SIXT Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

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SIXT Car Rental at Heraklion Airport
SIXT Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

Rated 8.5 out of 10

81 / 100
Avg. Wait
28 mins
Quality of Vehicle
87 / 100
Desk Service
85 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
85 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
89 / 100

In Terminal

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SIXT Car Rental Services at Heraklion Airport

Heraklion Airport is the second largest airport in Greece, with approximately seven million passengers per year. The airport is located within 5 km, or 3 miles of Heraklion city, found on Crete, which is the largest of the Greek islands. HER is Heraklion Airport's official code, and it is also commonly referred to as the Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, after a famous Greek writer and philosopher. The city of Heraklion is rich in history and culture, and is also a financial hub of the island; therefore many passengers arriving at the airport are mix of holidaymakers and business professionals. A rented car from companies such as Sixt Car Rental is the best form of transport in Crete, and Sixt is well known for offering competitive car rental rates and high quality vehicles.

The hours of operation at Sixt Heraklion Airport car rental is daily from 07:00 to 22:00 for vehicle reservations, collections and returns, and can be found in the arrivals area of the airport. Vehicles can also be reserved in advance, from Sixt's website at It is recommended to make a booking as early as possible during the busier summer months of the airport, or if you require a special type or size of vehicle. Sometimes online booking discounts and better rates are offered for booking earlier as well. Sixt's rental terms and conditions are displayed on their website, as well as all the available vehicle categories at Heraklion Airport.

The primary renter at this Sixt location will need to be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid drivers license issued in his/her country of residence. The license must have been held for a minimum period of one year before the rental date. Younger renters, under the age of 25, may pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a ‘young drivers fee’, and this is a rate applicable to each day of rental, and each underage driver listed on the rental contract, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. Younger drivers may also only be able to hire from certain vehicle categories. A major credit card is needed in order to pay for the rental, such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard or Visa, and drivers should provide adequate insurance for their rented car. Insurances may include Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Protection or Windshield Damage Waiver. Third Party Liability insurance is usually included in the rental quote.

At Heraklion Airport, one-way car hires may be offered by Sixt. This is when the customer will collect their car from the airport, but return it to another Sixt rental location. Customers choose this option if they will not be returning to Heraklion Airport. The service can be free of charge if the car is returned to a nearby location, but surcharges may be added if returned to another town or city. Other types of equipment from Sixt may include hand controls for disabled drivers, which operate the brake and accelerator pedals of an automatic vehicle. Hand controls from Heraklion Airport car rental companies should be booked in advance, and usually do not have additional costs. Customers may also be able to hire baby or booster seats for their children, and a satellite navigation system for assistance with directions.

Sixt is a car rental company well known for their innovative services available to customers with a Sixt Express Card. The Sixt Express Card allows access to the Sixt Quick-Check-In terminals if the customer has an existing reservation. Customers can create their own rental agreement in just three easy steps, and save time by bypassing the rental counters. To access your reservation, simply insert your Sixt Express Card or credit card into the terminal, then choose from one of three vehicles and print the rental contract. The vehicle keys are stored in the safe. With the Sixt Express Card, the services of Sixt Mobile-Check-In and Sixt Online-Check-In are also available. Any customers of Sixt can apply for one of these cards, but ladies can benefit from their partner’s corporate rates with the Sixt Ladies Card, and more frequent renters enjoy greater benefits with the Sixt Gold Card.

Sixt Heraklion Airport car hire vehicles include the Chevrolet Matiz, which is a smaller car with air conditioning and a manual transmission, the Peugeot 107, Nissan Micra and Opel Corsa. Vehicles with an automatic transmission may be similar to the Peugeot 307, Peugeot 407, with a minimum age requirement of 25, the Mercedes-Benz E Class and the BMW 523, which are more elegant vehicles ideal for prestigious business functions. The Mercedes S500 and BMW 530 are also available as more luxurious vehicles. Families who need additional space for luggage often hire larger vehicles, therefore Sixt offers the Peugeot 307 STW and Peugeot 407 STW as estate vehicles ideal for these rental purposes. A vehicle seating seven passengers is the Peugeot 807, and even larger vehicles are similar to the Nissan Primaster and Peugeot Xpert.

Customers will leave Heraklion Airport on the exit road of Makariou, and may head west to the city of Heraklion or east on the National Highway to other destinations on the island of Crete. Customers can contact Sixt, at Heraklion Airport, for all further details required.

Address: Crete Heraklion Airport
Kazantzakis Airport
71500 Heraklion

Telephone Number: +30-281-0280915

Where is the SIXT Rental Desk at Heraklion Airport?

The Sixt branch is located inside the arrivals hall.

Map of SIXT rental desk at Heraklion Airport

What are SIXT Opening Hours at Heraklion Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 07:30 23:00
Tuesday 07:30 23:00
Wednesday 07:30 23:00
Thursday 07:30 23:00
Friday 07:30 23:00
Saturday 07:30 23:00
Sunday 07:30 23:00

The SIXT Rental Desk at Heraklion Airport is located at:

Sixt Emea Franchise

Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, 71500

Tel: +30-2810280915

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

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

What rental cars are available from Sixt at Heraklion Airport?

The rental cars available from Sixt at Heraklion Airport are:

What convertible car rentals does Sixt offer at Heraklion Airport?

What automatic car rentals does Sixt offer at Heraklion Airport?

Sixt offer the following automatic cars:

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

Sixt offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What petrol car rentals does Sixt offer at Heraklion Airport?

Sixt offer the following petrol cars:

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How much does it cost to add an additional driver to a rental car with SIXT at Heraklion Airport?
Category Models Daily Price
Compact BMW 1 Series, Mercedes A Class, Opel Astra, Renault Captur, Renault Clio... 4.82 EUR
Economy Opel Corsa, Volkswagen Polo... 4.82 EUR
Intermediate Dacia Duster... 4.82 EUR
Mini Fiat 500 Convertible, Volkswagen Up... 4.82 EUR
Minivan Volkswagen Caddy, Volkswagen Transporter... 4.82 EUR
Standard Audi A4, Skoda Octavia... 4.82 EUR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.

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

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
5.45 EUR
Child toddler seat
5.45 EUR
5.71 EUR
Infant child seat
5.45 EUR
Snow chain set
2.63 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 Sixt at Heraklion Airport

Sixt has 25 different types of vehicles from 24 manufacturers available to hire at Heraklion Airport.