Car Rental in Crete

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Heraklion Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$2.47 / per day
Heraklion Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$4.25 / per day
Heraklion Airport
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$6.06 / per day
Chania Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
$7.33 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Heraklion Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SKG Rent A Car
$9.22 / per day
Heraklion Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or similar
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
$9.89 / per day
Heraklion Airport
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Cargini
$10.40 / per day
Heraklion Airport
Compact Elite
Toyota Auris or similar
Toyota Auris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Royal Rentals
$11.60 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:01 on 2024-04-12. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Greek, English, French, German
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+30
Average car rental price
$8 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h or 56 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Crete?

The cost of renting a car in Crete varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Crete
$9.59
January
$9.53
February
$12.19
March
$14.68
April
$19.33
May
$30.19
June
$46.63
July
$49.85
August
$33.13
September
$17.09
October
$9.59
November
$9.91
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Crete is February — when rental costs average $9.53 per day. This is 56% cheaper than the yearly average and 81% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $49.85 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Crete?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in May — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in February — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Crete
7
January
6
February
7
March
7
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
7
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Crete?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Crete, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Crete by pick-up date relative to the average
10%
January
10%
February
20%
March
63%
April
112%
May
192%
June
250%
July
221%
August
186%
September
109%
October
16%
November
12%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 50
Airport locations 3
Popular suppliers Royal Rentals, Alma Car Hire, Autocandia, ABBYCAR, Surprice
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $2 per day
Cheapest supplier Surprice

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Royal Rentals Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Medium cars
Royal Rentals Suzuki Alto 4 1 Small cars
Sterling Rentals Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Yours Car Rental Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Autocandia Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Surprice Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
ABBYCAR Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Alma Car Hire Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
Alma Car Hire Skoda Fabia 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Germany
Peugeot 208
December 31, 2023
Crete is a wonderful place ... the people are friendly ... lifestyle is more laid back ... economical ... and we love the food!
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
November 11, 2023
Went to lake kournas, a beach and the ferry in kissamos for a trip to balos and Gramvousa and a Fort on our way to Heraklion. Awesome trip! Friendly place to visit!
Netherlands
Fiat 500
November 7, 2023
I list a hubcap, but it was nice
Hungary
Fiat Panda
October 25, 2023
Clear see, great view, very friendly greeks
Romania
Suzuki Vitara
October 18, 2023
Creta is fantastic, with many sandy beaches and the superb Chania old town.
Israel
Volkswagen Polo
October 18, 2023
Crete is wonderful
Israel
Nissan Pulsar
October 13, 2023
Harakas taverna was great place to eat.
Norway
Nissan Micra
September 27, 2023
Marathi beach calm and no big waves as we had some days in Agia Marina
Romania
Seat Ibiza
September 27, 2023
The Drive365 team was great, the communication with them was fast and easy. They gave us a free upgrade to a automatic, almost brand new car. The condition of the car was excellent. Definitely would recommend them!
Finland
Renault Megane STW
September 26, 2023
Crete is beautiful island with lots of amazing nature spots and vibrant cities. Renting a car was definitely the right decision to see different places at the coast line and in the inner land. Lake Kournas and Rethymno city was our favorite! Also with two small babies on board ☺️ The palace of Knossos is also worth of visiting!
Romania
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
September 21, 2023
Overall Crete is a fantastic place, not significant traffic, peaceful, with a variety of options
Malta
Citroen C3
September 20, 2023
If you want to see the most beautiful beaches in Crete you definitely need to rent a car.
Slovenia
Fiat Panda
September 19, 2023
Crete is always beautiful :)
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
September 13, 2023
Recreational and wedding
Slovakia
Volkswagen Polo
September 5, 2023
Seesights, sightseing, food all perfect
Serbia
Suzuki Swift
August 29, 2023
Nature is great. See u next year!
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
August 24, 2023
The Island of Crete had amazing beaches. My favorite spot was the small Island of Spinalonga. Well worth a bucket list visit.
Bulgaria
Peugeot 308
August 23, 2023
Тhe place I recommend is Vai beach - the palm tree. The water is azure and in addition to the acres of palm forests it is a very pleasant place.
Italy
Nissan Qashqai
August 17, 2023
Chrissy island Preveli Peskesi restaurant at Candia
Cyprus
Toyota Yaris
August 15, 2023
Great food restaurants. Amazing place at old town of Chania. Nice beaches.
Netherlands
Skoda Fabia
August 6, 2023
Lots of stuff done! Great weather, good food.
Italy
Nissan Micra
August 5, 2023
many beautiful beaches to see the particular aspect of places nice people
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
August 3, 2023
We went to many beautiful beaches in southern Crete.
