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Crete Car Hire Companies.

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Dalton-in-Furness...
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Crete Car Hire Companies.

Looking at hiring a car in June from Heraklion Airport. Have found some excellent online prices from these companies:

mustang

athenscars

europeocars

eurocar

autotravel

rentacarcrete

Hyundai Athos around 119 euros for a week with good insurance. Anyone have any dealings with any of these local companies?

Thanks.

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St Helens, United...
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1. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Hi there, we hired a car from Heraklion Airport a couple years ago and used Eurocar and we found them to be ok to deal with. It was a Hyundai and in good condition, it was fairly new. Think I read a post recently and Athenscars were recommended. Hope this helps Stella

MInneapolis
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2. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

I was thinking of Hertz because they are an airline partner with Delta. But I was wondering if they have car hires by the port or do you have to go to the airport?

Dalton-in-Furness...
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3. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Thanks, Stella.Thought I had read a post condemning athenscars!!

We definitely want to pre-book a car from the airport so the idea of looking the cars over before we choose is a non-starter. Haven't booked through a local agency before, have always gone with economycarhire or economycarentals. Just seems the local companies offer more in the way of inclusive insurance?

dorset
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4. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

I've hired cars at Heraklion airport several times. The best I've found are

http://www.justrentals.gr/index.html

They have good cars at good prices and do not try to rip you off with additional charges for insurance.

Dalton-in-Furness...
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5. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Many thanks bongobongobon. Already looked at this lot and they don't have an Atos. Also they appear to charge for out of hours collection which we may hit if our flight is delayed.

dorset
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6. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Don't count on getting the specific model of car you want. What you will usually get is a car from the "class", or price band, of the one you have booked.

I'm not sure that Just Rentals will charge for out of hours collection. Only the big international companies (Hertz, etc.) have desks inside the terminal. All the other, cheaper, companies meet you at the exit and walk you across the road to their compounds in the car park opposite. They keep an eye on flight arrivals and only come out when yours has landed, and you have had a chance to clear passport control and collect your luggage.

if you return the car out of hours, you park it and leave the key at the car park entrance.

Dalton-in-Furness...
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7. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Thanks, I appreciate your input. Still not booked anything yet. Have booked accommodation but not the flight!

Somerset
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8. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

We have just got an amazing deal from Athens cars on a Hyundai Atos for 28 days in August/September. I suggest you e-mail Babis rather than taking the website price. It remains to be seen whether the deal is as good as it sounds but there are plenty of good reviews and the company has been around for a long time.

Dalton-in-Furness...
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9. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Sounds good, SomersetSteve. Thanks.

Dalton-in-Furness...
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10. Re: Crete Car Hire Companies.

Emailed Athenscars with a "deal" car and it worked out more expensive than the 17€ a day Atos so booked the latter. It remains to be seen if they are as good as their word but am willing to take the risk!

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