Destinations

About Crete

About Crete

Car hire on Crete

Of course, you dream about new experiences, wonderful relaxation, hundreds of stunning pictures and souvenirs for friends and relatives, when going to Crete. However, very often tourists unable to realize all their plans. Being a part of an “organized” group, you will not have much time to just stay and admire the sights of Crete, think about the eternal, touch of beauty. 
Is there a way to see exactly what you are interested in, visit those museums and monuments that excite your imagination? Of course, it is! Using the " rental cars on Crete" service, you will receive a modern, comfortable car for the period of time you need, which will provide a real opportunity to go wherever you want.

Popular destinations of Crete

Popular destinations of Crete

Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas is situated roughly halfway between picturesque Chania and historic Rethymno. It is considered to be a unique native attraction. Lake Kournas owes its popularity to sweet-water. Here you can admire picturesque landscape of lake shoreline, ride a catamaran or a water-bus, and if you are lucky enough you will enjoy observing tiny river turtles.
Literally a few kilometres from the lake there is the village of Argyroupoli, famous for its large number of watermills.

About Car rental Crete

About Car rental Crete

Car rentals on Crete

The Island of Crete considered to be one of the most appealing tourist spots on our planet. This island may offer absolutely anything, that can interest exotic and travel lovers: lovely nature, enchanting beaches with many kinds of entertainment and incredibly many points of interest for every taste.

Heraklion City

Heraklion City

Heraklion City

The bulk of tourists arriving to Crete in quest of new impressions from visiting Crete sights and satisfactory vacation primarily gets to Heraklion. There is the international airport named in honour of the famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis, in the town of Heracles. The main seaport of Crete is located here as well.

Vacation in Crete

Vacation in Crete

Greatest time to explore Crete

How to choose perfect time for vacationing in Crete, so that a beach holiday and visiting various local landmarks will bring maximum satisfaction with minimum discomfort?

Spots in Crete

Spots in Crete

Nunneries and holy spots in Crete

There can be no doubt that Christian shrines have terrific spiritual, cultural, as well as historical value in the isle. They are the true pearl of Crete, attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year. The history of Christianity starts here in the first century AD, from St. Apostle Paul, as well as his student Titus, who founded the first Christian community here. We will tell you about the best-known abbeys of Crete.

Crete Gorges

Crete Gorges

Crete Gorges end Canyons

The canyons of this gorgeous isle are of huge interest to travellers who prefer outdoor activities, sometimes with elements of mountaineering instead of the countless beaches of Crete. Lovers of canyoning will be able to get their portion of the drive, overcoming the steep cliffs of the gorges Tsutsuras, Kalami, Ha or Arvi. You will have to have special facilities and reliable guidance here.

Airport Kasteli Crete

Airport Kasteli Crete

Kasteli Airport in Crete

The erection of the contemporary Kasteli International Airport has begun 40 kilometres apart from the capital of Crete, the city of Heraklion. Its territory will be two times larger compared to Airport Nikos Kazantzakis, the currently operating airport. The greater possibilities of the brand-new air harbour will diminish the passenger traffic at N. Kazantzakis Airport, which is experiencing considerable overloads that unavoidably taking place in the midst of the tourist season.

Knossos-Paliani-Matala-Route1

Matala

Knossos-Paliani-Matala-Route1

Routes of Crete. With a rented car.

Matala

A small village located on the southern coast of Crete. There have been many pages of history here. They say that at the time of Neolithic era ancient people carved caves in the rocks, heaven knows what purposes had these different shapes and sizes, but according to some assumptions it could be rock monastery or ancient burials. In the late 70`s of last century, these comfortable caves were shelters for hippies.



 

Agios Nikolaos-Plaka-Route2

Agios Nikolaos-Plaka-Route2

The Monastery of Saint George of Selinari

Friery of Saint George of Selinari is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Crete. It is located in a beautiful area with impressive gray-red rocks where griffon vultures flocks nests, and grow rare species of Cretan flora.

