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Crete Heraklion Airport Mini Guide

Crete – Iraklion Airport, otherwise known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is the second busiest airport in Greece.
Crete Heraklion Airport is incredibly busy, and everyone wants to get on their way to their resort as soon as possible. Many people pre-book a hire car from there and are soon at their resorts relaxing, but to get ahead of the queues at the rental desks send the main driver ahead to sort out the paperwork so you are then ready to take in the sights of the island which include the fabulous Palace of Knossos and the charming town of Chania.

Cheapest car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.30 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 121.10 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.50 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 122.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.68 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 123.82 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.68 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 123.81 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Punto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.08 EUR/day
Fiat Punto

7 Days rental at 126.62 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.28 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 127.96 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.47 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 129.29 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.77 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 131.44 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Micra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.78 EUR/day
Nissan Micra

7 Days rental at 131.48 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Crete Heraklion Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Crete Heraklion Airport including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ABBYCAR, ALAMO, AUTO-UNION, CARWIZ, DRIVE S.A., EUROPCAR, GREEN MOTION, GRENTALS, OK MOBILITY, YOURS CAR RENTAL.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ABBYCAR, ALAMO, AUTO-UNION, CARWIZ, DRIVE S.A., EUROPCAR, GREEN MOTION, GRENTALS, OK MOBILITY, YOURS CAR RENTAL.

Useful to know about Crete Heraklion Airport

  • Crete’s Heraklion Airport is also called Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport and named after the writer and philosopher.
  • It’s only 3 miles east of Heraklion.
  • Heraklion is the second busiest Greek airport after Athens.
  • The airport opened in 1939 and operated German planes for its first few years.
  • There is a military airbase at the end of the runway so no photographs are allowed.

Best car rental companies in Crete Heraklion Airport

8.5
No.2: THRIFTY,
based on 933 reviews
80
80
70
90
90
16 min (average wait time)
8.5
No.1: SIXT,
based on 625 reviews
90
80
70
80
90
10 min (average wait time)
8.4
No.3: BUDGET,
based on 1145 reviews
70
80
70
80
90
6 min (average wait time)

Crete Heraklion Airport car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    SIXT Franchise
  • € 121.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 17.30
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 93
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 17
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Qashqai
  • 346
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport

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January€ 39
February€ 36
March€ 34
April€ 46
May€ 55
June€ 65
July€ 108
August€ 118
September€ 86
October€ 56
November€ 60
December€ 36
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January€ 26
February€ 26
March€ 23
April€ 31
May€ 38
June€ 48
July€ 78
August€ 87
September€ 61
October€ 38
November€ 39
December€ 25
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January€ 81
February€ 73
March€ 68
April€ 91
May€ 104
June€ 119
July€ 163
August€ 174
September€ 134
October€ 90
November€ 98
December€ 59
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January€ 61
February€ 67
March€ 51
April€ 70
May€ 83
June€ 98
July€ 154
August€ 169
September€ 120
October€ 79
November€ 89
December€ 55
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January€ 152
February€ 147
March€ 147
April€ 157
May€ 190
June€ 240
July€ 358
August€ 356
September€ 220
October€ 145
November€ 137
December€ 117
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January€ 25
February€ 25
March€ 20
April€ 30
May€ 37
June€ 46
July€ 68
August€ 82
September€ 56
October€ 34
November€ 41
December€ 21
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January€ 82
February€ 82
March€ 72
April€ 94
May€ 116
June€ 131
July€ 196
August€ 215
September€ 169
October€ 115
November€ 158
December€ 64
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January€ 49
February€ 42
March€ 41
April€ 58
May€ 68
June€ 79
July€ 139
August€ 141
September€ 103
October€ 67
November€ 62
December€ 45

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

FAQs about car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport

How much does car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport cost?

Car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport costs as little as €17.30 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €61.90 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €786.00 per day from GREEN MOTION for a Citroen SpaceTourer.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Crete Heraklion Airport?

7 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Crete Heraklion Airport, including GREEN MOTION, BUDGET, ADDCAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Crete Heraklion Airport?

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

Who is the best car rental agent at Crete Heraklion Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Thrifty has the highest customer rating for car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport with a score of 8.5/10

with Thrifty rated second best with a score of 8.5/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car at Crete Heraklion Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport is €140.28 per week from SURPRICE.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Crete Heraklion Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Crete Heraklion Airport is SURPRICE, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €121.10 per week.

How much is fuel at Crete Heraklion Airport?

You can expect to pay €2.001/ltr of petrol and €1.941/ltr of diesel at Crete Heraklion Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Crete Heraklion Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport with leading car hire companies such as ABBYCAR, ALAMO, AUTOS HOLIDAYS, AUTO-UNION, AVIS, BUDGET, CARGINI RENT A CAR, CARWIZ, DRIVE S.A., ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GLOBAL RENT A CAR, GREEN MOTION, GRENTALS, HERTZ, NATIONAL, OK MOBILITY, PAYLESS, SIXT, SURPRICE, THRIFTY, YOURS CAR RENTAL as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Crete Heraklion Airport?

We can arrange , Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Economy Elite, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Mini Elite, Premium, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars at Crete Heraklion Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at Crete Heraklion Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at Crete Heraklion Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at Crete Heraklion Airport is €224.45 per week from AUTOS HOLIDAYS for a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Crete Heraklion Airport at the moment, however SURPRICE rates start from just €121.10 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €121.10 from SURPRICE in Crete - Airport - Heraklion 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 at Crete Heraklion Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Crete Heraklion Airport is €121.10 per week with an average price of €433.30 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about car hire agents at Crete Heraklion Airport

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies at Crete Heraklion Airport

  • Europcar (tel: 30 2810 225150)
  • Auto-union (tel: +306932362176 / +30 6932362174)
  • Sixt (tel: +30-2810280915)
  • Hertz (tel: +30 2810 330 452)
  • Surprice (tel: 00306984631835 , 00302810286169, 00302810334097)
  • Abbycar (tel: 0030 212 213 5282 (ext 130))
  • Autos holidays (tel: +30 2810.244002)
  • Enterprise (tel: 00302810226002)
  • Thrifty (tel: +30 28111 00013, +30 28111 00014, +30 28111 00015)
  • Firefly (tel: +30 2810330452)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Crete Heraklion Airport

  • Europcar (MEETING POINT OPPOSITE ARRIVAL HALL, HERAKLION)
  • Auto-union (Heraklion International Airport, Heraklion - Crete)
  • Sixt (Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, 71500)
  • Budget (International Airport, Crete / Heraklion, 71601)
  • Hertz (Heraklion Airport, Airport Desk At Arrivals Hall, Heraklion, 71408)
  • Surprice (Heraklion International Airport N. Kazantzakis 71601 Heraklion Crete, Heraklion, 71601)

Car hire company reviews at Crete Heraklion Airport

  • SIXT Franchise: Rated 8.5/10 from 23 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 8.5/10 from 28 reviews
  • BUDGET EMEA Franchise: Rated 8.4/10 from 19 reviews
  • AUTO-UNION: Rated 8.3/10 from 30 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Franchise: Rated 7.9/10 from 9 reviews
  • Payless EMEA: Rated 7.9/10 from 15 reviews

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