Car hire in Crete


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* The prices were calculated on 04.06.2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Crete Heraklion Airport starting on 11.06.2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Crete car hire with SIXT

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 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.
Top places to visit in Crete

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.
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Good to know when renting in Crete

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.

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.

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.

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Customer reviews & feedback

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καλλιοπη κ.
Very good service,communication,nice mood of all employees and good cars for every choice!🤩
Aleyna R.
We booked through Priceline and had no issues. The woman at the counter didn’t give us too hard of a time when we insisted we had third party insurance and didn’t need to buy theirs. We had the chance to check the car out beforehand and take pictures to ensure we weren’t blamed for any previous damage. Overall, everyone was honest and friendly — would recommend!
sala t.
Everything good ☀️👍
Amazing Service from getting the keys to giving them back! Sixt has never disappointed me!
Super!! The best rent a car....
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memento m.
The kind gentleman explained everything to me when I picked up the car, everything went smoothly when I returned, the car was clean and functional, as always, the sixt, I recommend
Yannis A.
Great service, great personnel, great car!!
Dreamin B.
Good car rent service!
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