Crete is the largest Greek island, rich in history and beautiful landscapes. Here you will find the most amazing sandy beaches and charming villages where the locals will greet you with a warm welcome. The local cuisine is superb, and you can try local delicacies from homegrown food in most of the taverns.
Must-visit places in Crete
Within Samaria National Park you will find the impressive Samaria Gorge. It’s excellent for hiking enthusiasts, although the trail is quite challenging. Crete is an essential centre of the Minoans culture, and the Palace of Knossos is believed to be the home of King Minos. To learn more about Ancient Greek history, we suggest visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
Bus, taxi and car rental services
The bus is the only public transport mode in Crete. However, it’s very efficient and runs daily from the main stations in Chania, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and Rethymno to the most popular resorts. When making the arrangements for travelling by bus, always check the timetable and buy tickets in advance.
The Crete taxi service is a fast way to get around the island and explore the beautiful beaches like Kalamaki and Kolymbari. There are local taxi companies that charge by the meter, and for longer distance journeys, you can negotiate the price. Taxis in Crete are available at the taxi stands on the main streets and in front of the bus stations.
Car rental in Heraklion is a perfect solution for travellers who wish to navigate Crete at their own pace. Driving in Crete is easy, although in rural parts you should beware of animals on the road. There are car rental companies at Chania and Heraklion airport, as well as in the larger towns.
Public transport from Heraklion and Chania airports
Heraklion International Airport is the main one for arriving in Crete. It’s small, but a busy airport located 5 km from the city centre. There are regular bus lines from Heraklion International to Heraklion city centre. Afterwards, you can continue your journey from Heraklion to Chania and Agios Nikolaos by bus.
Chania International Airport is the second busiest in Crete, situated around 14 km from Chania city centre or approximately 20 minutes drive. You can take a bus from Chania International to the city centre and change to another bus to your resort.
For direct transfers from Crete airport to your hotel, you can take an airport taxi. Both Heraklion and Chania have taxi stands where you can take the airport taxi. Keep in mind that it’s very crowded during peak season and you might wait in queues for a while. Also, the temperatures are relatively high, so it’s not very convenient waiting in the heat.
Organise a private Crete airport transfer
To avoid the queues for a taxi or avoid the hassle of changing between buses, you can book your Crete airport transfer with us. We organise private Crete airport transfers to any part of the island at your request. You can book your transfer online, and we will make sure the driver is waiting for you at the meeting point, once you land.
We serve both Heraklion and Chania International and the cost of the private Crete airport taxi is fixed. The taxi fare will depend on your destination. So if you’re travelling from Chania airport to Agia Marina, the price will be different than the one for a taxi from Heraklion International to Hersonissos. The price also varies according to the type of vehicle. Our extensive fleet includes sedan cars, minibuses and buses.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.