THRIFTY Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

Ranked #7 From 30 Compare Car Rental Companies at Heraklion Airport
THRIFTY Car Rental at Heraklion Airport
THRIFTY Car Rental at Heraklion Airport

Rated 8.6 out of 10

83 / 100
Avg. Wait
21 mins
Quality of Vehicle
87 / 100
Desk Service
86 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
87 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
87 / 100

In Terminal

* Calculated from 19 recent reviews from 1262 total reviews.


THRIFTY Car Rental Services at Heraklion Airport

Heraklion Airport has the official airport code of HER, and is also sometimes referred to as the Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, after a Greek writer and philosopher. This airport is located approximately 5 km, or 3 miles from the city of Heraklion, and is the second largest airport in Greece. It is found in Crete, which is the largest of the Greek islands, and a popular holiday destination. The towns and cities on the island have much to offer their visitors, from historical attractions to absolutely stunning scenery. Although Heraklion is mainly an industrial city, it is where many people arrive to begin their holiday. Some form of transport is essential on the island, and therefore hiring a rental car at Heraklion Airport is the best solution. Thrifty is a reputable car hire company, well known for their competitive rental rates.

Arriving passengers for Heraklion Airport car rental will find Thrifty, and the other car hire companies, such as Hertz, Alamo, National, Avis and Sixt, in the arrivals area of the single terminal building. Thrifty's hours of operation are from 08:00 to 21:00, although their times during holidays may vary. However, the best and most convenient way to ensure that your ideal car is waiting for you at the airport is to make an advanced reservation, from Thrifty's website at An early booking is especially recommended during the busier summer months of Crete, when car hire is in higher demand, or if the customer requires other items of equipment for their rental car, such as baby seats, a satellite navigation system or even hand controls, should the driver have a disability.

At Haraklion Crete Airport hand controls are offered by many of the car hire companies. The device is most useful for those with a lower limb deficiency, since that it operates the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle. The hand control device may also come with a steering wheel knob to assist the driver, but will not operate the blinkers, car lights or windshield wipers. Although hand controls are usually free to use, they should be booked in advance, as they will require time to be positioned within the vehicle. Only automatic vehicles are used for hand controls. Baby or booster seats will be required when driving on the island of Crete with young passengers. The road rules of Greece state that all children ten years of age or younger must be seated in the back of the vehicle, and it is advisable to safely secure the younger ones in a suitable chair. Baby seats and satellite navigation systems will have an extra charge per day of rental.

Thrifty one-way car hire deals may be the ideal option for passengers who will not be returning to Thrifty Heraklion Airport. A one-way rental uses two rental locations, the first for the collection of the hired car, and second different location for the return of the vehicle once the rental agreement has expired. Thrifty may charge extra for one way rentals which are returned to an alternative city.

Vehicles offered by Thrifty Heraklion Airport include the Hyundai Atos, a nice and practical little car with low rental rates and high fuel efficiency, and the Fiat Panda, another smaller car ideal for three or four passengers. Smaller cars in the Mini and Economy categories tend to have excellent rental prices, and are ideal for driving in the city and surrounding areas. Thrifty's Compact car category features the Fiat Grande Punto and Hyundai Accent, which are slightly larger cars with a bit more room for passengers and luggage.

Families hiring a vehicle from Thrifty often choose the Midsize or Standard car groups, as they contain vehicles with a bit more interior space, and are a good choice for travelling longer distances. Families are also fond of SUV's, such as the Suzuki Jimny in the Compact SUV category and the Toyota Rav 4 in the Standard SUV category. Examples of vehicles in the ordinary Midsize and Standard categories include the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Avensis. Thrifty even caters for those who are in need of a larger, or more elegant vehicle for business purposes. The Fiat Scudo is a Fullsize Van with room for up to nine passengers, while the Ford Mondeo is considered to be a slightly more luxurious vehicle than other available, and can be rented from the Premium category.

