Just returned yesterday from Georgioupolis. Thanks to those who helped with my post a few months ago regarding using bus transfers. We did it, it worked very well and it saved us €100 against the taxi price. We didn't really want to spend a lot of money and as there were just the two of us the total cost was €25.60. Just thought I would post in case anyone else is thinking of doing it.
Of course it takes quite a bit longer than a direct transfer or hiring a car. Just allow yourself plenty of time.
Our flight from Leeds/Bradford landed at 12.35 p.m. Saturday. We were out of the airport by 13.00 and bought our bus tickets at the kiosk outside. The bus left at 13.30 and arrived at Hania bus station half an hour later. Bought more tickets then had a sit inside where there is a snack bar and caught 14.30 bus to Rethymno, getting off at Georgioupolis. (Conductor shouts out the place name as you arrive). We were in our room by 15.15.
Our return flight was at 13.15. As it was Saturday morning we thought the buses might be busy so got there in time for the 08.20 bus which rolled up at about half past. Got into Hania at 09.15 intending to sit and have a coffee and snack in the cafe and catch airport bus at 10.10 but I'd bought the tickets and they said Airport bus was at 09.30 so we caught that one. We were at the airport for just after 10.00 a.m. So a little bit of hanging about but not really stressful at all. I am glad we did it. The bus station seems a bit chaotic but it's quite well organised really.
Tip: if you need any sandwiches or cakes for your journey get them from the cafe at the bus station. The bread is really fresh and smells gorgeous. There is a good choice and it's cheap. 2 baguettes were €3.80. At the airport they were €4.95 each and shrink wrapped. Frappe s were only €1.20 at the airport though. Also at the tax free shop before you board the bottles of water are only 50 cents. Paid £2 at Leeds Bradford.
Hope this helps somebody else,
By the way we had a lovely holiday.