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Rent a car in Crete



The business in cars, motorcycles and mopeds hire is booming and almost any place with a tourist population will have car rental offices. It is a very nice way to visit what is after all a pretty large island.

Rental prices will vary according to the type of vehicle, the duration of rental and the season. Compared to rental prices in other European countries, renting a car in Greece is quite cheap and the strong competition is producing some excellent deals.
Local businesses and European travel agents have web sites with rental information so that you can check the price of renting a car in Crete and get an idea. All companies will take online bookings and will meet you at the airport so the internet is really the best place for shopping around.

If you plan to rent a vehicle once you are on Crete shop around as well: prices can vary considerably. Outside of the July and August months and especially if you want to hire for a week or more, you can look for bargains. When you are comparing prices between different car rental agencies, make sure that you are comparing prices for the same vehicle class and range of services (in general - but by no means always - unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance and breakdown recovery). Check the mechanical condition of the fleet - this is especially important if you want to rent a two-wheeler.
Children's safety seats are provided when needed.
When offered a helmet for a two-wheeler make sure that it fits you. If you don't know how to do this you shouldn't be riding a bike anyway.

If you are considering driving on Crete for the first time, whether with a rented vehicle or your own, have a look at the page on driving customs.