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by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 21, 2018
- RentalCars.com is the best site for booking rental cars in advance for Heraklion.
- FerryHopper.com is the best site for booking ferry tickets in advance for the Greek islands.
Heraklion Airport Car Rental
RentalCars.com – the best way to rent a car at the Heraklion International Airport. Car pickup is steps from the arrivals terminal. If you’re going to rent a car for the Heraklion area and Crete it’s much easier to get the car at the airport than in the city center. Even if you’re arriving by ferry it’s often best to hop in a taxi to the airport to get your car. (There is only one airport in Heraklion so don’t worry about whether you’ve reserved at the right airport.)
Heraklion International Airport is a pretty small airport. It has many daily flights but never feels too busy.
The rental car companies are found in Arrivals immediately after you pickup your luggage.
There are 5 or 6 car rental companies at the airport. If you’ve reserved in advance picking up a car is quick and easy. If you haven’t booked in advance be prepared for a lot of haggling and high rates (last-minute bookings is how they make their money).
When you walk out of the Arrivals Hall of the airport turn left for the taxi stand and go straight for rental cars.
The rental cars are directly across from the Arrivals Terminal at Heraklion Airport.
The parking lot for the rentral car companies is a short walk from the Arrivals terminal but there are free shuttle buses if you have a lot of luggage.
The bus stop is also across the street from the airport.
The taxi stand is steps from the main terminal.
Taxi fares from the Heraklion Airport to Chania and other towns around Crete.
The main highway along the north of Crete (from Agios Nikolaos to Heraklion to Rethymnon to Chania) is good quality road.
Most car rental companies will allow for dropoff at the Heraklion ferry port. There’s plenty of parking space steps from the ferries. Just ask before leaving the pickup spot how and where to dropoff.
The ticket pickup for ferry tickets is located at the Heraklion ferry port. You can take a taxi right up to the ferry if you’re not dropping off a rental car.