The buses are usually on time, but in the summer when they run every 15 minutes they are often packed with tourists and a little behind schedule. The journey takes about 15 minutes in the winter and a little longer in the summer when there is more traffic on the roads.
“I often used public transport back in the UK when I was traveling to and from work,” said Pauline. “I hated it. The service was bad and it was very expensive, with the prices going up a few times a year.
“I was so glad when I gave up my job to move here so I did not have to get on another bus or wait for one in the freezing cold.”
From the bus station in Pauline’s local town you can reach the two larger cities of Chania and Hereklion. They are reasonably priced at 6€ to 7€ each way for a journey of between one hour and 90 minutes.
“We have not bought a car since we moved here,” said Pauline. “My husband, Bill, can’t drive any longer because of his eyesight so I do all the driving. Sometimes we hire a car, otherwise we use public transport. We have found it so much better than the service in the UK.”
Living in the sun is proud to announce Pauline Bennett’s personal account of the public transport in Greece. You can read her account in full by visiting: http://livinginthesun.info/
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