WikiProject Greece/Public Transport/Regional bus services (ΚΤΕΛ)
The public transportation system is managed by the state-owned K.T.E.L.
There are two types of bus systems serving Crete: The bus network within the bigger cities and the overland busses for long range transportation.
In major cities there are local networks:
The busses of this system start and stop at major cities or locations of interest for tourists. Along the way, they may stop at one of the many smaller stops in between if a traveller whishes to exit there or someone is waiting there to get on the bus. There are two separate networks West and East of Heraklion. In Heraklion the two companies operate separate terminals.
Network maps generally are not available, but the websites offer online search and display functions that show path and stops of single connections, in varying reliability. KTEL staff always are helpful to give more details.
City busses are identified by line numbers, but Overland busses are only identified by their destination (single coaches are identified by a vehicle number, but these may change from day to day).