Heraklion

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Heraklion?

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Do you need a car in Heraklion? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Do you need a car in Heraklion?

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Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, but public transport here is poor.

Do you need a car in Heraklion?

Why should you rent a car in Heraklion?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Heraklion?

Heraklion Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

40%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€65

 #37/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €290

198/300

 

Free parking score

Total 726 - of which 398 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

55%

#106/300

 
  • There is no rail service of any kind on Crete.
  • Bus services are relatively poor, and unreliable.
  • A hire car will let you explore all parts of the island on your own terms.
 

Why not? Visiting Heraklion without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Heraklion public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

70%

Overall public transport score

40%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Heraklion. 

30%

  • You cvan still get by on Crete without a car.
  • For historic sites, you can use local tour bus services, as a rental car will just remain parked on the edge.

Do you need a car in Heraklion?

Ratings

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Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
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  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
 
if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
 
if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
 
if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for [table “1” does not have that cell /]
 
on the Carornocar scale?

[table “7” does not have that cell /]

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 
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Do you need a car in Heraklion? Yes!

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