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Car Rental Chania

EasyTerra Car Rental Chania is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Chania

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Chania.
  • For example: Hyundai i10
    Mini class
    For example: Hyundai i10
  • Popular category
    For example: Fiat Panda
    Economy class
    For example: Fiat Panda
  • For example: Citroen C3
    Compact class
    For example: Citroen C3
  • For example: Fiat Tipo
    Intermediate class
    For example: Fiat Tipo
  • For example: Volkswagen Passat
    Standard class
    For example: Volkswagen Passat
  • For example: Fiat Doblo
    Full-size class
    For example: Fiat Doblo
  • For example: Opel Vivaro
    Luxury class
    For example: Opel Vivaro
  • For example: Opel Astra Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Opel Astra Estate

Car rental companies in Chania

Below are the car rental companies in Chania with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Alamo
    8.5 (7302)
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  • National Car Rental
    8.4 (361)
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  • Carwiz rent a car
    8 (290)
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  • Centauro
    8 (3944)
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  • Sixt
    7.9 (2396)
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  • Enterprise
    7.8 (1578)
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  • Thrifty
    7.7 (4395)
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  • Hertz
    7.7 (5589)
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  • Drive Hellas
    7.7 (200)
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  • Payless Car Rental
    7.7 (450)
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  • Budget
    7.7 (8323)
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  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
    7.7 (628)
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  • Avis
    7.6 (4811)
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  • Abbycar
    7.3 (429)
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  • Drive On Holidays
    7.2 (815)
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  • SurPrice car rentals
    7.1 (400)
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  • Europcar
    7 (6485)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    6.5 (3223)
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  • Green Motion
    6.3 (1423)
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  • Global Rent a Car
    6.2 (126)
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Car rental companies in and around Chania

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Car rental locations in Chania

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Aghia Marina

Location information for Chania

Introduction

Chania (also spelled Hania) is the second largest city on the Greek island of Crete. Until 1971 it was the island's capital. That year the capital was moved to Heraklion. The cosy old centre is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Greece. Here it becomes clear that Crete has always been a crossroads of cultures. Near the old harbour there is still a 15th century Venetian lighthouse ('Faros') and a beautiful 18th century mosque. To the south of the centre there is a large indoor market.
The department of Chania covers the western part of Crete. The area is rich in archaeological finds.

Population

The city has a little over 65,000 inhabitants. This includes the Akrotiri peninsula to the east of Chania which is becoming increasingly urbanised.

Location

Chania is located on a plain on the northern coast of Crete in the western part of the island. The Bay of Chania is situated between the Akrotiri peninsula in the east and the Spatha peninsula in the west. The capital of Crete - Heraklion - is located 145 kilometres to the east. About halfway there is another important city, Rethymno.

Economy

Tourism plays a very important role in the local economy. The old Chania, the many picturesque towns in the interior, the rugged mountains further to the south, the beaches and the archaeological sites exert an enormous attraction on tourists.
In addition, there is trade in the products from the interior (primarily olives and oranges), which are shipped via the modern port of Souda (seven kilometres from Chania). Near the new port there is also a NATO naval base.
Furthermore, Chania is an educational centre, with a prominent Technical University, among other things.

Airports

The international Daskalogiannis airport is located on a peninsula to the east of Chania. Everyday there are a number of flights to Athens and during the summer there are many chartered flights to European cities. From the airport there is a bus connection to the city centre.
The airport of Heraklion is larger. It is located 140 kilometres to the east of Chania.

Public transport

The central bus station is located to the south-west of the old city. During the summer there are buses to popular tourist destinations. Many cities and villages on Crete have a bus connection, but do not expect the bus to move fast. There are high-speed bus connections to the other large cities on Crete along the north side of the island, where the main road is.
From the modern port of Souda, there are daily ferries to Piraeus (near Athens).

Traffic and Parking

Driving in the newer part of Chania is not difficult. Around the old city, near the old market and near the port there are parking areas where you can leave your rental car to explore the centre. Leave nothing of value behind in your car!
The main roads on Crete are in reasonable condition. Things become different when you decide to visit the mountainous south with its narrow winding roads. Always be prepared for the unexpected: sheep or goats on the road, holes in the road or a paved road suddenly becoming a dirt road. Some roads can even be slippery when they are dry.

In addition, many locals have a different driving style than you are used to. They often ignore traffic lights and signs. In short: drive carefully and keep your concentration. On rural roads, the speed limit is 90km/h.

Hotels

Chania is a tourist centre, which means there are plenty of hotels. In the old city you will find cosy accommodations in restored buildings. To the east and to the west of the old city there are also hotels (near the beaches). During the summer (May - October) we strongly recommend booking your hotel room in advance. In other periods you will have no trouble finding accommodations, although some hotels may be closed.

External Sources

For more information about Chania, we recommend Google, and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Greek (modern)
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Abbycar

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Carwiz rent a car
  • Centauro
  • Sixt
  • Enterprise
  • Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • Drive Hellas
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Budget
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
  • Avis
  • Abbycar
  • Drive On Holidays
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Green Motion
  • Global Rent a Car