Car Rental Heraklion Airport

Car Rental Heraklion Airport

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Car Rental in the Airport of Heraklion

Heraklion Airport is called "Nikos Kazantzakis" and is the second largest and busiest airport in Greece and the largest in Crete. It is located in the area of Nea Alikarnassos and is only 5 km from the centre of Heraklion. It is the starting point for many destinations in Greece and abroad.

The drive from Heraklion Airport to the city centre takes about 10 minutes by car. From the Airport, different city bus lines serve the needs of passengers travelling to Heraklion and the other prefectures of Crete.
Rentops is always at the forefront of car rental service, so you can pick up your vehicle at the predetermined arrival time, without delay or hassle.

The excellent location of the Nikos Kazantzakis Airport allows you to easily reach Heraklion city or head comfortably via the northern road axis either to the east, to Agios Nikolaos, or to the west, to Rethymno and Chania.

Whatever your destination, with Rentops car rental is easy and reliable, with the confidence of our state-of-the-art fleet.

Drive From The Airport To Knossos
Car Rental from the Airport to Knossos

With Rentops, renting a car for your summer holiday is a simple and easy process. Once you pick up the vehicle of your choice and we give you all the necessary instructions for safe and comfortable driving, you are ready to start your journey from the airport to Knossos.

The Airport is 8 km from Knossos and it will take you about 15 minutes by car. The journey and access to Knossos is easy and relaxing. Knossos was the most important economic and administrative center of the Minoan civilization, with uninterrupted life and habitation from Neolithic times to the 5th century BC. Today Knossos is one of the most famous and popular archaeological sites in the world.

According to tradition, the palace of Knossos was the seat of the great King Minos, who was considered the son of Europa and Zeus. Many famous and fascinating myths have been woven around the palace, such as Minotaur and Theseus or Daedalus and Icarus.

Car rental is the most relaxing way to enjoy your visit to Knossos. Upon arrival, you can leave your car in the specially designed parking lot, at no extra charge. Prefer your visit to be early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the summer heat.

Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid waiting in endless queues, especially during the peak summer season. The cost of the ticket is 15€ and the single ticket for Knossos and the Archaeological Museum is 20€. We advise you to book a guided tour so that you can get valuable information about the wonderful culture of Knossos and travel back to the super glorious Minoan times with the descriptions!

Drive From The Airport To Phaistos
Car Rental from the Airport to Phaistos

Welcome to magical Crete! A fascinating place that combines rich history, beautiful lacey coastlines, traditional villages and seaside resorts. The best way to explore it is by renting a car from Rentops.

Renting a car from a reliable company like Rentops will give you autonomy and independence for any destination, even the most remote ones like Phaistos.

Phaistos is located 62 km south of Heraklion and is built on a low hill overlooking the Libyan Sea. As the most remote archaeological site, we recommend renting a car, with a journey time from Heraklion Airport of about 1 hour.

The ruins of Phaistos testify that it was the second largest, most important and most prosperous city of the Minoan period, destroyed by the great earthquake of 1700 BC. Ongoing archaeological excavations have brought to light the magnificent palace of Phaistos with its impressive palatial courtyards, royal apartments and banqueting hall. The famous Phaistos Disc, now housed in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, is the most famous find of the archaeological site.

The ticket costs 8€ and access by car is easy. We recommend that you book a guide, who will give you valuable and interesting information about the daily life of the people in the ancient city. Phaistos is a wonderful destination that is definitely worth visiting if you find yourself in Crete.

Contact Rentops for your car rental and start an exciting journey through time!

Drive From The Airport To The Archaeological Museum Of Heraklion
Car Rental from the Airport to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Welcome to the wonderful Heraklion, the largest city and capital of Crete and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Many different cultures have flourished here over the centuries, each leaving their mark on the city. Byzantine buildings, Venetian buildings and fortifications and Ottoman buildings stand scattered around, bearing witness to the passage of its conquerors. Today, most of the findings of the excavations are housed in the impressive Archaeological Museum.

If you're at Heraklion Airport and want to visit the Archaeological Museum, the easiest way is to rent a car.
Heraklion Airport is 4.5 km from the Archaeological Museum and the journey takes about 15 minutes by car. The museum is located in the heart of the city centre, so finding parking is quite difficult. We recommend that you park your car in appropriate paid parking spaces.

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion consists of 27 exhibition halls and it will take you about 2-3 hours to complete your visit. The cost of the ticket is 12€, however if you want to visit Knossos as well you can buy a single ticket for 20€. The opening hours of the Heraklion Museum are daily 08.00-20.00 and Tuesday 10.00-20.00 (last entrance 19.30).

With Rentops car rental gives you the independence to move to any destination without hassle. Rent the car that suits your needs and get ready for an exciting journey of exploration in magical Crete.

Drive From The Airport To The “cretaquarium” Aquarium
Car Rental from the Airport to the “Cretaquarium” Aquarium

If you've landed at the airport and are wondering what the first stop in the car you've just hired will be, then we suggest you drive to the fascinating Cretaquarium Aquarium.

Cretaquarium is hosted in the former American Base in Gournes and is located 16 km east of Heraklion Airport. The journey from the Airport to Cretaquarium takes about 15 minutes by car via the highway. If you have just rented a car and are in the mood for an underwater exploration, the Aquarium is the best solution!

