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In Heraklion we recommend the following car rental offers

from 5 $ per day
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Good offers for a small budget

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from 5 $ per day

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Rent a Car in Heraklion

Life pulsates in Heraklion (Iraklio), the capital of the beautiful Greek island of Crete. Book a cheap rental car in Heraklion. With the rental car all interesting points and sights of Crete can be reached. There are enough car rentals in Heraklion, at the airport or in the city. Crete Airport is also located in Heraklion, so feel free to expand your search to Heraklion Airport. Compare the prices of all car rental companies in Crete and get the cheapest deal.

Car rental Heraklion: Car rental and price comparison

Flughafen Heraklion

Heraklion Airport

In order to be able to rent a car in Crete and Heraklion right from the start, it is worthwhile to compare prices on the Internet in advance and find a cheap rental car there. It is also important to find the right car rental company, either at the airport or in the city. Especially in the larger metropolises of Greece there are many car rental companies that can differ greatly in their weekly and daily prices. Therefore, a price comparison on Driveboo and booking before the holiday is a great help to find a cheap rental car on the spot. It is also more relaxed for every traveler if the booked car is provided directly at the airport, you only have to get in and go to your accommodation. Many types of rental cars are available for Heraklion when booking here, whether at the airport or in the city. So the family with children can fall back on a spacious SUV, singles or couples can drive with a manoeuvrable small car quite well. In this way, the holiday starts with the arrival at the airport just a few kilometres outside of Heraklion and the desired relaxation with the rental car

Unforgettable summer days in Heraklion

You have been looking forward to your summer in Heraklion for so long and are still looking for some tips? We reveal the most popular activities you can do during your summer vacation in Heraklion, Crete:

  • Rent a kayak and explore the Greek island from the water. Let the summer sun shine on your face and recharge your batteries.
  • Take a rental car and visit the charming mountain villages.
  • Since it can get very hot in Heraklion in the summer, be sure to sit in the shade and eat a delicious ice cream.
  • Dance until late at night on the beach under the starry sky and enjoy your summer to the fullest.

Explore Heraklion by rental car

Life is pulsating in Heraklion (Iraqlio), the capital of the beautiful Greek island of Crete. Heraklion is also the fourth largest city in Greece. When travelling to this metropolis, it is always a good idea to rent a rental car at the Heraklion airport on arrival in Crete. In this way, the traveller can quickly reach all points of interest and places of interest in Crete, which are not only in the city but also in the immediate vicinity of Heraklion. There are plenty of car hire companies in Heraklion, either at the airport or in the city. So you are sure to find the right car hire company for you.

Which car rental companies are located in Heraklion?

These car rental companies are located in the city of Heraklion as well as at the airport, among others:

  • Europcar

  • TUI Cars

  • CarDelMar

  • Auto Europe

  • Enterprise

What are the most popular sights of Heraklion and Crete?


Koules, Kreta


Especially if an accommodation has been booked a little outside the bustling metropolis, the traveler quickly returns to the bustling city centre with his rental car. As the largest landmark of Heraklion, "Koules" is the Venetian harbour fortress. It was built in the 16th century and has been enthroned above the harbour of the old town of Heraklion ever since. In summer, the holidaymaker can take part in concerts and open-air events here in the evenings, which can be easily reached by rental car. From here you can also quickly reach the Venetian city wall, which nestles around the old town. After a stroll, the taverns invite you with their typical dishes and meals. As an aperitif the Greeks like to treat themselves to a "raki", the national drink here on Crete. In contrast to the rest of Greece, where people like to drink Ouzo, this aniseed schnapps is called Raki and should only be enjoyed diluted with water. After such a refreshment you are then ready for further sightseeing and the many museums of the city. So it is essential to book a rental car to capture Heraklion and its surroundings

 Venetian Port

Old city wall, Heraklion

Old city wall, Heraklion

In addition to the harbour fortress Koules, the Venetian port of Heraklion must not be forgotten. You can reach the port quickly and comfortably by rental car. But between these handsome boats there are always the small, indigenous fishing boats. Holidaymakers who are self-catering in a holiday apartment should not miss the opportunity to buy freshly caught fish directly from the fishing boat in the harbour. Since the rental car is ideally parked in one of the central car parks during a visit to the metropolis, the route continues on foot along the old city wall to the old town of Heraklion. In a triangle, it stretches for five kilometres around the city, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Heraklion and the old houses and squares from all points.

