Travel to Kritsa

This page covers arrivals via The Little Train, Bus, Car and Coach:

By Little Train: If you are planning a trip to Kritsa from Agios Nikolaos,  then a fun and informative journey via the Little Train is a popular option. You start your journey from the port in Agios Nikolaos, then rise 1000 feet towards the castle like rock formation, in the foothills of the Dikti Mountains, where the hospitable folk of Kritsa look forward to meeting you. En route you stop at the famous Byzantine church of Panagia Kera to marvel at the frescos.

As at June 2015, Little Train tours to Kritsa are Thursday and Saturday, leaving Agios Nikolaos at 12.30 p.m.

Adults 20€, Child 6 -12 6€, Child 2 – 5 3€

During your trip a friendly and informative guide will tell you about the different points of interest that you pass, and share some of the area’s rich history.

Click here to go to the Little Train website.

By Bus: There are regular buses to and from Kritsa, with a reduced service during the winter. The main bus station in Agios Nikolaos is at the top of the town, near to the hospital. Click here for a town map.

Below is a sample timetable, up to date copies are available from the bus station. The main Kritsa bus stop in the square has a sign showing return times. Buy a ticket before you travel, from the ticket office in the bus station or from the small shop almost opposite the Kritsa stop.

The bus station broadcasts an announcement in Greek then English so you can be sure you are on the right bus. Don’t worry if it says Kroustas on the front of your bus, this is the next village after Kritsa.

Don’t panic if the bus you intend to catch back to Agios Nikolaos passes by without stopping at the main Kritsa square, the bus will be back about 15 mins later, after it has been up to Kroustas.

Agios Nikolaos – Kasteli – Mardati – Kera – Kritsa    Monday – Friday
07:00 08:00 10:15 11:15 13:45
14:30 16:15 20:00
Saturday
07:00 10:15 13:30 16:15
Sunday
07:00 10:15 13:30 16:15
Kritsa – Kera – Mardati – t – Agios Nikolaos               Monday – Friday
07:30 08:15 10:45 11:30 14:15
15:00 16:30 20:15
Saturday
07:30 10:45 13:45 16:45
Sunday
07:15 10:30 13:45 16:30
 Price = 1,60 € | Travel time = about 15 minutes

By Car: Many people chose to drive their hire car to Kritsa, an option that usually gives more time to explore.  Just as you enter the village you pass a triangle of grass, set before a taverna, and you drive to the right of this. After the next bend the road rises sharply uphill, passing Argyro Rent Rooms on the left.  As you pass this, look out for the sign to the main car park that is on your right. You are strongly advised to park here and walk on into the village. The upper part of Kritsa has one way traffic and is virtually a pedestrian zone.

By coach: The majority of visitors to Kritsa arrive by coach as part of an organised tour. The coach will drop you in the main car park at the bottom of the village.

However you arrive in Kritsa you’ll be made welcome. You can use other pages on this website for more information about what to do while you’re in Kritsa, and you can use the comment section below to ask me any specific question.

Kalo Taxhedi! Good Journey!

 

 

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