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Car Rental Mini Guide for Crete

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. The island is so popular for holidaymakers, that in fact of all those renting a car in Greece, around 1 in 3 bookings are made for picking up in Crete itself.

The island's main airports are Nikos Kazantzakis at Heraklion, which is the capital of Crete and Chania Airport. Rhino Car Hire can set you up with a vehicle on arrival at either of these airports.

Crete is an island with a fascinating history, centering on the fabulous palace complex of the Minoan civilisation at Knossos. There are other interesting places to visit on the island including the former leper colony at Spinalonga and the deserted island of Chrysi.

Hire a car to get to these places more easily and cheaply – tour operator excursions can be expensive for families and groups.

Cheapest car hire in Crete

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.00 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 77.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.35 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 93.51 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.14 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 98.98 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.28 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 99.99 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.71 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 110.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.14 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 120.01 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.57 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 130.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.42 EUR/day
Citroen C4

7 Days rental at 150.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.85 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 160.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Useful to know about Crete

  • Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands.
  • It was the centre of the Minoan civilisation and was destroyed by the eruption of Thira on Santorini.
  • The coastline stretches for 650 miles – plenty for everyone.
  • It’s only 99 miles from the Greek mainland.
  • It has had several names over time including the Venetian Candia and the Turkish Girit.

Best car rental companies in Crete

8.3
No.1: THRIFTY,
based on 877 reviews
80
80
70
80
90
18 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.2: BUDGET,
based on 1274 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
22 min (average wait time)
7.8
No.3: AUTOS HOLIDAYS,
based on 3288 reviews
7
8
7
7
8
23 min (average wait time)

Crete car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Thrifty
  • € 77.00
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 11.00
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 5
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Citroen C1
  • 17
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Crete

ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 37
March€ 36
April€ 49
May€ 59
June€ 72
July€ 116
August€ 114
September€ 80
October€ 56
November€ 32
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 29
February€ 21
March€ 29
April€ 35
May€ 46
June€ 57
July€ 89
August€ 96
September€ 62
October€ 43
November€ 27
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 78
March€ 78
April€ 97
May€ 117
June€ 153
July€ 219
August€ 233
September€ 130
October€ 99
November€ 36
December€ 36
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 82
March€ 61
April€ 71
May€ 90
June€ 110
July€ 167
August€ 187
September€ 133
October€ 86
November€ 60
December€ 71
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 157
May€ 186
June€ 235
July€ 355
August€ 362
September€ 212
October€ 167
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 18
February€ 17
March€ 17
April€ 26
May€ 34
June€ 39
July€ 63
August€ 69
September€ 48
October€ 30
November€ 21
December€ 19
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February
March€ 66
April€ 104
May€ 135
June€ 157
July€ 245
August€ 261
September€ 176
October€ 122
November€ 75
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 45
March€ 43
April€ 69
May€ 77
June€ 92
July€ 149
August€ 135
September€ 109
October€ 71
November€ 47
December€ 49

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Crete

How much does car hire in Crete cost?

Car hire in Crete costs as little as €11.00 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €14.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €85.70 per day from AVIS for a Mercedes Citan.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Crete?

3 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Crete, including AVIS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Crete?

None of the car hire companies in Crete are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Crete?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Thrifty has the highest customer rating for car hire in Crete with a score of 8.3/10

with Budget EMEA Franchise rated second best with a score of 8.1/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Crete?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Crete is €120.01 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Crete?

The cheapest car hire company in Crete is BUDGET, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Peugeot 108 available from as little as €77.00 per week.

How much is fuel in Crete?

You can expect to pay €2.094/ltr of petrol and €2.091/ltr of diesel in Crete. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Crete?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Crete with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Crete?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Intermediate and Mini class rental cars in Crete.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Crete?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Crete, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Crete is €299.99 per week from AVIS for a Mini Cooper Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Crete?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Crete at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €77.00 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €77.00 from BUDGET in Crete - Rethymno or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

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

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Crete is €77.00 per week with an average price of €101.50 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Crete

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Crete

  • Europcar (tel: 30 28310 54901)
  • Hertz (tel: +30 28310 26 286)
  • Enterprise (tel: 00302831072172)
  • Thrifty (tel: +30 28311 06098)
  • Surprice (tel: 00302831072858 / 00306970357000)
  • Autos holidays (tel: +30 28310.54440)
  • Enterprise (tel: 00302831072172 )
  • Global rent a car (tel: (+30) 2111875549 )
  • Yours car rental (tel: (+30) 2111875549)
  • Carwiz (tel: +30 283 105 0055)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Crete

  • Europcar (22, SOFOKLI VENIZELOU STR, RETHYMNON)
  • Budget (1, Sof Venizelou Str, Crete; Rethimno, 74100)
  • Hertz (46, Eleftheriou Venizelou, Rethymnon, 74100)
  • Avis (1, Sof Venizelou Str, Crete Rethimno, 74100)
  • Enterprise (ADELIANOS KAMPOS, RETHYMNO, 74100)
  • Thrifty (46, Eleftheriou Venizelou, , Rethymnon, 74100)

Car hire company ratings in Crete

  • Thrifty: Rated 8.3/10 from 272 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 8.1/10 from 244 reviews
  • Auto Holidays Greece: Rated 7.8/10 from 35 reviews
  • Surprice Car Rentals: Rated 7.7/10 from 71 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 7.7/10 from 53 reviews
  • HERTZ: Rated 7.5/10 from 113 reviews

Other car hire locations in

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