Car hire in Crete - Heraklion

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Car hire types available at Crete - Heraklion Airport

At Centauro Rent a Car we offer a wide selection of cars available to hire at Crete - Heraklion which is renewed yearly.

Our range of cars at Crete - Heraklion includes economical, family, convertibles, automatics, vans, minibuses…


Opening hours and contact

From monday to sunday de 07:00 a 23:00

(+34) 966 360 360

Maps & instructions for collection and return

Once you have collected your luggage, come out into the Arrivals Hall where a Centauro Rent a Car staff member will be waiting for you at the signposted MEETING POINT to escort you to the Centauro Shuttle Bus service.

What to see, do, and visit in Heraklion and its environs with your rental car.

Heraklion Airport

The Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is the second busiest airport in Greece and is located just four kilometers from the Cretan city of Heraklion. You can go on this tour driving your rental car in just over 10 minutes, thanks to the E75, known as European Route. It runs through Crete’s most important cities and is toll-free. From the airport there are flights to any location in Greece and its islands, such as Athens, Rhodes or Corfu. And also international flights to major European cities, such as London, Berlin or Barcelona, as well as to various cities in Italy (Rome, Bergamo or Venice).

Car hire at the Heraklion airport

Heraklion airport car hire is the best way to get to know a place without time and space restrictions. Get behind the wheel of your car and visit the island of Crete at your leisure. The best option to see all the corners of the island at your leisure. A driving route through an island full of legends and enigmas, where you can try find the mythical Labyrinth of the Minotaur.

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Heraklion tourist information

What to see in Heraklion

From the port you can go on a route through its narrow streets and its secrets. There you will see the Koules fortress, known as the Venetian Harbor, which dates back to the 13th century. As you go down one of the city center streets, you will enjoy other ancient monuments, each belonging to a different civilization. The Agios Titos Cathedral belongs to the Byzantine Empire, the Agios Minas Cathedral is one of the largest in Greece and the Loggia (today the city’s town hall) has a Venetian style.

In the heart of its historic center you will find a curious fountain, also of Venetian style. It is the Morosini Fountain, which is more than 400 years old. And if you want to visit museums, we recommend the Archaeological Museum, one of the best in the whole country. Also, try taking a walk through the bazaar and browsing among its stalls.

Driving route through Heraklion

By choosing your car hire in Heraklion you open a world of possibilities for you to move easily around the city. A visit to the Palace of Knossos is decidedly essential. About 5 kilometers from the city, it is the most important Minoan palace on the island and the most representative of Crete.

We recommend you to drive to the beaches in the north of the city and also make a contrast visiting the most mountainous part of Crete. The village of Agia Varvara is very beautiful and representative of this type of Cretan landscape.

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Heraklion gastronomy

Based on vegetables and olive oil, you can’t miss dishes such as gemista (vegetables like tomatoes or zucchini stuffed with rice), agria xorta (boiled vegetables served with oil and lemon) and one of their most emblematic desserts, the koulourakia (quaintly snake-shaped butter cookies with sesame).

Weather in Heraklion

The weather throughout Crete is temperate all year round, due to its privileged situation in the Mediterranean. If you visit Heraklion in summer, you will find temperatures below 30 degrees on average. On the other hand, winter temperatures do not go far below 15 degrees and it rains moderately. Adjust your suitcase to these temperatures and remember that any time is good to visit Crete.

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