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Pick-up location Heraklion
Rental locations 89
Airport locations 46

Heraklion car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
hertz
Best rated
9.2 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Heraklion
Hertz
Locations in Heraklion
34, 25h August St
+30 281 030 0744
Heraklion Airport
+30 281 033 0452
Industrial Area,heraklion
+30 281 038 2230
Rated no. 2
Budget
budget
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Budget
Locations in Heraklion
International Airport
  • 7.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
14 Jul 2017
Great experience
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. Car was in great condition.
8.0 Excellent
13 Sep 2018
Very good but receipt not yet got
Pros: A receipt copy since as per agreement, I was to drop the car at a location different from the airport. However, they informed us that if we drop at the airport, I will be charged 22.3 EUR less. I would like to get a confirmation of the accurate charges
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
enterprise
6.1 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Heraklion
Enterprise
Locations in Heraklion
45 Ikarou Ave
+30 281 034 4076
Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis
+30 281 022 6002
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
  • 5.3
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
9 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and friendly. A smile and a friendly attitude toward the staff, in spite of flight delays and long lines and an airport terminal with no amenities, goes a long way. They've likely been dealing with grumpy, disheveled travelers all. Day. Long.
Cons: My husband and I have twice rented twice from the Heraklion Airport location, and both times they have seemed understaffed... an extra employee or two would go a long way toward improving wait times and the overall customer experience.
2.0 Mediocre
8 Sep 2019
Pros: The staff were assholes
Cons: They wouldn’t let us actually rent a car
7.6 Good
8 Sep 2019
Pros: Car was in good condition and good price
Cons: When we arrived we were given a much bigger vehicle than requested as ours had been given away to someone else. ( we were late and called to tell. The staff that due to our ferry leaving late) No one was there to accept the car despite their website saying they were open for drop off
Rated no. 4
Dollar
dollar
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Heraklion
Dollar
Locations in Heraklion
34, 25h August St
+30 281 030 0744
Airport Desk Arrivals Hall
+30 281 033 0452
Industrial Area,heraklion
+30 281 038 2230
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 Jun 2019
Cons: Very easy to find rental lot and easy to return car to. Helpful staff.
2.0 Mediocre
24 Aug 2016
Cant believe you actually printed a rental form!!
Pros: Nothing!
Cons: We arrived to Crete, there was no counter for Dollar, no person to take the invitation and the car pool was empty and closed! Can't believe I trusted you with my family! I ended up calling Dollar support and they said "there is suppose to be someone there" - bottom line - they have no clue!!! I tossed the invitation to the garbage and went to a local rental. Guess what!? Kayak gave me a 270 Euro proposal, not including car seats for the babies and the local gave me a 240 Euro *including car seats* This was just embracing for Dollar. Thankfully I haven't payed anything to Dollar. If I would, I would probably sew them by now! Never taking this company's services again.
Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
5.6 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Avis
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion International Airport
+30 281 039 0373
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Avis reviews in Heraklion
Rated no. 6
Alamo
alamo
5.0 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Alamo
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Ap
+30 281 022 6002
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
31 Oct 2017
Stiffed with additional charges for slight flight delay
Pros: Not much
Cons: We were delayed and arrived 1hr and 15mins later at 11.15 and were forced to pay a late arrival fee, because it was after 10pm.
8.0 Excellent
26 Apr 2018
Pros: Clean new car good service Confusing to find car at first but once located A good service
Rated no. 7
Europcar
2.9 Mediocre (7 reviews)
2 locations in Heraklion
Europcar
Locations in Heraklion
97, Ikarou Str
+30 281 039 0481
Meeting Point
+30 281 022 5150
  • 3.5
  • 4.7
  • 4.5
  • 3.5
  • 3.8
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
31 Aug 2016
Beware of staff - they engage in hard sell of CDW
Cons: I have an annual CDW excess insurance. On arrival at he Europecar desk I was rudely told that my insurance wouldn't cover any damage to the vehicle outside of an accident with another vehicle. When I asked how he knew this without reading the insurance schedule he continued to assert his position. When I acquiesced and purchased the Europecar insurance at €20 a day ( for which I received no schedule of coverage) his mood changed. I believe I was scammed. I will contacting Europcar directly about staff conduct.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jul 2018
International driver's license
Pros: Staff was friendly and apologetic about this new enforcement issue
Cons: Apparently, in greece now the government is pushing for international driver's license before rental. Never needed it before so, maybe large highlighted warning notices should be displayed when renting on your site.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Aug 2018
Absolutely terrible