Thrifty is well known for providing reliable and affordable car rental services at thousands of locations around the world. The company's vehicles are only of the latest models, and are therefore in good condition and have low mileage. Customers who are fond of renting from Thrifty have the opportunity to become a Blue Chip member, and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits whenever they choose Thrifty's services. Blue Chip members receive priority counter service, easier and faster reservations, rentals and returns and may even be able to earn free rental days, with Thrifty's Blue Chip Rewards program. The Blue Chip membership is available to all customers, and its application is free of charge.

Customers can make further enquiries at Thrifty, Heraklion Airport car hire desk.

Address: Heraklion Airport, Greece (HER)
45 Ikarou
And 1 Stergiou Spanaki Street
Heraklion, Crete, Greece GR-71307

Telephone Number: +30 281 110 0013

Where is the THRIFTY Rental Desk at Heraklion Airport?

Map of THRIFTY rental desk at Heraklion Airport

What are THRIFTY Opening Hours at Heraklion Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 08:00 20:59
Tuesday 08:00 20:59
Wednesday 08:00 20:59
Thursday 08:00 20:59
Friday 08:00 20:59
Saturday 08:00 20:59
Sunday 08:00 20:59

The THRIFTY Rental Desk at Heraklion Airport is located at:

Thrifty Gr Direct

Heraklion Airport, Airport Desk At Arrivals Hall, Heraklion, 71408

Tel: +30 28111 00013, +30 28111 00014, +30 28111 00015

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

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

What rental cars are available from Thrifty at Heraklion Airport?

The rental cars available from Thrifty at Heraklion Airport are:

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

Thrifty at Crete - Heraklion

97, Ikarou Str Nea Alikarnassos, Heraklion, 71601
+ 10 other companies...

1.31 KM


Thrifty at Crete - Chersonissos

25 Dimokratias Street, Chersonissos, 70014
+ 7 other companies...

17.70 KM


Thrifty at Crete - Hersonissos

25 Dimokratias Street, Chersonissos, 70014
+ 4 other companies...

20.02 KM


Thrifty at Crete - Agios Nikolaos

Akti Koundourou 28, Agios Nikolaos, 721 00
+ 11 other companies...

51.54 KM


Thrifty at Crete - Agios Nikolaos - Port

15, I. Koundorou Str., Agios Nikolaos, 72100
+ 3 other companies...

52.14 KM


Thrifty at Crete - Rethymno

22, Sofokli Venizelou Str, Rethymnon
+ 14 other companies...

62.86 KM


Thrifty at Sitia Airport

Arrivals Hall, Sitia Ap, Sitia, Crete Is, 72300
+ 5 other companies...

84.76 KM


Thrifty at Crete - Airport - Chania

Chania Airport 500m From The Arrival Hall, Europcar Office Out Of The Airport, Chania, 73100
+ 30 other companies...

95.33 KM

How much does it cost to add an additional driver to a rental car with THRIFTY at Heraklion Airport?
Category Models Daily Price
5 seat minivan BMW X1... 5.00 EUR
Compact Renault Captur, Seat Arona, Seat Leon, Suzuki Vitara... 5.00 EUR
Economy Hyundai i20, Seat Ibiza... 5.00 EUR
Intermediate Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Kia X-Ceed... 5.00 EUR
Mini Kia Picanto, Seat Mii... 5.00 EUR
Minivan Opel Vivaro... 5.00 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 THRIFTY 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 THRIFTY at Heraklion Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
7.00 EUR
Child toddler seat
7.00 EUR
8.00 EUR
Snow chain set
3.00 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.

Want to drive something eco-friendly on holiday?

Find a wide range of Electric and Hybrid car rental deals at Heraklion Airport

Car Brands Available to Rent from Thrifty at Heraklion Airport

Thrifty has 16 different types of vehicles from 24 manufacturers available to hire at Heraklion Airport.