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Getting around

Bus 1 goes to and from the airport every 15 minutes between 6am and 1am. The bus terminal is near the Astoria Capsis Hotel on Plateia Eleftherias. A taxi to the airport costs around €7 to €10. You can call Ikarus Radio Taxi (28102 11212) to arrange a ride.

Long-Distance Taxis (28102 10102) from Plateia Eleftherias, outside the Astoria Capsis Hotel and Bus Station B, can take you to all parts of Crete. Sample fares include Agios Nikolaos (€60), Rethymno (€70) and Hania (€120). The airport has a full range of car-rental companies but you’ll likely get the best deal from local outlets. Try:

Sun Rise (28102 21609; 25 Avgoustou 46) Just off the pedestrian street.

Loggetta Cars (28102 89462; www.loggetta.gr; 25 Avgoustou 20)

Motor Club (28102 22408; www.motorclub.gr; Plateia 18 Anglon) Opposite the fortress, has the biggest selection of bikes.