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Upon arrival I tried to pick up my rental. The lady working the Europcar desk told me that since I did not have an “international drivers license” I was not allowed to rent a car from Europcar. Absolutely at NO TIME was I ever informed of this requirement. I’ve traveled to many countries and have never even heard of an “international drivers license.” Completely insane. Also, it was 11 PM and we were 2.5 hours away from our hotel. She did not care at all. Fortunately I was able to walk to enterprise and easily rent a car without an “international drivers license.” If I didn’t know any better I’d say she chose not to rent a car to me once she found out I was American. Never will try to rent from this pathetic company again.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Aug 2018
The worst rental service I ever encountered
Cons: DO NOT RENT FROM EUROPCAR IN CRETE!! EVER! Upon arrival to rent the car, the representative wanted to sell us their own insurance for the car, at 220 EUR. As I already purchased insurance from Kayak, I informed the representative that I don't need their insurance. He started arguing on this, and informed that that I will need to pay 2500 EUR deposit for the car in this case, because they don't recognize the insurance I bought, even though I showed him all the documents, and as far as he is concerned I have no insurance, and therefore I need to deposit 2500 EUR. After some back and forth discussions, in which he continued to try to force me to buy their insurance, which I refused, I finally agreed to deposit 2500 EUR. Then upon checking back, he said that he can't accept that, and now he needs 4000 EUR for the deposit. At this point I was very upset, and didn't agree to go along with it. Then the representative told me that in this case they don't want to rent the car to me at all. Without any choice, I agreed to pay their 220 EUR for the insurance, paying double for insurance, but then the representative continued on the same stand and didn't want to rent the car to me. He used additional representatives over the phone and others to convince me that suddenly they don't have this car available for me, and used some lame excuse saying that I was late to the counter for more than an hour (because a delay in the flight). Eventually I couldn't continue to rent the car there. I went to other car rentals, one by one, and with luck Avis had the car that I needed for the duration for my vacation. I ended up paying almost 400 EUR more for the rental, and of course the insurance I bought from Kayak was unused. This was a terrible experience. My family had to wait for 2 hours until this issue was resolved, we missed lunch at the hotel, had a very bad start to our vacation, and only with luck we found the car we needed. The horrible representative's name is Anthony. I wouldn't recommend anyone to use Europcar in Crete at all. They provided the worst service possible.
3.6 Mediocre
6 Sep 2018
Avoid this Europcar office
Cons: Avoid this Europcar office. Like a previous reviewer, they also gave me the hard sell on the insurance (when I already had my own coverage). As for the car, they supposedly gave me an upgrade to a larger one (I actually deliberately requested a smaller car for the narrow roads of Crete and I explained that to them). The larger car turned out to be a total mess. The car already had scrapes and scratches all over, the rubber moulding around the driver's side door was falling out, the light on the passenger door was falling out, and after driving around 25km the check engine light came on with a message to get the engine serviced. When I returned it at night-time, they went over the car in detail with a flashlight and blamed me for one of the scratches which was already there (among the many scrapes). I don't think they gave me the "upgrade" out of kindness ...
4.0 Okay
21 Sep 2018
Pushy & Rude
Cons: Lady checking us in was pushy and rude. The car’s power steering belt was loose and would often squeak loudly
2.0 Mediocre
21 Sep 2016
Worse car experience ever
Pros: Absolutely nothing
Cons: Attitude of staff at the time of hiring and return The actual car was a disgrace, the gear change was so 'loose' my wife couldn't drive it, underpowered The car radios controls had been painted out so couldn't see what to do to use it Staff on return were very aggressive
Rated no. 8
Ace
ace
2.0 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Heraklion
Ace
Locations in Heraklion
89 Ikarou Avenue
+30 281 181 0265
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
9 Jul 2019
Pros: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Cons: They are cheating people and charging extra money ( almost twice in our case) at the pickup. Staff is rude. Location is not comfy. Will never use them again and no one should.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Jul 2019
Cons: Did not allow me to rent with American drivers license. Said I needed international, while all of the rental companies allowed me to rent with just my American license.
Greenways Rent A Car
greenway
10 locations in Heraklion
Greenways Rent A Car
Locations in Heraklion
Agia Pelagia
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion Amoudara
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion City Centre
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion Fodele
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion International Airport
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion Malia
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion Matala
+30 283 107 2440
Heraklion Port
+30 283 107 2440
Hersonissos
+30 283 107 2440
Rethymno Beach Road
+30 283 107 2440
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
surpricecarrental
5 locations in Heraklion
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Heraklion
13, Terpsichoris 13
Artemisias 134 Alikarnassos Reception desk of the hotel
Artemisias 134 Alikarnassos
Heraklion Hotel Delivery
