The bus as a mean of mass transportation began its journey of success in West Crete in 1927. The first handmade busses of those days were still pulled by horses...
The urge for a fundamental improvement of the service in general and for the best possible service for the passengers was the spiritual basis of a new law. So a regular bus service in different forms became established, until 1952 when the regular bus service of the prefecture KTEL was founded. Since 1973 the company exists in its legal form as it is today.
We perform our social duty in providing special low prices for families with many children and for students on their way from and to their schools. We cover even the remotest villages of our prefectures in Summer and Winter.
Moreover we have extended our service to Northern Greece with two long distance destinations: Thessaloniki and Ioannina, where our locals go to study and work. On the way there, we have established stations in all bigger cities.
The organizations KTEL were legally based on the Law 102/73. The are Legal Persons of Civil Law. There are shareholders who own the busses. "KTEL" means freely translated "Common accountancy of bus entrepreneurs". The KTEL is controlled by the prefecture, generally by the Ministry of Transport for the state of Greece.
In September 2003 KTEL Hania - Rethymnon changed its legal form based on Law 2963/2001 into a Coprporation called KTEL Hanion - Rethymnis S.A. maintaining all rights that it had with the older legislation. The seat of company remains in Chania.
The fleet of the company has been renewed almost 100% with new modern technology buses built in 2005 - 2008.
The company KTEL Chania - Rethymnon meets the demands of our times with even better organization of its services, with modern and ergonomic technical equipment and with the renewal of the fleet with busses of the latest technology. The main goal is to provide passengers with even more security and comfort at lower costs.
The Board of Directors was elected on 10/06/2011 at the Extraordinary General Meeting,which will manage the company until 10/06/2015. The Board consists of the following members:
1.Ioannis Kapsanakis of Nicholas as Chairman and / CEO
2.Georgios Hadjidakis Manousos as Vice
3.Georgios Archontakis of Nicholas as Member
4.Emmanouil Katerinakis of Antony as Member
5.Michail Psathogiannakis of George as Member
6.Iosif Vardakis of Angel as Member
7.Ioannis Litinas Andreas as Member