- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:43
Travelling in Crete
The main ports of Crete, in Heraklion, Rethymno and Chania are linked daily by boat to Athens, Thessaloniki and the Aegean islands. There are three major lines connecting Crete with Pireus. For further information you can search in the following web sites:
There are also frequent flights connecting Heraklion and Chania with other Greek cities (e.g. Athens, Thessaloniki, and Rhodes).
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There are also many charter flights connecting Crete with most countries in Europe between April and October.
There is no railways in Crete however, if you visit Athens and the mainland, information for train and the metro can be found at:
There are many different places to visit in Crete, ranging from the magnificent snow capped mountains, to the sun drenched beaches. There
is an abundance of history in Crete waiting to be explored in many of its historical museums or ancient palaces.
BUSES AND TAXIS
To get onto a city bus you will need to buy a ticket from a mini market or small kiosk. Your student pass will provide you with a 25% discount
everywhere including travelling by boats. The Public Bus Service (KTEL) links you to all cities and villages around Crete. www.ktel.org/en/timetable.asp
Taxis from the city to the TEI in Heraklion cost about ~10 euros. Taxis charge more for luggage and during Christmas and Easter holidays.