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Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

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Crete Airport Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$5.87 per day
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Economy
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$9.80 per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
$12.54 per day
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Compact
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autocandia
$16.20 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
Nissan Juke or similar
Nissan Juke
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$16.42 / per day
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Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or similar
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$18.13 / per day
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Standard
Nissan Pulsar or similar
Nissan Pulsar
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alma Car Hire
$24.68 / per day
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Compact Elite
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dirent a car Greece
$37.10 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:00 on 2021-12-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
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
9.5
Crete Airport Heraklion Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The main city on Crete, Heraklion is a great destination to visit. Home to ancient sites, interesting museums, and splendid beaches, it packs a surprisingly diverse array of attractions. Heraklion can also serve as a hub for exploring the rest of Crete, especially the eastern part of the island. Here are three of its most interesting attractions:

  • Palace of Knossos. Sometimes called Europe’s oldest city, the Palace of Knossos was a political and sacred center of the Minoan civilization. Predating even the Ancient Greeks, little is known about this fascinating culture, so the archaeological site with its remaining frescoes and chambers offers a fascinating insight into their lives. According to legend, Knossos was also where the labyrinth of the Minotaur was located. The palace is located about 5 km (3 miles) south of the modern Heraklion center and can be reached by car in about ten minutes.
  • Koules. Although much more recent, the Koules Fortress is another emblem of Heraklion and Crete. While research suggests it might have first been fortified during the 9th century when the island was a Muslim emirate, the fort acquired its present, well-known form during Venetian rule in the 16th century. Having protected the city during numerous fights and sieges, the fortress symbolizes the resilience of Cretans. 
  • Rethymno. Located roughly halfway between Heraklion and Chania, the two largest cities of Crete, little Rethymno is a great destination for a day-trip. Retaining much of its historical architecture, including the beautiful old town, the town has a special atmosphere, and the beaches are usually less busy than those around Heraklion. The trip from Heraklion to Rethymno takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.

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 $65 per day
  • Station wagons - from $44 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • Vans - from $75 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $73 per day

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
  • Name: Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • 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

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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
$14.66
January
$14.66
February
$13.25
March
$27.91
April
$37.78
May
$35.31
June
$49.68
July
$53.72
August
$36.32
September
$22.27
October
$15.23
November
$18.27
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Heraklion Airport is March when prices for an Economy class start from $13.25. 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 $53.72 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
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.
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
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
RightCars Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
RightCars Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
RightCars VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Carwiz Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Carwiz Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car VW Golf 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

