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Chania is located in Crete and is connected by ferry to and from Piraeus port in Athens.

There are 2 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Chania. Anek Superfast and Minoan Lines both operate ferries to and from Chania. In the summer season, there are a total of 14 sailings per week.

The distance from Chania to Piraeus is 277 kilometres. That's about 172 miles or about 150 nautical miles.

Chania port is located in the district of Souda on the northwest coast of Crete. The port is a very big port and is generally very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Chania are normally available throughout the year. Chania is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Chania with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Chania ferry schedules

Why visit Chania?

  • Wonder the historic streets of the old town
  • Visit the Maritime museum and Archaeological Museum
  • Go for a drink on trendy Daliani street
  • Eat! Crete is famous for good food. You can't go wrong
  • Visit the renovated industrial area of Tabakaria

Island hopping around  Chania

There are small ports (Kissamos, Sfakion, Paleochora, etc.) around the area of ​​Chania, which are connected to other destinations near Crete. For example: From the port of Kissamos, you can go to Kythira and Antikythira. There are small islands that you can go to see, which are: Gavdopoula, Gramvousa, Lazareto and Thodorou.

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Chania port address & GPS

Chania Port
Port of Chania (Souda), Chania Town, 73132, Greece.
Telephone: +30 28210 98888
Fax: +30 28210 28387
GPS Co-ordinates
24.076 ° N, 35.4891 ° E

Chania port facilities

Chania is the second largest city in Crete and is served by the port of Souda, which is also the pier for cruise ships. It's located about 7km out of town. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if traveling by car. For more information about Chania, you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port

car

By car

The port of Souda is well connected and signposted.
taxi

By Taxi

You will normally find taxis parked around Souda Square which is directly opposite the port. Don't rely on finding a taxi easily in July and August. If possible arrange a transfer with your hotel or ask your hotel about a taxi.
bus

By Bus

You can reach Souda by bus from Chania's central market square. Busses depart every twenty minutes until 11pm. If arriving in Souda, You can purchase tickets from the kiosk near the bus stop which is about a two minute walk from the port. The trip to or from Chania takes about 15 minutes.
on foot

On Foot

Because the port is located 7 Km out of the town of Chania, please use one of the ways above to reach the port.

Frequently asked questions for Chania ferries

Yes. If you travel with Blue Star Ferries, Anek Super Fast or Minoan Lines you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
If you don't get an e-ticket you will have to print your ticket. To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card.
Anek Superfast and Minoan Lines both have booths at the port which will open close to the hours of your departure where you can print your ticket.

Minoan also lines have a port office just outside the port on Souda Avenue. You can't miss it.

The Anek Superfast ticket office is a 30 second walk from the port and is located in Souda Square, you can see it from the port.

If you go to a non central agency you may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.

Route: Piraeus (Athens) to Chania: Average one way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €45
Chania is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.
Chania is served by Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries and Anek Superfast companies.

You can travel to Chania from these mainland ports:

  • Piraeus
    Runs all year. About 9 hours with a fast ferry or 11 and half hours with a conventional ferry.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.

Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.

  • On conventional ferries

    If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box.

    The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.

  • On fast ferries or catamarans

    Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.

Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Chania, if you travel on large ships such as those from the companies Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines and Anek Superfast. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Chania can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Flights to Chania Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (CHQ) is located about 14 km (a 20 minutes ride by car) from the port of Souda and Chania town. Public busses and taxis are available. Chania airport has both domestic and international flights. Ferries to Chania However, if your're travelling to Chania from Athens, taking the ferry can be relaxing and convenient with the added advantage that you can take your car with you.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Chania:

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries
  • Don't take a fast ferry Fast ferries to Chania can save hours of your journey time, but if you want to take it easy and save money then avoid fast ferries.
Chania is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

Special offers & latest prices for Chania ferries

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  • Booked: 10th March, 2021
  • Travel: 1st April - 15th April
  • People: One foot passenger
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  • Booked: 10th March, 2021
  • Travel: 1st April - 15th April
  • People: One foot passenger
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Book now one way or round trip tickets for you and your car and get special combo fares on ferries to/from Piraeus to Chania - Crete. The discount is not cumulative with other discounts or offers.

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