Crete has two international airports in Heraklion and Chania, while it has a daily ferry connection from the port of Piraeus to the ports of Heraklion and Chania.

Travel economically to Crete

  1. By air with Aegean Airlines from Athens and Thessaloniki and arrive at Heraklion or Chania airport. There are additional options such as Volotea and SkyExperess. The cost, if you book in time, can be very low. Don’t forget to declare your equipment which is now charged by all airlines. The organization tries to secure ticket discounts and/or free transfer of ski equipment with the airlines. We will notify you of any such sponsorship.
  2. By ferry from Piraeus and arrival at the ports of Heraklion or Chania. There are daily services from Anek Lines, Minoan Lines, and BlueStarFerries whose ships depart around 21:00 and arrive in the early hours around 06:30. The organization is trying to secure a discount for participants and we will update you.

Move within the island

For transportation, we recommend you rent a car, since during the race the cost for a small and medium car for four days ranges from €50. You can search for cars from

You can also travel with KTEL intercity buses from Heraklion, Rethymno, or Chania. In Crete, there are two long-distance bus companies, KTEL Chania-Rethymno, and KTEL Heraklio-Lassithi, from whose websites you can find exact timetables for the dates you want. We recommend that you contact these companies to confirm that the route you wish will take place without changes. The route takes about an hour from both Rethymno and Heraklion.

If for some reason you are not comfortable with any of the above or you are concerned, please contact us, we may be able to help.