Crete car hire with SIXT

Choosing the ideal Crete car hire make exploring the island that much more fun. Taking in the history, the beaches, and the food is what makes Crete amazing - and your SIXT team is here to help. Our fleet consists of top-quality vehicles at affordable prices, whether you’d like to nip around the island in a compact vehicle, or perhaps feel the sun on your face in a convertible, there is something for everyone. Larger groups and families can even choose from our minibus fleet. SIXT has convenient collection and drop-off points at the main airports, as well as the ports of Heraklion and Chania, making car hire in Crete is straightforward.  


SIXT services in Crete

SIXT’s aim is to make your exploration of the island as carefree as possible. Hire a car in Crete and venture into the mountains in the comfort of a premium MPV or cruise around the coast of the island in a luxury sedan. Bookable extras will add to the comfort of your journey – an additional driver can always be included to share the driving. Make getting around easy by booking a sat nav or some extra miles to really see everything. And all of this is available no matter how long you plan to spend in Crete with packages from weekend bookings to long-term hire. 

Good to know when you're visiting Crete

Under 25 Car Hire

The youngest age for car hire is 21 years old in Crete; you must hold a valid licence for at least a year, at 25 years old there is a higher selection of cars and hold a licence for 2 years. 

Flexible Booking

We understand that journeys are subject to change, particularly on holiday, so if you choose to ‘pay later’ you can cancel any time for free.    

One-Way Car Hire

While making the booking, choose a separate drop-off location to see the availability, it must be organized beforehand, or charges can apply.   

Top places to visit in Crete

  • Heraklion: The capital city of Crete is rich in history with the Palace of Knossos and its ancient architectural site lying just outside the city. There are also museums, beaches and restaurants aplenty in and around the city where you can immerse yourself in the culture and tastes of Crete. 
  • Agios Nikolaos: This city, with its bustling port, lies on Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete. It is the main town in the Lassithi region, with shops and restaurants as well as elements of history in the Byzantine church and the beautiful Voulismeni Lake at the centre of the town. Enjoy strolls by the lake or visit the archaeological museum to understand a bit about Agios Nikolaos’ history. 
  • Chania: The biggest city in the Chania region, this picturesque town with its historic Venetian buildings and port is the gateway to beautiful mountains and seaside villages such as Skafia and Loutro. Get to Chania easily from Chania Airport with your car hire in Crete. Be sure to explore the city first, taking in its history before venturing out to explore the mountains or relax on the beaches.  


Richard M.

Netter, professioneller Service.

Ralph M.

Thanks again for your excellent service and staying open past 1am the night of the 15th/16th October 2022 when the Airport was closed due to flooding. The car (booked directly via was good (as always) and no problems when returning it.

Milan W.

I arrived at the service counter in quite some panic as i lost my wallet including drivers license and credit cards on the plane. In this situation the service team was sincerely empathetic and thoughtfully helped to resolve my situation so my wife could still rent the car, which I relied on heavily as we stayed in a very remote location hours away from the airport. Also the refunding of the deposit with debit card upon return worked flawlessly. Thanks for such a helpful service and the very nice car.

jose ismael hernandez c.

Excellent and comfortable cars with the best prices... I recommend it with all confidence!!!

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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