Rent a car in Chania the second largest city of Crete, situated at the
west side of the island of Crete. The old part of the town is located next to the old Venetian harbor where
you can find several historical buildings and the town’s nightlife district with all the restaurants and bars.
The modern part of Chania is located at the west end of the old part. The best way to explore Chania is by
renting a car from us. You can then drive to the city centre and visit the attractions or discover
the amazing beaches around Chania such as Balos, Falassarna and Elafonisi. There are numerous places to visit
and things to do by using a rental car you can easily explore all the sides of a place.
Meeting points around Chania
When booking your rental car from Eurodollar you can choose the pick up and drop off
location that is best for you. With more than 10 meeting points around the city of Chania it cannot get any
easier for you to rent a car. Around the area of Chania we can arrange to meet you with no extra charge either
at Chania Airport, Souda Port or Chania city Centre. As another option you could choose from our wide selection
of the most popular areas. Such as Agia Marina, Kolimpari and Platanias. It is up to you to choose which
meeting point is best for you. Don’t forget to include the hotel you will be staying at the comment area
while making your reservation and we will arrange for our representative to meet you there.
When visiting Chania there are some beaches you simply cannot miss visiting. There are
plenty options and some of them are world-famous ones. You can find sandy beaches, beaches with pebbles,
family friendly beaches, exotic beaches and deserted beaches. There are lots of beaches ideal for
snorkeling and diving for those you wish to be more adventurous.
Elafonisi is actually an island, it consists of a
lagoon and a sandbar. It has been named one of the world’s top 25 beaches. This beautiful pink sandy beach
with the warm shallow waters is spectacular. Keep in mind that it can get very crowded so an early start is
necessary. Elafonisi beach is located 75km west from Chania meaning it is about 1,5 hour drive. Although the
road to get there is narrow and full of turns it is totally worth it. Follow the direction to Kissamos and
check the signs out for directions. Once you get there you can park your car at the parking area and walk to
It is located 59km from Chania. It has won prizes for
being the most beautiful beach in Crete has white sand and crystal clear waters. It is very well organised.
However, when visitng Falassarna you must keep in mind that it is exposed to the winds and can have large
waves. You can get there by taking the National Road to Kissamos, continue driving towards Platanos and follow
the signs to Falassarna.
The most famous lagoon of Crete. It is a sandy beach with
turqoise waters and a beautiful exotic scenery. The sea is very shallow and warm making it also ideal for
families with children. To get there simply drive towards Kissamos to the port of Kissamos you can there
park your rental car at the parking area and take the boat to Balos. Please note that driving directly to
Balos is forbidden with a car rental as the road to get there is unpaved.
Must visit places in Chania
Venetian Old Harbor
There is a magnificent lighthouse which is the
oldest lighthouse in the world and has a height of 21 meters. Along the harbor you will view old buildings,
lots of restaurants and cafes. The old harbor is located 14,7 km from Chania Airport and you can find many
parking spots around the city.
It is located on Halidon street next to the
old harbor at the city centre inside the Venetian church of St. Francis. The museum features artifacts
from potery, sculpture and jewelry. Opening hours are 08:00-17:00.
It is located on the northwest side of the harbor
within the entrance of Fortress of FIRKA the Maritime museum collection includes models of ships, nautical
instruments, paintings, historical photographs and war relics. The opening hours are from 9:00 to 17:00.
Activities in Chania
Chania has many exciting activities to offer for all types of travellers. After
exploring the city centre with the archaeological sites, after driving to the amazing beaches that Chania
prefecture has to offer, you must explore Chania by driving either across the coast line or mountains, try
the traditional cuisine and encounter the best experience. Some famous road trips around Chania would be to
drive to the village Vamos and feel the traditional vibes, Therissos to view the beauty of picturesque village,
Paleochora which has an amazing long beach, Frangokastelo which has an amazing fortress on the beach.
You can also drive to Chora Sfakion view the mountains Lefka Ori and enjoy the amazing views. These are some
suggestions in order to witness Crete’s nature at its best.