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Car Hire at Crete Airport Heraklion

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Crete Airport Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Suzuki Alto or comparable
Suzuki Alto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Royal Rentals
£ 4.60 per day
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Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 6.45 per day
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Standard
Nissan Pulsar or comparable
Nissan Pulsar
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alma Car Hire
£ 8.17 per day
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Compact
Hyundai i30 or comparable
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 9.30 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or comparable
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
£ 12.33 / per day
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Minivan
Fiat Doblo or comparable
Fiat Doblo
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
EasyAuto
£ 29.51 / per day
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Minivan
Peugeot Rifter or comparable
Peugeot Rifter
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
£ 35.90 / per day
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Minivan
Fiat Scudo or comparable
Fiat Scudo
  • 9x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avance Rent a Car
£ 52.69 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
30
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Crete Airport Heraklion

Airport Car Hire

Birthplace of some of the earliest civilizations of mankind and home to more than 1,000 km (620 miles) of coastline, Crete attracts thousands of British tourists every year. Whether you go for the island’s cultured capital, Heraklion; Ancient Greek sites; or those spectacular beaches, you’re likely to find what you came for. Here’s our pick of destinations in Heraklion and the eastern part of the island:

  • Knossos. More than two thousand years ago, the Greek mainland and islands, including Crete, were inhabited by peoples and civilizations known to us as the Ancient Greeks. But mysterious and ancient to them were the first inhabitants of Knossos who first settled there about 7,000 years ago. Often called Europe’s first city, Knossos is nowadays an architectural site open to tourists who can take a glimpse into the life that once thrived there. Located just 5 km (3.1 miles) south of the centre of Heraklion and easily reached by car, Knossos is not to be missed. Even better, a ticket for the Palace of Knossos also lets you visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Cretaquarium. One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Crete is characterized not only by its history and culture but also the water life that surrounds it. The best place to learn about it is Cretaquarium, a public aquarium and marine life research centre in the nearby town of Hernassinos. The aquarium is home to species that once inspired legends among the sailors, such as stingrays, red scorpionfish, and sand tiger sharks. Only 18 km (12 miles) east of Heraklion, Cretaquarium can be reached in about 20 minutes by car.
  • Sitia. With many famous beach towns and resorts on the northern coast of Crete, little Sitia might fly under the international tourists’ radar. But those who come to this simple, quaint beach town will find not only a more relaxed pace of life and picturesque waterfront but also Vai, the largest palm forest in Europe. Go on a stroll on one of its paths and you might find a picturesque, nearly empty beach at the end. Located about 130 km (80 miles) east of Heraklion, Sitia can be reached in two hours by car.
  • Mountains. Although the island of Crete is only about 50 km (32 miles) wide — and significantly less in some places — the island is home to some really impressive mountains. The highest peak in the eastern part of the island is Skathi at 2,148 m (7,050 ft), nearly matched by the nearby Psari Madara and Lazaros mountains. Whether you decide to go on an epic climb to reach the summit of one of these often-snow capped peaks or take a more relaxed hike in the plateau, the fresh mountain air and spectacular views are not going to disappoint. Psychro Cave, a good starting point and a tourist attraction where, according to a myth, infant Zeus was fed goat milk, is 60 km (37 miles) from Heraklion and can be reached in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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 hire car

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 22 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 30 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 34 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 17 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 12 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 41 per day

Car hire 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 petrol 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 hires

  • 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 information

Score
5.9
  • Getting to the airport 6.9
  • Check-in desks 5.0
  • Facilities and services 4.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.4
  • Dining and car hire services 5.2
  • Lounge 3.7

Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)

  • IATA: HER
  • ICAO: LGIR
  • Name: Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 50,754
  • Passengers (per year): 7,480,408
  • Distance from the city centre: 3.1 miles / 5 km E of town
  • Phone: 302810397800
  • Email: kahktl@otenet.gr

