Why to rent a car in Crete

Greece with its variety of gorgeous islands and stunning beaches is a highly touristic European destination with many travellers every year, especially during summer. Due to the touristic facilities of the country, there are many car rental companies that can provide the visitors the car they need to explore the island that they have visited. In Crete, one of the most popular Greek islands all over Europe, there are many car hire agencies that are ideal for your needs. You may think that you can spend your vacation in Crete without renting a car, but by using the public transportation. However, the thing is that it is very difficult to do and explore what you want without renting a car in Crete. Learn here why!

Crete is the largest island in Greece with numerous astonishing beaches that are located in the 4 prefectures of the island. Among the best beaches are Balos Lagoon, Palm Forest of Vai, Matala, Malia, Hersonissos, Preveli, Elounda, Elafonisi and Falasarna. The distance between these beaches can be very long. That means you can visit all these beaches only by renting a car for a few days. Crete has also many significant historical sites, such as Knossos, Phaistos, Zakros and Malia as well as beautiful well-preserved towns and villages, such as Chania, Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos.

Under these circumstances every tourist needs a conveyance, if he/she wants to explore all these sites, enjoy the natural beauty of Crete island and have unforgettable memories of his/her holidays. Especially if someone has just a few days on the island, he has to arrange his schedule in order not to miss anything. Bus service is available to a large part of the island but the problem with public transportation is that the traveller should confirm schedules and return times and arrange all the excursions according to bus routes. Buses are also crowded and especially for the little children can be inconvenient. Taxis are affordable and cab stations are available throughout the island, but they are suitable only for short routes, otherwise they can be very expensive. For longer routes, such as from Chania to Heraklion, the traveller needs definitely a car.

Hiring a car in Heraklion or another city of Crete is the most easy and safe way to explore the island. If the traveller wants to visit all these places and has only one week or ten days, the only way to achieve that is to make these excursions by car. Many of the car hire agencies offer also the choice of renting a motor bike, which is cheaper, but you should take into account that driving a motor bike is not so safe in Greece, because many accidents happen.

You may think that renting a car can be expensive, but there are many car rental agencies on Crete that offer unbeatable rates. Special offers are also provided for reservations of many days or in the low season.