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drive from heraklion airport to chania area

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drive from heraklion airport to chania area

hi

flying to heraklion then driving to georgioupolis as we couldn't get a chania flight. is it a straight forward route or am i likely to go wrong? saw another post where someone had ended up lost in heraklion.

cheers

phil

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1. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

Do not drive into Heraklion. Follow roadsigns for "Chania E75" direct from the airport and I dont think you wil have any problems. It is also wise to print a driving plan from ex http://www.viamichelin.com , it is very precise.

If you try to drive into the city of Heraklion I strongly advice a GPS. Most of the city have one-way driven streets, and they often are very narrow.

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2. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

Hi,

I think it's impossible to get lost from Hiralkio airport till Georgioupoli : you don't have to go through Hiraklio; take the road E75 to Rethymno (the best road in Kriti, with sometimes 4 lanes) and Georgioupoli is about 25 kms after Rethymno.

The total trip is about 100 kms, and lasts 1h45 (try www.viamichelin.com to see a map)

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3. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

Hey Fabrice. Doubleposting, but we seems to be of the same opinion.

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4. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

cheers to both

5. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

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6. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

Have to agree with the other posters. One thing that surprised us though was the car rental agency gave us the car with a virtually empty gas tank and told us to return it as empty as possible. While that is not entirely unheard of it was a good 20 kilomneters along the national road heading west before we found a gas station. Just a heads up in case that happes to you.

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7. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

This happens to everybody. I have never got a Greek hire-car with more than a very few liters on the tank (warning lamp blinking). In Crete, in Pireus and in Naxos several times. Once when I returned the car at Athens airport the rental man said : " Oh. And you return it with a little more on the tank. Thank you very much". This is what they speculate in, foreigners dont dare to drive with an almost empty tank, so they get some liters extra every time.

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8. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

Hey Periscope I have often wondered if those extra liters in the tank get siphoned off for personal use. Just speculating.

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10. Re: drive from heraklion airport to chania area

Stanbr, thanks for the heads up. That's probably the best piece of advice I've read on here, lol. The travel portion of our trips always stresses out my husband - coming off a very long flight from Seattle, if we'd have picked up a car without gas it would likely have sent him over the edge. So this is a great advance warning, just in case ;-)