£14 - £59
Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Crete is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.
Car hire in Crete comes with the caveat that you need to be at least 21. This doesn’t mean you can hire any car, though – many Crete car hire companies charge a young driver surcharge if you’re under 25; you’ll also have to wait till you’re 25 if you want passenger van hire or luxury car hire in Crete. As part of Greece, Crete is subject to EU policy, so you can use a valid UK driver’s licence to drive here; you won’t need an International Driving Permit. You can book cheap car hire in Crete right here through Cheapflights.
When you hire cars in Crete, you’ll have to drive on the right, so if you’re not enticed by the idea of changing gears with your right hand, better get an automatic. Also be aware of the speed limits and drink-driving laws on the island when considering car hire in Crete. The speed limit in built-up areas is 50 km per hour (about 30 mph), but on motorways you’re limited to 90 km per hour (about 56 mph) . The drink driving limit is 0.5 mg per 100 ml. Check in with the local authorities for law changes when you hire cars in Crete.
Crete has the stereotypical warm Mediterranean climate, and being an island, it makes for a great place to go on rural road trips. Your choice of car hire in Crete is thus very wide – anything from a compact SUV to a convertible will be suitable. However, if you’re going to spend most of your time in one of the towns, it’s perhaps better to go for economy car hire and get something small and compact, as the streets in the older districts are narrow. For motorway cruising between towns, choose a saloon or sedan. Larger tour groups can get a multi-seater or a minibus for their Crete car hire.
You’re free to park in the streets in most Cretan cities, although they can sometimes be hard to find during peak holiday season in the downtown and beachfront areas. To grab the free spots, it’s best to arrive early, but if you can’t find any street parking, there are plenty of commercial car parks that only charge a couple of euros for 2 hours. In the smaller cities, you can also park a little way from the central district, in a quieter area, and take a leisurely walk downtown. This free parking contributes nicely to cheap car hire in Crete.
In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £37/day when booking a car hire in Crete. The absolute best deal a user found was for £17/day from Goldcar Rental SP, booked on Jul. 28.
According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Crete from the following companies over the past two weeks: CarWiz (£16/day), Right Cars (£17/day), and Exer Rent a Car (£34/day).
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (10.0 rating), Alamo (10.0 rating) and Autounion Car Rental (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Crete.
The average price of petrol in Crete is £2.11/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £95 and £137 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.
AbbyCar Car Rentals offers hire cars in Crete for about £235 per week on average.
Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 12% on a hire car in Crete. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 90 days prior to your desired date.
Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Crete however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.
Generally, a month-long car rental in Crete can be found for about £1,005, with the average price for a rental being around £34 a day. Book with Goldcar Rental SP, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 83% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Crete.