Heraklion car hire

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Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
3 Dec — 10 Dec
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Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
Fri 3/12
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Pick-up locationHeraklion
Hire locations114
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Heraklion car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Heraklion
Thrifty
Locations in Heraklion
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From $64/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
9.8 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Heraklion
Sixt
Locations in Heraklion
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  • 9.6
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  • 9.6
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10.0 Excellent12 Mar. 2019
The staff at the **Heraklion** sixt was incredibly helpful, particularly when we got a flat tire shortly after a record-breaking storm on Crete. They not only allowed us to swap out the car with the flat for another car of similar or superior make/model, but they also lobbied on our behalf for this.The Chania sixt was the polar opposite of Heraklion, when we attempted to swap out our car there. Thankfully, the Heraklion rep called the Chania rep and sorted it out for us. Thank you Heraklion Sixt!
Rated no. 3
Hertz
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Heraklion
Hertz
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8.4 Excellent22 Sep. 2018
Friendly staff. I had trouble finding the dropoff in Heraklion city center (its a parking garage), but the staff at the office was very nice and accepted the car there.Long check in process.
Rated no. 4
Budget
8.3 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Budget
Locations in Heraklion
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8.0 Excellent13 Sep. 2018
Very good but receipt not yet gotA receipt copy since as per agreement, I was to drop the car at a location different from the airport. However, they informed us that if we drop at the airport, I will be charged 22.3 EUR less. I would like to get a confirmation of the accurate charges
9.6 Excellent14 Jul. 2017
Great experienceStaff was very friendly and helpful. Car was in great condition.
6.0 Good13 May 2017
Drop off closed at airport, no good workaround presented.The rental office is a short walk from the airport terminal.The drop off of the car at the Heraklion airport was just mystifying. The office was not open so some one in a guard shack said "Park it over there and give me the keys." No papers were exchanged, no car condition checked, nothing.
Rated no. 5
Dollar
6.5 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Heraklion
Dollar
Locations in Heraklion
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5.6 Okay7 Oct. 2019
That it was at the airportLetting us know that it was at the airport and under Hertz, not Dollar. Also waited over 90 minutes for the car to be ready
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2019
Very easy to find rental lot and easy to return car to. Helpful staff.
2.0 Mediocre24 Aug. 2016
Cant believe you actually printed a rental form!!Nothing!We arrived to Crete, there was no counter for Dollar, no person to take the invitation and the car pool was empty and closed! Can't believe I trusted you with my family! I ended up calling Dollar support and they said "there is suppose to be someone there" - bottom line - they have no clue!!! I tossed the invitation to the garbage and went to a local rental. Guess what!? Kayak gave me a 270 Euro proposal, not including car seats for the babies and the local gave me a 240 Euro *including car seats* This was just embracing for Dollar. Thankfully I haven't payed anything to Dollar. If I would, I would probably sew them by now! Never taking this company's services again.
From $52/dayRated no. 6
Enterprise
5.8 Okay (7 reviews)
2 locations in Heraklion
Enterprise
Locations in Heraklion
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7.6 Good8 Sep. 2019
Car was in good condition and good priceWhen we arrived we were given a much bigger vehicle than requested as ours had been given away to someone else. ( we were late and called to tell. The staff that due to our ferry leaving late) No one was there to accept the car despite their website saying they were open for drop off
8.8 Excellent9 Jul. 2019
Staff was helpful and friendly. A smile and a friendly attitude toward the staff, in spite of flight delays and long lines and an airport terminal with no amenities, goes a long way. They've likely been dealing with grumpy, disheveled travelers all. Day. Long.My husband and I have twice rented twice from the Heraklion Airport location, and both times they have seemed understaffed... an extra employee or two would go a long way toward improving wait times and the overall customer experience.
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct. 2016
NothingWhen I arrived to get my car the price doubled they told me insurance and bla bla bla and i kept two hours serching for another car
2.0 Mediocre12 Aug. 2016
HorribleNothingThe car advertised was supposed to hold 5 and 5 bags. The car available- largest they had- held 4 and one bag. Could not accommodate our family. They said this was the fault of kayak, not enterprise. Obviously we could not take this car. We ended up in a much larger and better car from Hertz that was also substantially less expensive. Do not trust this site's description of vehicles overseas!!!
Rated no. 7
Alamo
5 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Alamo
Locations in Heraklion
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8.0 Excellent26 Apr. 2018
Clean new car good service Confusing to find car at first but once located A good service
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct. 2017
Stiffed with additional charges for slight flight delayNot muchWe were delayed and arrived 1hr and 15mins later at 11.15 and were forced to pay a late arrival fee, because it was after 10pm.
