Getting there & around
Travelling to the city by daily ferries from Piraeus, Souda Harbor, just 6 km from the city center, welcomes you to a large, natural bay created by the Akrotiri Cove, where the city’s international airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” is located, connecting Chania with Athens,Thessaloniki as well as with countries abroad via direct flights. For travelers who wish to explore the entire island of Crete, the North Cretan Highway connects Chania to Kissamos in the West while heading East you will pass through Rethymno, Heraklion, Malia, Agios Nikolaos and end up to Sitia. The southern and unspoiled, by tourist development, part of the Prefecture is connected with a reliable road network and is ideal for outdoor explorations and unforgettable swimming in the Libyan sea.
The plethora of points and landmarks of interest in Chania is vast and spread throughout the history of mankind. From the Minoan civilization to the Venetian era, the sociological and architectural heritage is vivid to this day.