This site lists all available flight options, scheduled, chartered and

no frills airlines

easyJet, Ryanair, JET2 and BA fly to Chania in the tourist season

(40 mins drive), or Heraklion (2 hours from Villa Eleni)

There is a greater choice of airlines flying into Heraklion in the season including

British Airways, Thomas Cook, Thompson and Jet2

Out of season scheduled flights to Crete are via Athens, the most frequent service is with  

Car Hire

We can recommend the following company. Their rates are inclusive of mileage and they are fully insured at no supplementary cost. They will meet you at the airport. Always check exactly what the insurance offered will cover, as third party insurance is the norm. Ask about accidental damage, e.g. to wing mirrors while parked.

Other local companies we have used

Weather in Crete

This site has a live webcam view of Chania Harbour

Days out

Maybe an hour, not a whole day, as it is very small, but the folklore

museum in the next village is an interesting insight into the traditional Cretan lifestyle.

Chania-town, botanical park and water park


Crete historical sites and museums

Heraklion has recently opened Its renovated and much improved Archaeological Museum, with extended visitor hours.




Useful links

Lake Kournas

Botanical Park

Museum of Ancient Eleutherna


Not to be missed, and near to Villa Eleni is the site of Ancient Aptera. It is at Megala Chorafia, off the National Highway to the left in the direction of Chania.Excavations are still in progress,recently revealing a Roman Amphitheatre.