Car Rental Heraklion Airport

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Crete Airport Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$4.86 / per day
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Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$5.00 / per day
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Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.90 / per day
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Intermediate
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
EasyAuto
$13.19 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$15.94 / per day
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Standard
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
RightCars
$17.45 / per day
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Full-size
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$28.09 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$29.13 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:29 on 2020-02-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$9.47 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1
Heraklion Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Step off the plane and get your rental car right at Heraklion Airport! The city of Heraklion, named after the mythological Greek hero Heracles, is full of history. You can drive your rental to sites like the Venetian Walls and Lions Square, visit stunning churches and basilicas, or learn about the island’s history at one of its museums. Heraklion’s most famous attraction, Knossos Palace, was the center of the ancient Minoan civilization, and it’s also said to have been home to the legendary labyrinth of Minotaur.

All the history might get a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other fun things to do! Drive your rental car to one of the beautiful nearby beaches, take a sailing lesson, or try rock climbing on the cliffs of Karteros. On your way back to Heraklion, be sure to stop your rental car at a local Crete kafeneion or coffee shop, and also try some local fruits, cheeses, and olives.

There’s so much to do in Heraklion, but the island of Crete offers a whole lot more. Mountains, gorges, caves, pristine beaches, and ancient monasteries are waiting to be explored. You can even pick up your rental car at Heraklion Airport and drop it off in a different city, like Chania. Start planning your adventure now!

Heraklion Airport is also known as “Nikos Kazantsakis”.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Paris
  • Moscow
  • Prague
  • Milan
  • Frankfurt

Main airlines

Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Germania, Nordwind Airlines, TUI Airways, and Jet2.com

Terminals

A single passenger terminal serves both local and international flights.

Location

Heraklion Airport is about 5 km (3 miles) from the city center. Leof Ikarou is the main street connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $41 per day
  • Station wagons - from $42 per day
  • Large cars - from $37 per day
  • Medium cars - from $17 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $46 per day
  • Small cars - from $12 per day
  • SUVs - from $47 per day

Top car rental companies

  • EasyAuto (Tel: +306944024738)
  • Carwiz (Tel: +306972263348)
  • National (Tel: +302810226002)
  • Budget (Tel: +302810390373)
  • Hertz (Tel: +302810330452)
  • Optimo Rent (Tel: +306944024738)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +302811100013 / +302811100014 / +302811100015)
  • Autocandia (Tel: +302810331433)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +302810226002)
  • Alamo (Tel: +302810226002)
  • SIXT (Tel: +302810280915)
  • Europcar (Tel: +302810225150)
  • Keddy (Tel: +302810225150)
  • Avance Rent a Car (Tel: +302810339009 / +302109011300)
  • Autounion (Tel: +302815302310)
  • Avis (Tel: +302810390373)
  • Centauro (Tel: +306936112203 / +34966360360)
  • AbbyCar Rentals (Tel: +302122135282)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +302810344279)

Car rental desks

You’ll find most in the arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

There are many snack bars, a restaurant, two duty-free shops, several ATMs, and baby changing facilities. The luggage storage office is located in the airport’s car park.

Nearest gas station

BP gas station is located at Ikarou Ave 115. It’s on the way to the city, open 24/7, and can be reached in less than two minutes. There are other gas stations near Heraklion Airport.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Agios Nikolaos (62 km / 38 mi). Located on the northeastern coast of the island, Agios Nikolaos is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Crete. Thousands of travelers come here every year to enjoy its nice beaches, quaint surrounding villages, and nearby islands that can be accessed by boat.
  • Chania (142 km / 88 mi). The other large city of Crete, Chania has plenty of sites to visit and things to do. Some of the highlights are the well-preserved Etz Hayyim Synagogue, the Archaeological Museum, the old Venetian port, and some of the best restaurants on Crete.
  • Hersonissos (25 km / 15 mi). A small city located roughly halfway between Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, Hersonissos is a classical coastal party town - come summer, its long and built-up coastal strip will be full of beach bars, restaurants, and impromptu celebrations.
  • Ierapetra (96 km / 59 mi). Another beach city, but with a much more relaxed vibe, Ierapetra and the surrounding southeastern coast is a great day-trip destination from Heraklion. The town is often claimed to be the warmest place in Europe and is nearly equidistant from mainland Greece, Turkey in Asia, and Libya in Africa. In addition to beautiful beaches, the town is also home to a nearby donkey sanctuary.

