How do you get around in Crete?

The best way to get around Crete is via car. There are public buses that connect visitors to the major cities of Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania and Agios Nikolaos.

Is it easy to get around Crete without a car?

Crete is easy to explore by bus – they are reliable, cheap, comfortable and have aircon in most cases. The main north coast towns of Chania, Rethymno, Iraklion and Agios Nikolaos all have bus stations where you can then access many rural areas of the island.

Is there public transportation in Crete?

Bus information

Buses are the only form of public transport in Crete a quite extensive network makes it relatively easy to travel around the island. … There is an hourly service along the main northern coastal road and less-frequent buses to the inland villages and towns on the south coast.

Is Crete walkable?

Crete is a BIG island and it took us many years to see more than half of it. You don’t say how long you are planning to stay, if is for one week or less, you can spend a happy time just walking around the town, and with a couple of bus trips to Rethymnon, and Paleochora for example.

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How do I get from Crete to mainland?

How to get to Crete. You can get a ferry to Crete from Athens and several Aegean islands. You can also fly to Crete from Athens and Thessaloniki. There are daily ferry routes from the port of Piraeus in Athens to the ports of Heraklion and Chania.

How many days do you need in Crete?

Crete is a large island with so much to offer. You are surrounded by stunning beaches, archaeological sites, small islands, gorges & historical towns. To see all the “top sights”, it will take a minimum of 10 days – 2 weeks, however, you could easily spend 4 weeks and still have more to see.

Are taxis in Crete expensive?

Are taxis expensive in Crete? Taxis in Crete use a taximeter based on distance to calculate the cost of your journey. These fares are highly regulated by the Greek government. You can expect to pay a base fare of €1.20 and then a rate per km of €0.74 during the day (05:00 to 24:00) and €1.29 at night (24:00 to 05:00).

How can I travel to Crete without a car?

Crete is easy to explore by bus – they are reliable, cheap, comfortable and have aircon in most cases. The main north coast towns of Chania, Rethymno, Iraklion and Agios Nikolaos all have bus stations where you can then access many rural areas of the island.

Do you need a car in Crete Greece?

You have two good options to get around Crete. A moped or a rental car. Public transport is not great on the island, and you’ll need something to get to all the awesome beaches and towns. Although people drove a bit crazy, a rental car is the best way to get around.

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Is there Uber in Crete?

Crete is like a small country, almost the size of Jamaica. Do yourselves a favour and save it for another time. PS. Uber is illegal in Greece, use taxis that are dirt cheap.

Where can I walk in Crete?

Walk any trail independently by downloading our files for your GPS device or simply book walking holidays with us to see Crete at its best – by foot!

  • Samaria Gorge. …
  • Ascent to the peak of Crete. …
  • Sfakia coastline. …
  • Richtis Gorge. …
  • Elafonissi – Sougia. …
  • Rouvas Wood. …
  • Crossing the Mountain Desert. …
  • The gorge of the Dead (Zakros)

Is Crete in the Mediterranean?

Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and the largest of the islands forming part of modern Greece.

What islands can I visit from Crete?

10 Beautiful Islands near Crete

  • Gavdos.
  • Chrissi.
  • Koufonisi.
  • Dia.
  • Spinalonga.
  • Elafonissi.
  • Imeri Gramvousa.
  • Pseira.

Is there a car ferry from Greece to Crete?

The ferry trip from Piraeus to Chania in Crete lasts from 6-8 hours, depending on the vessel. The ferry trip from Piraeus to Heraklion in Crete lasts about 8 hours. There are both day and overnight ferries to Crete.

How long is the ferry from Crete to Santorini?

The slow ferry from Crete to Santorini takes approx. 3.5 hours to arrive (Superferries) – check timetables here. The quick ferry (it’s actually a catamaran) from Crete to Santorini takes about 2 hours to arrive (Champion Jet 2) – check timetables here.