Heraklion International Airport Car Hire


The second busiest airport in Greece, Heraklion International Airport, also known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport after the Heraklion native writer and philosopher, serves as the main airport for Crete. From here, you can access not only Heraklion but also Aghios Nikolaos, Malia, Stalida, Elounda, Hersonissos, and many other resorts.

Heraklion itself is a stunning port city, full of arts, culture, and, of course, history. Must-see attractions include the fortifications of the old city, the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and the many churches and museums which call the city home. The market of Heraklion is one of the finest in the Mediterranean, a sight to behold, and the perfect place to buy traditional Cretan products, local wine, honey, and olive oil, as well as all manner of more modern souvenirs.

How do I book Heraklion Car Hire?

Once you know your flight details into Heraklion, it’s easy to get started searching for the best car hire options available.

Just create your search in the bar at the top of the page - input your travel dates and select ‘search’. hoppa will pull all the options from our network of transport providers and show you a selection of vehicle types to suit your needs.

It is recommended that you book your car hire online and in advance. While it is possible that you’ll be able to hire a car without pre-booking, your options will likely be limited and your rates will be much higher.

What things should I consider when selecting my Heraklion Car Hire?

Party size and amount of luggage are important factors in choosing a rental vehicle. If you’re travelling alone with few bags, you can opt for a smaller vehicle, but travelling with your entire family or other large group, and all of their things, you’ll need a bigger one.

Also important to consider is the fuel policy. A ‘full to full’ policy is most common, meaning that you receive the car with a full tank and are expected to return it with a full tank. However, other policies may be available and you will need to consider which best suits your needs.

Finally, airport pickup and drop-off is very convenient, but it isn’t cheap. Take your collection and return points into consideration, and decide whether the cash or the convenience takes top priority for you.