Your car rental in Crete includes:
All taxes (including VAT 23%)
Night (from 23.00 to 06.30) Delivery/collection : 20.00 Euros
Additional drivers : 2.5 Euros per day + VAT
Baby seat : 3.00 per day + VAT
24-hour road assistance all
over Crete with leading company
GPS - Navigation System : 7.00 per day
Free road map
Free Heraklion/Chania airport & port delivery/collection
Free delivery/collection to hotels within 10 km from Heraklion/Chania centre
Third Party Liability Insurance (TPI) and Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
is included in all cases.
STANDARD RATES include:
Collision Damage Waiver Insurance (CDW) and Theft/Fire Protection Insurance (TPI),
with a deductible/excess of 300 €+ VAT for the first 4
categories and 500 €+VAT for all the other categories (these excess amounts are
VAT). Standard rates do not cover glass, tyres and underside of cars.
SUPER-FULL INCLUSIVE RATES include:
Full Collision Damage Waiver Insurance (CDW) and Theft/Fire Protection Insurance
(TPI), with no excess.
Super-Full rates do not cover glass, tyres, underside of car (Negligent off-road use of car
cannot be covered).
Insurance is voided
when: a) driving the car off-road or on unpaved roads negligently or without due
care and attention, b) car is driven in violation of Greek
Traffic Law (e.g. ignoring stop signs or red traffic lights, driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs).
1-day rental with Free Kilometres
Each delivery or collection in outlying
- Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Paleochora: 20 €+VAT
- Sitia: 40 €+VAT
- Any other outside of Heraklion/Chania city limits (10 km): 0.30
€+VAT per km (minimum charge: 12.50 €+VAT)
One-way rental, Heraklion-Chania:
(e.g. pick up in Heraklion and return in Chania or vice versa)
45€ flat fee (incl. VAT)
Note: VAT (Value Added Tax) in Greece is 23%.
Our car rental associates, Budget Car Rental
Greece, have offices
in Heraklion, Chania, Agios Nikolaos (and other areas of Greece).
Cars can be delivered to you in many parts of Crete, at the airports, ports
and even at your hotel
It is possible to return your car at a
different location to the pickup point.
Rental days are calculated on a 24-hour basis, with
a grace period of 3 hours (later return will mean an extra day is
pick up your car
Up your arrival at Heraklion Airport please report to our Budget desk,which is located outside of the arrivals hall. Or receive the car at your hotel.
Drivers will need to show their passport and a valid credit card in
their own name when they pick up the car.
Your car is delivered with at least half a tank of
petrol. If you return it with less, you are charged for the difference.
If you return it with more, there is no refund on unused fuel.
If you would like your car to be delivered with a full tank of petrol (e.g. because you have a long journey), please advise us and it will be
arranged.You can then return the car with a full tank, or pay for the difference.
How you pay
Payment is made by credit card. Accepted credit
cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
The rental contract will be signed and you will show
your credit card to the Thrifty employee who will meet you with your
Driver's age & licence
Driver(s) must be 21 years old or more. A valid driving license must have been held
for at least 12 months before the start of the rental.
European driving licenses and other licenses showing information in the
English language are accepted.
US driver's licenses are accepted - but technically/legally all non-European Union driver's license holders should have an international driving permit.
It is therefore, best to get an International driving permit from AAA or from the National Automobile Club - you can apply by mail or obtain a permit at any AAA office while you wait, forms can be downloaded if you prefer, here.
You need two passport style photos (2" x 2" ) & permits cost only $15.00.
Do Note: Your standard Driving License AND the Permit must be carried together (a permit on its own is not always accepted).
Other locations in Greece
We can offer you a car in other areas of Greece as well: e.g. Athens, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Kalamata, Peloponnesse, Karpathos, Rhodes, Mykonos,Chios, Samos, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Ioannina, Parga, Volos.
Any other questions?
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. We will happily answer them.
(It is a good idea to include your telephone number in your message)