Getting to Crete




By air

There are airports in Heraklion (airport code: HER) and Chania (airport code: CHQ) with direct regular flights to/from Athens airport (duration 45 minutes), which is the main international hub for Greece. There are also regular flights to/from Thessaloniki and other domestic routes.  Daily domestic and connecting flights are provided by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air.   During the summer months there are direct charter flights to airports in Crete and to most major European destinations.

There is a bus service and taxi rank at Heraklion airport. Rides between the airport and the city centre take approximately 10 minutes.

By ferry

There are daily ferries between Heraklion and the mainland port of Piraeus. Daily ferry services are also available directly between Piraeus to/from the Souda port in Chania.  For information on schedules and prices, please visit the Minoan Lines and ANEK Lines websites. 

By bus & ferry

The public bus service, KTEL, has combined bus-ferry schedules running daily to/from Heraklion and major towns in mainland Greece.  For timetables and prices, please visit the inter-city KTEL website.


Getting to the University Campus in Rethymno (Gallos) 

The Schools of Philosophy, Education and Social Sciences are located at the University’s Gallos Campus in Rethymno:

Rethymnon is located 90 km west of Heraklion and 70 km east of Chania, linked by the island’s main east-west highway. Journey time from either destination to Rethymno is about an hour.

If you are arriving by air or sea in Heraklion or Chania, KTEL public bus service provides an economic means of getting to Rethymno. For timetables, please visit KTEL website. Taxis from Chania or Heraklion to Rethymno are also available from the taxi ranks at airports and ports.

Gallos University Campus is located about 4km from down town Rethymno. There is a regular bus service between the town and campus every 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, a taxi takes between 10-15 minutes.


Getting to the University Campus in Heraklion (Voutes) 

Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion city centre, at the area of Vassilika Vouton. All Departments of the School of Science & Engineering (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences,) as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital are housed there.

There is a regular bus service every 15 minutes between Voutes campus and the city centre (Eleftheria’s Square), journey time about 35-40 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at kiosks next to bus stops, or ticket machines in central stops.  Alternatively, a taxi takes about 20 minutes.




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