Car rental Heraklion - beaches and museums

  • Museums: Anyone who is also interested in Greece's history should take the time to visit the many museums in Heraklion with a rental car. These include the Natural History Museum, especially for families with children. The Archaeological Museum as well as the Historical Museum should be visited by those interested in history. Each of the museums is easily accessible by rental car, either from your hotel or rental car and offers the viewer a completely different viewpoint. The Historical Museum offers an insight into the folk art of the island's inhabitants and, above all, recent history. On the other hand, the Natural History Museum shows stuffed animals that live in the countryside in Greece and Crete. Rooms for exploring offer children an unforgettable excursion into the nature of Crete. The archaeological museum, on the other hand, displays unique exhibits, especially the finds found around Knossos Palace dating back to 3000 BC. have been found. These include items from everyday life to statues of gods and remarkable gold jewellery.
  • Beautiful beaches: The roads around Heraklion are easy to drive to the smaller villages and beaches. But with a rented SUV in Heraklion you can also drive on the small roads that have not yet been removed and paved. In this way, the traveller can also reach remote places that are otherwise only reached by a few other tourists. Crete and thus also the area around Heraklion is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and the azure blue sea. A beach, well visited by young Cretans in particular, is located about 7 km east of the capital. In addition to sun loungers and umbrellas, there are also toilets and showers for the holidaymakers. There is also ample parking for the rental cars. Many modern cafés line the promenade here, the ideal place if you like it alive. A bit further away is the beach of Amnissos. This is also a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, especially because of the water sports that are offered here during the season.
Stunning Amnissos Beach in Heraklion

Stunning Amnissos Beach in Heraklion

Doing water sports in Heraklion

Doing water sports in Heraklion

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
50843 Reviews


1026 Experiences of our customers in Heraklion

Rating of Sabine D.

“Everything went very quickly. The car was in good condition and there were no problems when returning it.”

Rating of Simone A.

“Highly recommended. Price-performance ratio is top. The communication and pickup from the airport were flawless...”

Rating of Jan D.

“Nice contact and quick turnaround. There was no attempt to sell us anything we neither wanted nor needed....”

Rating of Thomas D.

“This was by far the friendliest and most honest landlord I've ever had!...people were immediately available, courteous and super friendly. I can highly recommend.”

Rating of Patrick A.

“Very friendly and competent....Everything worked perfectly, even for emergencies was provided (fortunately not necessary). Return completely unproblematic.”

Rating of Manfred L.

“Everything is great. Every time again.”

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Heraklion

How much does a rental car cost in Heraklion?


Rental car for one day

You can book a rental car in Heraklion from as little as 4 $ per day. 

Car hire for a week

For a week you can rent a car in Heraklion from 28 $. 

SUV hire in Heraklion

With an SUV you can be on the road in Crete from 10 $ per day. 

Convertible rentals in Heraklion

It is especially nice to explore Crete and Heraklion by convertible. You can book a convertible in Heraklion already from 24 $ per day. 

Where can I book a rental car in Heraklion?


There are plenty of car rental companies in Heraklion, both at stations in the city or at Heraklion Airport. You can pick up your rental car at different rental companies in order to get to their suitable car rental offer. 

Car hire at Heraklion Airport

The airport of Crete is located not far from the island's capital Heraklion. Therefore, it is advisable to extend your search for a suitable rental car in Crete to Heraklion Airport. At airports you benefit from longer opening hours and a wide range of vehicles and as a result particularly favorable prices. 

Can I book a rental car in Heraklion without a credit card?


You can book a rental car without credit card in Heraklion for 26 $ per day. For an overview of all car rental offers without credit card in Heraklion simply click on "Bookable without credit card"

As an alternative to credit card you can choose the following payment methods:

  • Payment on the spot with EC-card
  • Paypal
  • PayDirect
  • SEPA direct debit
  • Invoice
  • Amazon Pay

In this case, the deposit is paid on site by EC card or in cash.

Can I pick up a rental car in Heraklion and drop it off somewhere else?


With the one way car rental service it is possible to easily pick up your car in Heraklion and drop it off at another location. We cooperate with all reputable car rental companies in Crete to offer you a flexible pick up and drop off service. 

The following locations are recommended in Crete for a car rental drop off:

Can I cancel a rental car free of charge? 


Up to 24 hours before the start of the rental, you can cancel any booking free of charge. So if your travel plans for Crete change at short notice, you are on the safe side. Booking early is definitely worthwhile as you will benefit from the best prices. Please note the opening hours of our service team in case of cancellation.

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