Top 20 Destinations around Heraklion Airport

  1. Heraklion Port starting at £ 5.80 per day
    1.4 km / 0.9 miles away
  2. Kokkini Hani Arina Beach Resort starting at £ 4.60 per day
    7.5 km / 4.6 miles away
  3. Hersonissos Lyttos Beach hotel starting at £ 4.79 per day
    17.2 km / 10.7 miles away
  4. Hotel Delivery starting at £ 9.22 per day
    19.4 km / 12.1 miles away
  5. Malia Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa starting at £ 4.79 per day
    26.6 km / 16.5 miles away
  6. Agios Nikolaos Port starting at £ 14.12 per day
    52.6 km / 32.7 miles away
  7. Sitia Public Airport starting at £ 16.42 per day
    86.5 km / 53.7 miles away
  8. Crete Airport Chania starting at £ 5.86 per day
    94.1 km / 58.4 miles away
  9. Chania Hotel Delivery starting at £ 5.86 per day
    105.3 km / 65.4 miles away
  10. Chania Old Port starting at £ 5.86 per day
    105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
  11. Santorini Port starting at £ 12.47 per day
    119.6 km / 74.3 miles away
  12. Santorini Airport starting at £ 7.18 per day
    121.4 km / 75.4 miles away
  13. Milos Airport starting at £ 11.84 per day
    162.9 km / 101.2 miles away
  14. Karpathos Airport starting at £ 13.24 per day
    180.2 km / 112.0 miles away
  15. Paros Airport starting at £ 9.14 per day
    185.9 km / 115.5 miles away
  16. Paros Port starting at £ 16.42 per day
    194.3 km / 120.7 miles away
  17. Naxos Airport starting at £ 14.92 per day
    194.6 km / 120.9 miles away
  18. Naxos Port starting at £ 14.92 per day
    197.4 km / 122.7 miles away
  19. Kythira Airport starting at £ 13.24 per day
    219.5 km / 136.4 miles away
  20. Syros Airport starting at £ 10.57 per day
    232.5 km / 144.5 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Crete Airport Heraklion?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Crete Airport Heraklion fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Crete Airport Heraklion
£ 11.15
January
£ 11.15
February
£ 10.08
March
£ 21.22
April
£ 28.73
May
£ 26.85
June
£ 37.78
July
£ 40.85
August
£ 27.62
September
£ 16.93
October
£ 11.58
November
£ 13.90
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Crete Airport Heraklion is March with prices starting at £ 10.08 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is August with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 40.85. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 21. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at Crete Airport Heraklion?

Hirers picking up a car at Crete Airport Heraklion keep them for an average of 12 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 7.
Average Hire Length at Crete Airport Heraklion
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 month sees the highest demand for car hire at Crete Airport Heraklion?

Though Heraklion Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. December is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
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 Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
Carwiz Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
RightCars VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
RightCars Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
AddCar Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i20 5 2 Medium cars
Ok Rent A Car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
AddCar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars

FAQ

In what situations is the customer charged the full excess?
Typically, car hire companies will charge the renter the entire excess if the vehicle is stolen or is involved in a collision that results in significant damage.
If I cancel the reservation, will the refund partial or total?
If you cancel at least 48 hours before your originally scheduled pickup time, you will receive a complete refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the pick-up time, you will receive a refund for Full Coverage, if purchased.
Can I pick up a car if my flight lands after 20:00?
Yes, just be sure to search using the right time and you will be shown which suppliers will provide service at that time and any additional out of our fee will be included.
Are prepaid cards accepted?
No, prepaid cards are not accepted; you need a credit card in most cases.

Top 27 Hire Companies at Crete Airport Heraklion in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.6
+302810280915
Kazantzakis Airport
£ 10 - £ 20
EasyAuto
EasyAuto
Remarkable 9.5
+306944024738
71601, Airport, Heraklion
£ 9 - £ 51
Carwiz
Carwiz
Remarkable 9.3
+306972263348
Karaiskaki 28-30, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
£ 8 - £ 9
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
Remarkable 9.2
+302810226002
Heraklion International Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
£ 12 - £ 57
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Remarkable 9
+306944024738
Nea Alikarnassos - Airport Nikos Kazantzakis
£ 11 - £ 51
Autocandia
Autocandia
Outstanding 8.9
+302810331433
71500, Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion
£ 6 - £ 10
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, AIRPORT
£ 11 - £ 53
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+302810225150
Crete - Heraklion Airport
£ 18 - £ 29
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
Avance Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.6
+302810339009 / +302109011300
Heraklion Airport, Iraklio 716 01
£ 11 - £ 53
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.5
+302815302310
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Iraklio 716 01
£ 10 - £ 16
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
Outstanding 8.5
+302810390373
Heraklion 716 01
£ 15 - £ 115
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
Alamo
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8.5
+306932311388 / +306932311388
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion 716 01, Greece
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.3
+306936112203 / +34966360360 / +302811180090
Leof. Ikarou 87 N, Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.2
+306980421074
Heraklio 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
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.1
+34902360636
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion, 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
Alamo
Alamo
Great 7.9
+302810226002
Heraklion Airport, Nea Alikarnassos 71601, Heraklion
£ 10 - £ 51
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.7
+306984631835
Heraklion International Airport N. Kazantzakis 71601 Heraklion Crete
£ 6 - £ 29
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
Great 7.7
+302111875552
Anapafseos 18,Nea Alikarnassos 716 01
£ 7 - £ 66
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
GreenMotion
Great 7.6
+302810344279
Kazantzakis Airport, Iraklio 715 00
£ 6 - £ 155
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
Great 7.5
+302811810265 / +18778223872
89 Ikarou Avenue 71601 Nea Allikarnassos, Heraclión
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7.3
+302816008910
Heraklion Airport"Kazantzakis" Nea Alikarnassos, Iraklio 716 01
£ 7 - £ 27
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.2
+302811810265
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
Keddy
Keddy
Great 7
+302810225150
MEETING POINT
£ 10 - £ 16
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
Great 7
+302811810265
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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