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.
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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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.
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.
You can travel to Chania from these mainland ports:
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.
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.
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.
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