Have you ever heard of the Cretan city Sitia? East Crete's Lassithi region has the little yet stunning village of Sitia. It's a fantastic starting point for an exciting exploration trip to the farthest regions of the island. The town is situated on the western side of a bay with the same name. Just like the rest of Eastern Crete, the climate here is warm and dry throughout the year, making it a great tourist destination!
We always recommend taking a taxi or a private transfer if you are travelling from Chania airport to Sitia. But why? The answer is simple. Despite being easy on your pocket, public transport comes with its own problems. However, when you take a taxi or private transfer, you'll help yourself save a lot of valuable vacation time. Plus, you won't be exhausted by the time you reach Sitia. Imagine arriving at such a beautiful place and falling asleep right away. We're pretty sure taking a taxi or private transfer is a much better option!
Taking a bus to Sitia from Chania airport is not an easy journey. First, once you land at Chania airport, you will have to take a bus ride to go to Chania's main bus terminal. This won't be much of an issue since it only takes half an hour and leaves after every hour.
Once you reach Chania's main bus terminal, you will now need to take a bus to Heraklion. This journey takes 3 hours by bus. You will also not really need to worry about bus timings since both Chania and Heraklion are major cities, and buses connecting them leave every hour. In the end, your three-and-a-half-hour final bus journey takes you from Heraklion to Sitia. Just to stay on the safe side, make sure you check out the KTEL bus schedule on their website.
The bus ride to Sitia will cost you around €35, which makes it a pretty affordable option.
Now that you know how tiring this bus journey from Chania airport to Sitia can be, you are probably looking for better options, and rightfully so. When it comes to comfort, privacy, and zero hassle, travelling by taxi is the way to go. Your booked taxi will be waiting for you before you even land. Imagine not having to worry about finding a taxi at the airport and then trying to negotiate prices. Doesn't that sound great? All you have to do is contact a local airport transfer service, and you're good to go. There are numerous vehicles you can choose from depending on the number of people travelling and your budget.
If you are travelling from Sitia to Chania airport the taxi transfer will cost you €378 for a superior SUV vehicle, which is pretty reasonable considering the long distance.
Travelling from Chania airport to Sitia is a pretty long journey, one that passes several great tourist spots as well. What if your family wants to stop along the way to see the different Cretan cities? You most certainly can't do that on a taxi or bus. In situations like these, renting a car is the most feasible option. With this, you are the one in control, deciding when and where you want to go. Just remember to have a driver's licence and credit card on you when you go to get one since this is one of the basic requirements. Even though this may be a bit more expensive than other options, Crete will be yours to explore!
The well-run bus service in Sitia transports thousands of visitors and locals every year. By taking this bus service, you may travel both inside the municipal borders and to the nearby communities. Sitia's bus service also connects it to other major Crete cities like Heraklion and Chania. It is a better idea to get around a private transfer instead. This way, you will not have to worry about any last-minute inconvenience. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport before you even land.
Don't worry. Our drivers closely monitor your flight and are aware of any delays. Plus, we also have a standard waiting time, during which they will patiently wait for you.
While the entire journey can take around 4 hours and 15 minutes, the exact time to your hotel in Sitia depends on where in Sitia it is located. The route from Chania Airport to Sitia is very straightforward and easy.
You can cancel your booking whenever you desire, that too, without worrying about a cancellation fee. It is completely free. However, make sure you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours before your scheduled departure.