Flights to Greece and Crete
In order to reach Chora Sfakion, you can fly directly to Crete, to the airports of Chania (CHQ - pronounced Chania, which is an hour's drive from us) or Heraklion (HER, which is 2.5 hours' drive from us). For flights from the UK, Easyjet, Ryanair and Monarch airlines have direct flights from several UK airports to Crete, both to Heraklion (HER) and to Chania (CHQ), during the tourist season. You can also use TUI, Just The Flight, Charter Flights, Cheap Flights, or Flight Line. From London Stansted, also check the daily flight of Aegean Airlines to Chania via Athens. For flights from other European countries try Ryanair, that now connects several European cities to Chania (CHQ). Also Easyjet, Transavia, Norwegian Airlines, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, or Air Berlin. Be aware that on some occasions booking two single flights can be cheaper than a return flight!
You can also fly to Athens (ATH) (www.airtickets.gr or with Easyjet) and either get a transit flight with Aegean or Ryanair, or boat to Crete (Chania – CHQ).
Boat travel from Piraeus (Athens) to Crete
There is an overnight ferry to Chania from Piraeus, the port of Athens, easily accessed by metro from Athens "E. Venizelos" airport. It departs at 21.00 and arrives at Souda, the port of Chania, which is a 10 minute bus journey away from the main bus station in Chania city centre, at 5.30 the next morning. The return journey with Anek lines starts from 63 EURO (deck price; there is a discount if the return journey is booked at the same time as the first part).
Boat travel to Chora Sfakion from Paleohora, Sougia or Aghia Roumeli
The south-west coast of Crete is fairly well served by daily ferry lines travelling from Paleohora to Chora Sfakion, which is a convenient option if you were thinking of spending some time on the south coast before arriving at YogaOnCrete. You can also reach us in this way after hiking the Samaria gorge (consider putting your luggage on a bus at Chania, to be picked up by us at Chora Sfakion, so you can hike light :-) )
See the complete timetable of ferry lines here (updated several times during the season, so please check before travelling!)
Road travel to Chora Sfakion
Travelling by taxi is the most convenient way to reach the village. A taxi from Chania city centre or airport costs 85 EURO (1.5 hour) and from Heraklion 140 EURO (2.5 hours). When there are several guests arriving at similar times at either airport, we can arrange a shared taxi. Make sure you provide us with your arrival details (arrival time, flight number, airport name), as soon as you book flights, to make this possible!
To get to the bus station in Chania from the airport (2.50 EURO; duration 30 minutes), buses run at different times every day to correspond with the flights. This is also the case for the return journey. The bus station in the city has a luggage storage, operating between 6.30 and 20.00, which can be useful if you have a long wait, as the beautiful old city is just a few minutes walk away. If you need to get a taxi from the airport to the bus station, the cost should be about 15-20 EURO. From Chania you can then get a bus directly to Chora Sfakion, but confirm departures in advance because during high season (April-October) there are only four buses a day (at 8.15, 11.00, 14.00 and 16.00; 8.30 EURO; duration 1 hour 45 minutes).
From Heraklion airport, there is a frequent bus service (No. 6) that takes you to the main bus station in Heraklion (duration 15 minutes). Ask the driver to tell you where to get off for the bus station, because it is not obvious. From there, you first need to get a bus to Rethymnon (approximately every hour; 8.30 EURO; duration 90 miutes) and then a bus to Chora Sfakion changing buses at Vrisses (at 8.00, and 13.00; 8.30 EURO; duration 2 hours). Vrisses does not have a bus station per se, rather, a coffee shop in which you can buy a ticket and in front of which the buses stop.
A car can also be hired and picked up at either Chania or Heraklion airport upon arrival, or during your stay in the village. The windy mountain road down to the village has in recent years undergone extensive work, with three tunnels replacing the sharp curves, making it much safer and easy to drive on! Alternative car hire companies we recommend are Tracer and Drive Kreta.
Please contact us if you have any difficulty arranging your transfer.
Here are the exact latitudes and longtitudes (to locate on the map, simply insert the respective latitude and longitude in the google maps search panel at the top left of the page):
- YogaOnCrete house - 35.20192, 24.13809
- YogaOnCrete studio - 35.20184, 24.13936
- 4 Seasons hotel - 35.20208, 24.13909
- Mesohori hotel - 35.20221, 24.13923
- Village beach (Vrisi) - 35.20188, 24.13448