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Crete car hire with SIXT

Choosing the ideal Crete car hire make exploring the island that much more fun. Taking in the history, the beaches, and the food is what makes Crete amazing - and your SIXT team is here to help. Our fleet consists of top-quality vehicles at affordable prices, whether you’d like to nip around the island in a compact vehicle, or perhaps feel the sun on your face in a convertible, there is something for everyone. Larger groups and families can even choose from our minibus fleet. SIXT has convenient collection and drop-off points at the main airports, as well as the ports of Heraklion and Chania, making car hire in Crete is straightforward.  


SIXT services in Crete

SIXT’s aim is to make your exploration of the island as carefree as possible. Hire a car in Crete and venture into the mountains in the comfort of a premium MPV or cruise around the coast of the island in a luxury sedan. Bookable extras will add to the comfort of your journey – an additional driver can always be included to share the driving. Make getting around easy by booking a sat nav or some extra miles to really see everything. And all of this is available no matter how long you plan to spend in Crete with packages from weekend bookings to long-term hire. 

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Good to know when you're visiting Crete

Under 25 Car Hire

The youngest age for car hire is 21 years old in Crete; you must hold a valid licence for at least a year, at 25 years old there is a higher selection of cars and hold a licence for 2 years. 

Flexible Booking

We understand that journeys are subject to change, particularly on holiday, so if you choose to ‘pay later’ you can cancel any time for free.    

One-Way Car Hire

While making the booking, choose a separate drop-off location to see the availability, it must be organized beforehand, or charges can apply.   

Top places to visit in Crete

  • Heraklion: The capital city of Crete is rich in history with the Palace of Knossos and its ancient architectural site lying just outside the city. There are also museums, beaches and restaurants aplenty in and around the city where you can immerse yourself in the culture and tastes of Crete. 
  • Agios Nikolaos: This city, with its bustling port, lies on Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete. It is the main town in the Lassithi region, with shops and restaurants as well as elements of history in the Byzantine church and the beautiful Voulismeni Lake at the centre of the town. Enjoy strolls by the lake or visit the archaeological museum to understand a bit about Agios Nikolaos’ history. 
  • Chania: The biggest city in the Chania region, this picturesque town with its historic Venetian buildings and port is the gateway to beautiful mountains and seaside villages such as Skafia and Loutro. Get to Chania easily from Chania Airport with your car hire in Crete. Be sure to explore the city first, taking in its history before venturing out to explore the mountains or relax on the beaches.  

Summer in Crete

Crete is a popular summer destination for good reason – with its beautiful beaches, vibrant villages and opportunities to walk through the history of the island you won’t be short of things to do in the sunshine. You can also take advantage of the natural beauty on the island by taking your SIXT car into the mountainous interior and trekking in the Samariá Gorge or in the Lefka Ori mountains. Alternatively indulge in some snorkelling or water sports on the north east of the island. 


Mary S.

Review is for Avis car rental - Really friendly staff. Car was perfect for our needs. Great location also straight across from the airport.

Arti H.

At the front desk, the service by mister Karelis was exceptional and really fast, the whole procedure of creating the contract and receiving the key lasted only a couple of minutes and the car provided was the best you could have asked for (new car, very clean, comfortable, easy to drive etc.) Very impressed by their professionalism and I will surely choose them again over the rest of the other companies.

Cody L.

Thankful they were able to rent me a car in such short notice after a reservation with a smaller company fell through after we landed. They were able to get me a car which was great but they never asked me anything if I wanted insurance, pre-paid fuel, etc. They just added it into the final fee and I asked was there any way to make the rate cheaper and she said no. So I said fine, let's do it. I get the bill and sure enough every since option was added - interior coverage, roadside assistance, third-party insurance coverage, pre-paid fuel. This cost me over 150 EUROS in unnecessary fees. Had they been more transparent, it would have been fine, but they added that in and didn't even communicate this to us. Unprofessional beyond belief and we were absolutely duped as a vulnerable renter.


UPDATE: Sixt Customer Service stepped in and offered a refund of a portion of the add-ons. Usually companies don't do this after the fact so I increased my rating to 4 stars. I am going to say this one a one-off and not indicative of the company practices.


Rented a Fiat Panda. Service was very quick.


Car had 30.000km, was in good shape.

Wasn’t completely cleaned out inside and there was no windshield wiper fluid. Other than that everything was fine.


Not the cheapest but you can be sure to NOT get ripped off as it’s the case at the other low budget rental companys.

Stefan M.

Friendly, helpful and flexible. Great service. We will come back.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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