Is it possible to travel by bus or ferry from Hora Sfakion? Or do I have to go from Rethymnon?
To Plakias you have to travel by bus from Hora Sfakion to Vrisses, change bus to Rethymnon, and then another bus to Plakias. I don't t think there is a ferry from Hora Sfakion. You can ask also how much would a taxi take you as there is a direct road from Hora Sfakion to Plakias.
To Triopetra there is no bus link. So you'll have to go to Vrisses, change bus to Rethymnon, and take the bus to Spili, then take a taxi to the beach. It's about 15 km away from Spili.
It goes without saying the best choice of all is a hired car, as you will save much trouble and money.
Thankyou! Seems complicated with bus for sure!
Yes i agree with gerlion. The best thing to do is to rent a car to see these places. Because there are many beaches that you can go around these areas plus you dont have to change so many buses and spend so much of your time in the bus.
There is one car rental company in Chora Sfakion. We rented a car for 4 nights from Chora Sfakion and returned it to the ferry port at Heraklion. As I recall with drop off charges it was about175 euros for 4 days. Company is Sfakia tours or something similar.
We have done the bus which turned out to be pretty easy. We took the first bus out in the morning pay for ticket on the bus. Stop in Vrissis and buy your ticket to Rethymnon in the coffee shop. The bus to Rethymnon and another ticket then the bus to Plakias. I think we were at our hotel in Plakias around11 o'clock.
Car rental gives you way more options along that route.
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Taxi Sfakia charge €55 from Chora Sfakion to Plakias.
It's a good firm: Sifis and Nikos took it over several years ago when their father died, and have turned it into a thriving, efficient business. Their cars are new Mercedes, very comfortable, and they are nice people and good drivers. So I can recommend them. If you decide to take a taxi, you should contact them in advance: they are always busy with airport journeys.
You could also consider a rental car, as already suggested. And the bus really is, as stanbr says, simple and straightforward: the two changes are easily managed.
So you've got several options, and no problem!:o)