Chrissi Akti area (2,5 kilometres west of Chania: about 7 minutes' drive from Chania town centre without traffic)
From the I. Daskalogiannis Airport of Chania:
If you arrive at the airport or seaport of Chania taxis are readily available. A taxi from the airport of Chania to Chrissi Akti Beach will cost around 30-35 Euro and takes about 30 minutes. The local bus connecting to the city (terminal at 'Square 1866') runs every 15 minutes till late at night.
1. Travel from the airport to Chania Town Center then follow the signs for Kisamos on the old national road beginning at the north-west side of Chania. After 2.5 km turn right at the traffic lights where there is an Eco gas station on the corner.
2.From the Airport drive to Souda, and there join the motorway E75 towards Kisamos, then
at the second intersection, just after Chania, take the exit to the right and cross the main road, turn immediately afterwards right a little uphill and continue straight until the traffic lights. Once the lights turn orange ( there is an Eco gas station on the corner) and go across
Then, follow the road to the beach; the house is on the left-hand corner (red house with red roof tiles and tall trees). Entrance from the street on your left (4 Papanikoli Street ).
From the N.Kazantzakis Airport of Heraklion:
Travel from the airport to the E75 motorway, then follow the signs for Rethymnon and Chania. Just after Chania, take the exit to the right and cross the main road, turn immediately afterwards right a little uphill and continue straight until the traffic lights. Once the lights turn orange, go across and follow the road to the beach; the house is on the left-hand corner (red house with red roof tiles and tall trees). Entrance from the street on your left (4 Papanikoli Street).
GPS coordinates: 35.511932 Latitude, 23.989515 Longitude
Scheduled flights to Athens arrive daily from just about everywhere. You can then either fly on to Crete or take the overnight ferry. Aegean Air is generally a bit cheaper than Olympic for the domestic hop Athens-Chania, and you can book online.
We can arrange for a taxi or hire car to meet you at Chania airport or Souda ferry port.
Chania airport is about 30 minutes drive from Chrissi Akti
Ferries :If you fly to Athens airport there is a bus to Piraeus (the port of Athens) which takes about an hour, or you can take a taxi. Make sure your flight arrives in time to get to the port.
The ANEK line ferries usually leave Piraeus at 21.00 and arrive at Souda (The port for Chania) at 05.30 am the next day.
The return ferry leaves Souda at 21.00 and arrives at Piraeus at 05.30.
They are very comfortable and you can book a cabin.
Souda is about 10 minutes' drive from Chrissi Akti.
Walking from the house to Chania town:
Continue along the beach of Chrissi Akti, through Aptera beach, continue along the beach of Nea Hora and arrive at the Firkas Forte in the Old Town
It is a very nice bike ride.
Finding us by bus
Buses start at “Nea Katastimata” square, and it is about 10 minutes' ride to the house.
The bus stop in Chrissi Akti is 50m from the house.
Chrissi Akti (2,5 kilometres far from Chania at the West) :
“The House by the Sea” is located directly in front of the majestic Chrissi Akti Beach on the north side of Crete. The idyllic beauty of Chrissi Akti Beach is known by all. Stretching for over one kilometre, Chrissi Akti is blessed with pure and natural golden sand. The water is shallow so it is safe for children. The island in the middle is visible from a great distance and it can be visited by boat.
Walking 300m up the beach heading west, you arrive at Agioi Apostoloi nature area where you find two sandy beaches, a park with a playground, a small forest of pines for walking, jogging, and picnics. Also there are family restaurants, big & small supermarkets, and tourist and car rental offices in the surrounding area.
Many other beautiful beaches are around, such as Glaros, Aptera and Kalamaki.
It’s a good base if you want to be close to town without being in it. It’s also very useful if you have children (the beaches are safer than most beaches on the northwest coast). The beach is a sandy cove with clear water, well organised, with canteens on the beach as well as facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sun beds, umbrellas, sea sports etc). Informal volleyball games can also be played in the afternoons and body surfing and windsurfing atop the waves is possible. During the summer season a lifeguard is on duty.
Chrissi Akti is an convenient area, 7 minutes' drive from the centre of Chania (a town that stays alive even in winter), where you can enjoy a rich night life, good food, shops and marketplaces and you can find pretty cobbled Venetian streets lined with shops. A 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the house, there are great restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from those providing local cuisine to the more international choices.
About the area:
Just outside of Chania, in the NW part of the island, a safe neighbourhood with houses and small hotels, nature beauty, and good transport to Chania town
• Shops in the neighbourhood: confectionery, grocery shop, mini markets, bakery, cafes serving breakfast & lunch, pharmacy, ATM/bank, food markets, restaurants
Local Activities: • beach • swimming • walking/hiking • beach volley • mini-golf • playground • horseback riding • water sports • diving
Nearest Airport: I.Daskalogiannis Airport 16 km away
Nearest Ferry: Souda port 8 km away
Nature area 500 m away (the famous Agioi Apostoloi beaches) – a short walk, less than 3 minutes.
Getting there: Located very close to Chania with easy access on foot (30 min), by bus (10 min), taxi and car (7 min without traffic).
Chrissi Akti is a convenient area: the seasonal residence is located 5 minutes from the highway Chania - Heraklion, Chania - Kissamos. Convenient locality for trips in the summertime to all regions (Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Ballos, Grambousa, Sougia, Samaria Gorge, Rethymnon)