psiloritis geopark


Access to Crete

Visitors can come to Crete by boat and plane.
There are daily ferry routes from the port of Piraeus to Crete, while during increased tourism periods (summer months) these routes may be more frequent and with the possibility of connection to additional destinations on the island. The ports of Crete that accept passenger ships are those of Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and the port of Kissamos. The time it takes to get from Piraeus to Crete by boat is approximately 9-14 hours (depending on the destination you choose), while there is also a connection with the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese.
Crete receives domestic and international flights through its airports: the International Airport of Heraklion "Nikos Kazantzakis" (HER), the International Airport of Chania "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (CHQ) as well as the Municipal Airport of Sitia "Vitsentzos Kornaros" (JSH). Flights are also more frequent during the summer months with direct connections to more cities in the country and abroad.

Access to Psiloritis Geopark

Access to Psiloritis geopark can be:

  • From its eastern side, from the city of Heraklion through the province road that begins from Gazi, and successively connects the villages Tylisos, Gonies and Anogia,
  • From its western side, from the city of Rethimnon through the old national road that successively connects the small town of Perama with the villages Garazo, Axos and Anogia,
  • From its southern side and from the province road that successively connects Heraklion, Agia Barbara, Gergeri, Zaros, Kamares, Fourfouras, Agia Foteini, Arkadi, Margarites, Perama and Rethimon.
  • From its northern side, from the new national road of Heraklion to Rethimnon and by turning left at the connection towards the villages Sises and Aloides
  • From its northern side, from the old national road of Heraklion to Rethimnon that successively connects the villages Marathos, Damasta, Garazo, Axos and Anogia.

Access to the Geopark areas is served by the intercity bus route network (KTEL) of Heraklion and Rethymno. The connection to inland villages is less frequent and varies according to the season and visitor demand. You can be informed about public bus routes through the East (Heraklion-Lassithi) and West (Chania-Rethymno) KTEL websites:



Alternatively, there is also the possibility of hiring a taxi or renting a car.

Access to Psiloritis Geopark Information Center

Psiloritis Geopark Information Center is located at Anogeia, Rethymnon (AKOMM building) and you can reach it by public transport by taking the bus from the Chanioporta bus station (different station than the main Heraklion- public bus station that is located near the port).

Buses from Heraklion to Anogeia and from Anogeia to Heraklion are daily and are generally more frequent on weekdays than during the weekends. You can find more information on bus routes to and from Anogeia here.