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Chart Your Own Course: Rent a Car in Chania and Explore Crete’s Treasures

Charming waterfront restaurants, a 14th-century Venetian harbour, and narrow streets — these are just some of the things that make Chania a must-see destination in Crete. It’s also a great jump-off point for many adventures and experiences on the island, and the best way to maximise this opportunity is to rent a car in Chania.

Here at Cretarent, our reliable and trusted car rental service has got you covered. We have been in business for over 45 years and counting, and this experience makes us knowledgeable about what travellers want. You can count on us to offer a hassle-free and straightforward way to book your car rental anytime!

Things to do with your rental car

Crete is among the biggest Mediterranean islands, spanning 260 km long and 60 km wide. Chania is just among its four regions, meaning there’s more to explore, including Lasithi, Rethymnon, and the capital, Heraklion. When you rent a car in Chania, you have more opportunities to explore freely and visit off-the-beaten-path destinations, which many public transport routes don’t cover. Here are a few suggestions on where you drive with your rental car:

  • Elafonissi Beach 0 Situated on the island’s southwest coast, Elafonissi has an amazingly exotic beach that makes a great day trip from Chania. After an 80 km drive, you’ll be welcomed by white dunes and shallow, crystal-clear waters with a tranquil landscape.
  • Lake Kournas – Crete’s only natural lake is 30 km from Chania and nestled between hills. Its shores have a major tourist development where you can sample Cretan delicacies.
  • Samaria Gorge National Park – Locals call it the ‘Samaria Gorge Farranga,’ and it’s 43 km from Chania. Head south to find the gorge’s entrance at 1227 metres, called Xyloskalo.
  • Falasarna Beach – To get here, follow the road linking Chania to Kastelli and turn right before Platanos village. Public transport is limited, so it’s best to have your own car to explore the surrounding area.

Travel at your own pace with a rental car

Renting a car won’t be an unnecessary expense if you prefer to explore Crete without being restricted by public transport schedules and the itinerary of tour groups. Choose us to rent a car in Chania for a worry-free experience, with full insurance, flexible services, unlimited mileage, and the latest car model. Plus, we don’t charge for an additional driver, cancellations, or if you want us to deliver the vehicle to the airport.

Rent a car in Chania now by filling out our online form. You can also call us at 0030 6945805577.

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