Car rental in Crete


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* The prices were calculated on 01/26/2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Crete Heraklion Airport starting on 02/02/2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Crete Car Rental from SIXT

Crete Car Rental from SIXT

Explore the island of Crete in a premium car from SIXT. Our Crete car rental locations offer a variety of vehicle options from top carmakers, like passenger vans for group travel at affordable rates. We have several convenient locations throughout Crete including Heraklion Airport and Chania Airport. When you use SIXT Crete car rental, you will have 24/7 access to our customer service team. With unlimited kilometers, you can book a convertible and drive to some of Crete's most popular beaches such as Balos, Vai and Matala Beach.
SIXT services in Crete

SIXT services in Crete

Rent a car in Crete with SIXT and enjoy an array of amenities including GPS and child seats, and options like 24-hour car return. Our fleet includes luxury vehicles, convertibles, vans and SUVs for stylish transportation around this Greek island. All of SIXT's cars are new, on average just three months old. Book a weekend rental for a getaway to Elafonissi beach or a one-day rental to get around the city of Heraklion.
Best places to visit in Crete

Best places to visit in Crete

  • Rethymno Old Town: This seaside town has lots of ancient architecture, quaint shops and restaurants that serve traditional Greek cuisine. It is a beautiful city with narrow streets, a port and a lighthouse. When the weather permits, you can go hiking on Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete.
  • Chania: There are several waterfront restaurants in the city of Chania. You can also tour several museums in this town including the Greek National Football Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Chania, and the Maritime Museum of Crete.
  • Agios Nikolaos: Agios Nikolaos is a port town in Crete. During your stay in this city, you can relax on the beach or visit an olive farm or winery. You can also delve into history with a visit to Europa-Stature or the Moni Faneromenis.
Winter in Crete

Winter in Crete

Winters in Crete are rather mild and there is not a lot of snow. However, you can rent an all-wheel-drive vehicle and drive to the mountains to enjoy outdoor activities like skiing or winter hiking. You can also tour historical sites and attractions such as the Knossos Archaeological Site, the Historical Museum of Crete and the Folklore Museum of Chania.
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Good to know when renting in Crete
One-way car rental in Crete
It is possible to rent a car from SIXT one way between stations on Crete. It is not allowed to rent between stations on the Greek islands and the mainland.
Documents you need to rent a car in Crete
You will need a valid driver’s license, plus an ID or passport. Those with licenses from outside the EU will also need an international driving permit.
Car rental under 25 in Crete
The minimum age for SIXT car rental in Greece is 21, with a driver’s license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have a higher age requirement, and an underage driver fee applies to those under 23.
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Customer reviews & feedback
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Akis T.
Excellent service. Old and unequipped car.
Roland K.
Chose them over all the scamers! I initially reserved a car at Abbycar seemed decent, but they wanted to scam me (their zero excess meant 450€… not exactly zero). So I walked over to Sixt, (I rent from them normally when I travel) they gave me a fair deal with full insurance, a decent car without reservarion. The service was also nice and friendly. So chose them over anyone else at the airport!
jose ismael hernandez c.
Excellent and comfortable cars with the best prices... I recommend it with all confidence!!!
Milan W.
I arrived at the service counter in quite some panic as i lost my wallet including drivers license and credit cards on the plane. In this situation the service team was sincerely empathetic and thoughtfully helped to resolve my situation so my wife could still rent the car, which I relied on heavily as we stayed in a very remote location hours away from the airport. Also the refunding of the deposit with debit card upon return worked flawlessly. Thanks for such a helpful service and the very nice car.
Piment R.
Even late at night we had a 5 star service and a solution for unexpected change at a correct price. Thanks!
Richard M.
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Ralph M.
Thanks again for your excellent service and staying open past 1am the night of the 15th/16th October 2022 when the Airport was closed due to flooding. The car (booked directly via was good (as always) and no problems when returning it.
Super service
Andrew H.
Had a mix-up with our car booking with another company which kinda left us stranded at the airport. Mariana at the Sixt desk in the airport did everything she could to help us out and get us on the road with as little fuss as possible. She was an absolute star. Furthermore, for one reason or another, this is the third time Sixt has offered us incredible service like this. It's not a once off and the company should really be proud of their staff and everything they do. We are full blown fans now and will never hire from another. Just unbeatable.
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