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Low-Budget Car Rental at Heraklion Airport (Crete)

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Low-Budget Car Rental at Heraklion Airport (Crete)
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Hi,

I'm searching for a cheap but reliable car rental company at the airport of Heraklion.

What's important:

- Really NO hidden costs

- Everything should be fully insured (collision damage, tires, glass, roof, bottom, theft, breakdown service)

- Reliable reservation (Don't want to stay on the airport and the car isn't available.)

- Fuel policy: full-full

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What's not important:

- Power and size of the car

- A "good looking" car (either inside or outside)

- Other premium services

I appreciate every answer that might help finding a good offer!

Edited: 7 years ago
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Have a look at this thread on megarent http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g189413-i424-k6049778-o20-Oscar_or_Megarent_please-Crete.html

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I noticed that the smallest Dimitris has available for those dates is a class B 1.2 Fiat Panda. As Scaffolder said I hope you get something sorted out that suits your budget.

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Yes, I know it's not that early to book a rental car but I just got the last minute fly a few days ago. (~40€ per fly)

We are doing low-budget camping on Crete but as I read a rental car will be much of an advantage, that's why we are trying to get one even for our very low budget.

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Yes, megarent seems to be nice when reading the reviews but I'm a bit wary about that amount of absolutely positive reviews by 1-post users. Not saying that they aren't good. As I said, I already send them a query and am waiting for the reply.

Edited: 7 years ago
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From our car search in 2014, Athens Cars was the next cheapest and, although older models, seems to get good reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g189413-i424-k8796602-Athenscars-Crete.html However, I suggest searching the forum for more feedback (jump to Crete; search for Athens Car or Athenscars)

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The Stunning...
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I was going to say Athens Cars always get good reviews on the forums (or at least I have never read a bad one).

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The gamble is yours.

For a few more Euros more, members of TA are recommending 3 good rental companies. You can research this for ever and come up with cheaper deals....but you risk poor service, bad cars, and less then honest " no additional fees".

If it was me I would take one of the three recommended agents and just have one less bar or restaurant experience.

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From reading reviews and posts on here for the last couple of years there are 3 companies that come very highly rated by TA users Athens, Anna and Autorentals, closely followed by Autoways.

Europeo have had horrendous reviews so I would stay clear.

Reading all above and the fact you want it from the airport I would recommend Athens cars as looking like your best option.

The only other alternative and I don't know if this is an option for you or not is wait and try to get a deal the location you are staying.

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Hi..I do think it is wise to get directly in touch with these companies stating your exact requirements.

I didn't go for the automatic on- line prices but got in personal e-mail contact with Janis ( Autoway) who couldn't have been more efficient or helpful.

I do hope you find what you are looking for! :O) :O).

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Hi there

Agree with Creteaholic ...I never use car hire web sites, but always email them direct ..stating exactly what I want that way you don't get any unpleasant t surprises :-) and you get a direct comparison price wise too :-)

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