France
Suzuki Vitara
October 8, 2021
The cretan island is beautiful;there are many discoveries to do. Now on the cretan roads, it is necessary to be careful.
Switzerland
Fiat Doblo
October 7, 2021
If the weather is bad in the north do a ride to the south coast
Israel
Nissan Evalia
October 2, 2021
All was great apart from the car itself wich was smaller than expected (the model offered on the web site was of a much larger 7 sitter) and a bit shabby.... other than that all was 10.
United Kingdom
Nissan Pulsar
September 28, 2021
Mochos is a beautiful village in the hills. Zeus cave on Lasithi Plateau worth a visit as is Milatos for a quiet sandy beach within the harbour and lots of choice of restaurants.
Estonia
Peugeot 301
July 28, 2021
basically Crete round trip and daily rides to where ever =)
United Arab Emirates
Suzuki Alto
July 27, 2021
Crete is a fantastic island and it can be done best by driving around. I did one place per day and couldn't have done it by public transport
Israel
VW Polo
July 7, 2021
We drove with the rental car back and forth from Heraklion to Hersonissos, there were no glitches. Excellent response and service from the representatives
Switzerland
Toyota Auris
July 6, 2021
very good service overall / experience: - Fast - on time - simple Staff was very helpful especially want to mention the service when returning the car, thanks to Cristina or Cristiana (apologize if I did not write the name correctly). The only thing worth mentioning is the location, it was tricky to find them outside the airport building. It was a bit off the track and there are plenty other providers which makes it a challenging finding them in the first instance.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
June 4, 2021
Highly recommend a drive over to Balos beach, well worth the slightly bumpy drive!
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
November 9, 2020
excellent Discover .com & autocandia team
France
Citroen C1
September 28, 2020
Easy to find as soon as you exit the airport.
Greece
Nissan Micra
September 25, 2020
WE TRAVELED ALL OVER CRETE. THERE ARE SUCH NICE PLACES FROM CHANIA TO AGIOS NIKOLAOS. ALSO SOUTH CRETE HAS WONDERFUL BEACHES. IN HERAKLION ALL THE PEOPLE WAS SO FRIENDLY! WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS!
Germany
Fiat Panda
September 15, 2020
Nice to Drive around the city and further to other beaches or Rethymno. Really nice small towns also everywhere, but unfortunately I don't remember all the names... :D
Greece
Fiat Panda
September 11, 2020
we loved rethimnon! Preveli Beach was awesome
Germany
Fiat Panda
August 24, 2020
The car fleet seems new and there is a big variety of models and choice, all rental cars are mostly color white and tagged with a sticker on the rear window shield. Availability was a remarkable point, i don't know because of the corona crisis or it is always like that. It was a pleasure moving around with a rental car there.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
August 4, 2020
A small car is recommended for getting around the small streets of Crete's towns and villages. But if you are going into the mountains then you need a larger engine.
Greece
VW Polo
July 31, 2020
Crete, Greece is huge and you definitely need a car to move around.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
December 29, 2019
Really great Island to drive around, and the freedom of the car makes it really fun for trips all over the Island.
Romania
Citroen C3
October 26, 2019
I recommend to rent a car in Creta; you can visit many interesting places !
Israel
Suzuki Celerio
October 20, 2019
everything was very good
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
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Tipo
July 15, 2018
Hard to find the rental booth, but once I did (I just called), it was great. The car had 140,000 km, but was clean and ran well.

Top 23 Suppliers at Heraklion Airport in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.6
+302810280915
Kazantzakis Airport
$19 - $56
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+306972263348
Karaiskaki 28-30, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
$13 - $30
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302810226002
Heraklion International Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
$23 - $58
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+306944024738
Nea Alikarnassos - Airport Nikos Kazantzakis
$32 - $98
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, AIRPORT
$20 - $51
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302810225150
Crete - Heraklion Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6
+302810339009 / +302109011300
Heraklion Airport, Iraklio 716 01
$38 - $85
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302815302310
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Iraklio 716 01
$22 - $118
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302810390373
Heraklion 716 01
$23 - $180
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+302810226002
Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Ap
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+302810390373
International Airport Bus To Parking: 8.00-22.00
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+306932311388 / +306972700715
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion 716 01, Greece
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+306980421074
Heraklion 716 01
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:30
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+306936112203 / +34966360360 / +302811180090
Leof. Ikarou 87 N, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
$6 - $41
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion, 716 01
$13 - $103
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Alamo
Very good 7.9
+302810226002
Heraklion Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 71601, Heraklion
$16 - $34
Surprice
Very good 7.7
+306984631835
Heraklion International Airport N. Kazantzakis 71601 Heraklion Crete
$9 - $48
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:59
Tue:07:00-21:59
Wed:07:00-21:59
Thu:07:00-21:59
Fri:07:00-21:59
Sat:07:00-21:59
Sun:07:00-21:59
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+302111875552
Anapafseos 18,Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
$13 - $86
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
+302810344279
Kazantzakis Airport, Iraklio 715 00
$12 - $261
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+306947998070
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Main Terminal, 716 01
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+302816008910
Heraklion Airport"Kazantzakis" Nea Alikarnassos, Iraklio 716 01
$17 - $75
Keddy
Very good 7
+302810225150
MEETING POINT
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
+302811810265 / +34965233425
89 Ikarou Avenue 71601 Nea Allikarnassos, Heraclión, Nea Allikarnassos 716 01
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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