PUBLIC BUS SERVICES KTEL Chania – change of routes because of the Crete Marathon 21st April

KTEL, the public bus services, would like to inform you that on Sunday, April 21, the day of the 4th Marathon of Crete, there will be a ban on circulation on the main streets of Chania, as well as on the old Chania-Kissamou Street from 07:00 until 14:00.

For this reason, the buses to the Airport will not pass through the Kydonia-Eleftheriou Venizelou-Koundourou-Akrotiri streets as the routes will be go via the Vlites area (SOUDA).

Also Kissamou Road  ( towards the west)will remain closed.

Therefore, itineraries from and to Kastelli and Paleochora, immediately after departing from the central bus station in Chania, will take the route via the highway from the Mournies junction to the Tavronitis junction.

The first bus to Kolymbari will depart at 14:30,  passengers to Kolymbari will be served by the buses on the line Chania-Kastelli and Kastelli-Chania.

Routes returning from Heraklion to Chania will not follow the usual route from Vamvakopoulos and Kissamos, but will pass through Mournies and P. Kellaidis Avenue. On P. Kellaidis and M. Botsari Street there will be a person who will regulate traffic.

Please note that there will be changes to the routes on Saturday, April 20, as a torch relay will take place in the main streets of Chania.

In any case, however,  independent of the route, all buses will leave from the central bus station in Chania, where they will also return to.


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