Car rental - Heraklion, Heraklion Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Autocandia
$11.00 / per day
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$16.00 / per day
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$21.00 / per day
Economy Elite
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$33.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Intermediate
Peugeot 301 or similar
Peugeot 301
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
EasyAuto
$33.00 / per day
Standard
Toyota Avensis or similar
Toyota Avensis
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
AbbyCar Rentals
$51.00 / per day
Full-size
Audi A5 1.8c or similar
Audi A5 1.8c
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$74.00 / per day
Minivan
Fiat Doblo or similar
Fiat Doblo
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Budget
$78.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Step off the plane and get your rental car right at Heraklion Airport! The city of Heraklion, named after the mythological Greek hero Heracles, is full of history. You can drive your rental to sites like the Venetian Walls and Lions Square, visit stunning churches and basilicas, or learn about the island’s history at one of its museums. Heraklion’s most famous attraction, Knossos Palace, was the center of the ancient Minoan civilization, and it’s also said to have been home to the legendary labyrinth of Minotaur.

All the history might get a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other fun things to do! Drive your rental car to one of the beautiful nearby beaches, take a sailing lesson, or try rock climbing on the cliffs of Karteros. On your way back to Heraklion, be sure to stop your rental car at a local Crete kafeneion or coffee shop, and also try some local fruits, cheeses, and olives.

There’s so much to do in Heraklion, but the island of Crete offers a whole lot more. Mountains, gorges, caves, pristine beaches, and ancient monasteries are waiting to be explored. You can even pick up your rental car at Heraklion Airport and drop it off in a different city, like Chania. Start planning your adventure now!

Heraklion Airport is also known as “Nikos Kazantsakis”.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Paris
  • Moscow
  • Prague
  • Milan
  • Frankfurt

Main airlines

Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Germania, Nordwind Airlines, TUI Airways, and Jet2.com

Terminals

A single passenger terminal serves both local and international flights.

Location

Heraklion Airport is about 5 km (3 miles) from the city center. Leof Ikarou is the main street connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, Europcar, RightCars, Alamo, Keddy, SIXT, Surprice, ACE Rent a Car, and Goldcar

Car rental desks

You’ll find most in the arrivals hall.

Services and Facilities

There are many snack bars, a restaurant, two duty-free shops, several ATMs, and baby changing facilities. The luggage storage office is located in the airport’s car park.

Nearest gas station

BP gas station is located at Ikarou Ave 115. It’s on the way to the city, open 24/7, and can be reached in less than two minutes. There are other gas stations near Heraklion Airport.

Travel information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
€ 22.78 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
5.9
  • Getting to the airport 6.9
  • Departure and check-in 5.0
  • Terminal facilities 4.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.2
  • Lounge 3.7

Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)

  • IATA: HER
  • ICAO: LGIR
  • Airport name: Crete Airport Heraklion (HER)
  • Airport type: Public / Military / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 35 m / 115 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 50,754
  • Passengers (per year): 7,480,408
  • Distance from City: 3.1 miles / 5 km E of town
  • Phone: 302810397800
  • Email: kahktl@otenet.gr

When should your rent a car at Heraklion Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Heraklion Airport depends on the time of year. To help you find the cheapest deal, this graph compares month-to-month price changes.

The cheapest time to rent a vehicle at Heraklion Airport is March as the prices for Economy start from € 13.46. You can see that this is 60% cheaper than the year’s average and 75% cheaper than getting a car at August (when rental prices start at € 54.54 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. Do keep in mind, however, that these are the average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on the length of your rental and on how early in advance will you book the car. Just enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Heraklion Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 10 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 8 days.

When is it most common to rent a car at Heraklion Airport?

Other travelers are most likely to rent a car at Heraklion Airport on July, while there is the least amount of travelers on February.

Top 10 Best Heraklion Airport Suppliers in 2018

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.6
+30-2810280915
Kazantzakis Airport
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
00302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, AIRPORT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+302810225150
Crete - Heraklion Airport
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.4
00302810286169
Artemisias 134, Alikarnassos
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.9
00302810226002
HERAKLION NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS AP
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
30 2810344279
Heraklion Airport, , -
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Ikarou Avenue 89,Nea Alikarnasos
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.2
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Ikarou Avenue 89,Nea Alikarnasos
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 7.0
+302810225150
MEETING POINT
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.0
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
Ikarou Avenue 89,Nea Alikarnasos

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