In Crete Airport Heraklion you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Crete is one of Greece's most beautiful islands, set like a jewel in the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, south of the Peloponnese. Birthplace of the gods, the island is a treasure trove of historical sites, Byzantine churches and ancient mosques. Amid the bustle of the island's capital Heraklion lie the awe-inspiring ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, whilst the beguiling city of Rethymno reveals an alluring historical quarter with narrow pedestrianised streets that wind around the base of its magnificent Venetian fortress. Crete's superb natural landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful. Soaring mountain ranges and jagged peaks tumble down upon rolling plains, and sweeping farmland dotted with tranquil villages offer a taste of traditional Greek life. Along the northern coast, the azure Mediterranean languidly meets the soft golden beaches of scenic Elounda and Agios Nikolaos, overlooking the magical small island of Spinalonga.
Before booking a car in Greece, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Greece's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Greece drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 50km/h
Carriageway : 90km/h
Motorway : 130km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In Greece drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 18 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.