Crete has two of the most important ports of the East Mediterranean
Sea, the port of Heraklion and the port of Chania (Souda).
The island is connected with mainland Greece and quite a few
of the Aegean islands, Europe and the rest of the world with
a large number of passenger ships (ferry-boats) and freighter
ships. The two ports play a significant role in effectively
supporting the efforts of Crete to be an important commercial
center in the Mediterranean. At the Heraklion
port a project to improve and extend the facilities infrastructure
has already begun. There are also two smaller ports in Rethymno
and in Agios Nikolaos.
There are two international airports operating in the island
in Heraklion and in Chania. The island is connected with most
of the airports in Greece, many European countries and Cyprus,
with regular or charter flights. Companies that operate regularly
on these airports are Olympic
Airlines and many other, connecting with charters Chania
or Heraklion with many European Countries.
The main road in Crete is the national road that follows the
north seashore of the island from East to West. This is a
fairly good road that handles most of the traffic of the island.
The rest of the roads range from smaller asphalt roads to
all kinds of dirt roads.