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.
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.
Which insurance should I choose, and what's the deal with the deposit? Read our articles with useful information and tips to ensure you choose the right rental car for you.
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.
Crete has 650,000 inhabitants. The largest city is the capital Heraklion, with approximately 150,000 inhabitants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
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).
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).