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How to reach Greek Escape: our travel guide to Plakias

Updated: Feb 12



A road through a mountainous landscape
Kourtaliotiko gorge on the way to Plakias

This guide is meant to help you navigate your way from the airport to Greek Escape. If you need any advice on the best route to take, please email us at hello@ourescape.co.


You have different options to reach us: your own car (rented from the airport), taxi, bus and taxi, or private transfer. In this travel guide, we will go through all the options.


Where we are



In order to reach us, follow the instruction below whether you land in Chania airport or Heraklion airport.



 

Route 1: From Chania airport to Plakias


By Car: Plakias is approximately 100km away from Chania Airport. Rent a car at the airport and follow the signs to the National Road (E75) towards Rethymno. Continue on the National Road until you reach the exit for Plakias. The travel time from the airport to Plakias is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions.


By Taxi: Taxis are available at Chania Airport throughout the year. You can take a taxi directly to Plakias, and the journey will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. It's advisable to negotiate the fare with the taxi driver before the journey. The estimated cost for a taxi ride from Chania Airport to Plakias is around 90-110 euros.


By Bus and Taxi: From Chania Airport, take a taxi or local transportation to the central bus station in Chania (KTEL). At the Chania central bus station, take the KTEL bus to Rethymno. The bus ticket from Chania to Rethymno costs approximately 7-9 EUR per person. Once you reach Rethymno, head to the central bus station in Rethymno town. From there, you can take a taxi to Plakias. The estimated cost of a taxi from Rethymno to Plakias is around 50-70 EUR, depending on the specific location in Plakias and any additional charges. Alternatively, our partners can provide a round trip private transfer from/to Rethymno. Here are their prices:

1 to 4 people: 90€

5 to 8 people: 130€

9 to 16 people: 170€


Private Transfer: Our partners provide private transfer from Chania airport to Greek Escape villas. Below are the prices.

  • Single trip

1 to 4 people: 115€

5 to 8 people: 160€

9 to 16 people: 220€


  • Round trip from/to Chania airport

1 to 4 people: 220€

5 to 8 people: 310€

9 to 16 people: 430€



Route 2: From Heraklion airport to Plakias


By Car: Plakias is approximately 100km away from Heraklion Airport. Rent a car at the airport and take the National Road (E75) towards Rethymno. Continue on the National Road until you reach the exit for Plakias. Follow the signs to Plakias, and you will arrive in approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions.


By Taxi: Taxis are available at Heraklion Airport year-round. You can take a taxi directly to Plakias, and the journey will take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. It's recommended to agree on the fare with the taxi driver in advance. The estimated cost for a taxi ride from Heraklion Airport to Plakias is around 100-120 euros.


By Bus and Taxi: From Heraklion Airport, take the KTEL bus to Rethymno. The bus station is located just outside the airport terminal. The bus ticket from Heraklion to Rethymno costs approximately 8-10 EUR per person. Once you are in Rethymno, head to the central bus station in Rethymno town. From there, you can take a taxi to Plakias. The estimated cost of a taxi from Rethymno to Plakias is around 50-70 EUR, depending on the specific location in Plakias and any additional charges. Alternatively, our partners can provide a round trip private transfer from/to Rethymno. Here are their prices:

1 to 4 people: 90€

5 to 8 people: 130€

9 to 16 people: 170€


By Private Transfer: Our partners provide private transfer from Heraklion airport to Greek Escape villas. Below are the prices.


  • Single trip:

1 to 4 people: 120€

5 to 8 people: 170€

9 to 16 people: 230€


  • Round trip from/to Heraklion airport:

1 to 4 people: 230€

5 to 8 people: 330€

9 to 16 people: 450€


 

Once you know your estimated arrival time, please inform Greek Escape via email, Slack or WhatsApp.


If you need our help organizing your trip from the airport to Greek Escape, please email us at hello@ourescape.co. We'll be happy to help!

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