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Car Rental Mini Guide for Crete Chania Airport

Crete is a big island and if visiting the western end, it is often best to catch a flight to Chania Airport. With a hire car pre-booked and collected at the airport, all the resorts of the western coast are easily accessible. 

Another highlight of Chania is the old town where you can find charming streets and lots of great local food.  If you cannot find the make and model of car that you want at Chania Airport, then check our downtown fleet by searching car hire Chania. Hiring a car from Chania Airport is just one of the many locations we arrange cheap auto rentals in Greece.  

Chania Airport is an international airport which is located on the beautiful island of Crete. It has plenty of flights which include routes to Athens and Thessaloniki on mainland Greece.
 

Airport Location:

  • Chania Airport is located about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the city of Chania, which is the second-largest city in Crete. The airport serves as a gateway to the western part of the island.

Road Conditions:

  •  Crete, in general, has a good road network, connecting the airport to the city, as well as to various resorts and attractions in the region.

Traffic:

  • Traffic around Chania Airport can vary depending on the time of year. During the peak tourist season, especially in the summer, you may encounter heavier traffic, particularly around popular beaches and resorts.

Road Signs:

  • Road signs in Chania and Crete are typically clear and follow Greek conventions. 

Speed Limits:

  • Speed limits in Greece are typically as follows:
    • In towns and urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
    • Outside towns: 90 km/h (56 mph)
    • On highways: 110-120 km/h (68-75 mph)

Parking:

  • Most towns and tourist areas in Chania have designated parking areas. Be sure to adhere to local parking regulations and fees. Parking may be more challenging in the city center during peak tourist season.

Navigation:

  • Consider using a GPS or navigation app to help you find your way, especially when traveling to more remote areas where road signs may be less frequent.

Local Driving Habits:

  • In Greece, driving is on the right-hand side of the road. Overtaking on the right is illegal. Be aware of local driving habits and adhere to road rules.

Fuel and Services:

  • Gas stations are readily available in Chania and along major roads. Ensure you have enough fuel for your journeys, especially if you plan to explore more remote areas.

Island Exploration:

  • Chania is known for its stunning beaches, picturesque villages, and historic sites. Explore the region's beautiful landscapes and attractions, including the Samaria Gorge, Elafonissi Beach, and the charming Old Town of Chania.

 

Driving to and from Chania Airport provides the flexibility to explore the scenic landscapes and cultural treasures of the region. Whether you're interested in beach-hopping, hiking in gorges, or enjoying traditional Cretan cuisine, Chania offers a range of experiences for travelers who prefer to explore at their own pace.


Current Rental Rates at Crete Chania Airport

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.12 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 49.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.25 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 50.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.45 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 52.21 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.33 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 324.35 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.47 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 374.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 92.93 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 650.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.06 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 140.48 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.41 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 240.93 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.83 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 320.86 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.55 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 556.91 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.58 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 67.06 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Crete Chania Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The airport is also known as Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport.
  • It’s a joint military and civilian airport so no photographs are allowed.
  • Mostly scheduled airlines operate from there although a few chartered operate in peak season.
  • easyJet has a route to Chania from Gatwick.
  • The airport is mainly seasonal – those needing to get to Crete out of season should use Iraklion Airport.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Crete Chania Airport

Best car rental companies in Crete Chania Airport

9.3
No.1: ALAMO,
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9.0
No.3: ENTERPRISE,
based on 748 reviews
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No.2: WHEEGO,
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Crete Chania Airport car hire information

  • 9.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EMEA Franchise
  • € 49.84
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 7.12
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 101
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 18
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 368
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Crete Chania Airport

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August€ 136
September€ 91
October€ 60
November€ 52
December€ 46

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