Car Hire in Heraklion

If you decided to spend your vacations in Heraklion, you'd definitely need a hire car. And if you arrive at the island by air, we recommend renting a car at Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" without spending your money for a local taxi.

The capital city of Crete is famous for its archaeological museum, and its neighbourhoods are home to two-thirds of all places of interest on the island. You can see here three out of four famous Minoan Palaces: Palace of Knossos, Palace of Malia, Palace of Phaistos, Palace of Hagia Triada, Roman settlement Gortyn, and ancient Greek settlement Amnisos. Apart from the beaches. It is not very convenient to explore all those places by bus, while a rental car will make your journey unique.

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Car hire prices in Heraklion

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

Local car rental

  

You can rent a car at a local rental counter in Heraklion at:

  • Heraklion Airport
  • One of car hire companies in the city
  • Your hotel.

This is an excellent way to hire a car because you see what you choose. You can inspect your rental vehicle for potential defects. When hiring a car at a local rental counter, you can — and should — negotiate the price because you can get a discount up to 20% after "speaking" to the rental agent.

On the downside:

  • It can be hard on your wallet. Especially, if you rent a car at Heraklion Airport or at your hotel
  • You have to choose from what is left after other have booked their vehicles, and no cars at all can be available in high season
  • To compare the prices, one has to visit several companies, which will take a lot of time and effort.

Car rental online

  

Most tourists prefer hiring a car online because it’s more convenient and reliable. Early booking has many advantages:

  • When you pre-book a car, you can choose a more cost-effective option.
  • You can carefully read all the terms of booking before signing the documents.
  • You don’t spend your vacation time for car rental — arrive, get your vehicle, and start your holiday.

The demand for car rental services in Heraklion

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
4 Комментариев
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Alex
07.12.2020 06:50

Hi. Do you have any restrictions or policies for off-road driving?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
08.12.2020 16:07

Hello! Off-road driving is restricted. Driving a car across the country borders is also not allowed. Driving out to Greek islands by ferry boat is possible only after preliminary confirmation. In order to arrange permission, please write email to help desk hello@myrentacar.com

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Mary
05.10.2020 09:00

Hello! What does the car rental actually cover?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
06.10.2020 16:48

Hello! The car rent price actually is the price that you pay for using the car, usually it includes also TPL insurance. The car rent price, in some cases, may include CDW or SCDW insurances (it depends on car and you can check it in the car booking form), or some extra services like adding child seat for free or option to add second driver for free (this is also specified in car booking form). Car rent price does not include fuel. You must return the car with the same level of fuel you picked it up with. If the level of fuel is lower, you pay the difference, if the level of fuel is higher, you are not compensated for the difference. Car rent price does not include the washing of the car. You pick up a freshly washed car and must return it in the same condition. The car rental company must wash the car before delivering it to you, and you must wash the vehicle before returning it. If car is not washed before the return, car rental company may charge you for washing.