Find out more about car hire in Heraklio Airport
Heraklion Airport is your gateway to the amazing Heraklion city – the largest city of Crete and also the center of the prefecture. Aside from being a top tourist destination, Heraklion is also teeming with economic activity and is rich in culture. The picturesque terrain of the city, surrounded by the immensity of the Souda Bay makes it a favorite destination for vacation-goers. Every year countless tourists from across the globe visit the city to explore and experience Heraklion.
A great way to get around the city is by renting out a car. You can rent a car at the airport or through online portals. Various car hire services can be found at the terminal building. Avance Car Rental has a car hire station at Heraklion Airport. You can consult our on-site travel agent for necessary arrangements but still the best way is to check our website. Find out about our services. Not only is online booking convenient, it also allows you to compare the rates and services offered by different car hire companies.
We have a fleet of cars that range in size, models and shapes. These cars are usually categorized into groups, from which the rates are based. Select the type of car that will suit your travel needs. Be sure to make your reservation well ahead so that we can allocate you with your preferred car type. This is particularly true if you have any special requests such as additional luggage racks or baby booster.
If you are travelling alone or as a couple with few luggage, smaller vehicles such as Opel Corsa, Chevrolet Matiz or Citroen C2 would suit you. For those travelling in groups, mid-size to full-size vehicles such as vans, SUVs or mini-buses would be best. Depending on the car rental company, you may even find vehicles that are light on fuel and with cheaper rates.
When you rent a car, you have the option of whether to drive it or hire a driver. If you want to drive, make sure you have the necessary documents such as your passport, driver’s license, visa, etc. Talk with your travel agent so that you are properly guided with these requirements. It would help if you read about the driving rules and regulations in Greece before you actually drive.
Some important things to consider when driving in Greece: drive on the right hand side of the road, follow speed limits, fuel stations are tendered by attendants, not all fuel stations accept credit card, etc. Also make sure that you know the type of fuel your car runs on, it could either be unleaded petrol or diesel.
Generally, Greek motorists are good and you would not find a hard time dealing with them. Just make sure that you don’t drive beyond the speed limit or go too slow, you might be asked to pull-over. Visit our website and check out our cars and rates.