When I started planning our trip to Crete earlier this year, we were looking for a cheap yet reliable Crete car hire firm. We were flying from Athens into Chania airport, so we needed a company that would be able to provide us with a hire car at Chania airport. As I had never been to Crete before, I did not know what to expect.
After a lot of research I narrowed down a list of good quality Car hire firms in Crete, specifically that could offer me a car to hire from Chania airport. My requirements I was looking for was a SUV type vehicle for a week, and the following were amongst the cheaper options:
Crete Car Hire firms recommended
This is the car hire firm I eventually chose, so I can vouch for the good quality car that I received for the week. The vehicle provided to us was a Suzuki Vitara. We were met by a company representative who held up a sign for us in the arrivals hall of Chania airport. We walked across the road to the car park, paid in cash for the week, which gave us full insurance, loaded our suitcases and we were off. When we arrived back at the airport for our flight home, it was as easy as leaving the car in the same car park we had picked it up, and left the keys with the attendant to be picked up later by the company. They will also offer the same service at Heraklion airport.
I would personally recommend the Crete car hire company purely for the good value for money for the week, as well as ease of pickup and drop off at Chania airport, and for the fact that there were no hidden extras. You can see their website here: AutoClub Car Hire
This is another firm favourite recommended by many users of TripAdvisor. They are able to provide car dropoff and pickup at Chania airport as well as Heraklion airport. You can view their website here: Anna Cars
Auto Rentals Crete
A local family company with experience in renting cars since 1998, Auto Rentals Crete is another often recommended choice. They have an extensive list of places they will dropoff your rental car, and offer a dropoff and pickup service at both Chania and Heraklion airports. You can view their website here: Auto Rentals Crete.
The Best Car Rentals
Again, another well recommended Car rental company. Impressively called “The Best”. Once again, they offer a dropoff and pickup service at both Chania and Heraklion airports. You can view their website here: The Best Car Rentals
As you can see from the list above there are a few good options for Crete car hire companies. Most of them compete against multinational chains, and differentiate themselves by offering cheap car hire in Crete, excellent service, and added value. As with all car hire places, feel free to compare your dates against each of the recommended list above. Don’t forget to read more about our driving in Crete experience.
If you have used any of the above, please let me know in the comments below. Also feel free to recommend any other reliable car hire firms in Crete.