Chania airport (CHQ) is located 15km east of the city centre. The CHQ is served by several major airline carriers including:
Greece’s national carrier, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, both of which provide regular flights to and from Athens and Thessaloniki. You can visit their official websites and check out their special offers.
Now that low-cost airline Ryanair introduced routes to and from Chania airport, Chania becomes an inescapable destination!
Charter flights are also scheduled for the summer season. Look them up!
Getting to Hanim
As you exit the airport, board the green buses on your right. The following link provides you with information on the bus routes and schedules:
You can also contact us and we will send you the bus schedule ourselves.
It is just a 30-minute drive and the bus ticket costs €2,30.
The bus will drop you off at the Chania central bus station, in the city centre. Take the main road (Kydonias St) right outside the station and you’ll find Zimvrakakidon St on your right. Walk down Zimvrakakidon St until you find 1866 Plateau (you will also see a taxi rank there). Keep going until you reach the end of the plateau (on Chatzimichali Giannari St), where you’ll see a set of traffic lights. Continue straight on past the traffic lights onto Halidon St. As you walk down the street, you will notice the Cathedral of the Presentation of Virgin Mary (Trimartiri) and you will also see a kiosk on your right. Turn right, go through the paved alley and take the second street on the left where you’ll find Agion Deka St. You’ve just reached your destination! Hanim is waiting for you on 19 Agion Deka St, right after you pass the elegant Vranas Studios.
All of this is just a 10-minute walk but carrying large and heavy luggage can certainly be an obstacle.
On your way out of the airport, there will be a taxi rank.
The taxi fare (from and to the airport) should be about €20 and each luggage item costs €2.
If you arrive before 10 a.m. the taxi can drop you off at Halidon St, right outside the Cathedral of the Presentation of Virgin Mary-Trimartiri (it’s a 3-minute walk to Hanim from there). After 10 a.m. this area becomes a pedestrian zone and automobile traffic is prohibited. If you arrive after 10 a.m. therefore, the taxi will drive through Canevaro St and you will be dropped off at Karaoli & Dimitriou St. Take the second street on the right, Agion Deka St, which is exactly where Hanim is! (19 Agion Deka St)
Before you rent a car make sure you have acquired a map, which will be very helpful and pay attention to the road signs that lead you to Chania.
There are other routes that can also lead you to the centre of Chania, waiting to be discovered by you!
Parking your car
The Old Town of Chania is a historic place with a unique street layout. This, however, can make parking your car nearby a bit difficult, especially during the summer season. Hanim’s location gives you the advantage of being very close to a taxi rank and the central bus station as well. Take that opportunity and explore Chania!
The southern part of the bay of Souda serves as the port of Chania. It is close to the Chania Airport, 7km away from the city centre.
Shipping company ANEK lines provides links between Athens and Chania on a daily basis. You can visit their official website and check out their tempting offers for the summer season.
Getting to Hanim
Municipal Tourist Information Office
Τel: +30 28213 41665-6
West Crete Bus Service
Τel: +30 28210 93306
Chania City Bus
Tel: +30 28210 27044
"Ioannis Daskalogiannis" or Chania International Airport,
Τel: + 30 28210 83800
Τel: +30 28210 27500
Hermes - Tel +30 28210 98700
Souda - Τel: +30 28210 89555
Kydon - Tel: +30 28210 94300
Modelled on the covered market of Marseille, the Municipal Market of Chania has been housing around 78 shops since 1913, including grocers’ shops, butchers’ shops, fishmongers’, cheese shops, bakeries, gift and souvenir shops and traditional restaurants.
Hania Archaeological Museum
Since 1963 the Museum has been housed in the “katholikon” (cathedral) of the Venetian monastery of St. Francis. Over the years, the Museum has been used for various purposes:
The Museum’s permanent exhibition is divided into two major sections
Among the Museum’s most memorable parts is a marble fountain found in the courtyard. It is a magnificent basin embellished with lion heads, a remnant of the Venetian tradition.
The Catholic Church of Chania
In 1566, Pope Paul V sent an Order of Capuchin Franciscan monks to Chania. Having father Ignatius IV as its leader, the Order founded its first monastery in Crete on the same place as today’s church.
The temple was rebuilt in 1879 by Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli, who added elements of neoclassical architecture as well.
There are more than 1000 Catholics in Chania and this is why the language used by priests during Mass varies, depending on the people the flock is constituted of.