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from 11 £ per day
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Hire a Car at the Chania Airport

In the summer, it attracts every year numerous tourists to Chania on Crete to explore the island with their own hired car. So that you too can visit the most beautiful places of Crete on your own, car hire companies at Chania airport offer cheap rental cars. For example, take a convertible as a hired car and jet with it along the coasts of Crete. This will be your summer. Turn up the music with the best summer hits and enjoy the ride with the hired car.

Car Hire Chania Airport - discover the island

The Greek sunny island of Crete attracts holidaymakers in a magical way. One of the most beautiful places is the former island capital Chania, which is situated in the north of Crete directly on the Cretan Sea and can be easily discovered with a hired car. Extensive sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour and historical architecture from over 5000-year-old city history distinguish the region. Hire a cheap car during your stay to explore the attractive harbour city comfortably on your own. Your Greek holiday in the west of Crete is best started at Chania airport. Here you can pick up your hired car directly after landing and drive to the city from the pick-up point. For example, choose a convertible to enjoy the many hours of sunshine and Mediterranean weather in Greece. With an SUV or small car you can explore both Chania and the mountainous interior of the island. Compare the offers on Driveboo before you leave and choose your desired car. The sooner you hire a car with us, the more you can save. If your travel plans change at short notice, this is no problem: you can cancel your hired car free of charge up to 24 hours before the rental date.

Blick auf Chania

View on Chania

Mit dem Mietwagen Kreta entdecken

Discovering Crete by hired car

Summer temperatures in Chania

The thermometer rises and you can look forward to lots of sunshine: that's summer in Chania, Crete. Travel to Chania in summer and look forward to numerous highlights on the Greek island. Swing your dance leg and enjoy the summer nights in Chania. The beaches and streets in Chania are well frequented during the summer months, so you are guaranteed to find a relaxed atmosphere. Well, did we convince you of the perfect summer in Chania? Here is an overview of the perfect weather conditions you can look forward to during your summer holiday in Crete:

June July August
Max. Temp. in °C 26 29 28
Min. Temp. in °C 19 22 22
Rainy days 4 1 2

Chania Airport (CHQ) - general information

Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is named after an 18th century Cretan resistance fighter and is identified by the IATA code CHQ. Its predecessor, Maleme Airport, was opened in 1954 for civil aviation. Since 1979, international flights have been taking off and landing at CHQ Airport. With around 2.5 million passengers per year, it is the second largest airport in Crete today. About a quarter of all Cretan air traffic is handled here. 15 airlines connect Chania with several cities in Greece and various destinations throughout Europe. A total of 27 cities in twelve European countries are served from Chania. However, some routes are only offered in the high season. The airport has a terminal. There are various services, including car hire for hire cars, restaurants, ATMs, tourist information and shops.

Car hire in Chania: Car retnal at the airport

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Airport Chania

Three major hired car companies currently have a counter at CHQ Airport. These are easy to find as the car hire is located directly in the arrivals hall. Here you can hire a car for less. It is best to book your hired car at home, so that you only have to present your documents to the car hire company. You will then receive the key and papers for your hired car from the car hire company and can then go directly to the pick-up station. The car hire staff will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about your car hire holiday in Chania.

Refuelling your hired car at CHQ Airport

The contract you have received from the car hire company will tell you whether you should return the car with a full or empty tank. If you have to fill up your car before returning it, you can do this at various filling stations. About four kilometers from the airport there is a petrol station on Aerodromiou Soudas (94), which leads directly to the airport. There are also petrol stations in the towns of Livadi and Kounoupidiana, which are located west of the airport.

Hired car Chania: road traffic in Crete

Please also note that in Greece, seatbelts are obligatory for the driver and all passengers. A warning triangle, first-aid kit and fire extinguisher must be carried in every car and hired car. Check their presence before departure and report missing items to the car hire company. If you are unable to show the three objects at a traffic check, you will be fined. If you want to park your hired car in Chania, choose a marked parking place. These are often equipped with parking meters. Parking is not permitted at yellow marked places and on priority roads.

Speed limits with your Hired Car in Chania

Road category Speed limit
Inner city 50 km/h
Out of town 90 km/h or 110 km/h
Motorway 120 km/H

Hire a car at Chania Airport and explore the city

People who like Greece will love Chania in Crete. It is one of the oldest settlement sites in Europe: first traces date back to 3000 BC. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city's rich past and visit impressive historical sights and museums. You will find relaxation on the beach and in nature. If you hire a car cheaply, you can enjoy the diversity of the region best and arrange your holiday individually and independently.

