The Chania Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis serves 3 Mio passengers and 19.500 flights, 22 countries, 82 cities (including Greece), 85 airports (including Greece) and 42 airlines. The Chania Airport is operated by the German airport operator Fraport AG and the Greek business development organization Copelouzos Group.
Location of the Airport
For drivers using a GPS device, find below the physical street address and the geographical coordinates of Chania Airport. All you need to do is enter the following information in your GPS device.
- Airport Latitude and Longitude: 35.540108, 24.140533
- Airport physical address: National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas, Chania Airport, Chania 731 00
Access by car
Chania Airport is located 15 km from the city of Chania and is easily accessible from the National Road Aerodromiou-Soudas. The journey to and from the city centre takes about 25-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
The city of Rethymnon is 70 km away from the airport and the journey to (from) the Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Access by public bus
Depending on the season there is a quite good (low season) or very good (high season) public bus service from/to Chania city center from/to Chania airport. Price one way per adult person 2,50 € (2019).
From Rethymnon city center to/from Chania airport (via Kavros, Georgioupolis, Souda) the price is 8€ one way per adult person (2019).
- For the time schedule for both Rethymnon and Chania please visit the website of the public buses at e-ktel.com
Access by taxi
A Taxi from/to Chania city center for 1-4 persons from/to CHQ airport will cost about 25 € one way (2019), depending also on the luggage you have.
A Minivan Taxi from/to Chania city center for 5-8 persons from/to CHQ airport will cost about 40 € one way (2019), depending also on the luggage you have.
A Taxi from/to Rethymnon city center for 1-4 persons from/to CHQ airport will cost about 85 € one way (2019), depending also on the luggage you have.
A Minivan Taxi from/to Rethymnom city center for 5-8 persons from/to CHQ airport will cost about 130 € one way (2019), depending also on the luggage you have.
- Website for your taxi Taxi Ermis
Parking at the Airport
Parking is quite affordable at Chania airport. Have a look at the below companies:
- Cityzen https://cityzenparking.com/
- Eparking http://www.chaniaairport.eparking.gr/index.php/en/
- Parkaround https://www.parkaround.com/parking/airport/chania
- Parkvia https://www.parkvia.com/en-GB/airport-parking/chania
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The name of Chania airport – Ioannis Daskalogiannis
Ioannis Daskalogiannis was an incredible brave man! At the end of the 18th century he rebelled against the Ottoman occupation in Crete (1646 – 1898).
Ioannis Vlachos is his real name. He was born in Anopolis village in Sfakia 1730. He was one of the richest and “worthiest” of the Christians of Sfakia. Due to his education abroad, the villagers gave him the nickname Daskalogiannis, meaning Ioannis the teacher. He is referred to as a town clerk, in 1750, and chairman of the region of Sfakia in 1765, and as the owner of four three-mast merchant ships that sailed between the ports of the Mediterranean.
Unusually gifted in being able to read and write, Daskalogiannis can communicate with other parts of the Greek-speaking world. When reports arrive that Russian troops have landed in the Peloponnese, he decides that this is the moment to rebel – against the advice of the head of the local Church.
It all goes tragically wrong. The uprising did not spread to the lowlands, and without outside support, it was put down brutally by the superior Turkish forces of the island, who easily defeated the 1300 rebels. Sfakia was for the first time fully dominated by Turkish forces. Daskalogiannis surrendered with 70 men at the castle of Frangokastello near Sfakia.
On the orders of the Pasha of Candia (Heraklion), he was tortured outside Heraklion’s harbor fortress, skinned alive, and executed οn 17 June 1771. He is said to have suffered the torture in silence. The Turks forced his brother to watch the torturous execution, which allegedly drove him insane.
Source: Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation By Roderick Beaton
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