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Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

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Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

Does anyone hire their car from the airport and then drop it back on your way out?

Is it an easy route and drive, does it save a lot of time on transfers?

Also is it cheaper to hire a car for the week and use it at will rather than hiring a car locally, or is it about the same to hire in Elounda?

If you do this any recommendations on who to use.

Sorry for all the questions, appreciate your views and help.

Cheryl

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1. Re: Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

Hi Cheryl

Yes it's very easy to hire a car and collect from the airport, the hire Car parking is just across the road from the arrivals hall at the airport, all car hire companies will be able to meet you at the airport, there are so many good car hire companies in Crete however I would suggest that you use a local car hire company rather than an international company at least that way you know your money is going into the local economy :-) we have used club cars who are based in Agios nikolaos for the few years but any of the local companies are good. Price wise yes it does make sense to collect the car from the airport as ataxi transfer can be expensive, price for a hire car is around 25 euros per day.

Yes the route is fairly easy it's a straight forward drive on the national road until you reach Agios where you turn off for Elounda am happy to give you detailed instructions if you do decide to hire a car.

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2. Re: Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

My experience with Annas Cars in Heraklion is good. I returned the car at the airport just by parking it and left the keys in the parkings reception. The road to Elounda is well marked and easy to drive.

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Hi again

You will find that the majority of the car hire companies have an agreement with the parking reception company, it does make it so easy to both pick up your hire car and of course drop it off as well :-)

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4. Re: Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

Hi,

Thanks MG100surrey and Periscope. I will look into it some more and see what I can find :o)

Cheryl

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5. Re: Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

Hi there,

The drive is straightforward and should not take any more than 1 hour (max). We've used Anna Cars in the past and are renting again from them in June. About £23 a day is average and picking up at this little airport is simple - there will be a local rep waiting outside the arrivals hall with a sign with your name, they'll take you 'literately' across the road, where your car will be waiting. Very simple.

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6. Re: Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

hi is it possible to hire a car for 1 day when you land then hire it for 1 day when you depart

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7. Re: Car Hire from Airport to Elounda?

Daves50 - we always did this but in recent years the minimum rental increased to three days which ruined it for us.

Maybe it's changed again but we get a taxi now and enjoy a couple if drinks on the plane.

DA.

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