Rent a car in Heraklion

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Toyota Aygo

Class: Group A
Passengers: CC: Transmission: AC/Clima:
4 1000 manual Yes
from 13 per day
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Nissan Micra

Class: Group B
Passengers: CC: Transmission: AC/Clima:
5 1200 manual Yes
from 16 per day
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Citroen C3

Class: Group C1
Passengers: CC: Transmission: AC/Clima:
5 1200 manual Yes
from 25 per day
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Opel Astra

Class: Group D1
Passengers: CC: Transmission: AC/Clima:
5 1300 manual Yes
from 26 per day
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About Heraklion

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.

Meeting points around Herakion

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.

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Top Beaches

Karteros beach

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.

Agia Pelagia

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.

Chersonissos Beach

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.

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Must visit places in Herakion

Koules Fortress

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.

Heraklion old town.

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.

Knossos Archaeological site.

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.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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.

Thirathen Museum of Greek folk music

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.

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The most exciting activities

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.

Our most popular questions about Heraklion

  • What does the car rental price include?

    When renting a car from Eurodollar at Heraklion, the rental price stated on our website is final with no extra or hidden charges. The rental price includes our all inclusive insurance package, unlimited mileage, 24h break down assist, VAT and all local taxes.

  • What is the best price I can get for my car rental in Heraklion?

    On average the rental car costs 13EUR per day. Please note the prices depend on the period of the year, the amount of days and the type of car requested. In order to save money Eurodollar recommends to book as early as possible.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Heraklion?

    The most popular car for hire in Heraklion is Citroen C3.

  • What documents are required to be presented by the driver?

    Upon arrival the driver must hold an ID card or passport, also a valid driving license issued at least 12 months prior to rental.

  • Where do I pick the car up from Heraklion?

    The pick up procedure will be arranged via email in the confirmation email which is sent to you after booking the rental car. Should you need any further assistance please contact us at 00302810281338 or via email at

  • When can I collect my rental car in Heraklion?

    Our working hours are 09:00-21:00. For delivery during outside working hours a surcharge might be applied.

Why Choose Us

Variety of Car Brands

Variety of Car Brands

Whether you need a small city car or an SUV for a family adventure, you can easily find it in our car list since we have a wide range of new very well maintained rental cars

Best Rate Guarantee

Best Rate Guarantee

We are constantly working so we can provide the best price for you

Excellent Services

Excellent Services

Our friendly customer service experts are ready to assist you. If you need help in booking a car rental in Heraklion, Chania or any other pick up location, feel free to contact us anytime

Car rental reviews


Yulya L.

Verified rental
Oct 16, 2022
Everything is perfect! We rented BMW x2 on site, and received the same car as expected! Brand new without any damages and in a really nice condition!Moreover, no deposit, no additional charges. We were really surprised!Insurance in included in price but it doesn’t cover mirrors, glasses, tyres, but we were informed about that in advance.Generally, I can definitely recommend this car rental company

Lea M.

Verified rental
Sep 29, 2022
Friendly and efficient service. Clean car in good state. No deposit required, full coverage included. Perfect!

Agatha B.

Verified rental
Aug 3, 2022
We had to rent a car very last minute in Crete and had the pleasure to find this company. They gave us a new Citroen C3 for a really good price and fully insured. When we brought it back to the airport, they offered us a free ride to the port, as we had to take a ferry from Heraklion. We’ve had already rent two cars in Greece before and so far this was the best service and car we’ve had, staff was really friendly and considerate. We’re really happy with the car and the service.

Thierry B.

Verified rental
Jun 29, 2022
Car rental made on the Eurodollar Heraklion website for 6 days from 22 to 28/06. Very friendly welcome from staff who speaks French very well. Clear contract with no unpleasant surprises in terms of prices. Nothing more to pay than what is announced when booking. Debit card accepted without problem. Car in very good condition, and very clean, disinfected after each customer (steering wheel and gear lever knob).

Nicolas L.

Verified rental
Sep 29, 2021
Very easy to hire and very good value for money. The car was clean and the insurance is very complete, which is reassuring and makes the charge very quick. The welcome is very pleasant with attentive staff.

Stuart F.

Verified rental
Jun 11, 2019
Trusted car rental company, have been using for the past 7 years with no issues whatsoever, reasonably priced with excellent customer service. Very helpful people, would highly recommend this company.