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?

  • To follow.

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?

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

40%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€65

 #37/300

 

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

 

 €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

(walking + cycling)

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

Car rental in - [table “1” does not have that cell /]
Need v worth & should!

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

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
?

Based on value for money
 

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

Weighing up the above, if you are 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?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

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

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or 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?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

[table “7” does not have that cell /]

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 
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Do you need a car in Heraklion? Yes!

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