Italy
Suzuki Swift
August 2, 2023
Beautiful beaches that are reachable in a much more convenient and fast way if you have a car.
Canada
Hyundai i10
August 2, 2023
Enjoyed driving around Crete, from Chania to Elafonisi to Rethymno, Maroulas, Heraklion and places in between. Very happy with our decision to rent a car. Would happily rent from them again.
Netherlands
Fiat Tipo
August 1, 2023
heavenly laziness
Bulgaria
Fiat Panda
July 27, 2023
very nice trip
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Doblo
July 27, 2023
We loved the island of crete and specifically the olive factory, honey processing factory and beaches at kavostari. Our hosts in Lampini were great.
Estonia
Suzuki Vitara
July 24, 2023
A dark car in a hot climate is not the best solution (I had a black car).
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
July 24, 2023
Beaches tavernas hotel and weather all good
Spain
Peugeot 208
July 23, 2023
Crete was amazing! We stayed in 7 airbnbs over 17 nights and saw all of the island (avoiding the tourist spots of Malia etc). All was amazing!
Estonia
Peugeot 208
July 20, 2023
Car was too weak in mountain driving.
Canada
Opel Corsa
July 19, 2023
Wanted to visit a lot of beaches, wineries, olive oil factory. Car was needed.
Canada
Peugeot 308
July 17, 2023
Seeing the hole island
Greece
Fiat Panda
July 13, 2023
Beautiful island
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Kona
July 2, 2023
We really enjoyed the palace of Knossos, the town of Heraklion itself, the food, and the people :)
Belgium
Hyundai i10
June 25, 2023
Greece islands are amazing, beautiful nature, beautiful people and great food
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Volkswagen Polo
June 25, 2023
Maraka beach is amazing and unusual kind of beach. Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga are unique experiences too.
Netherlands
Peugeot 108
June 17, 2023
Like to drive through small roads in the mountains
Poland
Citro?n C3
June 6, 2023
Vacation (holiday).
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 108
June 5, 2023
Easy pick up and drop off arrangement
Romania
Fiat Panda
May 9, 2023
Beautiful island and the best way to see it is by car!
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
May 4, 2023
I travel alot, but this trip was very special, you name it, Food, Nature, People, Hospitality everything was amazing.
Finland
Volkswagen Polo
May 2, 2023
Me and my friend had a nice springholiday in beautiful Crete. Rental car made it possible to see a lot in a short time.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Citigo
April 28, 2023
We absolutely loved Greece. Chania was one of our favorite spots. Even though our time picking up our rental was not great, our little beat up rental car served it’s purpose. She was not mighty, but she made us feel at home.
Canada
Peugeot 108
April 27, 2023
I spent two weeks exploring Crete. I felt very confident in my car. I loved it’s maneuverability and pep.
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
April 22, 2023
Crete is an amazing island. A variety of activities and great food!
Turkey
Fiat Panda
April 16, 2023
The Hotels we stayed and the restaurants we had our mesela were very satisfactory.
Belgium
Kia Stonic
April 15, 2023
Sight seeing
Canada
Toyota Aygo
February 22, 2023
Having a car allowed us to go to a lot more sites. The freedom it gave us allowed us to have some magical experiences on Crete - from food to sites to amazing people with really big hearts. Thank you.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
December 22, 2022
Crete is marvelous. I did not go very far, and unfortunately spent too much time lost in downtown Heraklion and Chania. Knossos is a must. I also enjoyed the Holy Trinity Monastery near Chania.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 301
November 23, 2022
If you plan to visit Crete for more than just a couple of day I highly recommend renting a car. The roads were all in good shape with clearly marked signage and driving is the best way to get around the island. There are so many beaches and areas with different terrain, it was a real treat to drive and check them out.
Romania
Fiat Panda
October 21, 2022
Taking a small compact car is just enough to visit: Balos, Vai Beach, Elafonisi and anything else on the island. We made 1200km in 5 days without any issue.
Australia
Kia Stonic
October 5, 2022
Travelled all over Crete visiting spectacular beaches, majestic countryside, historic sites and charming towns.
Slovenia
Fiat Panda
October 1, 2022
Elafonissi totally overrated. Kedrodados next door is pure heaven tho.
Canada
Fiat Panda
September 27, 2022
loved our trip to Crete and we were happy to have a cartoon explore the island
Serbia
Hyundai i10
September 18, 2022
Agent was very kind and professional. Real gentleman. Great guy. Everything went exactly by protocol. He did his part, we did our, and business was perfect. Thank You.
Romania
Citro?n C1
September 9, 2022
there is no way you could go to Crete without a car, only if you go with an agency and they plan everything and they take you everywhere. It was the best thing to rent a car, and the price was afordable.
