There is a cheap and pretty convenient way to travel to the nearby beaches and more distant routes in Crete from Chania town. Your journey will start at Chania bus station.
In fact there is a bus service to/from Chania airport, with ticket price just about EUR 2 per person. The bus transport in Chania is cheap. I remember, once I paid about EUR 40 for a one way trip from an airport in Norway to the Oslo city center (see: Moss Airport, Rygge, Norway). Buses in Chania are cheap.
We spent one night in Chania (see: Lithinon Studio Apartment in Chania Review), but for next couple of days decided to locate to Agia Marina beach (we already booked a hotel there), so it was just a matter of getting there. Though I decided better to take a taxi from here, as it would be much easier to find our next hotel with taxi driver, and not trying to guess which is our stop by using bus. By the way for such taxi trip we paid just EUR 14 (fixed price to Agia Marina from Chania)
Chania Bus station
See complete bus routes and timetables at e-ktel.com website
The use of buses, as means of transport, in Western Crete began in 1927 . In the beginning, there was rudimentary service by the first handmade buses of that days.The need for substantial improvement of our services ,in favour of the best possible service of our passengers , submitted the adoption of legal provisions.Then buses began to operate in various forms until 1952 when the Prefectural Public Bus Service was erected with legislative Decree and the Public Bus Service began to operate with its current form in 1973.Nowadays,we achieve social work by transfering large families , students to and from school , with discount tickets.We cover the most inaccessible villages of our counties , during winter and summer, and expand our routes to and from Mainland Greece with two new destinations,Thessaloniki and Ioannina, where students study and our fellow men work.There are also stops in all major cities of the above destinations.The Public Bus Service operated according to the basis of law 102/73 and consistutes a private legal entity and there are shareholders who own the buses.
Mercedes Benz buses in Chania