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Unsurprisingly, Elounda experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. However, unlike the unpredictable British weather, summer in Elounda is virtually guaranteed to be sunny, making it an optimal beach holiday destination.

Driving in Elounda

Crete follows right-hand traffic rules, contrary to the left-hand traffic in the UK. Brush up on international driving regulations for a stress-free experience.

Speed Limits

Speed limits vary depending on the type of road you're on. Within towns, the limit is 50km/h (31 mph) that reduces to 40 km/h (25 mph) in residential areas. Highways have a maximum limit of 90km/h (56 mph).


Street parking is widely available in Elounda. Keep an eye out for parking signs and restrictions — locals respect parking rules, and fines can be hefty.

Local Sights

As a small coastal town, Elounda offers stunning beaches like Plaka Beach and Kolokitha Beach. For history enthusiasts, the historical island of Spinalonga is a must-visit. Other attractions include the Elounda Windmills and the Ancient City of Olous.

Day Trips from Elounda

With your rental car, it's easy to explore the Cretan countryside. Consider visiting Agios Nikolaos, a nearby city showcasing a vibrant marketplace, or drive further to visit the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos.

Local Customs and Currency

While English is commonly spoken in tourist areas, a few basic Greek phrases can go a long way in interacting with locals. The currency is Euro (€), with ATMs widely available. Credit cards are often accepted, though small businesses may prefer cash.

Festivals and Events

Catch a glimpse of Crete’s colourful culture through local festivals such as the Cretan Diet Festival and the Lato Cultural Festival. Visiting during Easter offers a unique spectacle, as it's the most important celebration in Greece.

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Elounda

How much does a hired car cost in Elounda?

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What services are included with my car hire booking?


Choose the right services

With every booking via MietwagenCheck some basic services are already included. The fair fuel regulation, which already guarantees you a full tank when picking up the vehicle, is included in all bookings. In addition, each booking includes comprehensive & theft protection. During the winter season, winter tyres are also included in the final price.

Select suitable service package

At MietwagenCheck you have the choice between different service packages, which contain different services.

  • Basic package: Contains all the above services
  • Plus package: Contains additionally booking without excess as well as free mileage
  • All-round carefree package: Contains additional glass & tire protection

Which insurance is the best for a hired car in Hamburg?


Basically, we recommend you to book a fully comprehensive insurance without deductible. This way, you are optimally covered in case of damage and do not have to expect additional costs.

Take out additional insurance

Additional insurances such as glass and tire insurance, underbody insurance and roof insurance are not mandatory, but make sense in individual cases.

What to consider in case of damage

In the event of damage, you may have to advance the costs on site. However, these will be reimbursed to you immediately by your contractual partner. For reimbursement , submit the invoice to our partner (on time and in full) after returning the car. After checking the submitted documents, the amount will be refunded to your account.

What should be considered when picking up the hired car in Hamburg?

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Have your documents ready

For a quick processing, you should have all required documents ready. These include your ID card, driver's license and booking confirmation. Inquire about the car hire company's opening hours beforehand to ensure accessibility. When returning the vehicle, remember to refuel beforehand as well.

Returning the hired car outside opening hours

It is possible to return the hired car in Elounda outside the opening hours of the car hire agency. As a rule, when returning the car outside opening hours, you place the vehicle key in a safe or mailbox provided for this purpose.

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