NATIONAL Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

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NATIONAL Car Rental at Heraklion Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

Rated 7.9 out of 10

77 / 100
Avg. Wait
14 mins
Quality of Vehicle
73 / 100
Desk Service
80 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
83 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
82 / 100

In Terminal

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NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Heraklion Airport

Heraklion Airport is found just east of the city of Heraklion, on the island of Crete. Crete is quite a popular holiday destination, and the largest of the Greek islands. Heraklion Airport is the second largest airport in Greece, after Athens International Airport, and is also well known as the Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, in honour of a Greek writer and philosopher. The city of Heraklion can also be referred to as Iraklion, or Iraklio, and its airport handles seven million passengers per year. The airport's facilities include a number of car hire companies, such as National Car Hire. National is an international car rental company, popular for their wide range of quality vehicles.

Passengers arriving at Heraklion Airport will find the car hire companies in the arrivals area. National has their own rental counters at the airport, or cars can also be hired from their website, at National's website is comprehensive, displaying all the vehicle categories available at this rental location, as well as details regarding the rental terms and conditions which need to be followed. Each rental location may have different rules surrounding the rental of its vehicles. It is also a very quick and easy process to hire a vehicle online, and the majority of customers with an Internet connection prefer this convenience. National Heraklion Airport is open from 08:00 to 21:00, Monday to Sunday, for enquiries.

When collecting the rented car from National, customers should ensure that they have all the correct documentation with them. All drivers listed on the rental agreement must be present for the collection, and must have a valid drivers license issued in their country of residence. National accepts most licenses, but in some cases, an International Drivers Permit may be required. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age in order to hire from most vehicle categories, and the primary renter will pay for the vehicle by a major credit card in his/her name. Vehicles should be checked by staff at the rental location, and by the customers for all existing damages, and any found must be noted on the collection report. Customers should also ensure that they know which type of fuel their vehicle takes, as it could be either diesel or petrol.

The exit road to Heraklion Airport is on Makariou, which leads west to the city of Heraklion, and east to the highway known as the ‘National Highway’. This highway runs along the north coast of Crete, and provides connections to most of the popular tourist destinations. Motorists who have rented a car will find fuel stations along the main roads that are serviced by attendants. However, the fuel stations do tend to close at 19:00, therefore ensure that you have enough fuel to get to your overnight destination.

At Heraklion Airport car rental customers can hire various additional items of equipment, such as baby or booster seats and satellite navigation systems. A GPS unit is wonderful to have if you are unfamiliar with the island of Crete. There may also be hand controls available at Heraklion Airport, for disabled drivers with lower limb challenges. National hand controls assist with the operation of the brake and accelerator pedals, and provide a steering wheel knob for easier driving. Hand controls should be hired at least 48 hours in advance of the vehicle collection time. National one-way hires are another popular option selected by customers who will need to return the vehicle to a different car rental branch. Although hand controls are usually provided free of charge, Heraklion Airport one way rentals may have an additional fee if the vehicle is returned to a different city.

Vehicles from National are separated into vehicle categories, and are priced, booked and controlled accordingly. Customers will therefore select a car group, rather than vehicles by its specific make and model. Examples vehicles for each category are shown on National's website. National’s cars range from the smaller Fiat Seicento 1.1 in the Mini category to the large Opel Vivaro 1.6, and everything in between. While Mini and Economy cars only seat four passengers, and do not offer much room for luggage, they do have good rental prices, and are fuel-efficient. Compact cars are a bit larger, and include the Citroen Berlingo 1.8 and Citroen C4 1.6. These cars may also come with some nice features, such as an automatic transmission, ABS brakes and power steering. Family sized vehicles can be found in the Intermediate, Intermediate Wagon and Standard categories, similar to the Citroen C5 1.6, Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6, Citroen Picasso 1.6 and Citroen C5 2.0.

Premium vehicles may be an ideal option for business clients in need of a more elegant vehicle, and Vans from National can seat up to seven or nine passengers. There are also SUV's available, such as the Jeep 4x4 1.8. National Car Hire was founded in 1947, and therefore has over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry. Over the years they have helped pioneer the corporate-account business, and also introduced the first comprehensive frequent-renter program, by the name of Emerald Club in 1987. Customers will receive quality vehicles and quality service from National, at Heraklion Airport.

Address: Crete/Heraklion Intl Arpt (HERT01)
Crete, 71408

Telephone Number: +30 2810226002

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Heraklion Airport?

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Heraklion Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Heraklion Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 07:30 22:00
Tuesday 07:30 22:00
Wednesday 07:30 22:00
Thursday 07:30 22:00
Friday 07:30 22:00
Saturday 07:30 22:00
Sunday 07:30 22:00

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Heraklion Airport is located at:

National Emea Franchise


Tel: 00302810226002

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from National at Heraklion Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Heraklion Airport are:

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does National offer at Heraklion Airport?

National offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What diesel car rentals does National offer at Heraklion Airport?

Nearby NATIONAL Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

National at Sitia Airport

Arrivals Hall, Sitia Ap, Sitia, Crete Is, 72300
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84.76 KM


National at Crete - Airport - Chania

Chania Airport 500m From The Arrival Hall, Europcar Office Out Of The Airport, Chania, 73100
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95.33 KM


What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Heraklion Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Heraklion Airport?

Item Daily Price
Child toddler seat
2.14 EUR
5.14 EUR
Infant child seat
2.14 EUR
Snow chain set
2.14 EUR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Heraklion Airport

National has 13 different types of vehicles from 24 manufacturers available to hire at Heraklion Airport.