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Advice on transfer from Heraklion to Plakias

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Advice on transfer from Heraklion to Plakias

Hi all,

Need a bit of help from anyone with a bit of local knowledge.

Our plan for a two week holiday in Plakias has had to change as my daughter has been ill and had to be hospitalised - she's fine now and out of hospital but we were due to fly out yesterday morning and she wasn't discharged until yesterday evening. I've rebooked us on another flight next week, so we'll at least salvage 7 days of our original fortnight away.

Our holiday was with Olympic so transfers were included originally but now we'll need to make our own way from Heraklion down to Plakias - does anyone have any ideas on the easiest way to arrange this, as I'm aware that it's right across on the other side from the airport ie probably too far and too expensive for a cab ..

Any ideas anyone please?


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1. Re: Advice on transfer from Heraklion to Plakias

Bus from Heraklion to Rethymnon, then another bus from there to Plakias.


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2. Re: Advice on transfer from Heraklion to Plakias

It's actually quite easy: don't worry. You'll need to take the bus from Heraklion airport to the bus station, and there take the bus to Rethymnon. They run hourly, from 5.30 to 22.00, and take about an hour and a half.

This is a direct link for the Rethymnon-Plakias timetable. As you'll see, there are five buses a day, except at weekends when there are four, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for one.


A taxi all the way would be very expensive, but of course much quicker:


If you don't want to spend so much money you could save a little time by taking a taxi from the airport to the bus station: about 12 euros, I think.

I'm sorry you lost part of your holiday, but hope your daughter is quite well now and that you all enjoy your week in Plakias.

Edited: 03 August 2011, 16:51
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3. Re: Advice on transfer from Heraklion to Plakias

That's brilliant, thank you very much. I will do that - our flight gets in early pm so we'll get to Rethymnon and have time to have something to eat before we get the 18.00 bus to Plakias.

Thanks for the good wishes I do feel very down today, we should have been there right now, but can't be helped.

Thanks again

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