Heraklion, the capital city of the Greek island of Crete, is a favourite destination for tourists who want to explore and enjoy the city’s many attractions, as well as travel to various destinations outside of the city. By driving, travellers can easily visit many attractions located throughout the city and beyond. If you’re looking for a high-quality car rental in Heraklion at an affordable rate, Enterprise Rent-a-Car's friendly, English-speaking staff are always happy to serve you. Enterprise has a car hire branch in Heraklion city, conveniently located just south of Heraklion Ferry Terminal. With a modern rental car that you can rely on, you can enjoy the delights of the city in comfort, and go beyond the city to explore other other beautiful parts of Crete at your own leisure.
Enterprise maintains a wide range of vans and cars for hire in Heraklion to suit the many needs of the city's travellers. Whether you need a small saloon car for local city driving, a powerful SUV for out of town exploring, or a spacious 9-seat people carrier for a larger group, you can rely on Enterprise to supply what you need. Vans, ranging from small and compact sizes up to large and spacious Luton vans, are also available for hire at Enterprises city branch. All Enterprise vehicles are modern, stylish, and constantly maintained to deliver excellent performance and reliability.
Enterprise also offers convenient car rentals in Heraklion at Heraklion International Airport. The Enterprise office can be easily found at the airport's arrivals terminal, and you can choose from wide range of vehicles, similar to that selection that's offered at their Heraklion city branch. From the airport, you can easily drive the short distance to the city by following westbound Leof Ikarou. It should take no more than 10 minutes if traffic conditions are normal. If you’ll be arriving at Heraklion Airport, but don't plan to stay in Heraklion city, the Enterprise staff will be happy to help advise you find the best route to take in order to get to your destination.
An ancient port city that’s home to important archaeological sites dating back to Minoan times, Heraklion is a veritable treasure house for lovers of ancient history. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is just one of several fascinating museums that you can visit in the city. Being the island’s capital, Heraklion is also a very modern city that’s well capable of accommodating to its many visitors, with great entertainment, delicious local cuisine, live music venues, cinemas, theatres, and more. There’s so much to see and do in Heraklion, it's impossible to get bored of it all.
For unbeatable car hire rates, Enterprise leads the way. Great deals, including weekend discounts, are often offered when booking vehicles online. Booking a rental car in advance can help ensure that the most economical options are always available to you. In addition, Enterprise’s modern, fuel-efficient cars and vans are regularly maintained to ensure they stay fuel-efficient, which can significantly impact your fuel expenses. Overall, hiring an Enterprise car is a refreshingly affordable option that can offer you maximum convenience, so you can go sightseeing at your own pace.
With a stylish and highly reliable Enterprise vehicle to use whenever you want, Heraklion’s attractions become much more accessible, and so do the many attractions located in other parts of the island. The Palace of Knossos, with archaeological treasures that date back to Minoan times, is located just outside the capital city and it's well worth a visit. From Heraklion, it can be reached by driving south on Leof Knossou. The journey there shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes. Alternatively, driving along the coastal roads, east or west, will take you through interesting scenery, charming villages, and several beach resorts.
Road conditions in Crete are highly variable. Heraklion’s city roads are in better condition than outer rural roads, which is worth keeping in mind when driving on country roads farther away from the city. Don’t let the frequent sound of car horns put you off, as it's common for local Heraklion’s drivers to beep horns to inform others of their presence. Parking in Heraklion is available throughout the city. Free and cheap roadside parking is available outside the city centre. Many drivers prefer to park farther out and walk to the centre, rather than use the paid-parking facilities inside Heraklion’s city centre.