Bulgaria
Toyota Auris
September 4, 2022
we took time to travel but the best place was Retimno.
Canada
Jeep Compass
September 2, 2022
If visiting Crete, renting a car is a must! Chania and Rethymno were real treats.
Italy
Peugeot 108
August 30, 2022
Beautiful beaches, well equipped. Good and chip tavernas everywhere. Lovely people.
Slovenia
Fiat Panda
August 27, 2022
South of crete is awesome, half full secluded beaches were awesome
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Tipo
August 23, 2022
We absolutely loved Crete. Great food at Apostoli's, Topos & Elia, Elafonassi, Dorothy's Dream in Chania Air BnB gorgeous place!!, loved Chania, Pallas for breakfast twice, excellent food.
Israel
Suzuki Celerio
August 7, 2022
Chania is marvellous place to stay
Italy
Nissan Qashqai
June 27, 2022
Love Crete. My suggestion is to travel in the low season (June or even better September for the warmer see) and explore the western or eastern borders (or the south part) which are lovely and wild.There is so much to do other than going for beaches: hiking in wonderful gorges or peaks, exploring archeological sites and museums, and get lot in the inland parts. 1 week is not enough, you need to decide weather to go east or west.
Netherlands
Peugeot 2008
June 13, 2022
There are many tourist there, so we do not comment
Spain
Nissan Note
June 13, 2022
Third home.
Netherlands
Suzuki Celerio
June 11, 2022
Only visit cities and easy access musea/monasteries.
Slovenia
Fiat Panda
June 9, 2022
When driving on side roads of Crete the driver should be very attentive because of sudden big holes in asphalt which could be big enough to damage the car (happend to me). There are streets in towns and villages in Crete so narrow (with parked cars on the side) that it takes lots of careful manoeuring to not scratch the car.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
June 6, 2022
Loved Crete. Visited many places including mountain tavernas, beaches, ruins, olive mills, “train” trips, and did regular stuff like supermarket shopping. All were great experiences and gave insight into Crete life. Having a great car from Green Motion made it possible. Loved it all.
Ireland
Fiat Tipo Station Wagon
May 30, 2022
Loved everything about our visit to Crete. Highlights included visit to Elaphinisi Beach - probably the most beautiful, spectacular, unspoilt beach I have ever visited. Would highly recommend hiring a car - as the drives along the coast or across the higher mountain roads provides some spectacular scenery. We stayed in the Asterion Suites and Spa in the Chania region - beautiful hotel with fantastic facilities and the most friendly of staff.
Ireland
Hyundai i10
September 3, 2021
Excellent, helpful staff. The car was in perfect condition and ideal for getting us around during our Crete adventure. Would definitely recommend!
Germany
Toyota Aygo
August 25, 2021
Good value
Italy
Nissan Micra
August 23, 2021
need a car to explore
Switzerland
Hyundai i10
August 9, 2021
The lady at drop off was very kind and extremely helpful. She even offered to drive us to the terminal.
Belgium
Fiat Tipo Sedan
August 5, 2021
You cannot visit Crete without a car rental, it is a must and great fun to drive around the island.
Denmark
Peugeot 308
July 28, 2021
I had booked a Peugeot 308 but got a Suzuki. An ok car. HOWEVER, not a Peugeot
Greece
Hyundai i10
July 13, 2021
Renting a car in Crete is "must do" so many places to visit.
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
October 5, 2020
Need a car to get around.
Germany
Citroen C3
September 28, 2020
Beautiful city with charm was Chania, and very exclusive hide out if you really want to relax was Lutro, very nice and relaxing.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
September 16, 2020
Loved Elounda and Paleochora but was not that taken with Agia Marina. Found Agria Marina too touristy but others would love it (younger crowd).
Greece
Toyota Aygo
July 31, 2020
Herakleion is the place to rent a car. There are so many excersion and nice place to visit around. The pariking in the center the most of the times was not a problem. Many times we parked for free and even the times we had to park in a private parking the cost was 4,00 to 5,00 euros.