Airport info

Rating
5.9
  • Getting to the airport 6.9
  • Departure and check-in 5.0
  • Terminal facilities 4.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.2
  • Lounge 3.7

Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)

  • IATA: HER
  • ICAO: LGIR
  • Airport name: Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)
  • Airport type: Public / Military / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 35 m / 115 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 50,754
  • Passengers (per year): 7,480,408
  • Distance from City: 3.1 miles / 5 km E of town
  • Phone: 302810397800
  • Email: kahktl@otenet.gr

Top 20 Locations near Heraklion Airport

  1. 84.7 km / 52.6 miles away
  2. 95.8 km / 59.5 miles away
  3. 120.8 km / 75.1 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Milos Airport from $15.04 per day
    163.5 km / 101.6 miles away
  5. 178.4 km / 110.9 miles away
  6. 185.8 km / 115.5 miles away
  7. Car Rental at Naxos Airport from $12.67 per day
    194.3 km / 120.7 miles away
  8. 221.0 km / 137.3 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Syros Airport from $16.48 per day
    232.5 km / 144.5 miles away
  10. 233.5 km / 145.1 miles away
  11. Car Rental at Kos Airport from $7.94 per day
    235.9 km / 146.6 miles away
  12. 287.4 km / 178.6 miles away
  13. 303.7 km / 188.7 miles away
  14. 309.1 km / 192.0 miles away
  15. 342.1 km / 212.6 miles away
  16. 344.7 km / 214.2 miles away
  17. 407.9 km / 253.4 miles away
  18. 432.0 km / 268.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Heraklion Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Heraklion Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Heraklion Airport
$14.03
January
$14.03
February
$12.68
March
$26.70
April
$36.14
May
$33.77
June
$47.52
July
$51.38
August
$34.74
September
$21.30
October
$14.57
November
$17.48
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Heraklion Airport is March when prices for an Economy class start from $12.68. You can see that this is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $51.38 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Heraklion Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in November the average rental period is 12 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length at Heraklion Airport
10
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
9
May
9
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
8
October
12
November
9
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Heraklion Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Heraklion Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in December.
Heraklion Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
71%
January
68%
February
77%
March
115%
April
171%
May
134%
June
176%
July
174%
August
104%
September
48%
October
35%
November
27%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
RightCars Vauxhall Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i20 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
RightCars Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Peugeot 308 5 3 Large cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.1 from 8 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Greece?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Greece?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
You must be between 18 and 68 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Surprice, Alamo, GreenMotion, EasyAuto, Enterprise, RightCars, Optimo Rent, SIXT, Keddy, AbbyCar Rentals, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Carwiz, Autounion, Budget and Autocandia at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Station wagons, Convertibles, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
Can I rent a car at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
A rental car costs $28 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $5 at Surprice.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER) is $195. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER) was $34.
What car rental companies are located at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
Surprice, Alamo, GreenMotion, EasyAuto, Enterprise, RightCars, Optimo Rent, SIXT, Keddy, AbbyCar Rentals, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Carwiz, Autounion, Budget and Autocandia can be found at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
What car rental companies are onsite (in terminal) at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
Enterprise, SIXT, Alamo, Europcar, GreenMotion and Avis are located onsite at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
What car rental companies offer shuttle service at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
Goldcar, Rhodium, Goldcar and Carwiz offer shuttle service to their location at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
Which car rental companies offer meet and greet at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
Keddy, Centauro and Optimo Rent offer meet and greet service at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER).
What is the best car rental company at Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are EasyAuto (9.2, 100 reviews), Autocandia (9.1, 68 reviews) and Alamo (8.5, 5 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

Australia
Fiat 500
October 10, 2019
You need a car. Create is a huge place that if you want to experience all of it, it will be very hard without a car.
Czech Republic
Hyundai i20
September 30, 2019
north of Crete is quite busy
Israel
Ford Focus
August 13, 2019
Create is a great island and there are many magnificent places to visit

Top 20 Suppliers for Heraklion Airport in 2020

EasyAuto
Exceptional 9.5
+306944024738
71601, Airport, Heraklion
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+306972263348
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis 716 01, Herkalion
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302810226002
Heraklion International Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
Budget
Exceptional 9.2
+302810390373
Nikos Kazantzakis, 716 01, Heraklion
Hertz
Hertz
Exceptional 9.2
+302810330452
71408, Airport, Heraklion
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+306944024738
Nea Alikarnassos - Airport Nikos Kazantzakis
Thrifty
Thrifty
Exceptional 9
+302811100013 / +302811100014 / +302811100015
716 01, Airport, Heraklion
Autocandia
Excellent 8.9
+302810331433
71500, Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, AIRPORT
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+302810226002
Heraklion Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 71601, Heraklion
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+302810280915
Kazantzakis Airport
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302810225150
Crete - Heraklion Airport
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+302810225150
MEETING POINT
Avance Rent a Car
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6
+302810339009 / +302109011300
Heraklion Airport, Iraklio 716 01
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302815302310
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Iraklio 716 01
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302810390373
Heraklion 716 01
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+306936112203 / +34966360360
Leof. Ikarou 87 N, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
AbbyCar Rentals
AbbyCar Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+302122135282
Car Rental Area, 715 00, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01, Heraklion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+302810344279
Kazantzakis Airport, Iraklio 715 00

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