Coming from Heraklion

The Meeting Point

The meeting point is near the central Rethymnon interchange on the Heraklion-Chania highway called "Atsipopoulo interchange" (or "Komvos Atsipopoulou" in Greek). You can find it by following the signs and taking the exit towards the "Atsipopoulo" location. After the exit and the first two (quite steep) turns, you can stop the car in front of the bakery and give us a call.

Keep in mind that from Heraklion airport, it takes approx. 60 minutes to get to the meeting point. From there, the villa is a short 10 minute drive.

Directions to the Meeting Point

Coming from Heraklion to Rethymnon via the Heraklion-Chania highway, you can see all the relevant signs when approaching Rethymnon and the central, biggest, Rethymnon interchange called "ATSIPOPOULO INTERCHANGE". When approaching Rethymnon from Heraklion, you will see a few interchanges along the way. Please ignore all of them and just drive to the "Atsipopoulo Interchange" which is clearly named on the road signs just like the one in the picture below.

The most misleading exit closest to the "Atsipopoulo Interchange" appears a few kilometers before reaching the target interchange. Please ignore it and continue following the highway towards Chania.

In the picture below you can see the exit referenced on the road sign above. This exit leads to another interchange where you can either reach the city of Rethymnon or continue your way towards the south of the Rethymnon district that contains many beautiful villages and beaches.

When approaching the "Atsipopoulo Interchange", you will be able to see a few signs that clearly show the exit towards RETHYMNO and ATSIPOPOULO. This is the exit you have to take to reach the meeting point.

Upon arriving at the intersection, you'll be able to see an overhead sign clearly referencing the exit. At this point, please keep driving on the right lane and reduce speed as the exit appears suddenly after the subsequent right turn.

Another overhead sign showing the target exit, appears immediately after the previous sign. Take this exit and turn left towards ATSIPOPOULO.

At the end of the exit , just turn left towards "Atsipopoulo". Straight ahead you can meet again the highway heading to Chania, turning right leads to the city of Rethymnon (again), turning left leads to Atsipopoulo and turning even more left leads to the University of Crete campus.

After turning left, follow the road towards Atsipopoulo. The direction is clearly marked on the relevant road signs although those are not always ultra-legible.

After turning towards "Atsipopoulo" you have to take a sharp left turn following the main road. There is another road that appears on your right just at the beginning of the turn. Ignore this road and continue on the main road by turning left.

After this sharp left turn you can see a meat shop on your left hand. Follow the main road and make a steep right turn to arrive the meeting point.

After the last turn you will be able to see a few shops on the right side and a Chevrolet car dealership straight ahead. Our meeting point will be just in front of the Bakery on the right.

There, at the small and narrow parking area between the bakery and the car dealership, stop your car and wait for us.

Please give us a call when you arrive at the intersection or at the meeting point. After you call us, we will be at the meeting point in less than one minute, since it's near our house. From the meeting point, the villa is a short 10 minute drive.

The Meeting Point on Google Maps

You can also see meeting point marked on the map below.