Visit the "Venice of the East" by hired car

Leuchtturm der Stadt Chania

The lighthouse of Chania

Chania is nicknamed "Venice of the East". In today's old town of Chania there are many decorative buildings that the Venetians built. They occupied parts of Crete from the 13th to the 17th century. The Venetian town houses with their decorative facades and stylish balconies provide a romantic flair. The houses from this period reach right up to the Venetian port, which is why the district strongly reminds of its Italian model.

The lighthouse, the landmark of the city

The landmark of Chania is the lighthouse at the entrance to the harbour. Hire a car to reach the monument at a reasonable price. The foundation was built during the Venetian rule. The lighthouse, built by the Egyptians in 1830, is enthroned on it. Park your hired car at the harbour and climb up the tower. Above you have not only a great view over the sea, but also of Chania and the bordering mountain range Lefka Ori.

Cheap hire a car and drive to the beach

Long beaches with fine sand line the coast of Crete. In Chania and the surrounding area you will also find numerous picturesque beaches that attract tourists and locals alike. Here you can enjoy the sun, play volleyball or swim. Often you will find beach chairs and umbrellas here, which you can hire for a reasonable price. The beach of Matala, which is bordered by imposing rock walls, is popular. The beach of Georgioupolis, which lies to the west of Chania, is also considered to be particularly beautiful. In addition, a trip with the hired car to Heraclion is also recommended.

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275 Experiences of our customers at the Chania Airport

Rating of Marko B.

“Everything went just smoothly. The vehicle check at Übernahmne was super detailed and correct, as well as at the acceptance. No waiting.”

Rating of Christoph N.

“We got a better car than booked. Everything went great. Transfer was also stress-free and easy!”

Rating of Darius F.

“Very uncomplicated and quick processing, even when returning the car very speditiv. The price-performance ratio was very good for me...”

Rating of Valentina R.

“Very uncomplicated, super nice staff and good vehicles.”

Rating of Maria F:

“Friendly and helpful staff who have a suitable solution for every problem.”

Rating of Stefanie A.

“Everything worked perfectly with the provider GLobal. Incredibly friendly service, fast processing and got a good car. Always gladly again!”

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Chania Airport

How much does a hired car cost at Chania Airport?

Harbour in Chania

Panorama from the harbour of Chania

A cheap hired car is available from as little as 74 £ per week. On our portal we compare the prices of all major car hire companies and show you the best deal.

Particularly popular in Chania are compact cars which you can hire from as little as 74 £ per week. With a small car, you are sure to find a parking space near the most popular sights, such as the Lighthouse or the Old Venetian Port. If you are travelling to Chania with the whole family, a family car is also suitable for 164 £ per week. Convertibles are available from 168 £ per week. Pop the top, turn up the music and enjoy the breeze in your hair.

If you only need a hired car for a day, you can hire it for as low as 11 £ per day.

What is the fastest way to get to the car hire counter at Chania Airport?


The car hire offices are located at Chania Airport directly in the arrival’s hall. After your arrival, simply follow the signs to get to your hired car in the most direct way.

If you opt for the express rental, you can already register online in order to pick up your hired car faster. This way, you won't lose any precious holiday time, but you can directly start your adventure in Chania.

In addition, a contactless key transfer is possible. Simply select your wishes accordingly in the search mask under "Included services".

Can I also receive the hired car in Chania at the hotel?


Airport stations rarely offer car hire delivery. If you want hotel delivery, look for an offer close to your hotel or place of stay. Check the rental conditions under the keyword "delivery" to see if this service is available. Here you will also find all the information about what costs are associated with the service of delivery.

If delivery is offered, please indicate the name and address of your hotel in the field "Message to our service team". As soon as there is feedback from the rental company, you will be informed by our service team, and you will receive the new voucher with the information of the delivery.

Can I use the ferry with the hired car to other islands or to the Greek mainland?


Car hire trips by ferry to other islands or to the mainland are generally possible but depending on the type of vehicle and rental company. If you want to visit other islands, such as Mykonos or Santorini, or Athens on the mainland by hired car from Crete, please read the rental conditions under the heading "Cross-border trips" or "Border trips".

In any case, register the trip either directly at the time of booking via the "Message to our service team" field or with the rental company on site when you pick up the hired car. Additional charges may apply.

Can I book a child seat for the hired car at Chania Airport?


At Chania Airport you can specify desired extras such as a child seat in the reservation form under the item "Additional equipment" or alternatively in the field "Message to our service team". The applicable fees for this can be found in the rental terms and conditions and are usually payable upon acceptance of the hired car on site.

In addition, you can select inclusive services such as a navigation device or an additional driver at Chania Airport. Simply set the filter under "Included services" accordingly.

As you can see, on Driveboo you have the possibility to choose your perfect hired car for any occasion in Chania.

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