Last Updated: 9th June, 2018
Chania International Airport, know as Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport CHQ is situated on the North West side of Crete near Souda Bay just 10 kms to the city of Chania. It is named after the 18th century Cretan rebel Ioannis Daskalogiannis. One of two International Airports on the Greek Island of Crete.
Chania Airport Car Hire in Crete will compare the prices of the local car hire companies Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and many more to get the best deal for you. Car rental prices are fully inclusive and clearly laid out so you know exactly what you are getting. Choose from small mini and budget car to open top jeeps and convertibles. 7 and 9 seater jeeps are also available for larger groups. Whichever you choose you can be assure of the cheapest car hire in Crete
You can rent a car at Chania airport where or in other locations in Chania listed below
Chania Anapafseos St 2 Anapafaseos Street, Chania, Crete Island
Chania Downtown 12 El. Venizelou Str., Chania, Crete Island
Chania Kato Stalos Chania Hotel, Chania, Crete Island
Chania marna Agia Marina, Chania, Crete Island
Chania Nea Kydonia Shopping Center of Agia Marina, Nea Kydonia, Crete
Chania Platanias Chania -, Crete Island, Platanias
Chania Port Meet & Great Service, Chania
Chania-Louis Princess Hotel Louis Creta Princess Hotel, Chania, 73014
Young drivers aged between 19 and 25 years of age, can rent a car in Crete. Drivers aged 19 to 21 will need to pay an additional daily fee. The amount will vary based on the age group and the rental company. Europcar have the highest fee of €20 per day but this only applies to 19 to 21 year olds. Over 22 there are no additional fees. Goldcar charges young driver's age 21 to 24 years €5 per day.
This fee will be included in the rental price and will be payable on arrival at the rental desk in Crete in Euros.
Drivers between the ages of 65 to 99 may rent a car in Crete without incurring any additional supplement fees. All the rates quoted are fully inclusive and have no hidden fees. This is the drive away price.
Drivers over 100 years of age are unfortunately unable to rent a car in Crete.
A full licence held for minimum of 1 years with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.
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Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and surrounded by the Mediterranean, the island of Crete enjoys a typical warm climate, with an intriguing inner landscape of mountains and valleys, gorges, rivers and lakes. Once the centre of Minoan culture.
Crete is recognised as the oldest recorded civilisation in the whole of Europe. Nowadays, it's a thriving island that successfully retains its own traditions, culture and charm, making it the perfect tourist destination. Wherever you choose to stay, you're guaranteed an unforgettable holiday.
For historical sights, try the Minoan ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on the island. Amongst the palace remains you'll see intact frescoes, houses and roads, providing an unforgettable glimpse into the past.
At the Bronze Age site of Phaistos, in the southern part of the island, you'll see stunning remains of an old palace complex in a beautiful hillside setting, just 5km from the sea. The classical site of Gortys is also worth a visit, just 45km from the capital, known for its Praetorium, fragments of written laws and its mention in The Odyssey.
Heading indoors, the Heraklion archeological museum has the most impressive display of Minoan artifacts. Important buildings to visit in Crete include the venetian-style Gouverneto Monastery in the Akrotiri peninsular and the Monastery of Arkadi, a venetian-baroque church in Rethymnon. Both are stunning examples of architectural possibilities and important to the island’s colourful history.
Beach lovers will be amazed at the array of lovely beaches on offer, all round the island. There are 28 beaches alone in Rethymnon and 34 in and around the capital, Heraklion. The best way to find a favourite spot is to drive along the coastal roads and find a secluded, peaceful haven. For adventurous sorts, the Ideon Andron Cave on Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete, and Dikteon Andron Cave in the Mount Dicte region are the most important ancient sacred caves on the island and open to visitors.
Places that are particularly outstanding include the protected natural palm forest of Vai in the east, with its lovely beach. The Dionysades islands are another must see; take a boat trip to these protected islands to view rare plants and animals including a rare falcon. Head to the Samaria Gorge - a World Biosphere Reserve - in the southwest of the island and witness incredible natural beauty and landscape diversity; if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the rare kri kri Cretan goat.
The Akali Hotel is located approximately 800 meters from the old town of Chania. The beaches of Nea Chora are half kilometre away. The Akali Hotel was built in 1988 and the name comes from "Akali", the daughter of King Minoas in ancient Crete and mother of Kydon, the founder of Hania town, the hotel itself is situated in the west of Hania, on the main road to Kolymbari. Offering a warm Cretan atmosphere and hospitality, the hotel is open all year.
Kydon Hotel is set in one of the most convenient locations in the heart of Chania, opposite of the famous Market hall and just a few minutes walk from the Old town and the Venetian harbour. The rooms, suites and public areas are characterized by discreet luxury, comfort and modern decoration. Most of the rooms offer an incredible panoramic view of the Old town, the Venetian harbour and the Cretan Sea
Halepa Hotel this relaxing haven is conveniently located just minutes away from the city centre of Chania, in the well known area of Halepa, from which it has received its name. Nestled in a quiet side road of Halepa area, the Halepa Hotel blends the charm and personality of yesterday with the amenities and technology of today, making an ideal place for those seeking the historic and modern in one destination. It has since 1990 being offering accommodation services and it's many visitors are a great proof that when they seek a relaxing environment, they will definitely find it within it's renowned hospitality. The New Classical architecture has remained even after being converted into a luxurious accommodation facility, as this building has played a great role in Cretan history. Halepa area itself sits just outside the city centre, next to Dikastiria.