Rated no. 8
Europcar
4.7 Okay (18 reviews)
2 locations in Heraklion
Europcar
Locations in Heraklion
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4.0 Okay21 Sep. 2018
Pushy & RudeLady checking us in was pushy and rude. The car’s power steering belt was loose and would often squeak loudly
3.6 Mediocre6 Sep. 2018
Avoid this Europcar officeAvoid this Europcar office. Like a previous reviewer, they also gave me the hard sell on the insurance (when I already had my own coverage). As for the car, they supposedly gave me an upgrade to a larger one (I actually deliberately requested a smaller car for the narrow roads of Crete and I explained that to them). The larger car turned out to be a total mess. The car already had scrapes and scratches all over, the rubber moulding around the driver's side door was falling out, the light on the passenger door was falling out, and after driving around 25km the check engine light came on with a message to get the engine serviced. When I returned it at night-time, they went over the car in detail with a flashlight and blamed me for one of the scratches which was already there (among the many scrapes). I don't think they gave me the "upgrade" out of kindness ...
2.0 Mediocre29 Aug. 2018
The worst rental service I ever encounteredDO NOT RENT FROM EUROPCAR IN CRETE!! EVER! Upon arrival to rent the car, the representative wanted to sell us their own insurance for the car, at 220 EUR. As I already purchased insurance from Kayak, I informed the representative that I don't need their insurance. He started arguing on this, and informed that that I will need to pay 2500 EUR deposit for the car in this case, because they don't recognize the insurance I bought, even though I showed him all the documents, and as far as he is concerned I have no insurance, and therefore I need to deposit 2500 EUR. After some back and forth discussions, in which he continued to try to force me to buy their insurance, which I refused, I finally agreed to deposit 2500 EUR. Then upon checking back, he said that he can't accept that, and now he needs 4000 EUR for the deposit. At this point I was very upset, and didn't agree to go along with it. Then the representative told me that in this case they don't want to rent the car to me at all. Without any choice, I agreed to pay their 220 EUR for the insurance, paying double for insurance, but then the representative continued on the same stand and didn't want to rent the car to me. He used additional representatives over the phone and others to convince me that suddenly they don't have this car available for me, and used some lame excuse saying that I was late to the counter for more than an hour (because a delay in the flight). Eventually I couldn't continue to rent the car there. I went to other car rentals, one by one, and with luck Avis had the car that I needed for the duration for my vacation. I ended up paying almost 400 EUR more for the rental, and of course the insurance I bought from Kayak was unused. This was a terrible experience. My family had to wait for 2 hours until this issue was resolved, we missed lunch at the hotel, had a very bad start to our vacation, and only with luck we found the car we needed. The horrible representative's name is Anthony. I wouldn't recommend anyone to use Europcar in Crete at all. They provided the worst service possible.
2.0 Mediocre16 Aug. 2018
Absolutely terribleNothingUpon arrival I tried to pick up my rental. The lady working the Europcar desk told me that since I did not have an “international drivers license” I was not allowed to rent a car from Europcar. Absolutely at NO TIME was I ever informed of this requirement. I’ve traveled to many countries and have never even heard of an “international drivers license.” Completely insane. Also, it was 11 PM and we were 2.5 hours away from our hotel. She did not care at all. Fortunately I was able to walk to enterprise and easily rent a car without an “international drivers license.” If I didn’t know any better I’d say she chose not to rent a car to me once she found out I was American. Never will try to rent from this pathetic company again.
2.0 Mediocre28 Jul. 2018
International driver's licenseStaff was friendly and apologetic about this new enforcement issueApparently, in greece now the government is pushing for international driver's license before rental. Never needed it before so, maybe large highlighted warning notices should be displayed when renting on your site.
