How to get to Chania - Sea and Air information

Pilot Beach Resort is located 1 kilometer from the village of  GEORGIOUPOLIS, 38 km from the town of CHANIA and 94 km from the city of HERAKLIO.

Flights are direct to Daskalojannis Airport(Chania) or via Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (Athens), where you catch a connecting flight (Olympic or Aegean Airlines).

Scheduled ferryboats travel from Piraeus (Athens) to Souda.

Distance from ports and airports:

42 km from Chania airport (CHQ)
99 km from Heraklio airport (HER)
30 km from the port of Souda (Chania)
21 km from the port of Rethymno (No access from Piraeus)
94 km from the port of Heraklio

Flights to Chania are operated by the following carriers amongst others.

Olympic Airways
Aegean airlines
Condor
Finnair
Hapag-Lloyd Express
Austrian
Luxair
Transaero Airlines
Ryan Air

TRAVELLING BY PLANE TO CHANIA

Take a taxi from Daskalojiannis Airport to PILOT BEACH RESORT (Pre-book one for reduced rate of 55 Euros from 65 Euros This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with flight details.)

or

Take a local air conditioned coach from the airport to Chania. (3 Euros). Get a connection at the main KTEL bus stop for Georgioupolis (4 Euros). Final Destination (Rethymnon) will be displayed on the terminal sign.

Driver will drop you off at PILOT BEACH, one stop after Georgioupolis, but you must tell the driver you are going to Pilot Beach. Behind the bus stop is a road you should follow the way the bus came, to get to entrance of the Resort on your left.

TRAVELLING BY SHIP FROM ATHENS TO CHANIA

Take a taxi from Eleftherios Venizelou Airport to the port of Piraeus (35 Euros flat rate at present).

or

Take the metro from the airport (8 Euros) to Monastiraki station, and the train to Piraeus. Walk to the Terminal for Crete on the right . The trip takes approximately 9 hours overnight to SOUDA. The boat ticket for A class seating is 43 Euros one way or you can get a cabin. Please check our site in August to see if there are reduced rates for ANEK LINES.

Take a taxi from SOUDA to Pilot Beach  Pre Book your taxi with us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get special rate of 45 Euros, instead of 55 Euros.

or Take a local air conditioned coach (KTEL.)

At the port of SOUDA, come out of the ship, turn right and then left. You will see some coffee shops on your right. Once you pass the coffee shops walk straight and turn left at the top. In front of the National Bank of Greece is the bus stop, although there is no sign.

Buses going to Iraklion and Rethymnon will stop, if you put your hand out. Tell the bus conductor you are going to Pilot Beach Resort. (Ticket costs 4 Euros) Behind the bus stop is a road, which you follow in the direction that you came with the bus. You will find the entrance of the hotel  on your left.

TRAVELLING BY PLANE IN HERAKLEION

The www.cretetaxi.com offers participants who fly into Heraklion airport a special fareprice of 110 euros, incl. VAT for the fare from Heraklion airport to the Pilot Beach Resort in Georgioupolis.
Participants that will arrive with the same flight or at the same time, will be asked if they want to share a taxi (and costs. This up to 3 passengers, so everyone will have a comfortable fare.

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting your conference, a taxi will be waiting for you at the airport arrivals.
Their contact person, who speaks English, German, Dutch and Greek will be at the airport to welcome you and she will coordinate all the fares.

We wish you a pleasant journey to Pilot Beach Resort.

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