Rethymnon, Crete, Greece 22-25 June 2022

Hotels & Transport


THERE WILL BE A FREE BUS SERVICE FROM HERAKLION AIRPORT AND CITY CENTER ONLY ON 22nd OF JUNE and return only for those participating in the day trin on 25th (more details about times will be provided in due course)

(Schedule might be changed and transfers might be cancelled at any time in order to response to the unpredictable situation of COVID-19).


Travelers can reach Rethymno by air travel from Athens via Heraklion (N. Kazantzakis Airport – HER) or Chania (Daskalogiannis Airport – CHQ). Flights between Athens and either of these cities take slightly less than one hour. Information regarding flights and time schedules can be located in the official sites of Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines and the site of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Also, at the end of May there are flights of low cost airlines, which connect Chania and Heraklio directly to European cities.


Ferryboat connection between Piraeus and Crete is available (MINOAN Lines – ANEK Lines) through Heraklion or Chania, Souda Bay. After arrival at the port of Souda (Chania) delegates would cneed to choose the bus or taxi options listed below.


Option 1: Taxi

Taxi is the most convenient way for land travelling. The rates are more or less fixed for all taxi companies. Transfer by taxi from Chania Airport or from Heraklion Airport is expected to be around 100€ per route from/to airport. This cost can be divided if more than one passengers share the taxi.

Option 2: Bus

Bus can actually take you to any part of Crete with an affordable price. After arriving at the airport, travellers can take a taxi to the bus terminal (KTEL) in the city of Chania or Heraklion. From either city buses leave for the Rethymno bus terminal approximately every hour between 5:30 and 21:00.

Option 3: Rent a Car

Renting a car can be also convenient and of reasonable cost, but you have to face the difficulties of the road. In late May the main roads usually have heavy traffic. .

Below we list the airlines that offer direct flights to HER Heraklion Airport as mentioned at the airport’s webpage:

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki
Beirut, Berlin –Tegel, Bordeaux, Brest, Deauville, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Larnaca, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Moscow–Domodedovo, Munich, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg, Rhodes, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Toulouse, Zürich,Yerevan
Belgrade, Budapest, Groningen, Hannover, Iași,Kiev–Boryspil, Tbilisi
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
Armenia Aircompany Yerevan
Astra Airlines Thessaloniki, Dresden, Munich
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blu-express  Bergamo, Rome–Fiumicino
BlueBird Airways Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Airlines Antalya, Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg (begins 27 April 2019), Hannover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Leipzig/Halle, Linz, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart (begins 13 August 2019), Vienna, Zürich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam, Brussels, Groningen, Maastricht / Aachen, Rotterdam
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Bristol, Edinburgh, London – Gatwick, London – Luton, Manchester, Milan – Malpensa, Paris – Charles de Gaulle
easyJet Switzerland Geneva
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Ellinair Athens, Thessaloniki
Belgrade, Berlin–Tegel, Bucharest, Katowice, Kiev–Boryspil, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Munich, Santorini, Saint Petersburg, Tbilisi, Warsaw–Chopin
Eurowings Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Graz, Hamburg, Hannover, Nuremberg, Salzburg
Finnair Helsinki
Germania Berlin Schönefeld, Berlin – Tegel, Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt / Weimar, Friedrichshafen, Münster / Osnabrück, Rostock
Germania Flug Zürich
Iberia Express Madrid Belfast-International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London – Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Laudamotion  Düsseldorf
Lufthansa  Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Neos Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Ryanair Athens, Berlin–Tegel (begins 1 April 2019)
Sky Express Athens, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Paros
Small Planet Airlines Poland Warsaw – Chopin
SmartWings Brno, Budapest, Debrecen, Lille, Ostrava, Pardubice, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Prague
SunExpress Deutschland  Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Bristol, East Mindlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth (begins 3 May 2019), Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster / Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London – Gatwick, London – Luton (begins 2 May 2019), London – Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
TUI fly Belgium Brussels, Charleroi, Ostend / Bruges, Strasbourg
TUI fly Deutschland Basel / Mulhouse, Cologne / Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig / Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken, Vienna
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
Volotea Athens
Bari, Marseille, Naples, Palermo, Venice, Verona
Vueling Barcelona, Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air Budapest


Various accommodation options are available i.e. hotels, apartments or studios in walking distance of Rethynon town to suit all needs and budgets.