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Car hire Crete

EasyTerra Car Hire Crete is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Crete

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Crete.
  • For example: Fiat 500
    Mini class
    For example: Fiat 500
  • Popular category
    For example: Peugeot 208
    Economy class
    For example: Peugeot 208
  • For example: Peugeot 308
    Compact class
    For example: Peugeot 308
  • For example: Citroen Elysee
    Intermediate class
    For example: Citroen Elysee
  • For example: Volkswagen Passat
    Standard class
    For example: Volkswagen Passat
  • For example: Opel Combo
    Full-size class
    For example: Opel Combo
  • For example: Opel Vivaro
    Luxury class
    For example: Opel Vivaro
  • For example: Renault Megane
    Station wagon class
    For example: Renault Megane
The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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Car rental locations in Crete

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Location information for Crete

Introduction

Crete is the largest Greek island and according to many people also the most beautiful. It is a elongated island: from east to west it measures 260 kilometers and the longest distance between north and south is 60 kilometers. On the smallest point Crete is only 12 kilometers wide.

The popular beaches are all situated along the north coast; the south coast is mainly rocky. The mountainous Crete is known for its deep gaps. Here you can find the smallest gap in the world, the Samaria gap which is only 4 meters wide at some places.

Population

Crete has 650,000 inhabitants. The largest city is the capital Heraklion, with approximately 150,000 inhabitants.

Location

Crete is situated in the Mediterranean Sea, about 160 kilometers south-east of the Peloponnesos and about 300 kilometers north of Libya. Over the entire length there is a mountain ridge with Psiloritis (2,456 m) and the Pahnes (2,453 m) as its highest peaks. The capital Heraklion is situated on the north coast.

Economy

Just like in the rest of Greece, the economy of Crete was mainly based on agriculture. That is no longer the case: nowadays tourism in the main source of income. However, agriculture has not entirely disappeared; Crete produces olives and does a large part of the packaging and processing (into olive oil among others). Furthermore there is some small-scale citrus fruit cultivation.

Airports

The most important airport of Crete, Nikos Kazantzakis, lies five kilometers east of the capital Heraklion. Crete has another second, smaller, international airport near Chania in the west of the island, at approximately 140 kilometers from Heraklion. Anyway, there are plans to move the airport of Heraklion, since the current one lies too close to the city.

Public transport

The bus transportation in Crete is very good. Buses run frequently and usually on time. Anyway, it is not unusual that the driver deviates from the official route if a passenger has to go to a nearby village. Taxis are also widely available, but if you really want to explore Crete, you should rent a car.

Traffic and parking

In general the roads in Crete are in condition, especially along the north-coast. In the inland roads are often curvy, narrow and sometimes unpaved. Take this into account, since the insurance usually does not cover the damage due to lose stones on the bottom of your rental car!

Furthermore it is good to know that most gas stations in the smaller towns close at 19.00 hrs. Many gas stations are closed on Sundays and holidays as well. So make sure that you have sufficient fuel!

Hotels

As a tourist island Crete has a wide offer of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and other accommodations. Most of them can be found along the north-coast, but also in the inland and on the south-coast you will not have a problem finding a room.

External sources

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Greek (modern)
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    SurPrice car rentals

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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