Chania airport - Heraklion airport
Crete has two airports. A third one in Sitia (eastern Crete) should
become operational for charters soon.
airport is the largest and is located about 5 km east
of the city of Heraklion. Heraklion airport has far more
passenger traffic than Chania airport so you may have to
fly to Heraklion even if your final destination is West
Crete. You will then have to travel either by taxi or public
bus to the West of Crete, a trip of about 2 to 3 hours
depending on where you are going and your mode of transport.
The airport of Chania is a much better option if you are heading
for the West of Crete. It is located on the peninsula of Akrotiri,
about 14 km from the city of Chania. There is no public transport
from the airport to the city. The airport of Chania is smaller than
Heraklion and generally less crowded although it can get a little
chaotic if several charter flights arrive (or depart) around the
Taxis from the airports: Both airports have a taxi stand and you
rarely need to wait for a taxi. It occasionally happens that taxi
drivers try to charge more than the normal prices. Both airports
have a list of prices for common destinations displayed at the taxi
stand so make sure that you have a look at it before getting into
a taxi. Bear in mind that there is a small airport surcharge (which
is also displayed on the price list).