Car rental in Crete

It is impossible to mention everything you need to see in Crete. This island is full of wonders. Among them are the Knossos Palace, the Koules Fortress, the Minotaur's Labyrinth, beautiful sandy beaches of Elafonisi, ancient sunken city of Olous, the Samaria Gorge, Psychro Cave and many more.

Car hire in Crete is the most popular and convenient way of travelling on the island.

There's even a joke in Greece that the number of hire cars equals the number of tourists. And it's not surprising because you can travel to the most exciting places on the island only by car.

The most popular cities for car hire in Greece

Car hire prices in Crete

The average cost of a one-day car rental. The number is calculated based on the bookings of the previous three years. It takes into account the rental of cars across all classes.

27 €
JAN
29.5 €
FEB
30.21 €
MAR
32.8 €
APR
34 €
MAY
43 €
JUN
46 €
JUL
41.65 €
AUG
33 €
SEP
30.71 €
OKT
33.79 €
NOV
28.29 €
DEC

Documents and insurance in Crete

To rent a car in Crete, you will need:

  • Foreign passport
  • Driving license
  • Bankcard

The driver must be over 25 years old and have driving experience of at least 3 years.

Car hire is impossible without insurance in Greece, just like anywhere else. In Crete, you’ll be offered Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) that does not cover damages to windows, tyres, and undercarriage or Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) that covers all of those damages. Optionally, you can buy Theft Protection (TP) and Personal Accident Insurance (PAI). Some vehicles are offered with a deposit and others without. You should read car rental terms and conditions and rental agreement carefully.

It is very easy to choose suitable insurance for your rental car. If you are a careful and confident driver, opt for the coverage included in the total order price; if you want to have extended coverage, buy SCDW.

The demand for car rental services in Crete

The occupancy rate of the car rental fleets by month. For example, most cars are being rented in August, which means that this month has the smallest amount of available vehicles. The higher the percentage of the car fleet workload, the earlier it is worth booking a car to choosing the best option at the best price.

29 %
JAN
33 %
FEB
44 %
MAR
54 %
APR
61 %
MAY
76 %
JUN
79 %
JUL
83 %
AUG
68 %
SEP
47 %
OKT
22 %
NOV
26 %
DEC

Parking

In large cities, such as Heraklion, Rethymno, and Chania, parking spaces are paid (€0.5 to €1.0 per hour) and divided into zones.

Paid parking lots can be found even in small towns if they are popular tourist destinations. But you can always park your hire car free of charge within a hundred metres.

Filling stations

Fuel stations close at 19:00, so you should find a 24/7 petrol station (there’s always one) in your prefecture well in advance.

We recommend that you monitor the fuel dispenser readings because there have been cases of fraud when a filling station attendant placed the fuel nozzle into the vehicle's filling inlet but did not pull the lever so that the driver left without petrol. This fraud scheme is used only for tourists.

Traffic rules and fines

When driving a hire car in Crete, you had better not exceed speed limits. You can encounter such obstacles as fallen rocks, goats, sheep, and native people ignoring the traffic rules.

Traffic police know their business. Guys with Lidars can wait for “racers” under bridges and at long stretches of road.

Mobile service in Crete

If you need mobile data, opt for a SIM card from Cosmote, Vodafone or Wind.

You can buy a prepaid card (kartokinito) at one of many telecom retail stores on the island. The sales assistant will activate and set it up for you.

8 Комментариев
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Lara
11.01.2021 19:50

How long do I need to have held my driver's license in order to rent a car?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
12.01.2021 16:52

There are cars from different rental companies on our site and the conditions are different for everyone. As a rule, minimum 1 year driving experience should be. To find out the conditions for a specific car, you need to send a link to the car to the support service and we clarify the conditions.

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Ava
04.01.2021 14:25

If I modify my booking, will the price change?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
05.01.2021 06:01

Yes, the price will change if you modify dates, time, location, add or remove extra services, insurances, etc. System will calculate the actual price automatically (when you are making changes on the booking stage). If there is a need to modify the booking after it was completed, it is also possible. To do that, please contact Myrentacar Customer Support Team.

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Daniel
19.11.2020 07:32

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Crete?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
20.11.2020 12:43

After specifying the required dates and the city of collection / return, the system will automatically offer you only actually available cars. In car booking form you will need to select the time and location for picking up / returning the car. After that, the system will calculate the final and detailed cost of car rent for selected period.

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Toby T
20.09.2020 19:12

Tell me please, how can I change car pick-up time?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
20.09.2020 23:53

The pick up / drop off time & place can be changed at the booking stage (you get there after clicking on Book Now button).