Heraklion Port
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Heraklion
Sunnycars
Locations in Heraklion
11, 25th August Street
201, Mafsolou Street
34 25th August Street
Industrial Area
Autounion Car Rental
autounion
3 locations in Heraklion
Autounion Car Rental
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
Heraklion Hotel Delivery
+30 281 033 1433
Heraklion Port
+30 281 033 1433
CarWiz
carwiz
3 locations in Heraklion
CarWiz
Locations in Heraklion
Epimenidou 28
+30 697 226 3348
Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall
+30 697 226 3348
Nearchou avenue
+30 697 226 3348
Megalonisos Car Rentals
megalonisoscarrental
3 locations in Heraklion
Megalonisos Car Rentals
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion City Centre
+30 283 107 2441
Heraklion International Airport
+30 697 332 6001
Heraklion Port
+30 283 107 2441
Sixt
sixtrentacar
3 locations in Heraklion
Sixt
Locations in Heraklion
93. Ikarou Ave.N.Alikarnassos
+30 281 028 4260
Kazantzakis Airport
+30 281 028 0915
Nearchou Avenue
+30 281 028 4260
Thrifty
thrifty
3 locations in Heraklion
Thrifty
Locations in Heraklion
34, 25h August St
+30 281 030 0744
Airport Desk Arrivals Hall
+30 281 033 0452
Industrial Area,heraklion
+30 281 038 2230
AbbyCar Car Rentals
abbycar
2 locations in Heraklion
AbbyCar Car Rentals
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
Ikarou Avenue 97
Autocandia
autocandia
2 locations in Heraklion
Autocandia
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
MAIN OFFICE Mafsolou st 201
+30 281 033 1433
Caldera
caldera
2 locations in Heraklion
Caldera
Locations in Heraklion
97 ,Ikarou AVE. Nea Alikarnassos
+30 281 510 2870
Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall
0030 2821027810
CARO
caro
2 locations in Heraklion
CARO
Locations in Heraklion
Crete-Heraklion: 74 Miltiadi Karatzi Str - Main Office
Heraklion, Greece
Centauro
centauro
2 locations in Heraklion
Centauro
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis
Leoforos Ikarou 87 N. Alikarnasos Heraklion
diRENT
dirent
2 locations in Heraklion
diRENT
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
+30 281 033 6983
Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou 12
+30 289 702 2794
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
2 locations in Heraklion
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Heraklion
97, Leoforos Ikarou
+30 281 034 4072
Iraklio
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Heraklion
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Heraklion
97, Ikarous Tr, Nea Alikarnassos
Heraklion Airport- Meeting Point Right Op.Arrival Hall
MC&A
mca
2 locations in Heraklion
MC&A
Locations in Heraklion
Leof. Steliou Kazantzidi & Didous 1, N.Alikarnassos
+30 282 109 7741
Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall
+30 211 187 5552
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Heraklion
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
+30 281 033 9009
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Heraklion
AutoEurope
Locations in Heraklion
Europcar
Autos Holidays
autosholidays
1 location in Heraklion
Autos Holidays
Locations in Heraklion
Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall
+30 281 024 4002
Avance Rent a Car
avancerentacar
1 location in Heraklion
Avance Rent a Car
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
Car&Go
cargo
1 location in Heraklion
Car&Go
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion International Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion Crete
+30 281 301 8134
Drive Car Rental
drivecarrental
1 location in Heraklion
Drive Car Rental
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion, Crete Airport area Nea Alikarnassos
+30 281 028 1338
Drive SA
drivesa
1 location in Heraklion
Drive SA
Locations in Heraklion
Meeting Point Opposite Arrival Hall
+30 281 028 1338
DriveCyprus
drive
1 location in Heraklion
DriveCyprus
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
Easy Auto
easyauto
1 location in Heraklion
Easy Auto
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
Economy Rent a Car
economy
1 location in Heraklion
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
+30 693 686 7031
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Heraklion
Firefly
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis
+30 281 110 0019
GELASAKIS SHIPPING TOURISM HOTEL SERVICES S.A
gelasakis
1 location in Heraklion
GELASAKIS SHIPPING TOURISM HOTEL SERVICES S.A
Locations in Heraklion
Port
+30 697 226 3348
Global Rent A Car
global
1 location in Heraklion
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion airport
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
1 location in Heraklion
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Heraklion
89 Ikarou Avenue
+30 281 181 0265
GRental
grental
1 location in Heraklion
GRental
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport, Terminal
+30 281 028 1339
National
national
1 location in Heraklion
National
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Ap
+30 281 022 6002
OLYMPIC
olympic
1 location in Heraklion
OLYMPIC
Locations in Heraklion
HERAKLION AIRPORT Next to the Parking Area
+30 118 001 454
Payless
payless
1 location in Heraklion
Payless
Locations in Heraklion
International Airport
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Heraklion
Rhodium
Locations in Heraklion
89 Ikarou Avenue Nea Alikarnassos
+30 281 181 0265
Right Cars
rightcars
1 location in Heraklion
Right Cars
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
Sk Rent
skrent
1 location in Heraklion
Sk Rent
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion airport
Wheels 2 Go
wheels2go
1 location in Heraklion
Wheels 2 Go
Locations in Heraklion
Heraklion Airport
+30 281 033 6983
18 travellers who hired a car in Heraklion gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

