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Car hires in Heraklion, Crete

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Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
13 Apr — 20 Apr
Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
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Car hire insight and trends in Heraklion

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Heraklion?

The cheapest car hire in Heraklion are generally found through SURPRICE CAR RENTAL . When booking with SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $6/day. The average price to hire a car in Heraklion is $33/day.

What car do most people hire in Heraklion?

Hiring the Toyota Aygo in Heraklion is the most popular car hire among momondo users, followed by hiring the Fiat 500. Our users have seen Toyota Aygo deals in Heraklion for $123 per day on average, and as cheap as $54 per day. It’s an average of $38 per day to hire the Fiat 500 in Heraklion, though you may find prices as low as $15 per day.

Best deals found for Heraklion, Crete car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Heraklion, Crete
Economy$8/day
Compact$8/day
Intermediate$8/day
Mini$8/day
Passenger van$34/day
Compact SUV$13/day
Intermediate SUV$18/day
Compact estate car$20/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Heraklion car hire

There are nearly ten rental car locations in Heraklion, making it quite possible for you to grab a rental car at any point during your visit to the city. However, you may want the car for the duration of the trip, since securing a Heraklion car rental is a good way to ensure you have access to everything the city has to offer—as well as many sites outside city limits. With a range of city paid parking places available throughout the various neighbourhoods, adjacent to popular travel sites, you can easily park and then explore locations of interest, such as the Historical Museum of Crete and the Natural History Museum of Crete. Maybe try parking a few streets away from these popular sites, since parking near these premier locations can be tougher. What’s more, the city also boast access to major roadways like Leof. Knosou and E75, both of which are useful if you want to take cheap hired cars in Heraklion outside city limits.

Is it worthwhile to rent a vehicle while I’m visiting Heraklion?

With a great number of parking places available throughout the city, and a relaxed tempo of life, driving a cheap car rental in Heraklion is an easy and effective way to explore the area. In fact, the city prides itself on its lack of rush hours. So, you can either drive around the ancient metropolis, or you can park and hop out of the car to explore some walkable neighbourhoods, like the area around Loggia. When you’re ready to explore beyond Heraklion, hop on the road and check out the Cave of Zeus in Diktaion Andron, or the Plateau of Lassithi. Both locations are under a couple of hours with a people carrier rental from Heraklion.

What are the various driving laws should I keep in mind when driving in Heraklion?

If your plan is to grab one of the hired cars in Heraklion that are available, you’ll want to spend a little time in advance of your trip getting familiar with some of the local laws and guidelines for driving in Greece. For instance, all individuals riding in Heraklion car rentals, including the driver, are required to wear a seat belt. Additionally, if you are planning a night out at some of the local bars, you will want to be aware that individuals who have a BAC—or, blood alcohol content—that is 0.05% or higher are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle. This drops to 0.02% for drivers with fewer than a couple of years’ experience driving. You’ll also want to pay attention to the posted speed limits. Limits on the island of Crete are a little lower than what may be expected in the U.S. or in main-land Europe. These speed allowances may even change without any immediately obvious reason. That said, it is always best to check with the department of motor vehicles for the city to learn of any laws that may have changed recently.

Will I need a driver’s permit or a special license to drive a rental car in Heraklion if I’m visiting from abroad?

When you’re planning to grab a rental car in Heraklion, you’ll want to be sure you have your paperwork in order. Upon check-in with the car rental company, all prospective renters must furnish a passport, a government-granted driving license and an IDP (otherwise called an International Driver’s Permit). What’s more, hired cars in Heraklion can only be secured if a major credit card has been supplied. The credit card should have an available balance that is significant. Drivers must also be 21 years old or older.


Heraklion, Crete car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Heraklion that's right for you

Small cars

$12 - $91

All Car Types

$19 - $114

The average price of a small car hire in Heraklion, Greece is $42. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Heraklion, Greece is in January. The price is 73% lower than the rest of the year at just $12 per day. A small car rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average rental car in Heraklion. The average price of a vehicle hire in Heraklion can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Heraklion small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Heraklion, Greece is $66. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Heraklion, Greece is in January. The price is 82% lower than the rest of the year at just $12 per day. A medium car rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in Heraklion. The average price of a vehicle hire in Heraklion can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Heraklion medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Heraklion, Greece is $100. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Heraklion, Greece is in May. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $74 per day. A large car rental is typically 42% more expensive than the average rental car in Heraklion. The average price of a vehicle hire in Heraklion can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Heraklion, Greece is $55. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Heraklion, Greece is in November. The price is 84% lower than the rest of the year at just $9 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average rental car in Heraklion. The average price of a vehicle hire in Heraklion can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Heraklion SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Heraklion, Greece is $87. The cheapest time to hire a van in Heraklion, Greece is in March. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A van rental is typically 34% more expensive than the average rental car in Heraklion. The average price of a vehicle hire in Heraklion can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Heraklion van hire found on momondo in the past week.

