By Air: From May through mid-October there are direct charter flights to Chania and, more frequently, to the capital Heraklion.
By Sea: The journey is the thing". A superb way of enjoying the journey to Crete is to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus (Pireas) - the port serving Athens. A still-romantic way to travel by the overnight ferry from Piraeus to Chania-Souda port or Heraklion Port.
By Bus: K.T.E.L., the two regular bus services between the cities of Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos offer the best affordable secure way to travel Crete. Tourists and locals alike are using "the bus" and take advantage of their fast and reliable transport service.
Their head offices are situated in Chania and Heraklion, two of the four important cities at the highway in the northern part of the lovely island of Crete.
From here and from Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos, the other two central offices, buses are going to the villages of Southern Crete.
In Agios Nikolaos and Rethymnon they also run the regular local bus service within the city and to suburbal destinations like the University of Crete and the hotel areas east of Rethymnon until Panormo.
By Car: If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest BookMyCar.gr, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.