Travel arrangements

We don't expect everyone to choose to take the route we took to Iremia. Not many people have the time to meander through France, Switzerland and Italy. We set a relatively fast pace taking 5 days to travel the 1191 miles from Orpington to Kamilari in the south of Crete. You might choose to take a shorter route!

We took Eurotunnel to France and then drove to Ancona in Italy. From Ancona we took the ferry to Patras. Then by road to Piraeus for the overnight ferry to Heraklion. Finally by road again to Kamilari

In the summer months it is possible to obtain direct flights to Crete. A number of operators fly direct from Cardiff, Manchester or Gatwick to Heraklion/Chania, and flight-only are available. Take a look at:

Easy JetAegean Airlines and Ryanair offer scheduled flights.
Just the flight



If you have difficulty finding a charter flight to Crete there is the option to take a scheduled flight.   Olympic Airways, (0870 60 60 460)  can arrange your flights from Heathrow and Hellas Jet, (0870 751 7222) can arrange your flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester. All offer flights from other airports in Europe. You can  fly to Athens and then get a connection to Crete on a domestic flight or take the overnight ferry from Piraeus. Aegean Airlines and  Easy Jet  fly direct from UK, to Athens out of season. KLM offer flights from Amsterdam. Olympic and Aegean can also arrange the connection to Heraklion or Hania; it is usually also possible to go to their desk at Athens airport and buy a ticket on the spot. Aegean Airlines also have flights from a number of airports in Germany and from Rome.  SkyExpress might also be an option

We are a 1.5  hour (90) taxi ride from Heraklion airport. Car hire/rental is available from the airport. We have a local car hire company who will also deliver to and collect from the airport www.kalamaki.de
If you want to take a closer look then point GoogleEarth to 35-01-59.99 N 24-47-34.92 E A picture of Kamilari from Google Earth




a haven of tranquillity

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