Nissan Micra
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$8/day

12 Apr - 19 Apr
Nissan Micra
Toyota Yaris
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$8/day

20 Apr - 25 Apr
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$15/day

12 Apr - 19 Apr
Toyota Corolla

Heraklion car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Heraklion, Crete

Avis

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

8.6

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

7.0
Good
2 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

8.0

Hertz

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.3

GREEN MOTION

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

4.8

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.3

Value

5.5

ADDCAR RENTAL

2.0
Poor
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Greenways Rent A Car

5 locations

Autounion Car Rental

4 locations

CarWiz

4 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Heraklion

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Heraklion

Most Popular Agency

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

Popular Car Types

Mini, Economy, SUV

Cheapest Hire Car

$22

Most Popular Model

Toyota Aygo
The most popular Heraklion car hire agency found on momondo this month is SURPRICE CAR RENTAL . Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and Ok Mobility
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Heraklion in the past 72 hours: Mini, Economy, SUV.
The lowest price for a car hire in Heraklion is $22/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $72/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Heraklion in the past 7 days is the Toyota Aygo. Our users also prefer the Opel Corsa as an alternative.

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Heraklion

Below are the most popular hotels in Heraklion
Gdm Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel

Gdm Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel

9, D. Beaufort Street, Heraklion, Greece

0.6 km from city centre

Gorgona Hotel

Gorgona Hotel

Andr. Papandreou 251, Heraklion, Greece

6.6 km from city centre

ibis Styles Heraklion Central

ibis Styles Heraklion Central

26 Koroneou Street And Agiou Titou, Heraklion, Greece

0.8 km from city centre

Anna Studio

Anna Studio

Heraklion, Greece

7.0 km from city centre

Arina Beach Resort

Arina Beach Resort

Kokkini Hani, Heraklion, Greece

9.0 km from city centre

Agapi Beach Resort

Agapi Beach Resort

76, Andr. Papandreou Str, Ammoudara, Heraklion, Greece

6.0 km from city centre

Albatross Apartments

Albatross Apartments

Heraklion, Greece

6.8 km from city centre

Chc Marilena Hotel

Chc Marilena Hotel

Andrea Papandreou 173, Heraklion, Greece

6.0 km from city centre

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

2 Ygias Street, Heraklion, Greece

0.6 km from city centre

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Greece

1.1 km from city centre

Lato Boutique Hotel

Lato Boutique Hotel

15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion, Greece

0.8 km from city centre

El Greco Hotel

El Greco Hotel

4, Street 1821, Heraklion, Greece

1.0 km from city centre

Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa

Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa

P.O Box 32, Gazi, Heraklion, Greece

7.9 km from city centre

Violetta Hotel

Violetta Hotel

195 Andrea Papandreou Str, Heraklion, Greece

6.2 km from city centre

Kastro Hotel

Kastro Hotel

Theotokopoulou 22, Heraklion, Greece

1.1 km from city centre

Unique Blue! Resort and Villas Adults Only

Unique Blue! Resort and Villas Adults Only

Amnissos, Heraklion, Greece

6.0 km from city centre

Dom Boutique Hotel

Dom Boutique Hotel

Almirou 14, Heraklion, Greece

1.0 km from city centre

Gd Gallery Suites

Gd Gallery Suites

181 Leof. Knosou, Heraklion, Greece

2.6 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Heraklion - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Heraklion so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Heraklion, Greece in May?

To hire a car in Heraklion for a weekend in May, we found prices as low as $72 with an average of $92. $54 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Heraklion, but for May it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $6, depending on your requirements.

Is there a fee to cancel my Heraklion, Greece car hire?

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Heraklion do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Heraklion. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the speed limit in Heraklion, Greece?

If you are hiring a vehicle in Heraklion, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 50 km/h, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Heraklion will generally have a speed limit of 90 km/h. If you are travelling on a motorway in Heraklion, then the speed limit is 130 km/h.

Is the weather in Heraklion similar to the rest of Crete?

Those looking to hire a car in Heraklion for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Crete during the month of April usually is around 16 °C with 33.5 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Heraklion?

Prices for cars in Heraklion are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Heraklion?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Heraklion?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Heraklion. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to hire a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred hire company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Heraklion?

When hiring a car in Heraklion, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are hiring abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual hire company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Heraklion?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Heraklion could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Heraklion?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Heraklion by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Heraklion with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Heraklion offering free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Heraklion on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Heraklion.

Can I find a car hire in Heraklion which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Heraklion.

Can I search for car hire in Heraklion with unlimited mileage on momondo?

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Heraklion.


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