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Solo female - bus at night - safety

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Solo female - bus at night - safety

Hi fellow travelers,

I'm a 33 year old female and will be traveling in Crete solo in May. I plan to take the bus from Chania to Heraklion at some point; is it safe to take a late bus (7.30pm) and arrive at Heraklion around 10.30pm? My hotel at Heraklion is a 6 min walk from the bus station.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Solo female - bus at night - safety

Absolutely yes.

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2. Re: Solo female - bus at night - safety

I would not be the least concerned about taking an evening bus anywhere on Crete. It's always good to have consulted a map or Google earth street view before you go so you have a good idea of the route you'll need to take from the bus station to your accommodation.

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3. Re: Solo female - bus at night - safety

Yes, perfectly safe. Solo females (I'm one) can walk around in Heraklion, and indeed anywhere in Crete, at any hour without worrying.

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4. Re: Solo female - bus at night - safety

Generally speaking heraklion is a safe place and there are a lot of people walking in the streets at that time so I think you will feel very safe. But may I ask in which area or hotel you are staying?

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5. Re: Solo female - bus at night - safety

I'll be staying in Hotel Irini which is a 6 min walk from the bus station. Thanks.

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