General information about Heraklion

Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete. According to the ranking, Heraklion is between the 20 most visited regions in Europe. The city is also the commercial and technological centre of the island. The city of Heraklion is an important shipping and travellers port to the mainland and other islands.

Heraklion International Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis, is located about 5 kilometres east of the city. If you would like more freedom to visit Heraklion, book one of our Royal rentals vehicles and get the best deal.

There are many places to discover, full of history and great events.It offers a wealth of museums, a summer arts festival, historical sightseeing and amazing nightlife. It has a rich archaeological past and is the birthplace of the painter, El Greco, and the author, Nikos Kazantzakis.

Whatever the purpose of your visit, rent a car at Royal rentals and your stay in Heraklion will be one to remember.

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Rent a car in Heraklion with Royal rentals

Heraklion is a lively university town with outstanding historical and cultural landmarks and an energetic atmosphere so a rental car is a good option to take out the best of it.

What will really catch your eye in Heraklion is Koules, the small Venetians castle built in the 16th century, located at a lively port with decades of small fishers and sailling boats, yachts.

25 August Street – architectural "exhibition" with the past neoclassical buildings and souvenir shops.

Old Town - you’ll spot the Church of Aghios Titos that is one of the most important monuments in the center of the city, on 25th August street. Around it is a beautiful square with some cafes and bars.

Lions’ Square - with its famed fountain, one of the most lively places of Heraklion, which never rests. Thousands of passers-by and tourists will cross the square, shop in its shops, sit in a café, visit an exhibition at St. Mark's Basilica.

Palace of Knossos – Rent a car and drive to the one of Europe’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Walk through the chambers of Minoan kings and queens at Knossos and admire grandeur of the ancient buildings.

Heraklion has many museums worth visiting, firstly the Archaeological Museum, the Historical Museum of Crete, the Museum of Christian Art, the Museum of Natural History. Rental car will allow you to explore the city at your own pace, visit off the beautiful sights and generally make the most of your time.

Heraklion is also famous for beautiful beaches, which are perfect to swim in the crystal waters of the Aegean and the Libyan Sea. Matala, famous as a hippie place, Karteros, Agia Pelagia, Lygaria and many more.. Rent a car through Royal rentals and visit endless picturesque places.

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If you are staying in Heraklion town or around area, our ToMyDoor service will deliver a vehicle to your hotel or to any convenient place.

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