Chania, Greece

Fishing boats bob in the harbour, the Lefka Ori mountain looks over the town, and there are traces of years gone by everywhere. Welcome to Chania.

Book your ticket to Chania and visit one of the most beautiful towns in Greece! During the day relax on the endless long beaches. In the evening, the harbour with its lighthouse is highly recommended. It is the perfect place to take a romantic walk against the backdrop of the Lefka Ori mountain.

Fly to Chania with all its diversity

The ancient town of Chania has a long history. Several Turkish and Venetian traces remain in many places. Imposing houses lie on the glittering water and historic buildings are spread around the streets. Chania is also a good place for nature lovers. The fabulous nature parks and colourful plants should not be missed! Are you looking for friendly, picturesque restaurants? There is plenty of choice in the small alleys in the centre of town.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Chania Airport is located about 14 km from the city centre. It is the largest airport on Crete after Heraklion. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are located outside, in front of the airport. A taxi drive to the city centre costs approximately €30.
  • Bus

    Buses run from the airport to the city centre between 07:15 and 21:15. Are you planning to take the bus back to the airport? The first bus leaves at 05:45 and the last at 20:30. The drive lasts approximately 30 minutes and a ticket costs €2.30.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Chania: 
  • Bus

    The buses in Chania are operated by the KTEL bus company. The buses are mostly intended for commuters. Hence, they do not run to the tourist attractions. Bus tickets can be bought at all kiosks. 
  • Taxi

    In Chania, taxis are a convenient and cheap way of exploring the island. You can hail them anywhere on the street. Please take into account that the taxi fares are slightly higher between 00:00 and 05:00. 

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
In Chania, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Chania is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Chania lasts approximately 3,5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.