Car Rental in Crete
General Information about Crete
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is situated among Aegean and Libyan Sea, south of the Peloponnese. It is approximately 260 km (162 miles) long and 60 km (37 miles) wide and is divided into four prefectures, the beautiful Chania, the traditional Rethymnon, the capital of the island Heraklion and Lasithi with Agios Nikolaos and the famous lake. Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape. It has magnificent mountains, incredible beaches and a remarkably rich history. This island is among the finest in the world and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Cretans are proud and famous for their hospitality, their love towards country, their culture and customs and particularly their strong musical tradition. Everywhere you go in this island there is something interesting to see, so rent a cheap car from Economy Car Rentals and explore Crete!
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May, early June and September are the best times to visit Crete. The summer months are also a good time, but it is over crowed because every summer the island is being visited by 2 million tourists. Crete has everything and with your rental car you take a self-drive tour of this fascinating island.
Visit the monastery at Prevelli and Prevelli beach as well as the palm tree lined beach of Vai in the east coast of Crete. Do not miss the famous Samaria Gorge in Chania and Zakros Gorge that is also known as the "valley of the dead". More famous beaches that you must visit are the beaches of Elafonisi in the west, Agia Pelagia close to Heraklion, Fallasarna in the west and Elounda in the east and a lot of others.
Except the high mountains (Psiloritis, Lefka Ori, Dikti), the dramatic gorges and the beautiful beaches, there are fertile grounds where, famous Cretan olive oil is produce, the Cretan wine from the island's vineyards and Raki (the popular local drink).
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Everywhere you turn your sight, you will see historic monuments that reveal the island's history. Rent a car and visit the Minoan civilization in Knossos and Phaistos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
Make boat trips and visit the small island of Spinalonga that is located near Elounda and the small inhabited island of Gramvousa where you can see a splendid old fortress and a lovely beach.
Drive your rental car in the traditional small villages of Rethymnon and enjoy the hospitality of the warm locals. Crete is an island that you cannot visit just once!
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Last Updated 2016-05-04