CRETE ISLAND - BUSES
Most bus stations are fairly basic and central in each town, except for Heraklion which has two regional bus stations for KTEL buses and then the town bus stops for town buses.
Heraklion Bus Stations:
Bus Station A
Near the port between the old harbor, the new port and the town and serves destinations along the north coast of Crete. Buses depart from here for destinations along the north coast of Crete including west to Rethymnon and Chania, and east to Agios Nikolaos in Lassithi.
Bus Station B
This station is located on the outskirts of town at Chanioporta (next to the buttress walls). Buses leave from here for destinations to the south in Heraklion prefecture such as Zaros, Mires and Matala and towns in between. From here you will also catch buses to Anogia, Gortys and Festos.
Our best advice is to get a taxi if you need to get to Bus Station B, especially if it is your first trip, as it will only cost €2-3 and save you a long walk or roundabout town bus trip.
Town buses in Heraklion
The local buses are cheap and good too, they can take you around the city and to Knossos archaeological site, which is only 3 miles from the center of the city. To get the bus to Knossos you must buy a ticket first, get this from one of the small kiosks. Bus Line 2 goes to Knossos. It is recommended that you board on the stop on 25 August St, near the Liondaria fountain.
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