Preparing a summer vacation to Crete? Well, the good news is that traveling to Crete isn’t just simple, it’s also incredibly worthwhile! This is a wonderful island with a lot of different destinations to enjoy with once you’re here. So, for those traveling to Crete, here are some guidelines to help get you there.
This is the way most visitors arrive. It’s also been changed over the past few decades by the coming of so many low-cost airways – but in passing, don’t ignore that the vacation charter airlines sometimes also have some very excellent offers if they occur to have some vacant seats on a journey. It’s always good to check, though that’s more likely to be a choice outside of the peak vacation season. There are three international airports on Crete: Chania and Heraklion are by far the biggest but there’s a small sized international airport terminal at Sitia. They’re all used by visitors traveling to the island on internal or international Greek air services.
For centuries this was the only way to get to the island and the sea has played a large part in the island history and growth. A really romantic way to get to the island is by boat from Piraeus – the port of Athens. Transfers from airport to Piraeus are simple and boats leave for Chania or Heraklion consistently. It requires about 6-8 hours, so an excellent way to do it is over night. But the boat reaches in at around 6am – so not perfect if you really like a lie-in! There are also boats from Agios Nikolaos and Sitia to other Greek islands, such as Rhodes. Routes and times usually differ, so seek guidance from the newest information soon before you plan to journey. Unusually, regardless of the proximity, there are only infrequent boat services between the island and Egypt. They sometimes start up but don’t seem to last long.