2.0 Mediocre21 Sep. 2016
Worse car experience everAbsolutely nothingAttitude of staff at the time of hiring and return The actual car was a disgrace, the gear change was so 'loose' my wife couldn't drive it, underpowered The car radios controls had been painted out so couldn't see what to do to use it Staff on return were very aggressive
4.4 Okay31 Aug. 2016
Beware of staff - they engage in hard sell of CDWI have an annual CDW excess insurance. On arrival at he Europecar desk I was rudely told that my insurance wouldn't cover any damage to the vehicle outside of an accident with another vehicle. When I asked how he knew this without reading the insurance schedule he continued to assert his position. When I acquiesced and purchased the Europecar insurance at €20 a day ( for which I received no schedule of coverage) his mood changed. I believe I was scammed. I will contacting Europcar directly about staff conduct.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug. 2016
friendly staff, quick and ready, good car.beware of the cleaning fee
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Rated no. 9
Economy Rent a Car
3.9 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Heraklion
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1.9 Horrible1 Sep. 2021
When we arrived at the airport to pick up our car, we were told that we needed to pay for the booking in cash, which is extremely unusual. It turns out that if you pay by cash, your credit card company does not cover the insurance, so if we paid by cash, we would have had to pay an extra EUR 280 in insurance. I told the agent that this was unexpected and unfair, but he told me that his boss said that Economy Rent-a-Car reservations had to be paid in cash I called the Economy office in Greece, and I was told that they couldn't help me, that this was between me and the agent I found this so unprofessional that I called the Economy office in the USA, where they told me that indeed this was an unusual policy and they were going to check for me why they are asking me to pay by cash. Unfortunately, they hung up on me Fortunately, I had an email from Economy from one month before in which they confirmed that I could pay with any credit card. When I showed this to the agent, he immediately agreed to take the card payment, without every consulting with his supervisor (see the first paragraph, in which he told me that it was his boss that was forcing him to take a cash payment) To add insult to injury, when we got the car it was a Peugeot 108, which only has 4 seats and barely any room for luggage. I had specifically chosen the "small" category instead of "mini", because we needed room for a baby stroller. The confirmation I got from priceline says "Volkswagen Polo or similar". Economy translates this to "Fiat Panda or similar". Both the Volkswagen Polo and the Fiat Panda have 5 seats and a decent-size trunk. Instead, the Peugeot 108 was extremely tiny and we could barely fit ourselves and the luggage; we had to travel in really uncomfortable conditions. The Peugeot 108 looks much more like the Toyota Aygo, which is a "mini" car As a final note, the trunk door broke during the trip and could not longer remain open on its own, so that I had to hold it up while placing the quite heavy baby stroller inside
5.9 Okay26 Jul. 2021
We were third in line and waited 45 minutes in the hot sun--process could have been quicker! No VW Polo's available so we got a Fiat Panda which looked to be 10 years old. Four people and four bags just barely fit and it took four tries to close the back hatch. The car did the job and got us around Crete, but the VW Polo we saw on the lot at drop-off sure looked much nicer!
Rated no. 10
GREEN MOTION
3.7 Mediocre (11 reviews)
2 locations in Heraklion
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Heraklion
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1.9 Horrible6 Oct. 2021
Terrible experience picking up my car rental at the airport due to lack of communication between Kayak and Greenmotion. There was no notice in my rental agreement via Kayak of Greenmotion's policy to 1) put down an around $1000 deposit if I did not take their insurance (even though I had insurance via Allianz) and 2) that early drop-offs (before 8am) would require an extra 25 euro fee. I felt bombarded after traveling with these unnecessary prices that were no where listed on my rental paperwork, causing frustration between myself and the travel agent who kept insisting I "didn't read the paperwork" even though he looked at my rental email and could not himself find any of these policies listed. I will never book via Kayak/Greenmotion again.
1.9 Horrible2 Aug. 2021
Horrible … the guy is trying to force on you manual vs automatic transmission even if you pay for automatic. Suddenly you have to pay extra insurance otherwise that will lock 1500€ out of you cc. Worst experience ever.
1.9 Horrible17 Jul. 2021
I payed for the car in advance. I checked in within 48 hours of my flight My connecting flight was delayed so i had to take another flight When i arrived to the airport, my car was given to someone else. Avoid at any cost
1.9 Horrible16 Jul. 2021
Rude staff. Said they no longer had any cars available despite my having a reservation. Never again!
3.9 Mediocre10 Jul. 2021
Long line/ wait at the airport. Reserved a VW Passat “or similar” and instead got a Toyota Corolla. They claimed it’s the same rental tier. But a Corolla is obviously smaller. Pickup/ drop off location was right across from the terminal, walking distance. Counter Staff was friendly.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun. 2021
My car was cancelled due to a delay in my flight, they would not give me a refund and I had no carA refund
From $22/dayRated no. 11
AbbyCar Car Rentals
Cheapest deal
2.4 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Heraklion
AbbyCar Car Rentals
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Rated no. 12
Ace
2 Mediocre (5 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Ace
Locations in Heraklion
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2.0 Mediocre29 Jul. 2019
Did not allow me to rent with American drivers license. Said I needed international, while all of the rental companies allowed me to rent with just my American license.
2.0 Mediocre9 Jul. 2019
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.They are cheating people and charging extra money ( almost twice in our case) at the pickup. Staff is rude. Location is not comfy. Will never use them again and no one should.
2.0 Mediocre1 Aug. 2018
Beware in Crete - company is online only and fake!Took forever to find because they actually don’t exist in Crete. Then their contract is null and void because you are renting w a whole other company with different rules. Result is that I wasted 3 hours and then spent 4 more hours on a bus. Wasted a whole day because this fake rental company
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2018
No shuttle. Did not find car rental place. Nobody at other desks knew about Ace. Had to rent from different agency. Very poor . Tried calling ace and priceline . On hold on over seas call...On my time. Will not use again.
