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Chania car rentals from $17/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Chania with a pick-up date of 9/9 and drop-off date of 9/16. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Class Economy Car car
Class Economy Car
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$17/day
Class Compact Car car
Class Compact Car
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$21/day
Class Mini Car car
Class Mini Car
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$17/day
Opel Combo car
Opel Combo
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
$60/day
Volkswagen T-Cross car
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$22/day
Kia Stonic car
Kia Stonic
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$25/day
Class Standard Wagon car
Class Standard Wagon
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$48/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chania

  • You can utilize the cheap car rentals in Chania for your chance to visit nearby cities such as Mouzouras, Daratsos, and Souda when you are on vacation with your friends or family. It will take about 25min to travel from Chania to Mouzouras, a distance of 10.7 miles. The distance from Chania to Daratsos is 3.3 miles, which you can cover in 14min using a rental car from one of the Chania car rentals. It will take you 13min to drive from Chania to Souda, a distance of 4.1 miles.
  • The best place to rent a car in Chania for travelers arriving at the city by air is at Chania International Airport. At the airport’s Main Arrival Hall, you will access car rental desks for Hertz, Avis, and Thrifty, among other car rentals. If you are near the city center, you can rent a car from Motive Rental. You can connect to the city center from Chania International Airport using public transport or a taxi before renting your car. It will take you about 40min at the Motive Rental office from Chania International Airport if you use taxi.
  • If you arrive in the city by train, you will be able to get your rental car from one of the Chania car rentals, which have their offices at all the major train stations in the city. Suppose you are arriving at The Little Fun Train Station Agia Marina, you will find Europcar and Thrifty are among the cheap car rentals in Chania you can consider. If you are using your rental car to travel from The Little Fun Train Station Agia Marina to Chania city center, it will take you about 18 miles to cover the 6.2 miles journey.
  • Chania is a centrally located city on the largest Greek island of Crete, famous for its Venetian harbor and being surrounded by incredible crystal blue waters. Renting a car will give you the ability to reach some of the island’s isolated beauty such as Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe that spans over 16 km and culminates in an opening to the Mediterranean Sea. World renowned Balos and Elafonissi beaches lie west of Chania and are unreachable without a rental car, unless you decide to purchase a pre-organized tour or commit to the lengthy and unreliable public transport system.
  • Chania International Airport is located 15 km (9 miles) from the city center. A number of major global rental companies including Europcar, Budget, and Enterprise have counters at the airport, situated in the arrivals area. If you are traveling to Chania during the peak European summer months, make sure to book your rental in advance using KAYAK to avoid missing the best deal. Heraklion International Airport is the other major arrival destination for the island of Crete and can often have cheaper flights, but it is almost a three-hour drive to Chania with Rethymno being the only major city in between.
  • It is vital that you carry an International Driver's Permit (IDP) while driving in Greece, as companies will not risk renting to you without one. An IDP is simply a translation of your current driver’s license to multiple other languages, no test is required and you can order it online.
  • Due to lack of a central business district, Chania does not experience rush hour as many major cities do across the world. Instead there is sporadic congestion caused by flocking tourists during the holiday season, generally most noticeable on the roads during the middle of the day. Ensure your safety by avoiding driving during the peak heat of the day; leave early in the morning and reach your destination before the temperature climbs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chania for $31 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chania at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Chania are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

Chania car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Chania 
emurlinJun 2024
Better instruction on returns, better shuttle.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Take your time and be aware of the scooters. The underground carparks are the easiest to use as payment on street parking can be confusing. When on the main roads and the version of the motorway, stay to right allowing other vehicles to pass more easy
Verified travelerJul 2023
Hertz allows for 24 hour drop off. I will only rent from them when I am in Crete

FAQs about renting a car in Chania

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Chania?

    Considering the cost of gas in Chania, it is advisable to rent an economical car that will help keep your fuel costs and environmental impact low. Renting a car such as a Hyundai i10 or Citroen C1 will mean less money spent on gas and more available for seafood, wine, and gyros!

  • What’s the speed limit in Chania?

    The speed limit in urban and residential areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), while on highways it increases to 90 km/h (55 mph). Overtaking lanes is uncommon on the highways surrounding Chania, and you must veer onto the opposite lane of traffic to do so.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chania?

