One of the most popular holiday destinations within Europe is Crete. Enter the Island via Heraklion international airport and discover the amazing city of Heraklion. Located on the water and founded in 824, it is a historical sight which cannot be missed. Visit the famous 15th-century Venetian wall and Fortress Koules. Nobody is sure when Koules was first built, but because of its strategic position, it's believed that it goes back to the Arab period in the 9th century. Nowadays the fortress is used for plays, concerts and exhibitions. It is also open to visitors.
Drive your car hire to the nearby city of Knossos. This archaeological site dates back to the Bronze Age and is considered to be Europe's oldest city. In the city used to be the main city on the island and the site is full of ancient living spaces and storerooms… it even has a town square. It is not sure why the city at one point was abandoned, but nevertheless, it is a beautiful place to visit.
Our car hire suppliers in Heraklion include Avis, Enterprise and National.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at Ikarou Avenue, August Street and the airport. You can find an interactive map on the booking engine which will help you find a location that is near you
Speed limits in Crete are as follows: 50 km/h in built-up areas and 90km/h on the highway. Crete is a mountain Island and the roads can be curvy and quite steep. Be careful when you drive and slow down when you turn the corner.
Parking in the cities can be more tricky in the Old Town but is accessible in the rest of the city. Check with your hotel if they offer parking.
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