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Car Hire Heraklion Airport
Rent a car at Heraklion International Airport and you are just 5km east of Heraklion on the island of Crete. Heraklion is the largest airport on Crete, serving about 5 million passengers annually. It offers daily flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as seasonal flights to various European destinations. Facilities at the airport include an information desk in the Departures Area (open 24 hours), a VIP lounge, two duty-free shops, a number of food outlets, cash machines, a bureau de change and a bank.
The car rentals desks are situated in the Arrivals Hall, so make sure you have your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document and driver's licence ready when you land. Crete is an extremely popular holiday destination, so it makes sense to book your car rental well in advance of your arrival at Heraklion Airport.
Heraklion (also called Iraklio) is the capital of Crete and a lively, modern city that is regularly mentioned as one of the greatest metropolises in Greece. Delightfully disorganised and crammed with people, it lacks the architectural grace of either Rethymno or Hania, but its lively buzz is addictive. The energy of the city centre, the stylish boutiques, some excellent restaurants and lively cafés also make Heraklion worth a visit
The waterfront is undergoing constant redevelopment, and the introduction of new roads is also making the city more appealing to Heraklion car hire drivers. The Minoan ruins of Knossos draw thousands of visitors each year, and the rural areas further inland offer pastoral scenes of olive trees and vines.