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Car hire at 3am - will they be open

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Car hire at 3am - will they be open

Hi we arrive in Herakloin airport at 3am and want to hire a car but on some sites they say the car hire places will not be open yet other site are giving prices. Can anyone advise please. Also I found a site call The Best Cars on this site and it is cheap does anyone of them or used them


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Only the big international companies, like Hertz, have desks in the airport, and they are the most expensive and most likely to rip you off for additional insurances, etc.

You would be better off using one of the local companies that have compounds opposite the airport, but no desks inside. They will meet you at the exit, after you reclaim your baggage. You can pay them in cash, with no deposit, and you do not have to give them credit card details, so they cannot take additional money after you get home.

Try http://www.annacars.gr/ or http://www.justrentals.gr/policy.html

Mestre, Italy
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Ask local greek rentals, they will meet your necessities

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Hi there

I too would recommend you use one of the local island firms and not one of the multinationals. You get a better deal, a better service, no "hidden" extras and no nasty surprises for "damage" booked to your credit card after you get back home. Most island firms are happy to accept cash, do not need to see or swipe a card and are much more laid back in their attitudes. Their cars might be a bit older but it's never bothered us as long as it's got a wheel in each corner and is reliable.

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