Getting around while staying at The Townhouse, Lagada Resort

We always advise everyone who comes to Lagada Resort to hire a car. Whether you hire a car to drive you from the airport to Markigialos and keep it for the duration of your stay, or get a transfer from
the airport and hire a car locally, you are going to miss so much if you don't explore the fantastic beaches, coves, gorges, wonderful restaurants, and so many other things that are maybe close
by, but too far to walk.

We defy anyone to say that the coastal drive from Heraklion to Makrigialos is anything other than 'spectacular'. Driving is easy in Crete, and there are plenty of petrol stations, even in out of the
way areas. Unless you are on the motorway (National Road) petrol stations tend to close around 10:00pm.

Car Rental

rent a carIf you want to hire a car from Heraklion or Chania airport, we always recommend the company that we use (

They meet you personally at the airport on your arrival and departure, which saves time and hassle queuing at rental car desks, and they are very competitive on price.

If you are hiring a car locally, Rosemary our housekeeper will be able to recommend who is offering the best deals.


There are plenty of local taxis, and they are reasonably priced. Whether you need one for a quick trip to a certain restaurant, a longer trip into Ierapetra for shopping, or even a day trip to Heraklion, it will always be easy to arrange, and you will probably get a self-appointed local guide !

The Little Yellow Train (Road Train)

The Little Yellow Train is now a regular sight around the town. It travels right through Makrigialos and out into the surrounding area for both excursions and also "hop on - hop off" journeys. Timetabling is a little erratic, so speak to the operators when you arrive and they will tell you where they go and when. Quite often in the evening it will be seen just travelling the length of Makrigialos and back again, more often than not full of young children.

The road train passes right outside Lagada Resort.


Easy & cheap. There are local services that can take you a single stop, or link in with services all over Crete.

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