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Cheap car rentals in Crete

Passenger van$43/day
Compact SUV$17/day
Intermediate SUV$20/day
Compact station wagon$22/day
Intermediate station wagon$29/day
Economy station wagon$104/day
Supplier choice van$148/day
Supplier choice SUV$258/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Crete

  • Because Crete offers so many beautiful destinations and locations if you are the type of traveler that would like to do quite a bit of exploring, having a great rental car is really going to enhance your trip. Most of the places you will visit in Crete have very well-maintained roads, so there is no need to necessarily have a vehicle to help you make off-road trips unless you specifically want to find these types of adventures. An important thing to remember is that as you get into more populated areas, having a smaller and more nimble car can often be a great choice.
  • Crete offers rules for driving with children that are quite similar to other European countries. When you drive in Crete, children under the age of 15 months need to travel in a rear-facing car seat, and then children up to four years old must travel in a forward-facing car seat. All other children under the age of 12 need to travel in a booster seat or on a booster cushion. Remember that children can travel in the front seat of a vehicle so long as they travel in the appropriate child seat for their age.
  • Before you start worrying about what other countries you can drive your rental car in when you pick one up in Crete, the first thing you need to concern yourself with is how you get your vehicle off the island. Fortunately, there is ample ferry service that can take passengers and their vehicles to the mainland quite quickly. While taking your rental car into another country is generally allowed, this is the type of thing you need to notify most major rental car companies here about before you get started on your journey.
  • Something drivers should remember when they drive in Crete is that they may not use a cell phone while driving a car unless they can do so in a hands-free manner. Another thing that many people don't know about driving in Crete is that your vehicle must have several pieces of mandatory equipment, such as a warning safety triangle, a first aid kit, and a non-expired fire extinguisher. While most rental car companies will make sure you have the correct insurance for driving, drivers should always ensure that they have third-party liability insurance while driving in Crete.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Crete for $21 or less
  • Book your rental car in Crete at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Crete are around 117% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Crete are around 1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Crete

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

    On average a rental car in Crete costs $63 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Crete?

    Compact (Jeep Renegade or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Crete.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Crete?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alma Car Hire ($10/day), Centauro ($11/day) and Autocandia ($11/day).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Crete?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Crete are Heraklion (51% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Crete), Chania (40%) and Rethymno (3%).

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

    On average a rental car in Crete costs $219 per week ($31 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Crete costs $939 per month ($31 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Crete?

    If you plan on visiting Crete and spending most of your trip on an amazing beach somewhere, you most likely can get by without a rental car. If, however, you plan on touring the island extensively, having a rental car is going to make your exploration much easier and far quicker. So as an example of this, if you are going to be exploring a variety of locations on the island, including places such as Elafonissi Beach, the Old Venetian Port of Chania, or Knossos Palace, you are going to really appreciate having your own vehicle.

  • What is driving like in Crete?

    It is actually quite easy to drive in Crete because of well-maintained roads and drivers that generally pay close attention to driving laws. In Crete, you will drive on the right side of the road, and seatbelts are mandatory for every passenger in a vehicle. Because this is such a beautiful place, most people don't travel too quickly in their car, and you should expect quite a few winding roads the travel up and down mountains. One other thing to remember is that you can often come across animals and livestock traveling across roadways.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Crete?

    Most of the major rental car companies in Crete will expect drivers to be at least 21 years old to rent a car. That said, drivers under the age of 25 years old may have limits put on the rental, such as an additional fee for renting a car or an inability to rent certain types of cars, such as luxury vehicles. For the most part, rental car companies will not expect drivers to have held their driver's license for any amount of time before renting a car. 

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