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Please help with our itinerary

Blacksburg, Virginia
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Please help with our itinerary

Our 1st trip to Crete! We plan to arrive Mon. 6/29 at Souda on the Anek overnight ferry from Piraeus, then catch the 0830 bus Chania-Paleochora. Will there be taxis or other transpo at the Souda ferry terminal at 0530 to take us to the KTEL in Chania?

We will be meeting up with the rest of our traveling companions later in the week - probably at Paros or Naxos. Other than going back Souda-Piraeus, it looks like we'll have to go to Iraklion to get ferry service to the Cyclades. That will mean about 4 hours on multiple buses Paleochora-Iraklion - not our idea of spending 1/2 day. Anyone have other ideas on getting from Paleochora-Cyclades?

Cheers!

Komotini, Greece
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1. Re: Please help with our itinerary

The city bus to Xania from the port will meet the ferry at 5:30, yes. There should be taxis but I've always taken the bus as it's so much cheaper and it's right there.

I can't answer your other question, sorry, hope someone else can.

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2. Re: Please help with our itinerary

Hi

The first bus leaves Paleochora at 7.15am so you cannot get to Heraklion in time to catch the 10.15am ferry to the Cyclades.

It would be advisable to stay your last night on Crete somewhere reasonably close to Heraklion so you can catch one of the morning ferries.

(9.45 am or 10.15am)

Check this site for ferry availability on your proposed day of departure.

http://www.gtp.gr/

Key in Heraklio & Santorini

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3. Re: Please help with our itinerary

You could also consider ferries from Rethymno

openseas.gr/OPENSEAS/searchOutwardRoute.do…

Departures depend upon you leaving date.

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4. Re: Please help with our itinerary

Thank you for the replies. Mick, it seems that after 7/1, departures from Rethymno to the Cyclades are only weekly. Are the summer schedules set? Might the frequency increase?

Cheers!

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