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Car Hire in Crete.

Discover Crete.

As the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete offers a huge range of activities with which to fill your holiday. Take your pick from the endless natural and historical sights and explore everything this wonderful island has to offer.

No matter how you come to Crete, we’ve got you covered. Arriving via air? Pick up your hire car at Chania Airport or Heraklion Airport. If you’re arriving via ferry, we can provide you with a vehicle at Heraklion Port. We really do make it that easy.

With its sandy beaches, imposing mountains, fertile valleys, and steep gorges, Crete has something for everyone.

Reasons to Book with Zest Car Rental in Crete

Zest Car Rental has taken a fresh approach to car hire in Crete. We’ve stripped out the gobbledygook and made the booking process as simple as possible. Hiring a car in Crete has never been so easy!

We work with both big brands and local suppliers to bring you a wide choice of vehicles. We monitor their performances to ensure that we work only with the best partners so you know you’ll be in safe hands when you arrive.


Situated between two striking mountain ranges, Heraklion and the surrounding area is home to some outstanding archaeological treasures, wonderful coastal towns, picturesque villages, vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete. If you’re looking for a stunning area to holiday, you can’t go wrong with Heraklion. Car hire is available from Heraklion Airport, the Port or town centre depending on your requirements.


If you arrive at Chania Airport, you’ll find the town of Chania is located 25 minutes away. Positioned on the western side of the island, the area around Chania is dominated by the impressive White Mountains and its famous National Park.

Wandering around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys, you’ll discover remnants of the town’s Venetian past. Beautiful mansions and elaborate churches are amongst the well-preserved historical monuments on offer and should not be missed.

From Malia to Milatos

Head to Malia and spend your evenings in one of the most lively holiday destinations on the island. Make a trip here if you’re looking for world-class nightlife and activity packed beaches.

Journey further afield and visit Milatos, which isn’t far from Heraklion. You’ll be engulfed by an array of restaurants all offering delicious local cuisine. If you’re planning to take a stroll through the Old Town, the narrow streets and traditional architecture of the buildings make for the perfect holiday snaps! Explore the town’s most famous landmark- Milatos Cave. Discover the church built inside and uncover the eventful past of this historical site.

Explore Elounda

Why not head to Elounda, where you’ll find an up-and-coming resort based around a colourful harbour and a lively main square. Spend the day relaxing on the sandy beach and take your pick of authentic Greek tavernas come evening. Catch a boat to the nearby island of Spinalonga, home to a fortress just waiting to be explored.

You can discover so much of the island with a rental car, don’t simply stay confined to one town. Get out there and explore! Visit Ierapetra and head to the old town of Kato Mera for some fascinating sights and if you’re here during the winter months, arrange a day trip to the port for a spot of fishing.