Cheap Car Hire in Crete
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Crete's public transportation service is fairly reliable, but hiring a car is an even more reliable way to explore the historic sites and natural beauty of Greece's largest island.
Crete's three airports all offer car hire services, but the Heraklion airport, located in the island's largest city, handles most foreign airlines, most of which are connecting flights from Athens or Thessaloniki. Advance booking is the most effective way to find cheap car hire in Crete and avoid last minute searching for vehicles at the airport.
After picking up your hire car in Crete, begin exploring this popular island's extraordinary history by braving the traffic to the city of Heraklion. Two stunning main squares, the famous Morosini fountain, an ancient Venetian wall, and a 3,000-year-old archaeological museum are just a few of the treasures beneath the industrial exterior of Crete's largest city.
Just southeast of Heraklion is the magnificent and intricate Palace of Knossos, Crete's most stunning Minoan landmark. Car hire in Crete also makes it easy to drive to the famous resort of Agios Nikolaos, which includes several beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mirambello. Another popular nearby resort, Sitia, features a Venetian fortress alongside its bars, hotels and beaches.
Next, drive along the winding roads towards the town of Hania. This town on the northwest coast of Crete is filled with historic Turkish and Venetian buildings, sparkling white onion domed churches, fascinating museums, a crowded beach, and historic lighthouses.
A hire car in Crete is also the best way to explore Paeohora, Zakros, the Lasithi plateau, Samaria Gorge, and especially the several small fishing villages located off the beaten path, where 'the real Crete' beyond the main tourist attractions can be found.
Crete enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Warm weather is almost guaranteed between May and October, while winter is usually cool enough for snow to fall on the mountains.