 

Cave of Zeus Kardiotissa Monastery Route3

Cave of Zeus Kardiotissa Monastery Route3

On a rented car to the Lassiti Plateau

Cave of Zeus

Cave was a sacred place during the times of the Minoans, later in the Hellenistic period it became a place of worship of Zeus. Throughout the history it is a place where people have never lived. Entrance to the ancient shrine is located at the altitude of 1025 meters, towering above Lassiti plateau

Vai Beach Toplou Monastery Route4

Vai Beach

Vai Beach Toplou Monastery Route4

Today we are going to the easternmost point of Crete

Mochlos village

Charming fishing village located on the eastern coast of Mirabello bay. Mocholos is characterized as a landscape of exquisite, natural beauty. It is important archaeological point where important finds were discovered

Heraklion Knossos Palace Route5

Heraklion Knossos Palace Route5

Well, what about a car ride in the central part of Crete?

Knossos Palace

Knossos Palace is one of the biggest palaces which were built by Minoans: more than a thousand rooms and halls for different uses. According to myths Knossos was a land capital of Minos, where he lived. In essence it was not just the residence of the king and the highest dignitary, but administrative and economic center, so the Knossos city was build around it.<br/p>

Sfendoni cave Bali  Route6

Sfendoni cave Bali Route6

Ready to throw adrenaline? Then we rent a car and drive along the mountain, narrow, serpentine roads of Crete.

Sfendoni cave

One of the most beautiful caves of Greece with rich stalactite and stalagmite decoration. Sfendoni cave is located at the altitude of 800 meters and occupy the area of 3200 sq.m. with its archeological importance and interesting Mythologies.
Preveli Beach Route7

Preveli Beach Route7

Go to the best route of Crete

Preveli Monastery

The Holy Stavropegiac and Patriarchal Preveli Monastery of Saint John the Theoligian, merits respected and specific recognition all around the island inof Crete. Monastery has rich history and glorious past due to the active and leading involvement of its fellow monks in all national endeavourers for freedom and education of our people

Argiroupoli Route8

Argiroupoli Route8

On the route to the waterfalls in Argyroupoli

Argiroupolis village

Unique, drowning in green village has arised on the place of ancient town Lappa. Argioupoli is famous for its high number of rivers and waterfalls, which fall down from the rocks to ancient Roman aqueduct.

South Crete Route 9

South Crete Route 9

Secrets of the south coast of Crete

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is one of the main attractions of the island of Crete. It is located in the western part of the island, in the mountains Ori Lev, begining in Ksiloskalo Omalos plateau and ending at Agia Roumeli. This is the longest gorge in Europe, 18 km long, with an unusually beautiful nature, rare species of animals and endemic plants of Crete . Duration of the passage is 4-8 hours, so we offer you a brief visit to the gorge, reaching the mid in order to to plunge into the depths of the beauty of this place and leisurely return to the village of Agia Roumeli.

Chania-Gouverneto Monastery Route10

Chania-Gouverneto Monastery Route10

The second largest city in Crete is Chania

Chania

A first-time visitor to Chania is surprised by the great number of buildings and monuments with traces of great history and culture.
The old town is located on and around the hill of Kasteli and was built over the ruins of the Minoan city Kydonia. It is surrounded by the Byzantine walls, the Venetian walls and the sea. The Minoan civilisation left behind grand tombs and interesting pottery objects. During the Venetian and the Ottoman rule, people of different nationalities and religions co-existed.

Balos beach Route 11

Balos beach Route 11

Balos is certainly the most photographed beach in Crete

Balos Beach

The famous lagoon of Balos is a shallow sandy beach formed between the Cape of Gramvousas the smallest Tigani cape. Balos is certainly the most photographed beach in Crete, a very favorite subject of all tourist guides in Greece. It is famous for its turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty and wonderful exotic landscape

Elafonisi beach Route 12

Elafonisi beach Route 12

Very beutiful the south-western point of Crete

Elafonisi beach

Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania and 5km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, in the south-western most point of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong, which often "breaks" in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and jupiners (like-cedars trees). The endangered turtles careta careta and several rare animals nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals and sand from the area.

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