A. Guests arriving at Hania Airport

On leaving Hania Airport follow the Hania road for about 3km to the roundabout, and bear right. After about 7.5 km, pass through Pithari, and at the roundabout, bear left at Korakies, signposted Rethymno and Souda. At the bottom of the long hill down, continue through the town of Souda, and turn right at the traffic lights by the IN.KA supermarket.

After about 150m, turn left at the large junction (signposted Rethymno and Kissamos). This road leads up to the main East/West highway (still known as the “New Road”), and you should take the right hand slip road,signposted to Kissamos (this junction is about 15km from Hania Airport).

B. Hania to Tavronitis exit slip

Continue west along the ‘New Road’ for about 23km, until you pass over the Tavronitis River Bridge, immediately beyond which is a road bridge over the New Road; take the right hand slip road to Tavronitis. Turn left at the ‘T’ junction at the end of the exit slip road (this is also the “Meeting Point” – see C.2 below), and at the junction in Tavronitis village, turn left towards Kolymbari.

C.1 Tavronitis to The Mill

After about 1km, take the left hand road signposted Vouves 5km (this is just after the now redundant BP Service Station on the right). At the point where the old Vouves road has been dissected by the New Road, bear left, and then immediately turn right, passing under the New Road.

At this point you have two options:

(i) this is an awkward and potentially dangerous junction in terms of line of sight, but you can

(with caution) take the left fork signposted ‘Pontikiana’, and continue up the hill to the end of the road, and turn left at the junction at the top. The Mill will be found at the end of this road.

(ii) you can bear right under the bridge and follow the signs to ‘Vouves’ and Karavitakis Winery’ and continue uphill on the Vouves road passing the new large Taverna set high on your right, and then at the brow of the hill take the left fork (this may be signposted Pondikiana 3km). Continue along this winding road through the olive groves, passing ‘Karavitakis Winery’ on your right, and on entering the village of Pontikiana, turn immediately left, almost ‘doubling back’ on yourself. The Mill will be found at the end of this 1km road.

C.2 Tavronitis to The Mill (via. the ‘Meeting Point’)

I recommend that Guests arriving after dusk be met at the ‘Meeting Point’ shown on the map below. This is the forecourt of the large ‘white’ building at the end of the Tavronitis exit slip.

D. Guests arriving at Heraklion Airport

On leaving Heraklion Airport, join the New Road heading west, signposted to Rethimno. Keep on this road for about 2 Hrs, until you reach the southern boundaries of Hania, and follow directions ‘B’ and ‘C.1’ or ‘C.2’ above.