    Chania has an old town that surrounds the harbor, and the majority of these streets and alleyways are reserved for pedestrians only. It is best to leave your rental car parked at your accommodation or on the perimeter of the old town to explore the magical town on foot.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Chania?

    On average a rental car in Chania costs $41 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Chania found in the last 2 weeks is $18.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Chania?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($17/day), Alamo ($19/day) and Right Cars ($22/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at GREEN MOTION Chania 731 00 (7 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Chania?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Chania. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Chania?

    The average gas price in Chania is $7.79 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $93 and $125, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chania?

    Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chania.

  • Which car rental companies are at Souda airport (CHQ)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Souda airport include Sixt, GREEN MOTION, Caldera, AbbyCar Car Rentals, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Europcar, CarWiz, Right Cars, Autocandia and diRENT.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Souda airport (CHQ)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Souda airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, GREEN MOTION, Caldera, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Europcar, diRENT, Budget, Goldcar Rental SP, Alamo, and Hertz.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Chania?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Chania?

    A Mini car rental in Chania costs $37 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Chania?

    An Economy car rental in Chania costs $43 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Chania?

    An Intermediate car rental in Chania costs $48 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Chania?

    On average a rental car in Chania costs $289 per week ($41 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Chania?

    On average a rental car in Chania costs $1,239 per month ($41 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Chania?

    Most car rental providers in Chania offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Chania, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Chania?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 69 car rental agencies in Chania.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Chania?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Chania?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Chania so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • How can I get to the city center from Chania International Airport?

    Cheap car rentals in Chania offer the most convenient form of transport from the city center to Chania International Airport. The most convenient route to follow, which has limited traffic interruptions, is via EO Aerodromiou Soudas. In light traffic, it will take about 25min to cover the 8.5 miles.

  • Which events can disrupt the use of my rental car in Chania?

    Dormition of the Virgin Mary occurring in August and the Sardines Festival occurring in the first week of September cause major interruptions in the traffic in the city. When looking for cheap car rentals in Chania, you need to plan your schedule accordingly to avoid the traffic inconveniences that these events come with.

Chania car rental reviews and directory

Caldera

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Chania

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87,Chalidon Str.

Opening times not available

CHANIA AIRPORT 600M FROM THE ARRIVAL HALL

0030 2821027810

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The only thing that could of been better would to have full for full fuel as guessing how much you have used, always means that you over fill the car beyond what you have used

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Caldera were excellent as they had NO booking from Kayak but were still able to find us a 9 seater minibus for me and my family. If not then we would of either had 2 vehicles or no vehicle at all

Cons:

No booking from Kayak to Caldera, lucky we had a voucher booking reference with us. Also no pick up from airport as arranged and I had to leave my children and elderly parents at the airport while I had to walk and find the hire company. Process took over an hour as they had to locate a vehicle large enough for the family which left them worrying at the airport.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Chania

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Locations in Chania

1st Klm Airport - Souda

+30 2821 123000

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00

1st Km Eo Aerodromiou Soudas

+30 2821 063385

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Great service

1 out of 1

Sixt

9.2

Wonderful

4 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Chania

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Arrival Hall

+30 2821 440127

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Shopping Center of Agia Marina

+30 282 106 0821

Monday09:00 - 13:0017:30 - 20:30
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0017:30 - 20:30
Wednesday17:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0017:30 - 20:30
Friday17:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:0017:30 - 20:30
Sunday17:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The car was good and very clean. When picking up and dropping off the car, it took a few minutes for someone to arrive.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Upon arrival in Crete, Sixt was the only company that had closed their station. Our flight was delayed and we arrived before midnight. Once, we grabbed our luggage we hurried to the car rental area only to be told the person working the Sixt station left a couple minutes before us. All the other car rentals (enterprise, hertz, Avis, etc) were laughing when we told them Sixt had left as they checked the late arrivals and made sure to stay. Sixt automation system was not working and I had no way to contact them to rearrange. Will never book with them again.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Chania

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Agia Marina

+30 2821 068605

Monday09:00 - 13:0017:00 - 21:00
Tuesday17:00 - 21:0009:00 - 13:00
Wednesday17:00 - 21:0009:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0017:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 13:0017:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:0017:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:0017:00 - 21:00

Chania Off Airport Shuttle Ser

+30 2821 038185

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Any sign at the airport how to get for a car. No active link for cancelling the reservation.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Extremely friendly, trustworthy, and professional staff.

