Chania (Greek: Χανιά) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.
You can travel to Chania by plane on domestic flights from other Greek airports, or on international charter flights from many European countries. Chania Airport, or “Ioannis Daskaloyannis Airport” as it is officially known, is on the Akrotiri peninsula, 14 kilometres west of the city and connected to it by bus and taxi.
There are also daily ferries from Piraeus to Souda Bay, 7 kilometres east of the city. The trip from Piraeus takes about 10 hours and ferries leave in the evening (9 p.m.) and arrive early in the morning (5:30 a.m.) There are also super fast ferries all year round, travelling to and from Chania in about 4.5 hours, leaving at 4.30 pm and arriving at 8.30 pm.