Where to get PCR & Rapid tests for travel in Chania area & West Crete

As Greece plans to reopen for tourism, many travellers will need to get a PCR test in Greece before their journey back, depending on the requirements of their home countries.

If you are in West Crete and you need a PCR test for travelling, the following information may be useful. In general, the best way to contact clinics is by phoning them. Most clinics will have someone who speaks English available. You will need to make an appointment for a PCR or rapid test, don’t just turn up. You will need to bring your passport with you. Clinics offering PCR tests will also offer rapid tests, the approximate cost is €30 for rapid tests (also called Lateral Flow tests), and results are available in around 20 minutes.

Remember that if you are calling from a non-greek phone you will need to include the country code (+30 or 0030).

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Clinics offering PCR tests for travel in KISSAMOS

Microbiologist Athanasaki Maria
Vardantoni Street, Kissamos
Phone number: 2822022208
Opening hours: 8am – 3pm
Other: PCR and Rapid tests available weekday mornings, 8am – 3pm.

Clinics offering only RAPID tests in Kissamos

Koufogiannaki Ioanna, General Doctor
Ir. Politechniou 200, Kissamos
Phone number: 2822022211
Other: Rapid tests only. They provide certificate suitable for travel (in English), within 20 minutes. Tests are by appointment, and can be carried out both in mornings or afternoons.

Clinics offering PCR tests for travel in PLATANIAS

Vittorakis: Family Doctor / Polyclinic
Τel: +30 28210 60606
Mob: +30 6932 566 606
Address: Platanias 73014 Chania
Information: PCR cost €60, test result the same day/max. within 48h, in English. Make appointment by email or phone. Tests can be carried out at hotel/accommodation in the local area (extra cost). Tests are available 7 days a week (weekends and weekdays).

Clinics offering PCR tests for travel in CHANIA

BioEreuna (“BioErevna”) diagnostic clinic – microbiologist
Papadakis – Daounaki Evaggelia
Location: Nearchou 9, Chania 731 00
Tel: (+30) 28210 55900
Other: Test needs to be booked in advance. Sampling is performed on a daily basis, from Monday to Friday, from 12.00 to 14.00. The result is issued by email the same evening with a certificate that meets international flying requirements. Cost is €60.
Opening hours: Weekdays 7:30am – 2:30pm & 6-8pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Therapeutic Center of Chania
Location: Nikiforou Foka 3, 73132 Chania, Crete
Tel: (+30) 28210 52688
Other: PCR tests available on weekday mornings (08:00 – 12:00). Results are given by email in English, the next day. Cost is €60.

Gavrilakis (Iasis Private Hospital)
Location: M. Botsari street 76-78, 73136, Chania
Tel: +30 28210 70800
Other: Test needs booking in advance. Same day PCR results for flying providing test is done before 17.00 that day. The standard cost is 60 EUR for which the clinic requires an AMKA (Greek National Health System) number. If you don’t have an AMKA number, the cost is 100 EUR. Tests available at weekends.

Affidea Diagnostic Centre Chania
Location: Dim. Chatzidaki 5, Chania 731 34
Tel: (+30) 28210 53940
Other: PCR tests available weekday mornings. Cost is €60. Results available next day at 10am.

BioExetasi Diagnostic Clinic – Biopathologist – Microbiologist
Grigoris A. Kokolantonakis
Location: Bouniali 13-19 (Commercial Centre “Ermis”) – Building A, 5th Floor.
Τel: (+30) 28210 54440, (+30) 28210 27950
Other: COVID tests are conducted Monday to Friday around midday, with an appointment. The PCR test costs €60, results given the next day via e-mail, before 12:00.

Clinics offering PCR tests for travel in KALYVES

Microbiologist – Georgia Kotronaki
Location: Kalives, Chania (map link)
Tel: (+30) 28250 31828

Clinics offering PCR tests for travel in PALEOCHORA

Maria Fasoulaki Pulmonologist
Location: Paleochora (map link)
Tel: (+30) 693 252 3281
E-mail: email:
Other: Open Monday to Friday (by appointment only) 9am-1pm & 6-9pm. PCR test costs €70. Results are available by email. Appointments need to be booked at least 3 days before required test date in order for the doctor to arrange the procedure.