At Cretaquarium you don't have to worry about the safety of your rental car. On arrival you will find plenty of space in the free, specially designed parking lot.

The Heraklion Aquarium is one of the most fascinating in Greece and offers an impressive display of marine life. It includes 27 different tanks and introduces young and old alike to the amazing magic of the deep. Carcharoids, jellyfish, infinite species of fish and shellfish make up the magical world of the Aquarium.

The Cretaquarium is open every day, 365 days a year, even on holidays, so don't be afraid of finding it closed. Opening hours are from 9.30-19.30 for the summer season. The visit will take approximately 2 hours, with a ticket costing €12 for adults and €6 for children aged 5-17. Children aged 0-4 years old enter free of charge.

With Rentops, renting a car to explore beautiful Crete is easy. Get the autonomy that only car rental can give you.

Drive From The Airport To The Lion Square
Car Rental from the Airport to the Lion Square

Lion Square or Eleftherios Venizelos Square is the most central and busiest part of Heraklion. It was named Lion Square because it is adorned with the Venetian Morosini Fountain, which consists of 4 lions with water gushing from their mouths.

Lion Square is located in the heart of Heraklion, 4.5 km from the airport. The distance of Lion Square from the Airport by car is approximately 15 minutes, given the traffic you will encounter until you arrive, especially during the tourist season.

Car rental is the most direct way to get to the busy Lion Square. Be sure to avoid parking anywhere in the centre, as not all spots are appropriate. Prefer to park in the various covered car parks that are scattered in many parts of Heraklion's centre.

Around Lion Square there are cafes for your morning coffee and many bars to enjoy a cocktail in the evening. Try a savoury or sweet bougatsa with icing sugar and indulge in Cretan delicacies at the restaurants around the square. Lions Square is adorned with Heraklion's bustling market, with a wide variety of shops and brand names.

Also, from Lion Square you can head north along the coastal zone for a refreshing stroll with a view of the sea or enjoy delicious seafood at the restaurants you will come across.,Renting a car from Rentops will give you autonomy to explore Crete as you wish.

Airport Of Heraklion

How far is the Airport from Heraklion?

The Airport is located 5 km from the centre of Heraklion, in the area of Nea Alikarnassos.

How can I get from Heraklion to the airport?

Heraklion Airport is connected to the city centre via the Ikaros Avenue. Transportation to the Airport can be provided by public transport, taxi or car rental company.

How can I get from the airport to Heraklion?

Outside the arrivals area there are car rental companies, a designated taxi rank and regular city buses.

Are there any car rental services at Heraklion Airport?

Of course. There are many companies for car rental. Also, all car rental companies can deliver the car to the airport upon request.

Are there any Duty-Free shops in the Airport of Heraklion?

Yes, there is a duty-free shopping area at the airport where travelers can buy a variety of products, including cosmetics, perfumes, spirits, tobacco and local products.

Do I need a credit card to rent a car from Rentops?

No, it is not necessary to be a credit card holder. However, to prepay you must use a credit or debit card (Visa/Mastercard) and the name of the credit card holder must be registered as the driver's name.

What are the payment methods for car rental?

You can pay by credit card (Visa/Mastercard), cash, or money transfer to a Rentops bank account.

Can I Cancel my Reservation?

Please let us know as soon as possible in case you wish to cancel the reservation. You can cancel the reservation free of charge up to 48 hours before the expected pick-up date of the car.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

To rent a car, the driver must be over 21 years of age and the licence must be valid for more than one year.

How do I find the Rentops employee when I arrive?

The agent will meet you at the arrivals area of the Airport / Port. He/she will hold a sign with the name of Rentops and your full name.

What are the required documents for car rental?

You will need a valid driver's license, valid ID or passport and a credit card for the deposit.

What do I do in case of a breakdown?

You should let us know immediately so that we know your exact location. We will make sure to call Roadside Assistance so that you can get the help you need in time. Rentops will immediately proceed to replace your car with a new one.

If my flight is delayed, will the Rentops employee wait for me to deliver the car?

Of course. Rentops employees know all your flight information. In case your flight is delayed, our employees will be aware of it and will be waiting for your new arrival time.

Is the second driver also charged?

No. In fact, we recommend that you register a second driver. Crete is a large island with equally long and tiring routes, so a second driver is essential.

What happens if I have to pay a ticket or a fine?

In case of a ticket or fine, it is your responsibility to pay it. Payment is made directly to the Rentops rental office. Please check the speed limit of your car, make sure to park in appropriate parking areas and follow the rules of the Greek Road Traffic Code.

Is car insurance included in the rental price?

Yes, insurance is included in the car rental so that you are covered in case of an accident. In the event of an accident the customer is obliged, regardless of fault, to complete an accident declaration under Article K70 of Greek Law.

What is the applicable policy on fuel?

The fuel policy is that the car is returned with the same amount of fuel as it had at the time of rental. If the tank was half full, you must return it with the same amount.

Is there a limit to the number of mileage I can cover?

No, there is no restriction. You can enjoy a carefree holiday by driving as many kilometres as you wish.

Are pets allowed inside the car?

Of course. Pets are welcome at Rentops. To avoid any damage to the car, please, during the trip, please rest the pet on the seat with a towel/blanket to keep the upholstery surfaces clean.

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