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Car Rental Mini Guide for Crete Heraklion

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 Crete which is so popular with tourists. 

You can pick up your hire car from Heraklion Airport, otherwise known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport. It is the second busiest airport in Greece.

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.

Cheapest car hire in Heraklion

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.56 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 80.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 12.10 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 84.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 12.10 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 84.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.32 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 86.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.82 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 89.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 13.37 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 93.64 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.65 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 95.56 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.37 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 100.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.99 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 104.95 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Lexus NX 300H Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 356.49 EUR/day
Lexus NX 300H Hybrid

7 Days rental at 2495.47 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus UX250H Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 320.67 EUR/day
Lexus UX250H Hybrid

7 Days rental at 2244.70 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus NX 300H Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 127.92 EUR/day
Lexus NX 300H Hybrid

7 Days rental at 895.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus UX250H Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.35 EUR/day
Lexus UX250H Hybrid

7 Days rental at 807.47 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus NX 300H Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 270.00 EUR/day
Lexus NX 300H Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1890.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus UX250H Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 242.98 EUR/day
Lexus UX250H Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1700.89 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
  • Heraklion car hire special offers

    We currently have 9 special offers for car rental in Heraklion including;

  • 17% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 17% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • 18% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 18% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • 19% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 19% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • 20% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 20% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • 21% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 21% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • 22% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 22% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • 23% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 23% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a €16.82 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a €18.39 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, OK MOBILITY.

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’.

Best car rental companies in Heraklion

8.2
No.1: THRIFTY,
based on 997 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
21 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.2: AVIS,
based on 317 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
25 min (average wait time)
7.6
No.3: HERTZ,
based on 457 reviews
80
80
60
70
80
19 min (average wait time)

Heraklion car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Franchise
  • € 80.92
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 11.56
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 19
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Fiat Doblo Cargo
  • 74
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Heraklion

ItemPercent
January€ 48
February€ 43
March€ 45
April€ 62
May€ 101
June€ 105
July€ 140
August€ 147
September€ 98
October€ 70
November€ 98
December€ 101
ItemPercent
January€ 28
February€ 26
March€ 26
April€ 39
May€ 67
June€ 69
July€ 101
August€ 108
September€ 75
October€ 51
November€ 67
December€ 71
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 231
March€ 212
April€ 190
May€ 229
June€ 219
July€ 213
August€ 237
September€ 178
October€ 130
November€ 164
December€ 177
ItemPercent
January€ 53
February€ 115
March€ 108
April€ 148
May€ 180
June€ 176
July€ 186
August€ 217
September€ 153
October€ 103
November€ 143
December€ 140
ItemPercent
January€ 140
February€ 136
March€ 138
April€ 157
May€ 190
June€ 238
July€ 355
August€ 401
September€ 242
October€ 167
November€ 140
December€ 138
ItemPercent
January€ 28
February€ 70
March€ 63
April€ 77
May€ 102
June€ 72
July€ 94
August€ 112
September€ 72
October€ 51
November€ 79
December€ 82
ItemPercent
January€ 131
February€ 213
March€ 192
April€ 175
May€ 282
June€ 263
July€ 236
August€ 274
September€ 203
October€ 139
November€ 213
December€ 267
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 33
March€ 34
April€ 67
May€ 90
June€ 94
July€ 141
August€ 143
September€ 102
October€ 68
November€ 79
December€ 78

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

FAQs about car hire in Heraklion

How much does car hire in Heraklion cost?

Car hire in Heraklion costs as little as €11.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €17.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €509.00 per day from GREEN MOTION for a Ford Transit Cargo Van.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Heraklion?

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

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Heraklion?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Heraklion?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Thrifty GR Direct has the highest customer rating for car hire in Heraklion with a score of 8.2/10

with Avis Europe Franchise rated second best with a score of 8.1/10

.

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Heraklion is €104.95 per week from OK MOBILITY.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Heraklion?

The cheapest car hire company in Heraklion is CARWIZ, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Citroen C1 available from as little as €80.92 per week.

How much is fuel in Heraklion?

You can expect to pay €1.855/ltr of petrol and €1.791/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 CARWIZ, GREEN MOTION, HERTZ, OK MOBILITY, 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 and Standard class 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.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Heraklion is €124.48 per week from OK MOBILITY for a Fiat 500 Convertible.

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 CARWIZ rates start from just €80.92 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €80.92 from CARWIZ 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 €81.20 per week with an average price of €119.70 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Heraklion

Telephone numbers for 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)
  • Green motion (tel: 30 2810344072)
  • Ok mobility (tel: 0034902360636)
  • Enterprise (tel: 00302810344076)

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 GR Direct: Rated 8.2/10 from 258 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.1/10 from 37 reviews
  • Hertz GR Direct: Rated 7.6/10 from 108 reviews
  • Enterprise Franchise: Rated 7.5/10 from 44 reviews
  • Carwiz: Rated 7.2/10 from 303 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Franchise: Rated 6.4/10 from 162 reviews

Other car hire locations in Crete

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