Chania can be easily reached either by airplane (Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis") or ferry (Souda Bay).


By airplane: Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" 

The Chania International Airport, "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA), is an international airport, the largest natural airport in the Mediterranean Sea, located near Souda Bay on the peninsula of Akrotiri, 15 km from the city of Chania. The airport hosts domestic flights to and from Athens and Thessaloniki (operated by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air).

Domestic flights from and to the airport of Athens (Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”) are often used as connecting flights from and to major European cities. Travelers from outside Europe can break up their journey in a European city of their choice or elect to keep connection time to a minimum. Popular gateways include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Frankfurt, Zurich, Rome, and Istanbul. The map of direct scheduled flights between international destinations and the airport of Athens can be found here.

During high season (April to early November) there are also charter flights from across Europe. For more information on airline companies serving the airport of Chania please visit the Chania airport website.

From the airport you can reach the city of Chania either by bus or taxi. The bus schedule is available here. The taxi stand is located just outside the passenger terminal and taxis are available 24 hours a day.


By ferry: Souda Port

The port of Chania is located at Souda, seven kilometres from the city of Chania and has daily ferries from Piraeus to Souda Bay. The overnight/daytime trip with ANEK LINES takes about 9 hours. 

From the port you can reach the city center of Chania ieitehr by bus or taxi. There is a regular bus connection with Chania (approx. every 15 min).