km.), with the difference being that there the last part of the route is unpaved. You will need about one and a half hour to reach Sfakia (72 km.), the same for Paleochora (71 km.), on the southwestern tip of Chania.

However, if you do not have your own car and do not want to rent one, then you can use for your transportation the KTEL (interurban bus service) network, the public bus of Chania and surroundings areas, and of course taxis.

  •      The itineraries of the public bus in Chania are numerous and frequent and they mainly start from the Market Square and the Square 1866. From square 1866 there are itineraries to Agii Apostoli, Glaro, Kalamaki (Panorama), Daratsos and Galatas, while from the Market Square the public bus goes to Souda Port, the tombs of Venizeli and the TUC. The bus stop for the Hospital of Chania is on Zymbrakakis Street, near the interburban bus (KTEL). With the public bus  visitors can also reach Perivolia, Kounoupidiana, Nea Chora, Tsikalaria, Mournies and the region of Nerokourou.

Public Bus

Tel .: 28210.93.345, 28210.98.115

  •      The KTEL bus of Chania will serve most of your transportation to villages and places of interest of the county. There is a “common” network of KTEL buses between Chania and Rethymnon, the two regions of western Crete, and through them there is access from other parts of the island, such as Heraklion and Lasithi. The central station is located in Chania, on Kydonia Street. From there you can reach Kasteli, Paleochora, Elafonisi, Sougia and Agia Irini Gorge, Sfakia, Kolympari, Kares, Palia Roumata, Georgioupolis, Kournas, Vamos, the beach of Almyrida, Kalyves and many more villages of Chania. There are frequent itineraries that connect the city with the port of Souda and Chania Airport.

See in detail all the KTEL bus itineraries here.

Central Bus Station:

KTEL of Chania – Rethymno S.A.

Cydonia & Parth. Kelaidi

Chania 73100

[email protected]

Information: 2821/093052

Warehouse: 2821/097497

Tickets: 2821/093306

  •      If again you do not want to disturb your peace and quiet, then the best way for your transportation is by taxi. By hiring a taxi you can reach not only all parts of the city and its surroundings, but also every corner of the county, and the whole of Crete. Taxis in the city of Chania are blue and the charges rates depend on the length of the route per kilometer.

Some indicative taxi rides:

– From Chania airport:
Chania 18-20 €
Platanias 30 €
Castelli 50 €
Falasarna 65 €
Elafonisi 75-80 €
Paleochora 75-80 €
Sougia 80 €
Vamos 40 €
Georgioupolis 45 €
Sfakia 80 €

– From the port of Souda
Chania 10 €
Platanias 15 €
Castelli 35-40 €
Falasarna 55-60 €
Elafonisi 75-80 €
Paleochora 75-80 €
Sougia 80 €
Vamos 25 €
Georgioupolis 30 €
Sfakia 70 €

The main taxi stands are located in Chania:

On 1866 square (24)
At El. Venizelou street, next to the Municipal Market
At P. Kelaidi street (Side Entrance to KTEL Bus)
At Tzanakaki street (next to the National Bank)

The extra taxi charges are:

Airport 2,30 €
Call appointments 2,80 €
Normal call radio taxi 1,70 €

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  • Port of Chora Sfakion

  • Port of Paleochora

  • Port of Kissamos

  • Municipal nursing home

    Information on the municipal nursing home of Chania

  • Red Cross

    Information about the Red Cross in Chania.

  • Center for Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis & Support

    Information about the Center for Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis & Support.

  • Mental Health Center of Chania

    Information about the Mental Health Center of Chania.

  • Day Centre for Psychological Support for People with Oncological Diseases

    Information about the Day Centre for Psychological Support for People with Oncological Diseases.

  • Child & Youth Rehabilitation Center of Crete

    Information about the Child & Youth Rehabilitation Center of Crete.

  • Sanatorium for Mental Disorders

    Information about the Sanatorium for Mental Disorders.

  • Sanatorium for Chronic Disorders

    Information about the Sanatorium for Chronic Disorders.

  • ELEPAP (Greek Society for the Protection & Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons)

    Information about ELEPAP (Greek Society for the Protection & Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons).

  • Special Regional Clinic of Chania Airport

    Information about the Special Regional Clinic of Chania Airport.

  • Regional Clinic of Agia Roumeli

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Agia Roumeli.

  • Regional Clinic of Armeni Chanion

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Armeni Chanion.

  • Regional Clinic of Sfakopigadi

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Sfakopigadi.

  • Regional Clinic of Kaloudiana

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kaloudiana.

  • Regional Clinic of Kefali

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kefali.

  • Regional Clinic Of Elos

    Information about the Regional Clinic Of Elos.

  • Regional Clinic of Kalathenes

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kalathenes.

  • Regional Clinic of Platanos

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Platanos.

  • Regional Clinic of Nea Kidonia

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Nea Kidonia.

  • Regional Clinic of Maleme

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Maleme.

  • Regional Clinic of Gerani

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Gerani.

  • Regional Clinic of Tavronitis

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Tavronitis.

  • Regional Clinic of Deliana

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Deliana.

  • Regional Clinic of Kalidonia

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kalidonia.

  • Regional Clinic of Spilia

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Spilia.

  • Regional Clinic of Kolibari

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kolibari.

  • Regional Clinic of Kabanos

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kabanos.

  • Regional Clinic of Rodovani

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Rodovani.

  • Regional Clinic of Lakki

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Lakki.

  • Regional Clinic of Alikianos

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Alikianos.

  • Regional Clinic of Deres

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Deres.

  • Regional Clinic of Meskla

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Meskla.

  • Regional Clinic of Voukolies

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Voukolies.

  • Regional Clinic of Palea Roumata

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Palea Roumata.

  • Regional Clinic of Strovles

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Strovles.

  • Regional Clinic of Koudoura

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Koudoura.

  • Regional Clinic of Voutas

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Voutas.

  • Regional Clinic of Paleochora

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Paleochora.

  • Regional Clinic of Gavdos

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Gavdos.

  • Regional Clinic of Kodopoula

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kodopoula.

  • Regional Clinic of Aroni

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Aroni.

  • Multipurpose Regional Clinic of Chora Sfakion

    Information about the Multipurpose Regional Clinic of Chora Sfakion.

  • Regional Clinic of Anopoli

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Anopoli.

  • Regional Clinic of Vrises

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Vrises.

  • Regional Clinic of Kalives

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kalives.

  • Regional Clinic of Fre

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Fre.

  • Regional Clinic of Kournas

    Information about the Regional Clinic of Kournas.

  • Health Center of Kissamos

    Information about the Health Center of Kissamos.

  • Health Center of Kadanos

    Information about the Health Center of Kadanos.

  • Health Center of Vamos

    Information about the Health Center of Vamos.

  • General Hospital of Chania

    Information about the General Hospital of Chania.

  • Intercity buses (KTEL)

    With the intercity buses of Chania, you can move easily and quickly to all points of interest of the prefecture.

  • Public Bus

    With the public bus, the visitors of Chania can tour through the city and the suburbs, and cover many of the region's attractions.

  • Intercity Bus of Chania (KTEL)

    The intercity bus of Chania connects Chania with the other cities of Crete, as well as with Thessaloniki and Ioannina.

  • Chania Airport

    Chania Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiànnis" is located 14 kilometers from the city and is connected daily with Athens and destinations abroad.

  • Port of Souda

    The city of Chania is served by the port of Souda. It is located 6 km from the center and is considered one of the most important in the Mediterranean.

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