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Heraklion – Airport

No Prepay is required

We won’t ask you to prepay for the car rental. All payments are made face to face when we meet you and you see the car you are renting from us.

24/7 Support

We are 24/7 by your side for any help you will need or for any problem you might have.

Low Prices

What you see is what you get! We are not hiding anything in the small-print and should anything extra need to be charged, you will be duly asked for your consent.

Rent a car in Heraklion Airport by Apex Car Rentals

Rent a car in Heraklion Airport by Apex Car Rentals Crete and start your vacation by the time you land on the island of Crete! We always suggest to our clients to pick up their car hire at the airport for their own convenience and also to have the time to get used to the car, pack their staff and ask for travel advice to our experts before getting-off to the main island for a day full of adventures.

Book your car online for fast car pick-up

Avoid waiting in queues to rent a car in Crete. Book your car online at apexcar.gr, select airport pick-up and your car will be waiting for you by the time you arrive at Heraklion Airport. Our agent will make sure to make you feel familiar with your car hire and share useful travel tips about local cuisine, must-visit places and crystal-clear beaches. Airport pick-up service is on-demand so make sure to call us a day before your arrival for confirmation.

Equip your can hire with the must-have extras for memorable road trips in Crete

Check our list of extras to equip your car for memorable road-trips with your loved ones. Are you traveling with kids? You may need some child seats. Do you need a GPS system or car wifi? Let us know about your needs and we will provide you with all the necessary equipment that you may need during your vacation.

Everything you need to know for Heraklion Airport

Heraklion city (aka Iraklio) is the largest city on the island with a population of over 140.000 and located on the North coast, approx. in the middle of Crete. As a result, it is also home to the main airport of the island, named after the renowned author Nikos Kazantzakis, who was born in Heraklion.

The airport first opened in March 1939 but didn’t have commercial flights landing until 1948 and in 1971 when the first terminal was built, the first charter flight from abroad came through British Airways. Nowadays, approx. 8 million passengers come through the airport annually from across the world, making it the second busiest airport in Greece after Athens.

Despite the busyness of the airport in summer months, it is not a large building and all facilities can be found within comfortable walking distance, from taxis and rental cars to currency exchange and food/drink. Even though the airport is based in Nea Alikarnassos municipality, it is only a very short bus ride into Heraklion city centre and the bus stop is found just outside the airport grounds. If driving, the exit to the main highway is located approx. 500m from the airport and will take you in either direction on the island – East or West.

Apex Car Rental offers airport pick up and drop off, a large variety of vehicles at competitive prices and a quick and hassle-free booking process with assistance from our experienced staff.

What Apex Car Rentals Offers?

Special 100% Full Insurance

We provide you Premium Insurance, with NO EXCESS & NO RISK ( FDW + CDW ), so you don’t have to worry for nothing! 24 hours road assistance is included in the unlikely event of a breakdown.

No Prepay Needed​

We won’t ask you to prepay for the car rental. All payments are made face to face when we meet you and you see the car you are renting from us.

No Hidden Extras

What you see is what you get! We are not hiding anything in the small-print and should anything extra need to be charged, you will be duly asked for your consent.

Airport Pickup & Dropoff

24hr airport pick up and drop off are available upon request when you book with us to make your trip a pleasurable and stress-free experience

Car Delivery Service

Prefer to have a vehicle brought to your doorstep? Just let us know and it can be arranged to provide you with a seamless transition from walking to driving!

Unlimited Mileage

We offer unlimited mileage on all cars in our fleet, as long as they remain on the island of Crete.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I rent a car at Heraklion Airport, Crete?

You can easily rent a car at Heraklion Airport by Apex Car Rentals. Book your car online at apexcar.gr, by phone at +30 2897 50 1460, by Whats App/Viber at +30 6977 406 333 or by email at [email protected]

Can I rent a car at Heraklion Airport after my arrival in Crete?

You can always rent a car after your arrival in Crete by visiting one of Apex Car Rentals offices but we strongly suggest that you book your car in advance in order to ensure availability during high season.

Can I have my car hire delivered to port/airport upon my arrival?

Apex Car Rentals offer port/airport pickup & drop-off service upon request.

What are the available car types available for rental at Heraklion Airport, Crete?

Our Heraklion Airport car fleet consists of Economy cars, Family cars, SUVs, Minivans, and Convertibles.

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