Ireland
Nissan Micra
July 22, 2020
Lots of great beaches and nature to explore around Western Crete and a car is really helpful.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
April 21, 2020
Explore the mountains
Australia
Seat ibiza
October 18, 2019
Car was great on fuel, i think we spent 45 euro and drove about 800km or more. Visited Spinalonga, Agios Nicolaous, Zeus cave, Elafonisi beach, Rethymno
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
October 16, 2019
Prepare yourself for driving on Greek roads, particularly in busy towns and at night. You get used to it, but it can be quite daunting at first. Be aware of potential inaccuracy on phone map navigation, particularly if journeying on mountain roads through small villages.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris 5d
October 1, 2019
Crete is huge. A car is essential to get anywhere off resort, if you don’t want to pay over the odds for coach trips. There is not much to see outside the towns on the island
Sweden
Fiat 500
July 29, 2019
Very easy and comfortable to have a car to drive around and explore with.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris 5d
August 24, 2018
It’s hard to drive in Heraklion. If you’re planning to go to different parts of Crete, then definitely rent a car, but don’t rent it just for heraklion

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Gomega Car Rentals
9.7 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
5.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
278
Total rental companies
49
Average daily price
$7.66
Lowest daily price
$2.47
Total cars available
3520

Top 49 Suppliers in Crete in 2024

Gomega Car Rentals
Gomega Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.7 / 20 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $48
drive365
drive365
Exceptional 9.2 / 52 reviews
2 locations
$5 - $27
EasyAuto
EasyAuto
Very good 8.9 / 824 reviews
12 locations
$19 - $90
OTOQ
OTOQ
Very good 8.9 / 245 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $33
CarQ
CarQ
Very good 8.9 / 161 reviews
4 locations
$9 - $60
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.9 / 36 reviews
5 locations
$20 - $60
Sterling Rentals
Sterling Rentals
Very good 8.8 / 84 reviews
7 locations
$12 - $80
Avance
Avance
Very good 8.7 / 258 reviews
3 locations
$11 - $98
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 120 reviews
4 locations
$14 - $75
Autocandia
Autocandia
Very good 8.6 / 1,195 reviews
8 locations
$8 - $111
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 164 reviews
3 locations
$14 - $88
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.6 / 76 reviews
9 locations
$17 - $74
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.6 / 29 reviews
9 locations
$20 - $204
Yours Car Rental
Yours Car Rental
Very good 8.5 / 187 reviews
2 locations
$8 - $88
Centauro
Centauro
Very good 8.4 / 458 reviews
2 locations
$3 - $47
WheeGo
WheeGo
Very good 8.4 / 67 reviews
3 locations
$5 - $84
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.2 / 444 reviews
6 locations
$10 - $194
Cargini
Cargini
Very good 8.2 / 62 reviews
3 locations
$6 - $94
Royal Rentals
Royal Rentals
Very good 8.1 / 1,148 reviews
43 locations
$8 - $401
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8.1 / 885 reviews
7 locations
$4 - $855
SKG Rent A Car
SKG Rent A Car
Very good 8.1 / 97 reviews
2 locations
$8 - $139
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 8 / 817 reviews
7 locations
$2 - $71
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.9 / 105 reviews
2 locations
$5 - $75
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.9 / 40 reviews
7 locations
$15 - $459
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Good 7.8 / 1,269 reviews
5 locations
$9 - $79
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 66 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $25
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 11 reviews
6 locations
$23 - $66
EXER
EXER
Good 7.7 / 172 reviews
5 locations
$11 - $190
King's Car Rental
King's Car Rental
Good 7.7 / 103 reviews
2 locations
$6 - $15
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.7 / 36 reviews
2 locations
$18 - $106
National
National
Good 7.7
3 locations
$18 - $118
Selecta rent a car
Selecta rent a car
Good 7.7
2 locations
$5 - $85
MONZA Rent a Car
MONZA Rent a Car
Good 7.6 / 188 reviews
5 locations
$9 - $194
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.6 / 15 reviews
7 locations
$21 - $96
Idea Mobility
Idea Mobility
Good 7.6 / 5 reviews
3 locations
$7
Drive Rent A Car
Drive Rent A Car
Good 7.6
1 location
Street Rent A Car
Street Rent A Car
Good 7.6
1 location
$12 - $23
Dirent a car Greece
Dirent a car Greece
Good 7.5 / 607 reviews
4 locations
$7 - $72
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.5 / 7 reviews
2 locations
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
2 locations
$22 - $173
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 7.3
1 location
$67 - $95
DRIVE S.A.
DRIVE S.A.
Good 7.2 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$9 - $74
Zezgo
Zezgo
Good 7.2 / 8 reviews
1 location
$8 - $19
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Satisfactory 6.8 / 968 reviews
3 locations
$10 - $38
RightCars
RightCars
Satisfactory 6.7 / 372 reviews
2 locations
$27 - $1337
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Satisfactory 6.5 / 413 reviews
2 locations
$7 - $111
AddCar
AddCar
Satisfactory 6.3 / 113 reviews
3 locations
$8 - $80
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.7 / 15 reviews
1 location
$14 - $28
Goldcar
Goldcar
Poor 5.5 / 86 reviews
2 locations
$8 - $26
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