Access: How to get to Chania

Chania has an international airport with scheduled flights all year round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe from April to October. Ferries sail to and from Athens, Piraeus Port daily. The overnight/daytime sea trip with ANEK lines takes about 9 hours. The port for ferries in Chania is at “Souda”, a few kilometers away from the Chania center.


Chania Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is located 15 km from the center of Chania. The route to the airport from the city center (and vice versa) is via the Souda National Airport Highway and takes 25 to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic:

The airport is connected by regular bus services with Chania, Rethymnon and other areas of Crete. The ticket to and from the city of Chania costs 2.5 €. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver.

Taxis to and from Chania Airport are available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

The time it takes to get from the airport:

•to the city of Chania is 25-30 minutes and the cost of a taxi is about 25 €

•to Rethymnon is 1 hour and 20 minutes and the cost of a taxi is about 90-100 €

You can find further information visiting the website: Of course you can always rent a car on arrival, and drive to your chosen destination.

How to get to MAICh

The Conference Center of MAICh is located:

  • 3 km south-east of Chania city center
  • 13 km from the airport and
  • 1 km from the port of Souda.

The city center of Chania can be reached by bus No13. Buses leave every 20min and the bus stop is located outside the MAIch premises on the main street (Souda Avenue).

Tickets cost 1.20€ one way and should be purchased in advance at any kiosk downtown. When the ticket is purchased on the bus the cost is plus 0.80€.

Taxis to the city center cost about 10€.

The port of Souda can be reached by bus. Taxis to Souda cost 8-10€.

Τhe timetable that connects MAIch with the city center (AGORA-the terminal stop as well as the departure stop from the city center to MAIch, bus No13 also departs from square 1866 which is closer to the KTEL bus station than AGORA terminal station) can be found in the Chania City Bus website:

How to reach MAICh from the Airport

The best way to reach MAIch from the airport is to take a taxi. There is no direct line connecting MAIch with the airport. The taxi costs approximately 28€. There is a taxi station just across the exit of arrivals

There is a local bus that can take you to the Central Bus Station in the city center (KTEL) from the airport. Bus tickets from airport to Chania city center cost 2.50€.

Then you can take a taxi from the city center and come to MAIch. The cost is approximately 10 €. There is a taxi station at the 1866 square about 30 meters away from the exit gate at the bus station (KTEL) on your right.

Further info on how to reach MAICh can be found at the International Conference Center web page

We have also ensured for your convenience a shuttle bus from the center of Chania to the congress venue for the days of the event.

The bus schedule will be available soon!