Hania in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

Hania’s airport is 14km east of town on the Akrotiri Peninsula, and is served year-round from Athens and Thessaloniki and seasonally from throughout Europe. Carriers include Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, easyJet and Ryanair. A taxi from the airport to anywhere in Hania costs €25. Public buses into town stop right outside the terminal (€2.50, 30 minutes) and run between 5.30am and 11pm daily.

Boat

Hania’s port is at Souda, 7km southeast of town (and the site of a NATO base). The port is linked to town by bus (€2, or €2.50 if bought aboard) and taxi (€10). Hania buses meet each boat, as do buses to Rethymno.

Anek Lines Nightly overnight ferry between Piraeus and Hania (from €38 per person, nine hours). Buy tickets online or at the port; reserve ahead for cars.

Bus

Hania’s KTEL bus station has an information kiosk with helpful staff and timetables, a cafeteria, a mini-market and a left-luggage service. Check the excellent website for the current schedule.

Buses from Hania

DestinationFare (€)DurationFrequency
Elafonisi112¼hr1 daily
Falasarna8.301¾hr3 daily
Hora Sfakion8.301¾hr3-4 daily
Iraklio15.102¾hrhourly
Kissamos (Kastelli)5.101hr2 daily
Kolymbari3.6040minfrequent
Moni Agias Triadas2.6030min1-2 daily
Omalos (for Samaria Gorge)7.501hr2 daily
Paleohora8.301¾hr2 daily
Rethymno6.801¼hrhourly
Sougia7.801¾hr1 daily
Stavros2.3040min5 daily