8.8 Very good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value

Cons:

Inconvenient pickup drop off from the airport

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not let us rent the car. We were not allowed to rent the car due to not allegedly having a AAA international license. We didn't have that license and we were still able to rent a car from a different kiosk in Chania and also in Santorini. I suspect that since I was able to lock in a good rate for the car reservation they did not want to honor the pricing.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I rented an automatic and it was really easy to drive and dud well driving through the white mountains of Crete

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.2

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Chania

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1st Klm Airport-souda

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

Chania Airport

+30 2821 063385

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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Avis

6.1

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Chania

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Ethnarchou Venizelou

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

International Airport

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
My licensed was expired and the guy told us we couldn’t use my mom to reserve because he “has no cars” when we already had had a reservation. ended up using a different service because he refused to rent to us

1.9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
A very rude lady claimed that I was late. So she had given our car to someone else. When I asked for her name so as to be able to report the incident, she threatened to call the police. Well done Avis. One more reason why I never use Avis unless there is no alternative.

1 out of 1

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

7 locations in Chania

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Chania Airport Entrance - Off Airport

+30 698 463 1835

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Chania Airport

Opening times not available

Chania City, Crete

Opening times not available

Chania Downtown

Opening times not available

Chania Hotel Delivery

Opening times not available

Port

Opening times not available

Talos Square, Theotokopoulou 63, Chania , Greece

+30 698 463 1835

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
I did not get the car they did not have an automatic and I tried to cancel additional insurance coverage but never could do this on my phone so I wasted $90 plus car rental fee.

1 out of 1

Exer Rent a Car

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Chania

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Chania Airport Meet & Greet

+30 21 0300 4718

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Collection at airport was ok but we had to wait for the collection person as they had misunderstood our arrival time. We also had quite an old Audi A3 which was in good condition but had quite an old CD player and radio setup and no mod cons. Comfy though and staff were helpful and efficient.

1 out of 1

Ok Mobility

5.0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in Chania

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Heraklion Airport, Crete

Opening times not available

Ioannis Daskalogiannis, National Road, EO Aerodromiou Soudas, Chania

+34 902 36 06 36

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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Europcar

4.8

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

5.1

2 locations in Chania

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Kato Stalos

+30 2821 068950

Opening times not available

Meet And Greet

+30 21 1190 3015

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
They were terrible. We dropped the car off at 6:30 am to leave Crete and they were not open. No written instruction was given as to how to drop off the car. They are also located .75 mile from the airport and they had no shuttle so I had to walk (run) on a busy road to the airport to catch my flight.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Couldn't rent the car because I didn't have an international license. Would have been good to know this before I got there. Ended up having to rent a piece of junk car from some shady rental place on the side of the highway. On the plus side, I saved 100 Euro because it was way cheaper than Europcar

1 out of 1

Dollar

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Chania

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1st Klm Airport - Souda

+30 2821 123000

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00

1st Km Eo Aerodromiou Soudas

+30 2821 063385

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The rents company was not at the airport as claimed and no one had heard of it. We could never find it.

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

2.0

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

3.6

One location in Chania

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Chania

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Green Motion are crooks. They cancelled the prepaid reservation we had because we were a few hours late. They did not have a working phone number to notify them of schedule change. They did not refund money and only offered to rent us another car for full fees in addition to the amount we had prepaid. They referred us to Priceline who are impossible to work with in getting a refund. Awful experience in every way.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.3

Very good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Chania

from$64/day

Locations in Chania

Ethnarchou Venizelou

+30 2821 081474

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Main Road

+30 2821 068932

Monday08:00 - 21:0017:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:0017:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:0017:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:0017:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:0017:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:0017:00 - 21:00
Sunday17:00 - 21:0008:00 - 21:00

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CarWiz

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Chania

from$26/day

Locations in Chania

Chania Airport 500m From The Arrival Hall

+30 282 108 9065

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

Port of Soudas

+30 282 108 9065

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Square 1866

+30 282 108 9065

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Ace

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Chania

Locations in Chania

E.O. Aerodromiou Soudas

+30 697 221 9270

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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Rentacar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Chania

from$24/day

Locations in Chania

Souda Square 34

Opening times not available

Square, 1866 14

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Sk Rent

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Chania

Locations in Chania

Chania airport

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