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.
There are many beaches to choose to visit around the city of Heraklion and enjoy the sun
and crystal waters of the Aegean Sea.
is 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.
is 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.
is 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.
Must visit places in Herakion
The largest city of Crete, Heraklion has many different options to explore when visiting.
Heraklion offers interesting Archaelogical sites, amazing beaches and a picturesque old town.
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.
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.