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How old should I be to rent a car in Heraklion?

Are you planning a trip to Crete and want to find under 25 car rental in Heraklion? In Crete, you generally have to be 21 years old to rent a car and it is not uncommon for a surcharge to be applied for those under 25.

Rental companies that allow young drivers to rent vehicles may apply surcharges to the deposit or require the driver to take out insurance. This point is important to take into account before booking in order to plan the budget for your upcoming trip.

Mini

ok mobility

Peugeot 108

Peugeot 108

from €4.5 per day

Economy

surprice

Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Swift

from €4.7 per day

Compact

carwiz

Suzuki Balena

Suzuki Balena

from €9.2 per day

Intermediate

surprice

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

from €11 per day

SUV

carwiz

Fiat 500X

Fiat 500X

from €13 per day

Convertible

sixt

Fiat 500 Convertible

Fiat 500 Convertible

from €19.1 per day

7 seat carrier

carwiz

Opel Combo

Opel Combo

from €24.2 per day

Fullsize

autos holidays

Volvo S40

Volvo S40

from €47.7 per day

Under 25 car rentals at Heraklion Airport

If you are under 25 and have at least one year's driving experience, check with the agencies’ specific requirements to rent a car in Heraklion under 25, as there are exceptions:

  • Alamo/ Europcar/ National - car rental is possible from the age of 21, if you take a car from the MINI and ECONOMY section. From the age of 23 it is possible to rent a car in Heraklion from other categories, except for cargo vans, for an additional fee of €12.40/day + airport tax. With Europcar, drivers under 23 years old can rent vehicles, except for cargo vans. The daily surcharge is €8 per day excluding VAT and airport tax.
  • Kosmos/ Drive-sa/ Autounion - minimum booking age is 23 years.
  • Avis - the minimum age of the driver is 21 years for all car groups, except for car groups H, J (all-wheel drive), M, O, and P (luxury), and L (van), which are available from 25 years. Young drivers from 21 to 24 years old pay €10 a day, with a maximum fee for 10 days of €100 per rental.
  • Budget/Firefly - minimum age is 21 years for cars of groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K. Other groups of cars can be booked from the age of 25. Drivers who want to rent a car under 25 at Heraklion Airport pay €11.70/day for the Young Driver program. Through the company Firefly, for drivers of group D, the minimum age must be 25 years.
  • Thrifty/ Centauro - all drivers must have a driving licence which has been valid in the EU for at least one year. The minimum age of the driver is 19 years. The supplement for young drivers is €10 a day.
  • Enterprise/ Monza - the minimum age for car hire at Heraklion Airport is 21 years for MINI and ECONOMY categories. For all other categories the minimum age for rent is 23 years. Drivers under 23 pay an additional fee of €12.40 per day excluding airport tax.
  • Yours-car-rental - the renter of the vehicle must be at least 21 years old, this rule also applies to Hertz/ Abbycar/ Olympic/ Sixt/ Green-Motion agencies. Yours-car-rental applies a surcharge for young drivers at the amount of €24.80 per day.

How to rent a car at Heraklion Airport if I am under 25?

Finding a Heraklion Airport car rental for young travellers under 25 can seem like a daunting task. On our website you can find and rent a car under 25 and get maximum benefits in the form of easy booking, diverse options, and regular discounts.

To book a car for young drivers under 25 we recommend you follow these steps:

  1. Use the search form on our website. Choose the date of the planned trip and the time when you want to receive and return the car.
  2. When booking, check your exact age and place of residence and indicate it. Then you will be able to view the necessary options for the car, including insurance.
  3. Provide the necessary information about the main drivers, as well as payment details.
  4. We recommend you to read in detail the Terms and Conditions of the car rental and Booking Rules.
  5. Now your booking is complete and you can print the voucher for confirmation.
  6. Upon arrival at Heraklion Airport, go to the desk of the chosen company with all the required papers. You will be provided with the contract.
  7. There you go! You can get the car keys and start your adventures in Crete.

If you`re searching for Heraklion Car rentals for under 25, make sure you meet the requirements to rent a car:

● Minimum rental age: This varies by rental company and vehicle category. Generally speaking, it is between 19 and 23 years old, depending on the category of vehicle.

● A driver's licence that has been valid for more than 1 year. Depending on the rental company, this period of validity can be up to 2 years. The licence must be issued by a member state and valid, i.e. mutually recognized within the EU.

● A means of payment in your name and surname accepted by the rental company.

Our advice: do not book at the last minute. We advise you to book 1 month, or even 2 to 3 months, in advance, if you want to rent your car during vacations. Prices can increase by about 15 to 20% during high-demand periods.

If you are looking to save money, choosing an economy car allows you to pay the lowest rate, but also to rent a car in Crete under 25 that is more fuel-efficientl. Entry-level cars usually have lower deductibles in case of an accident, so they are less risky for your budget!

FAQs about under 25 car rental at Heraklion Airport

How much is the under 25 car rental fee in Heraklion?

The additional cost for a young driver supplement can vary from €5 to around €25 per day. To save money and choose which agency is the most cost-effective, search and select the offers that interest you.

How to avoid young driver fee at Heraklion Airport?

You can get your car rental under 25 without a fee from most agencies if you are governmental or military personnel travelling on official business. In this case, they may provide you with special government or military rates.

What is the cheapest car rental in Heraklion for under 25?

The cheapest under 25 car rental Heraklion Airport fee found in Europcar was €8/day for a car of category Mini - Peugeot 108, rented for €4.5/day.

In Heraklion, car rental costs an average of €24 per day and about €139.2 per week.

Car rental also benefits from the low-cost phenomenon and the prices offered online are generally cheaper than in-agency prices.