Car hire locations in Heraklion

When to book a hire car in Heraklion

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Top tips for renting a car in Heraklion

  • Located on the island of Crete, Heraklion, Greece offers many historical attractions and cultural sights to see. This includes lots of architecture that dates all the way back to the Medieval period. After touring this capital city, you might want to stay at a luxurious resort such as Agios Nikolaos in Eastern Crete. About an hour away, it will be most convenient to have a hire car to get you there.
  • Heraklion International is one of the main and busiest airports in Greece. Tourists flying into this city will find it easy to rent a car. Several hire car companies including Avis, Hertz, and National are conveniently located at the airport. The hire car desks are within close proximity of baggage claim in the arrival hall.
  • With beautiful views of the sea, you’ll enjoy driving around Heraklion. Nonetheless, some of the challenges you might face include winding roads, narrow highways, and many one-way streets with limited space for passing. Additionally, mopeds are a popular mode of transportation in and around Heraklion, so you’ll want to be on the lookout for these vehicles. Just be prepared to take your time wherever you are going.
  • One of the largest cities in Greece, Heraklion has lots of traffic, but that doesn’t mean renting a car isn’t a good idea. Typically, the heaviest traffic will be in the city, especially downtown. Times to avoid would be early morning and again in early evening. You can pretty much avoid city traffic by taking the highway, which goes around downtown and has been divided to allow the traffic to flow better.
  • Book your rental car in Heraklion at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Heraklion

What is the cheapest car rental company in Heraklion?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at SURPRICE CAR RENTAL (AED 21/day), Right Cars (AED 22/day) and Autos Holidays (AED 39/day).

What is the best rental car company in Heraklion?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Heraklion are Enterprise (8.5, 12811 reviews), Sixt (7.5, 1077 reviews), and rentalcars.com (6.9, 1428 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Heraklion?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at SURPRICE CAR RENTAL Artemisias 134 Alikarnassos 713 06 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Heraklion?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Heraklion?

Because of tight highways and winding streets, you’ll want a car that is small and compact. That is one that you are comfortable driving and that you can maneuver around tight curbs and corners. Small convertibles like the Fiat 500 or VW Beetle are also popular hires in Heraklion because they let tourists take better advantage of the amazing views and sea breezes of Crete.

What's the speed limit in Heraklion?

The highest speed limit in all of Crete is 56 mph (or 90 kilometers). This is only permitted on E45, often called the New National Road. Because of its narrow and many one-way roads, you will drive mostly at speeds of 25-30 mph (40-50 km/h) around all of Heraklion.

How are gas prices in Heraklion?

Petrol in and around Heraklion will cost about $1.78 per liter (or 1.57 euros). Note that petrol stations in Heraklion have limited hours. Therefore, it is best to fill up your hire car during daytime hours. Also, there is no self-service, so expect the attendant to pump your petrol for you.

Where are the best places to park in Heraklion?

Like any busy city, parking can be limited in the business district and center of town. Instead of wasting time looking for a place to park on the street, simply opt for one of the parking garages when downtown. Some are free, such as Praktiker, and others are accessible 24/7, including Park King, Panasanou, and Marakis parking structures. There are also parking lots close to the archaeological museum and Central Parking near the waterfront.