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If you want to see the best of this beautiful Greek island then car rental in Crete will provide you with the perfect platform for exploration and fun. This is a worthwhile consideration because there is so much to cover during a trip to Crete: it's the largest of the Greek Islands and you cannot see it all unless you have a car to get you where you want to go.

Hiring A Car In Crete

The car hire Crete Airport provides should let you get on the road as soon as you touch down. The good thing about Crete is that while its urban centres are fairly busy the roads get much quieter when you head into the countryside. When driving along the highways of the island after acquiring car hire Crete comes into clearer focus as rustic villages and friendly roadside retailers will catch your attention and encourage you to stop frequently.

Places To Visit In Crete

The Amari Valley is the place to go if you want to experience quaint villages and authentic cuisine whilst Hania and Rethymno provide you with a place to stay in one of the inviting Crete hotels. If you want to spice up your holidays to Crete you might want to visit the seaside castle of Frangokastello which is allegedly haunted.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Crete, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Crete. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Crete!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.