Rated no. 13
Payless
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Heraklion
Payless
Locations in Heraklion
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From $40/day
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6 locations in Heraklion
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Greenways Rent A Car
5 locations in Heraklion
Greenways Rent A Car
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From $94/day
CarWiz
4 locations in Heraklion
CarWiz
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Megalonisos Car Rentals
4 locations in Heraklion
Megalonisos Car Rentals
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Heraklion
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ADDCAR RENTAL
3 locations in Heraklion
ADDCAR RENTAL
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Alma Car Hire
3 locations in Heraklion
Alma Car Hire
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Autocandia
3 locations in Heraklion
Autocandia
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Autounion Car Rental
3 locations in Heraklion
Autounion Car Rental
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Easy Auto
3 locations in Heraklion
Easy Auto
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Avance Rent a Car
2 locations in Heraklion
Avance Rent a Car
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From $61/day
Caldera
2 locations in Heraklion
Caldera
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CARO
2 locations in Heraklion
CARO
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From $24/day
Centauro
2 locations in Heraklion
Centauro
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Drive Car Rental
2 locations in Heraklion
Drive Car Rental
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Heraklion
keddy by Europcar
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Lets Drive
2 locations in Heraklion
Lets Drive
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MC&A
2 locations in Heraklion
MC&A
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Monza
2 locations in Heraklion
Monza
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MotorClub
2 locations in Heraklion
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OptimoRent
2 locations in Heraklion
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Heraklion
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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Autos Holidays
1 location in Heraklion
Autos Holidays
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Autovia
1 location in Heraklion
Autovia
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Avis
1 location in Heraklion
Avis
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From $31/day
Car&Go
1 location in Heraklion
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Cargini
1 location in Heraklion
Cargini
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Carrental2Greece
1 location in Heraklion
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diRENT
1 location in Heraklion
diRENT
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Drive SA
1 location in Heraklion
Drive SA
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DriveCyprus
1 location in Heraklion
DriveCyprus
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Ecovia
1 location in Heraklion
Ecovia
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Exer Rent a Car
1 location in Heraklion
Exer Rent a Car
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Firefly
1 location in Heraklion
Firefly
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GELASAKIS SHIPPING TOURISM HOTEL SERVICES S.A
1 location in Heraklion
GELASAKIS SHIPPING TOURISM HOTEL SERVICES S.A
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Global Rent A Car
1 location in Heraklion
Global Rent A Car
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From $24/day
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Heraklion
Goldcar Rental SP
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GRental
1 location in Heraklion
GRental
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National
1 location in Heraklion
National
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OK RENT A CAR
1 location in Heraklion
OK RENT A CAR
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OLYMPIC
1 location in Heraklion
OLYMPIC
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Rhodium
1 location in Heraklion
Rhodium
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Right Cars
1 location in Heraklion
Right Cars
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Heraklion
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
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Royal Rentals
1 location in Heraklion
Royal Rentals
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Sk Rent
1 location in Heraklion
Sk Rent
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Viaggiare Rent
1 location in Heraklion
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Wheels 2 Go
1 location in Heraklion
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Zezgo
1 location in Heraklion
Zezgo
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67 travellers who hired a car in Heraklion gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

Car hire locations in or near Heraklion

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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a car hire in Heraklion

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Car hire excess insurance in Heraklion

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Heraklion car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Heraklion.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Heraklion car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Heraklion

  • Located on the island of Crete, Heraklion, Greece offers many historical attractions and cultural sights to see. This includes lots of architecture that dates all the way back to the Medieval period. After touring this capital city, you might want to stay at a luxurious resort such as Agios Nikolaos in Eastern Crete. About an hour away, it will be most convenient to have a hire car to get you there.
  • Heraklion International is one of the main and busiest airports in Greece. Tourists flying into this city will find it easy to rent a car. Several hire car companies including Avis, Hertz, and National are conveniently located at the airport. The hire car desks are within close proximity of baggage claim in the arrival hall.
  • With beautiful views of the sea, you’ll enjoy driving around Heraklion. Nonetheless, some of the challenges you might face include winding roads, narrow highways, and many one-way streets with limited space for passing. Additionally, mopeds are a popular mode of transportation in and around Heraklion, so you’ll want to be on the lookout for these vehicles. Just be prepared to take your time wherever you are going.
  • One of the largest cities in Greece, Heraklion has lots of traffic, but that doesn’t mean renting a car isn’t a good idea. Typically, the heaviest traffic will be in the city, especially downtown. Times to avoid would be early morning and again in early evening. You can pretty much avoid city traffic by taking the highway, which goes around downtown and has been divided to allow the traffic to flow better.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Heraklion for $45 or less
  • Book your car hire in Heraklion at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Heraklion are around 71% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Heraklion