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Bus

The main bus station is about 1.5km north of the city centre. Buses serve Elounda, Kritsa, Iraklio and other destinations several times daily. Some buses also make stops around town, including on Akti Koundourou opposite the tourist office.

Check www.ktelherlas.gr for the current schedule or to book tickets.

Elounda

Fare (€)

1.90

Duration

20min

Frequency

up to 14 daily

Ierapetra

Fare (€)

4.10

Duration

45min-1hr

Frequency

up to 9 daily

Iraklio

Fare (€)

7.70

Duration

1½hr

Frequency

up to 22 daily

Kritsa

Fare (€)

1.80

Duration

30min

Frequency

up to 6 daily

Sitia

Fare (€)

8.30

Duration

1½-2hr

Frequency

up to 6 daily

Car

Car-hire agencies, including Club Cars, cluster along Akti Koundorou north of the harbour.

Taxi

The most central taxi rank is behind the tourist office down by the lake. Typical fares are €14 for Elounda, €21 for Plaka, €14 for Kritsa and €20 for Ancient Lato. There are additional ranks on Plateia Venizelou and at the main bus station.

Boat

Cruises to Spinalonga Island, offered by Nostos Cruises, depart from the eastern harbourfront.