Car Hire Heraklion Port
Travelling to Crete Heraklion Port and need a car rental?
Book with the experts today your car for Heraklion port. Our prices include the car you request, comprehensive insurance cover, unlimited mileage car rental and car pick-up and drop off at port. There are no hidden charges or extras to pay for – the price we quote is the price you pay.
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Heraklion Port Information
Heraklion Port, it is one of the most important shipping ports. The port is divided into two parts, the old Venetian Harbor, which is only used for fishers and yachts nowadays, and the new Heraklion Ferry port, this is mainly used for travelers or cargo shipment.
The port was built in 1928 by Sir Robert McAlpine, which is an engineering construction company based in Hemel, Hampstead. Many tourists use this port when visiting Crete or depart from Crete to other destinations including Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Ios.
There are many direct ferries that travel to different islands, mainly during the summer season. There is a daily ferry that goes from the mainland, Piraeus to Heraklion port, and more frequent ferry trips in the summer. Heraklion Port can get quite busy, it is the third-busiest port in all of Greece. It serves approximately two million passengers and about 300,000 vehicles every year.
The main ferry that departs from Piraeus every day is Minoan Lines. The harbor is surrounded by many shops, cafeterias, and restaurants, so everything in close by.
Both harbors are based in the Centre of Heraklion, so they are easily accessed.
The Venetian Harbor is approximately 15 minutes from the city Centre. The Venetian Harbor is a tourist attraction, the pedestrian street leads from the Centre to Koules Fortress or Castello a Mare, ‘koules’ means fortress in Turkish, the castle was constructed in the early 13th Century when the Venetians conquered the town. The castle was built mainly to store food and military supplies.
Koules Fortress is enormous, with two levels that are used to guard the entrance of the port. This is a remarkable please to see the sunset and enjoy a beautiful relaxing stroll listening to the waves crashing during the hot summer nights.
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Frequently asked questions about
car rental at Heraklion Port
Is there an age restriction for renting a car in Crete?
The driver must be a minimum of 23 years of age.At the time of the rental, the driver must have been in possession of a valid driving license for at least 12 months.
Can I rent a car for one day at Crete Heraklion Port?
Yes. The minimum duration for car rental is one day (24 hours).
What happens if I get a penalty ticket?
Any speeding penalties, parking tickets or any other penalties or offenses that violate Greek law will be charged to the customer.
Do I need to return the car with a full tank at Souda port?
Rental cars are provided with a full tank and should be returned with the same amount of fuel.If there is less fuel than at the start of the rental the driver will be billed for the discrepancy.
How can I pay?
Rent Car in Crete has a secure online booking system that allows you to book your car rental in Crete at any time.After your reservation has been received you will be sent a final availability confirmation by the Customer Service team, this may take a few hours.After receipt of the confirmation, you can proceed to make a payment via credit card. For further questions about your reservation, please send an email to [email protected] or call us Monday to Sunday between 07: 00a.m. and 21:00p.m. (MET) on +30 28340 51505.We look forward to your call.
Do I have to pay in advance?
We will ask you to pay 20% of the total rental amount in advance.The amount will be invoiced accordingly.
Can I cancel my reservation for car rental?
You can cancel your reservation free of charge up to seven days before the pick-up date.
What cover is included in my insurance?
As a customer of rentcarincrete.gr you are insured in the following cases:
- Personal injury of up to €750,000
- Damage to property of up to €750,000
- Theft of up to €20,000
- Windscreen damage, property damage for uninsured car, legal protection insurance for car, owner and driver up to €20,000 each
- Private accident insurance: death or permanent disability, treatment costs of up to €30,000 will be covered.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service at [email protected]
Can I be picked up from the port and dropped back there?
You can choose a pick-up location at the airport, a hotel or in the city.
Do I have to pay separately for the pick-up from location of Heraklion port?
We offer free pick-up and drop-off at Chania airport, Heraklion airports and all central locations in Crete. Pick-up at other locations will incur an additional charge.
Do the rental rates in Crete include taxes?
All taxes are included in our prices.There are no hidden costs for car delivery when you rent with us.
Is my rental vehicle equipped with road assistance and repair service?
Yes. Rent Car in Crete offers 24-hour roadside assistance, which includes a fast breakdown and recovery service, and roadside repairs.