Cheapest car hire in Heraklion

Economy

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.82 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 103.80 EUR from April 20

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  Yes
Compact

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.07 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 126.51 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.93 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 97.53 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Fullsize

Nissan NV200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.93 EUR/day
Nissan NV200

7 Days rental at 342.55 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Standard

Audi A4

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 28.68 EUR/day
Audi A4

7 Days rental at 200.76 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate Elite

Audi Q5

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 138.02 EUR/day
Audi Q5

7 Days rental at 966.18 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact Elite

Mercedes A Class

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.86 EUR/day
Mercedes A Class

7 Days rental at 272.02 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Premium

Mercedes E Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 105.97 EUR/day
Mercedes E Class

7 Days rental at 741.83 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Luxury

Mercedes C Class Cabriolet

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 124.45 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class Cabriolet

7 Days rental at 871.16 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

*daily rates in Heraklion based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Heraklion

  • Heraklion is the largest city and capital of Crete.
  • It was home to the Minoan civilisation.
  • There you’ll find the famous Palace of Knossos.
  • It’s in Heraklion that it’s believed Theseus fought and killed the Minotaur.
  • The city was once called Megalo Kastro meaning ‘large castle’.

Heraklion car hire reviews

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Best car rental companies in Heraklion

8.5
No.2: THRIFTY,
based on 2898 reviews
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8.5
No.1: THRIFTY,
based on 2898 reviews
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88
13 min (average wait time)
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No.3: HERTZ,
based on 1438 reviews
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Heraklion

BUDGET

Heraklion Port, Nearchou Avenue, Meet & Greet In Terminal Building Next To Information Desk , Heraklion

CARWIZ

Heraklion Port, Nearchou Avenue, Meet & Greet In Terminal Building Next To Information Desk , Heraklion

SIXT

Heraklion Port, Nearchou Avenue, Meet & Greet In Terminal Building Next To Information Desk , Heraklion

SURPRICE

Heraklion Port, Nearchou Avenue, Meet & Greet In Terminal Building Next To Information Desk , Heraklion

AUTOS HOLIDAYS

Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall, Heraklion

ALAMO

Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall, Heraklion

Recent customer reviews (average rating 10.0/10)

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Chania, Crete

10/10
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Rhino have cheap rentals in Crete. Visited family over new year and car was very good and low price.

03/01/2019
Simon

Chania Airport, Crete

10/10
Booked our summ

Booked our summer car hire over Christmas and happy to use Rhino again after a positive experience in Turkey last year. Simply process and Facebook discount was a bonus. Many thanks.

26/12/2019
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Heraklion car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Thrifty
  • € 151.65
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    Most Popular Type:
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    HERTZ

Car hire locations near Heraklion, Crete

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Crete

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Average prices per day for car hire in Heraklion

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Heraklion

How much does car hire in Heraklion cost?

Car hire in Heraklion costs as little as €13.9 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €21.7 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €172.2 per day from HERTZ for a Volvo XC90.

Who is the best car rental agent in Heraklion?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Thrifty has the highest customer rating for car hire in Heraklion with a score of 8.6/10

with Thrifty rated second best with a score of 8.6/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Heraklion is €126.51 per week from GREEN MOTION.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Heraklion?

The cheapest car hire company in Heraklion is GREEN MOTION, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €97.51 per week.

How much is fuel in Heraklion?

You can expect to pay €1.64/ltr of petrol and €1.41/ltr of diesel in Heraklion. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Heraklion?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Heraklion with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, CARWIZ, EUROPCAR, GREEN MOTION, HERTZ, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Heraklion?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Mini Elite, Premium, Standard, Standard Elite rental cars in Heraklion.

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Heraklion, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Heraklion at the moment, however GREEN MOTION rates start from just €97.51 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €97.51 from GREEN MOTION in Crete - 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 in Heraklion?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Heraklion is €97.5 per week with and average price of €151.6 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Heraklion

Most popular car hire companies in Heraklion:

  • EUROPCAR (tel: 30 2810 390481)
  • AVIS (tel: (30) 2810 229402)
  • HERTZ (tel: 2810 300744)
  • THRIFTY (tel: +30 28111 00023)
  • THRIFTY (tel: +30 28111 00029, +30 28111 00030, +30 28111 00031, +30 28111 00032)
  • GREEN MOTION (tel: 30 2810344072)
  • CARWIZ (tel: 00306972263348)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Heraklion:

  • EUROPCAR (97, IKAROU STR NEA ALIKARNASSOS, HERAKLION, 71601)
  • AVIS (Main Entrance, Iraklion, Crete Island, 71202)
  • HERTZ (4, 25th August street, Heraklion, 71202)
  • THRIFTY (4, 25th August str., Heraklion, Crete, 71202)
  • THRIFTY (Industrial Area, Heraklion, 71408)
  • GREEN MOTION (97, Leoforos Ikarou, Heraklion)

Car hire company ratings in Heraklion:

  • Thrifty: Rated 8.5 out of 10 from 411 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 8.5 out of 10 from 411 reviews
  • HERTZ: Rated 8.4 out of 10 from 219 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.2 out of 10 from 256 reviews
  • Green Motion: Rated 7.2 out of 10 from 973 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Franchise: Rated 6.8 out of 10 from 165 reviews

Heraklion Mini Guide

See one of the largest cities in Greece and ancient ruins on a beautiful island by hiring a car in Heraklion. Heraklion is otherwise referred to as Iraklion and it is the capital of this island which is so popular with tourists. They go there to experience year around sunshine and a temperature that rarely gets too hot or too cold. That means that you can choose to spend your days chilling out by the beach or going to see the various historical artifacts which give Crete pride of place within Mediterranean history.

heraklion beach crete

Among them, Knossos was a Bronze Age site of a Minoan civilisation and the ruins were excavated by a famous archaeologist called Arthur Evans. The name means labyrinth because of their maze like appearance. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a good place to find out more about the history of the island and the Palace of Knossos. This could have been built as far back as 2000 BC. Heraklion itself was founded much later in the year 824 AD. The Saracens took over the island from the Byzantine Empire.

You can also see wonderful examples of Venetian architecture such as the Loggia as the city became part of the republic of Venice in the 13th century. Later the influence of Venice on Crete inspired the Cretan renaissance. Today visitors will enjoy walking around Crete and experiencing the wonderful outdoor markets of Heraklion and the ancient buildings including churches and cathedrals.

heraklion cathedral crete

Despite being a big city, there are a number of very good beaches nearby including Amoudara and Amnissos, both reached in minutes in your Heraklion hire car.
 

Latest Update from Heraklion:

01/05/12 - For a drive through tradition and history, take your Heraklion hire car south of the city passing through Arhanes and onto Agioi Deka. Both are pretty villages with extensive archaeological sites nearby including ancient Gortyn near Agioi Deka

Driving in Heraklion - Need to know

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The absolute must see of the city has got to be the Palace of Knossos. There the Minoans worshipped the sacred bull, the sculpture of whose horns form the abiding image of the ruined city. The archaeological museum in the city has the most extensive and amazing collection of artefacts excavated from the palace by the archaeologist Arthur Evans.

Continuing the historical theme take your hire car to the harbour to visit the Venetian Castle of Koules. The Museum of the Occupation of Crete is also a fascinating visit relating to its World War II history.

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