What you should know before hiring a car in Chania
|Chania city centre|
|Chania International Airport Daskalogiannis (CHQ): 7 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Chania: practical information
Where to rent a car in Chania
If you’re heading for Chania, you’ll definitely want to explore the scenic coast of Crete, but this Greek port city offers more than just sun, beach and sea. Take a walk along the city’s winding streets and dine at a tavern to taste some local specialities.
If you want to explore the rest of the island while on holidays in Chania, you’ll need a Chania airport car hire. Chania city centre also has a selection of rental agencies but compare prices beforehand to make sure you get the best deal.
Driving in Chania: parking and other tips
The best thing to do about parking is to make sure you book a hotel in Chania that offers complimentary parking for your rental car. Chania and Crete offer plenty of attractions that can only be reached by car so it’s definitely worth it.
Road trips from Chania: what to do, what to see
Even if the beaches are your sole priority, it would be a shame to miss out on a tour of Chania to see the beautiful Venetian mansions and the landmark lighthouse in the city. The Etz Hayyim Synagogue and the Trimartyri Cathedral are also worth checking out.
The small town of Rethymno is easily reached with your rental car from Chania. The city is especially popular with beach-lovers but it also boasts a charming old town and ton of historic treasures. Climb up to the top of the Roman fortress where you can enjoy amazing views of the city and the coastal strip.
Samaria National Park
Crete has some beautiful landscapes and this national park is a favourite among active holidaymakers and is one of the most popular attractions on the island. The main gorge takes several hours to hike so make sure you pack some good hiking shoes and gear for your trip and bring lots of water on the day.