Car, moped and motorcycle rental
The business in cars, motorcycles and mopeds rental is booming and
almost any place with a tourist population will have car rental offices.
Hiring a car is a very nice way to visit what is after all a pretty
We cannot give you much of a price idea, without going into complicated tables
because rental prices will vary according to the type of vehicle, the duration
of rental and the season. Compared to rental prices in other European countries,
renting a car in Greece isn't cheap, nor is it expensive.
It is generally more expensive to use large car rental operators
such as Hertz and Avis. Search for "car rental Crete" on
the internet and you will find quite a few sites, most with wide
variations in price so it is really worth your while shopping around.
At the time of writing this, only a few Cretan rental business offer online
bookings and price estimates. A number of European travel agents do offer this
facility so that you can check the price of renting a car in Crete (from Germany
for example) and get an idea. Most rental companies will deliver and collect
the cars at the airports.
If you plan to rent a vehicle once you are on Crete shop around:
prices can vary considerably. Outside of the July and August months
and especially if you want to hire for a week or more you can bargain
and get excellent deals. When you are comparing prices between different
car rental agencies, make sure that you are comparing prices for
the same vehicle class. length of rental and range of services (in
general - but by no means always - unlimited mileage, comprehensive
insurance and breakdown recovery). Check the mechanical condition
of the fleet - this is especially important if you want to rent a
Children's safety seats are provided when needed.
When offered a helmet for a two-wheeler make sure that it fits you. If you
don't know how to do this you shouldn't be riding a bike anyway.
If you are considering driving on Crete, whether with a rented vehicle
or your own, have a look at this page on driving