Plakias is situated 100 km of Chania International Airport, 115 km from Heraklion International Airport and 35 km from Rethymno.
Two imposing gorges are the entrances to Plakias, Kotsifou Gorge and Kourtaliotis Gorge. The latter one is the most used route to Plakias.

The regional buses on Crete are comfortable, air conditioned and inexpensive touring cars operated by KTEL.

From Heraklion
From Heraklion International Airport you walk past the right side of the tour operator stands, go through the gate and take a left. Walk towards a small wooden shed, right next to lost & found, where you ask for a ticket to the central bus station and what bus to get on. You push the stop button when you pass the MacDonald's on your left, or tell the driver you have to go to Heraklion central bus station (around 15min). When you get off the bus you walk back about 20 meters and you arrive at the bus station.
You take the bus to Rethymno (1h30min) and there you transfer to Plakias (1h).

From the ferry port it's only a short walk to the central bus station.

From Chania
From Chania International Airport you can take the bus straight to Rethymno central bus station (1h20min), you'll see the sign when you cross the road and go to the right once you have left the aiport. From there you transfer to Plakias (1h). More frequent are the buses from the airport to Chania central bus station (20min) where you transfer to Rethymno (1h10min). From there you take the bus to Plakias (1h).

From the ferry port in Souda are buses straight to Rethymno, coming from both Chania airport and Chania central bus station (bus stop is on the first parallel road coming from the harbour). At the harbour there is also a bus to Chania central bus station.

Tickets for the regional buses can be purchased at the bus stations or online.
There are hourly buses from Chania and Heraklion to Rehymno. From Rethymno there are 5 buses in and 2 out of season.

You will find car rentals at both airports where you can book a car online or on the spot. The gasoline is a little expensive compared to most other European countries, but the cars are very economical. It is more than worth it to have a car so you can easily and in your own time make day trips around this magical island from Plakias.
The drive from the airports are 1h45min from Heraklion International Airport and 1h40min from Chania International Airport.
From both airports you drive in the direction of Rethymno, but you don't drive through Rethymno itself. keep on the highway and watch out for the signs to Agia Galini, Spili and Plakias.
Then take a right turn just past Pale towards Plakias.
Tip: In high season there is a possibility there are no cars available in Plakias, so it might be a good idea to either get one at the airport or book ahead online.

Taxi prices to Plakias are around 120 from Chania and 160 euro from Heraklion. It is also possible to book a taxi ahead online. In Plakias there is a taxi stand next to the bus stop.
Tip: Book a taxi before your trip at one of the taxi services in Plakias which are probably cheaper!

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Plakias is situated 100 km of Chania International Airport, 115 km from Heraklion International Airport and 35 km from Rethymno.
Two imposing gorges are the entrances to Plakias, Kotsifou Gorge and Kourtaliotis Gorge. The latter one is the most used route to Plakias.

The regional buses on Crete are comfortable, air conditioned and inexpensive touring cars operated by KTEL.

From Heraklion
From Heraklion International Airport you walk past the right side of the tour operator stands, go through the gate and take a left. Walk towards a small wooden shed, right next to lost & found, where you ask for a ticket to the central bus station and what bus to get on. You push the stop button when you pass the MacDonald's on your left, or tell the driver you have to go to Heraklion central bus station (around 15min). When you get off the bus you walk back about 20 meters and you arrive at the bus station.
You take the bus to Rethymno (1h30min) and there you transfer to Plakias (1h).

From the ferry port it's only a short walk to the central bus station.

From Chania
From Chania International Airport you can take the bus straight to Rethymno central bus station (1h20min), you'll see the sign when you cross the road and go to the right once you have left the aiport. From there you transfer to Plakias (1h). More frequent are the buses from the airport to Chania central bus station (20min) where you transfer to Rethymno (1h10min). From there you take the bus to Plakias (1h).

From the ferry port in Souda are buses straight to Rethymno, coming from both Chania airport and Chania central bus station (bus stop is on the first parallel road coming from the harbour). At the harbour there is also a bus to Chania central bus station.

Tickets for the regional buses can be purchased at the bus stations or online.
There are hourly buses from Chania and Heraklion to Rehymno. From Rethymno there are 5 buses in and 2 out of season.

You will find car rentals at both airports where you can book a car online or on the spot. The gasoline is a little expensive compared to most other European countries, but the cars are very economical. It is more than worth it to have a car so you can easily and in your own time make day trips around this magical island from Plakias.
The drive from the airports are 1h45min from Heraklion International Airport and 1h40min from Chania International Airport.
From both airports you drive in the direction of Rethymno, but you don't drive through Rethymno itself. keep on the highway and watch out for the signs to Agia Galini, Spili and Plakias.
Then take a right turn just past Pale towards Plakias.
Tip: In high season there is a possibility there are no cars available in Plakias, so it might be a good idea to either get one at the airport or book ahead online.

Taxi prices to Plakias are around 120 from Chania and 160 euro from Heraklion. It is also possible to book a taxi ahead online. In Plakias there is a taxi stand next to the bus stop.
Tip: Book a taxi before your trip at one of the taxi services in Plakias which are probably cheaper!

 
 
 
Plakias, Greece