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Car Hire Crete Deals - Sixt rent a car

If you're heading off on holiday to Crete any time soon, it's a good idea to consider hiring a car from Sixt. Car hire in Crete is conveniently located from our easy to reach locations like Crete Heraklion Airport. This means you'll have a seamless transition from your flight on to the island to your car. Located just to the east of the city of Heraklion, the airport is a short drive from many of the major destinations for holidaymakers visiting Crete. And with Sixt branches also located in other major destinations such as Chania, car rental in Crete is also convenient if you're staying outside of the city.


Our Service

Affordable car hire with us in Crete is a simple process designed to give you the most cost-effective deal on the market. Regardless of whether you're searching for a family holiday car or you're simply looking for a great way to get around while on business, we've got the vehicle for you. For those who want a more powerful car we're happy to provide a range of 4x4s designed to transport large groups such as families with children. What's more, we've got lots of extras designed to make your car hire experience as seamless as possible. From a range of newly manufactured cars which are on average three months old to our Miles & More scheme, designed to help you earn points with us, there's a lot to look forward to. And with our app offering a range of services such as specific vehicle booking, you'll always be able to rely on us to make your trip to Crete as simple and streamlined as possible.

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Traffic Information

Traffic Information

 As one of the most popular Greek islands, Crete is somewhere that is full of people and cars. There are several main roads, Highway 90 links the towns on the northern coast, and Highway 97 services the south and west parts of the island. They also allow yout to stop off at the island's major city Heraklion, as well as more remote areas. Most parts of the island can be easily accessed by car, while there are some less well travelled regions - such as the gorgeous mountainous areas around Samaria - which are not served by major roads but are still possible to visit if you hire a car.



Crete is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, and for good reason. This historically significant island carries with it a huge range of interesting snippets from the past, including the ancient Palace of Knossos just outside Heraklion. And for those holidaymakers who are looking for a long weekend with some sun, sea and sand, Crete boasts some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece. Why not try areas like Malia, for example, or perhaps Falásarna for something a little more secluded. And if you're looking for great restaurants and tavernas serving popular Greek food like souvlaki, driving to major settlements such as Heraklion is your best bet.


Sightseeing Destinations

Sightseeing Destinations

For those who love history, no trip to Crete would be complete without a visit to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The exhibits on offer here show off more than 5,000 years' worth of the island's history, and there's a particular focus on items from the Minoan era.

Distance to Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • From Heraklion Airport: 2.4 miles, about 14 minutes
  • From Pancritio Stadium (other side of Heraklion): 3 miles, about 18 minutes


If you're on holiday with the kids, it's a great idea to treat them to a top water park experience so that they can have fun and splash around while you relax with a book or even a cocktail. At the Watercity Waterpark in Anopolis, you can make the most of a wave pool, a jacuzzi and other fun features.

Distance to Watercity Waterpark

  • From Heraklion Airport: 7.14 miles, about 12 minutes
  • From Heraklion city centre: 8.8 miles, about 18 minutes


For a more hands-on experience of Crete's rich and fascinating history, the Palace of Knossos is a great place to visit. The exhibits on offer here cover all sorts of fact and mythology, including the famous tale of the Minotaur and what life was like during ancient times.

Distance to the Palace of Knossos

  • From Heraklion Airport: 4.4 miles, about 13 minutes
  • From Heraklion city centre: 3.4 miles, about 17 minutes
Business Destinations

Business Destinations

The Technological Institute of Crete is one of the island's most prestigious educational establishments. It offers a range of subjects, including business administration and social work.

Distance to The Technological Institute of Crete

  • From Heraklion Airport: 6.2 miles, about 14 minutes
  • From Heraklion city centre: 6 miles, about 18 minutes


Whether you're a doctor visiting Crete as part of your work or you're a business traveller who likes to be aware of where all the facilities are, the University General Hospital of Heraklion has a capacity of 750 and is conveniently located for those with a car.

Distance to University General Hospital of Heraklion

  • From Heraklion Airport: 7.6 miles, about 15 minutes
  • From Heraklion city centre: 7.5 miles, about 19 minutes

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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