+ Useful Contact Details
Prefecture of Chania
Chania Town Hall
29 Kydonias St.
Electricity Board [ΔΕΗ]
Limni Tsoundou, Mournies
Telephone Company [ΟΤΕ]
5 Tzanakaki St.
Water Board [ΔΕΥΑΧ]
29 Kydonias St.
Central Post Office [ΕΛΤΑ]
10 Peridou St.
Tel: 28210 28444-5
3 Tzanakaki St.
Greek Tourist Organization [EOT]
40 Kriari St., Chania
Chamber of Commerce
4 Eleftheriou Venizelou St.
British Consulate in Crete
16 Papalexandrou St.
Tel: 2810-224012, Fax: 2810-243935
Greek Embassy UK
1A Holland Park, London W11 3TP
Fire Brigade: 199
Chania Tourist Police
Chania – 28210-28388
Souda – 28210-89240
‣ Chania – Access
Chania has all the modern facilities to accommodate your arrival. A modern port, a state-of-the-art international airport. There are many frequent connections from Piraeus port and flights from all over Greece and abroad, making access to Chania convenient and easy.
The easiest and quickest access to Chania is of course by airplane. Chania airport offers daily connections with Athens, and other cities around Greece. During the summer the flight number increases vastly, offering direct flights from various European cities to Chania. The flight from Athens is a short one, taking approximately 40 – 45 minutes.
Chania International Airport “Ioannis Daskaloyannis” is about 14km away from the city, and its known as CHQ in IATA codes. It offers connections by KTEL bus (interurban) , or taxis to the city of Chania.
The port of Chania, is Souda, one of the largest and most important in Greece. It is located around 6km away from the city. It can be reached easily using city buses (urban/blue colored) or taxi. Ships offer daily routes to and from Piraeus.
On the south coast of Chania, ships depart from the port of Sfakia, and reach all the major southern coastal points of Chania. Some of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Chania are located there. Places like Loutro, Paleochora, Sougia, Agia Roumeli.
The KTEL (interurban bus service) of Chania is a regular bus service that offers access to Chania from the rest of Crete and other locations around Greece. Its central station is located in the city center, on Kydonia street, from where depart most itineraries. The KTEL buses allow tourists to visit the area from Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos of Lasithi, Rethymno and other areas of the neighboring county, while KTEL bus itineraries are operating to and from Thessaloniki and Ioannina, two of the largest Greek cities.
‣ Health Care – Hospitals
Chania’s major medical needs are served by Chania General Hospital “St. George”, a 450-bed facility located just off the National Road, on the outskirts of the city, in the village of Mournies. It opened in 2000 and the quality of health care provided is quite high. Many of the doctors have trained abroad and speak one or more foreign languages. The one drawback is a lack of nursing staff. Patients are expected to provide their own basic nursing care, either in the form of a family member or a private nurse. A number of British and other European nurses are now working as private nurses in the Chania area. The hospital also operates out-patient clinics for non-emergency complaints. Public Health Centres are found in most of the larger villages around Chania.
There are also a number of private medical clinics in Chania which you may prefer if you have private insurance. They offer modern equipment and technology, good doctors and nursing care, as well as amenities such as private rooms with television and telephone.
For minor medical complaints, it’s often enough to go to the local pharmacy. Greek pharmacists are highly trained and many speak English. They are also able to dispense medicines which in other countries would require a doctor’s prescription. such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and painkillers. Homeopathic and herbal remedies are widely available.
British and other EU nationals are entitled to free medical treatment and hospital care with practitioners within the public health system. You are covered if you are working in Greece and contributing to one of the National Insurance schemes or through reciprocal schemes as the European Health Insurance Card or E121 form.
Dentists in Crete, those working in the both public and private sectors, are well-trained and can be found in all main towns. With private dentists you must pay for your treatment in cash, but it is worth noting that dental treatment is much cheaper than in Northern Europe.
General Hospital of Chania