Discover Crete by Car
Rent a car in Heraklion the largest city in Crete. Located on the eastern side of Crete. Heraklion has become a very popular tourist destination. The best way to discover the city is by renting a car from Eurodollar, as we at Eurodollar aim to provide you with the best possible car rental services.
When booking your car you can choose the pick up and drop off location that suits you most. With more than 15 meeting points around the city it cannot get any easier for you to rent a car. Around the area of Heraklion we can arrange to meet you with no extra charge either at Heraklion Airport, Port or Heraklion city Centre. Alternatively you could choose from our wide selection of the most popular areas such as Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Annissaras, Chersonissos, Fodele, Gournes, Gouves, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Lygaria, Malia, Piskopiano and Stalis. 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.
Located 7km east of Heraklion and a 10 minute ride from Heraklion Airport. The beach is well organized, having lots of options in cafes, bars and restaurants.
Located 16km west of Heraklion. It is a seaside village, located at the end of a large hill you will witness the breathtaking view of the sandy beach and cove. On the plus side, this beach is protected from the winds making it an ideal option for families with children.
Located 26km east of Heraklion. Only half an hour drive from Heraklion Airport. This beach is easy to reach by car. Chersonissos beach is a long sandy shallow beach, it is quite busy and full of sunbeds, bars and cafes.
First on our list is the impressive Venetian Fortress named Koules. It was built in the 16th century by the Venetians. You can visit Koules fortress every day except Monday from 08:30 am until 19:00 pm. Should you choose to visit the Fortress by car the best parking area to park your car is at the Marina of Heraklion which is located in the Venetian harbor and is only a few minutes walk to the fortress or the city Centre.
The old town is surrounded by massive walls from the Venetian era. Inside, you can find pedestrian-only streets filled with beautiful churches, such as Agios Titos, aristocratic buildings and lots of shops for any need. It is located only 5km from Heraklion Airport and offers many parking areas in order to park your car and explore the town.
The palace of Knossos is Crete’s biggest archaeological site and the birth place of Minoan civilization. Knossos palace is located 5km southeast of Heraklion. The site opening hours are 1st April until 31st August: 08:00-20:00 and 1st of September until 30th September 08:00-18:00, 1st October to 31st March 08:00-17:00. There is a large parking are to park your car. Tickets can be purchased from the entrance. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the site.
The archaeological museum is one of the largest museums in Greece. It is located on the north side of the Eleftheria Square which is in the centre of the city. The collections displayed are the most important finds of the Minoan civilization. It is open every day from 08:00am until 19:30pm on Mondays the opening is at 12:00pm. You can park around the museum on the south side of the square.
There is a wide collection of traditional musical instruments displayed. Located just 15km from Heraklion at the village Krousonas, accommodated in a recently renovated traditional house where you will have the chance to experience the ultimate combination of original Cretan vibes and Greek traditional music. During an interactive tour the visitor can witness all the different types of Greek music instruments and get a better understanding on how instruments are played and combined. More information about opening hours and ticket prices can be found at the website of the museum.
Rent a car in Heraklion and visit the Cretaquarium which is among the biggest aquariums of Europe, located 15 km from Heraklion Airport. Another great activity is to go on a wine tour and taste the traditional Cretan wines. Most wineries are located above Heraklion, only a 15 minute drive, at the villages of Dafnes, Archanes and Arkalochori. The best way to feel the rural vibe of Heraklion is to drive around Heraklion prefecture and discover the traditional villages. You will view nature at its best, witness the local way of living and taste the best traditional recipes. Some villages that are worth visiting are Fodele, Zaros, Malia and Gouves.
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