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Car rental Crete

Crete is the largest and most populous island of Greece, comprising four prefectures, namely Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi. Crete is worldwide renowned for its overwhelming nature, the picturesque traditional villages, beautiful coastline and unparalleled cultural wealth. The best way to travel in Crete is by a rental car. If you need to rent a car in Crete, compare the rates of different suppliers of car hire Crete at holidaycars.com and book in advance.

Rethymnon

Rethymnon is the third largest city in Crete and is known for its picturesque small lanes of shops selling tourist goods. A rental car in Crete can help you better explore the city, such as the historic buildings of the 17th century, gorgeous sandy beaches and rocky unspoiled coastlines.

Venetian port, a must see for tourists visiting Crete

The Venetian port of Chania is doubtlessly a tourist highlight of the second largest city of Crete. This ancient city is still in excellent condition. The old town center is a maze of small streets and Venetian houses. The 16th century fort and the city walls are also among the must-sees.Don't forget to book your rental car early at car hire brooker holidaycars.com, to save even more on the booking price!

Visit one of the world's biosphere reserves by rental car in Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge was declared a national park in 1962, a major tourist attraction of the island and a World's Biosphere Reserve. A hike through the Samaria Gorge is an unforgettable adventure and to get there a rental car is desirable, as the gorge is located remotely in the southwest Crete.

The myth of the minotaur and Knossos

Around 1900, Knossos was discovered by Arthur Evans and proved the most important remains of the Minoan civilization. Car rental in Crete helps you easily get to the largest Bronze Age archaeological site. The Minoan palace is said to have been built by Daedalus in the form of a labyrinth. The labyrinth of minos is also known for the legend of the minotaur. The half man, half bull mithifical creature that wandered the labyrinth and was later defeated by "Theseus", the son of the Athenian king. You can find images of the Cretan life of the late Bronze Age on the walls of the palace. You can enjoy these historical sights best while making use of car hire.

Gournia: the pompeii of minoan

The best way to visit areas of proper distances is by car rental in Crete. Gournia lies on the eastern side of Crete and is a medium sized settlement from the Minoan period. It is also referred to as the “Pompeii of Minoan”. You can rent a car in Crete and explore the town at your own pace.

Visit Cretes beautifull villages while you rent a car

Car rental in Crete is highly recommended because the island is of 300 km long from east to west. Moreover, it is a wonderful experience to drive through the charming small villages, where ancient men still leisurely spend time under the big sycamore tree in the square.

Chania

Once a small town, Chania is now a lively tourist resort. The narrow staircase streets, small shops, restaurants and beautiful views over the harbor with its stately lighthouse all make the place especially photogenic.

Kafe Ellinikos

A kafenion is a kind of traditional coffeehouse that still can be found in most villages. Usually family-run business, they provide free snacks similar to tapas but rarely serve full meals. You can spot them along the road through the smallest villages. The men of the village meet here daily and drink Kafe Ellinikos.

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