Heraklion Car Rental Deals

Discover ancient Heraklion with a rental car

Heraklion, Greece, or Iraklion, is a beautiful city to visit; there is much to see and do in this gorgeous city in Crete and its surrounding area. A car rental from Sixt makes exploration so much easier; families can enjoy the privacy and abililty to stop and savor their favorite sites. Moreover, a car for hire is available right at the Heraklion Airport, so your hotel choice is not limited to just a nearby property. With a range of styles and features, car rentals can be chosen that are ideal for your needs, budget and schedule. Reservations can be made ahead of your flight; with your hired car at the airport, your Heraklion adventure on Crete begins.

Your exploration might begin with visiting museums, a popular pastime in Heraklion. Located at Sofokli Venizelou, The Historical Museum of Crete presents history from Early Christian times to the 20th century, with exhibits and artifacts to discover. The Natural History Museum of Crete is the place to view the unique flora and fauna of the island and dinosaur history; a basement earthquake simulator provides fun or fear for kids of all ages. Kids will also love the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, an aquarium with sharks, sting rays and water life. The Palace of Knossos is located 5km from Heraklion and is one of the most important sites in the history of the island.
Located 12km south of the city, the Knossos Archaeological Site brings visitors back-in-time and is a must-see; the beautiful landscape has not changed since the ancient Greeks and Minoans wandered the city. On the way to the beach or to Phaestos, you might want to stop by Gournia, a restored site of an ancient town dating back 3,500 years. Beaches offer much fun for the traveler; visit the beach of Karteros to horseback ride or go to the local popular beach of Amoudara in the city.
Karteros also provides challenging rock climbing experiences and equipment; it is east of Heraklion. Festivals and events are pleniful in the area, and if you happen to be there in June, the Matala Beach Festival offers fun for all ages. Back in Heraklion, the summer brings the Heraklion Summer Arts Festival in the months of June until September.

There is much to see in Heraklion, so rent a car from Sixt and begin the adventure!

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Cheap Car Rental Locations in Heraklion

  • Crete Heraklion Airport
    Kazantzakis Airport
    71500 Heraklion

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 22:00
    Bank holiday07:00 - 22:00
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  • Crete Heraklion
    93. Ikarou Avenue
    716 01 Heraklion

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 21:00
    Bank holiday08:00 - 21:00
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