Travel Information

Travel information from UK & Europe

Easyjet From the end of March, direct to Heraklion from Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, and direct to Chania from Gatwick. Also direct flights from Berlin, Geneva, Milan.
Easyjet fly all year round from Paris, Berlin, Milan, Rome, London Gatwick and Luton to Athens from where you can take an internal flight or overnight ferry to Chania. Can be very cheap if you book well in advance.

Ryan air to Chania, now flying directly from:
Bologna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan,Oslo,Pisa, Rome, Stockholm, East Midlands, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, London Stanstead.

Directly to Chania by UK charter flight

Direct charter flights are available from Gatwick, Newcastle & Manchester and some other regional airports, usually on Tuesdays, from April or May until the end of October. Scroll down for contacts.

To Heraklion from UK regional airports

Charter flights direct to Heraklion are available during the season from most regional airports, several days a week. We can arrange a taxi or hire car to meet you from Heraklion.
Heraklion airport is about a 2 hour drive.
Some contacts for charter flights Avro (Monarch)

Daily scheduled flights via Athens

Scheduled flights to Athens arrive daily from just about everywhere. You can then either fly on to Crete or take the overnight ferry. Aegean Air are generally a bit cheaper than Olympic for the internal hop Athens/Chania, and you can book on line. We can arrange for a taxi or hire car to meet you at Chania airport or Souda ferry port.
Chania airport is about 45 minutes drive from Gavalohori.

Contacts for scheduled flights including internal flights

To Chania via Athens from most major cities worldwide.

Direct flights from Europe with Transavia:

Paris Orly/Heraklion
Amsterdam Schiphol/Heraklion Amsterdam Schiphol/Chania


If you fly to Athens airport there is a bus to Piraeus (the port of Athens) which takes about an hour, or you can take a taxi - make sure your flight arrives in time to get to the port. The ANEK line ferries usually leave Piraeus at 21.00 and arrive Souda (The port for Chania) at 05.30 am the next day. Anek Lines
The return ferry leaves Souda at 21.00 and arrives Piraeus at 05.30.
They are very comfortable and you can book a cabin.
Souda is about 25 minutes' drive from Gavalohori.

Car hire:

We recommend Rhino Car Hire who are able to offer preferential rates and a personal service to all of our guests - please discuss your requirements when you book. 

Gavalohori has several well supplied food shops, cafes and tavernas that are just a few minutes walk away.


We will send detailed directions to our houses, depending on your point of arrival in Crete.
We can arrange for your hire car, or a taxi, to meet you at Chania or Heraklion Airport.

Please don’t forget to arrange travel insurance.