Heraklion taxi provides private transfers from Heraklion airport to the city of Chania.
Chaniá (GR: Χανιά also transliterated as Haniá or Khaniá) is the capital of the Prefecture of the same name and the second largest town in Crete, with a population of 60.000 inhabitants. It is the administrative, economical, commercial and cultural center of the Prefecture. It lies (Coordinates 35°31' N 24°1' E ) along the North coast of the island, about 55 km west of the city of Rethymnon and 135 km from the city of Heraklion. Since the ancient times, the city of Chania has faced many conquerors and the influences of many civilizations through time, evident on the city monuments.
The beautiful city of Chania managed to preserve its original colors and historical character, despite the fast-growing tourist industry. It is considered as one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and the most picturesque city of Crete. The city of Chania is also characterized by a rich cultural life. A plethora of cultural events are organized every year (exhibitions, festivals, theatrical and musical performances, ect.)
Chania has daily sea connection with Piraeus via ferry boats. The bay of Suda that serves as the port of Chania (and a NATO naval base as well), is the biggest and safest bay in the East Mediterranean. The international airport of Chania(IATA code: CHQ, ICAO ID: LGSA) is located at Sternes, in Akrotiri, 14 km east of the town. Chania is connected by air to Athens but there are also several charter flights from all over Europe during the summer. At the airport are car rentals and taxis for all parts of the island. The airport is named after Ioannis Daskalogiannis, a Sfakian hero who was skinned by the Turks in the 18th century.
Chania area offers a large number of in hotels of all categories. There are also guest houses and hostels. The old city is full of restaurants and taverns, housed in renovated houses, or even in the open-air remains of old buildings. There are also plenty of bars and night spots . Night life in Chania is very intense with most places staying open throughout the night. Usually a night out for most locals starts with dinner, continues with a visit to bars and discos and ends with coffee and sweets in the early morning.
There are two nice beaches very close to the old town: Koum Kapi to the east and Nea Hora to the west, whilst a number of others are in a very short distance in both direction (East: Akrotiri beaches, West: Hryssi Akti, Agii Apostoli, Kalamaki, Daratso, Agia Marina etc).