Ioannis Kastrinakis | Cretarent

Top Tips To Get To and From Heraklion Airport with Car Rentals

Sep 14th 2015 at 12:47 AM

After Athens International, the Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport or as it is more popularly known, Heraklion Airport, is the second largest in Greece and the biggest in the island of Crete. The well-connected airport is the second busiest in the country with flights to and from most parts of the country and the world. Located approximately 5 kilo metres from Heraklion city centre, the facility is a good place to get transport for your stay in the island. Alternatively, you can opt for a pick and drop service to take you from Heraklion Airport to your hotel and then decide on the transportation later for the rest of your stay.

This article is specifically written as a short guide for first timers visiting and looking forward to exploring Crete with hassle free conveyance options.

Opt for Car Rental: After landing in Nikos Kazantzakis airport, the first thing that tourists or business travellers ought to do is look for a car for the duration of their stay. This will help them to get to the hotel and visit all the destinations they have planned,around the island. It makes sense to go with this hassle free option instead of searching for a good and reliable rental car service later in the city centre. Moreover, a car will be more comfortable way to commute instead of choosing the public transport.

Hire the Car before Reaching the Island: It is a smart move to get in touch with a reputed car rental service and get a vehicle you are comfortable driving. Landing in a new, unknown airport and finding a car you are unfamiliar with and find difficult to drive will waste your time during your holiday. Most companies offer the option to find the car type and hire and pay for their vehicles online. They may also ask you to send over copies of the necessary papers including scanned copies of a valid driving license, passport, proof of permanent address, etc.

Search for Suitable Packages: The best part of prior booking of cars online is that it saves both time and money. Usually, the top-notch car rental companies offer the provision for full or part payment and give considerable discounts to people booking online. But we do suggest that you check the packages and plan your needs – number of days or hours, number of people travelling, etc. – before hiring the vehicle.

Guide to Finding a Suitable Car Service in Heraklion Airport: The best way to get a reliable rental car service for Crete is to search online and call up a few companies. Some companies like Cretarent give you plenty of makes and models to choose from. They will have options that suit your travel plans and will have people at the airport to guide you through the whole process of renting the car. If you are unable to look upthe web, go directly to the car rental counters inside Heraklion airport, look at the rates and packages, and then decide. Don’t forget to look at the interiors, the tires, gas and the car underside to see if the vehicle is in good condition. Go with the car you are happy with.

About The Author:

Ioannis Kastrinakis is client representative at, a renowned car rental Crete company with 40 years of experience of providing rent a car in Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon and hiring cars in Heraklion and Chania airports. If you are looking to hire a car in Crete then you can visit car rental services in Crete.

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