Main Distances

There are two international airports on Crete, Heraklion in the east and Chania in the west, while Sitia airport is located in the far east. In the summer planes arrive from all over the world.

There are ports in Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Heraklion, where ferries can be taken to and from the port of Piraeus (Athens), Rhodes, Kassos and Karpathos.
There are also ferries to Santorini, Spinalonga and Chrissi all of which can be done in a day as day trips.

Tour operated busses meet the flights at Heraklion airport and local buses can also picked up here for onward connections via taxi.
There is a taxi rank and limo service outside the airport for all destinations on Crete.
Several car hire companies have offices within the airport for either pre-booked or on the spot hire.
Transfer to the hotel can be arranged if you wish – please contact us for further details & prices.

Milatos

The largest and most southerly of all the Greek islands, Crete is the legendary birthplace of Zeus, steeped in mythology and classical history. Minoans ,Saracens, Turks and Venetians have all left their mark, creating an abundance of ancient sites.

Crete separates the Aegean from the Libyan Sea and marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. Majestic mountains rise in its centre – the White Mountains, Psiloritis, Dikti, while its plateaus are split by deep gorges and end in fertile valleys.

The coastline varies from long stretches of soft sand and tiny coves, to rocky shores full of interesting pools to explore. The scenery is constantly changing – in one place harsh and barren, in another wooded and gentle.

Vasia Villas is situated in the traditional fishing village of Milatos, which is approximately 49 km from Heraklion and 29 km from Agios Nikolaos, in the heart of the sightseeing area.

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