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Last Updated: 3rd March, 2019

Chania International Airport, know as Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport CHQ is situated on the North West side of Crete near Souda Bay just 10 kms to the city of Chania. It is named after the 18th century Cretan rebel Ioannis Daskalogiannis. One of two International Airports on the Greek Island of Crete.

Chania Airport

Chania Airport Car Hire in Crete will compare the prices of the local car hire companies Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and many more to get the best deal for you. Car rental prices are fully inclusive and clearly laid out so you know exactly what you are getting. Choose from small mini and budget car to open top jeeps and convertibles. 7 and 9 seater jeeps are also available for larger groups. Whichever you choose you can be assure of the cheapest car hire in Crete

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Chania Car Rental Locations

You can rent a car at Chania airport where or in other locations in Chania listed below

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Chania Anapafseos St 2 Anapafaseos Street, Chania, Crete Island
Chania Downtown 12 El. Venizelou Str., Chania, Crete Island
Chania Kato Stalos Chania Hotel, Chania, Crete Island
Chania marna Agia Marina, Chania, Crete Island
Chania Nea Kydonia Shopping Center of Agia Marina, Nea Kydonia, Crete
Chania Platanias Chania -, Crete Island, Platanias
Chania Port Meet & Great Service, Chania
Chania-Louis Princess Hotel Louis Creta Princess Hotel, Chania, 73014

Car Hire for drivers aged 19 & 25 years in Crete

Young drivers aged between 19 and 25 years of age, can rent a car in Crete. Drivers aged 19 to 21 will need to pay an additional daily fee. The amount will vary based on the age group and the rental company. Europcar have the highest fee of €20 per day but this only applies to 19 to 21 year olds. Over 22 there are no additional fees. Goldcar charges young driver's age 21 to 24 years €5 per day.

This fee will be included in the rental price and will be payable on arrival at the rental desk in Crete in Euros.

Car Hire For over 70's in Crete

Drivers between the ages of 65 to 99 may rent a car in Crete without incurring any additional supplement fees. All the rates quoted are fully inclusive and have no hidden fees. This is the drive away price.

Drivers over 100 years of age are unfortunately unable to rent a car in Crete.

Driving licence requirements in Crete

A full licence held for minimum of 1 years with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.

Chania Airport Information

Airport Name: Chania Airport
Airport Code: CHQ
Address: Chania 731 00, Greece
City: Chania
Country: Greece
Telephone: 30 2821 083800
Location: Chania Airport
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Coordinates: N 35.531746 E 24.149677
Car Hire: The car rental companies’ desks are located in the arrivals hall
Driving Directions to Chania Airport
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Public Transport:
Taxi service: available in front of terminal
Train service: Bus service: From the fron of the building operates a service into Chania
Information Desk: At the arrivals hall

Flight Destinations from Chania Airport

Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel Nuremberg
Air Italy Polska Katowice, Warsaw
Athens Airways Athens, Thessaloniki
Austrian Airlines  Lauda Air Graz , Linz , Vienna
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
Iberworld Barcelona, Kalmar, Karlstad, Luleå, Madrid, Norrköping, Odense, Skellefteå, Sundsvall, Umeå, Visby, Växjö, Örebro, Östersund
Jat Airways Belgrade
Luxair Luxembourg
Novair Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Stockholm
Olympic Air Athens, Thessaloniki
Smart Wings
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transaero Moscow-Vnukovo
transavia.com Amsterdam
TUIfly Nordic Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Malmo, Norrköping, Oslo, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Skavsta

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Chania See & Do

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and surrounded by the Mediterranean, the island of Crete enjoys a typical warm climate, with an intriguing inner landscape of mountains and valleys, gorges, rivers and lakes. Once the centre of Minoan culture.


Crete is recognised as the oldest recorded civilisation in the whole of Europe. Nowadays, it's a thriving island that successfully retains its own traditions, culture and charm, making it the perfect tourist destination. Wherever you choose to stay, you're guaranteed an unforgettable holiday.

For historical sights, try the Minoan ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on the island. Amongst the palace remains you'll see intact frescoes, houses and roads, providing an unforgettable glimpse into the past.

At the Bronze Age site of Phaistos, in the southern part of the island, you'll see stunning remains of an old palace complex in a beautiful hillside setting, just 5km from the sea. The classical site of Gortys is also worth a visit, just 45km from the capital, known for its Praetorium, fragments of written laws and its mention in The Odyssey.

Crete Knossos

Heading indoors, the Heraklion archeological museum has the most impressive display of Minoan artifacts. Important buildings to visit in Crete include the venetian-style Gouverneto Monastery in the Akrotiri peninsular and the Monastery of Arkadi, a venetian-baroque church in Rethymnon. Both are stunning examples of architectural possibilities and important to the island’s colourful history.

Beach lovers will be amazed at the array of lovely beaches on offer, all round the island. There are 28 beaches alone in Rethymnon and 34 in and around the capital, Heraklion. The best way to find a favourite spot is to drive along the coastal roads and find a secluded, peaceful haven. For adventurous sorts, the Ideon Andron Cave on Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete, and Dikteon Andron Cave in the Mount Dicte region are the most important ancient sacred caves on the island and open to visitors.

Scenic drives in Crete

Depending on where you are staying on the island, pick up your hire car at either Airport Heraklion or Airport Chania and head out to explore. Crete is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands and most scenic driving spots in the whole of Europe, so whatever route you take, relax and enjoy the unspoilt beauty.

Places that are particularly outstanding include the protected natural palm forest of Vai in the east, with its lovely beach. The Dionysades islands are another must see; take a boat trip to these protected islands to view rare plants and animals including a rare falcon. Head to the Samaria Gorge - a World Biosphere Reserve - in the southwest of the island and witness incredible natural beauty and landscape diversity; if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the rare kri kri Cretan goat.

Hotels Near Chania Airport

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The Akali Hotel

The Akali Hotel is located approximately 800 meters from the old town of Chania. The beaches of Nea Chora are half kilometre away. The Akali Hotel was built in 1988 and the name comes from "Akali", the daughter of King Minoas in ancient Crete and mother of Kydon, the founder of Hania town, the hotel itself is situated in the west of Hania, on the main road to Kolymbari. Offering a warm Cretan atmosphere and hospitality, the hotel is open all year.

Kydon Hotel

Kydon Hotel is set in one of the most convenient locations in the heart of Chania, opposite of the famous Market hall and just a few minutes walk from the Old town and the Venetian harbour. The rooms, suites and public areas are characterized by discreet luxury, comfort and modern decoration. Most of the rooms offer an incredible panoramic view of the Old town, the Venetian harbour and the Cretan Sea

Halepa Hotel

Halepa Hotel this relaxing haven is conveniently located just minutes away from the city centre of Chania, in the well known area of Halepa, from which it has received its name. Nestled in a quiet side road of Halepa area, the Halepa Hotel blends the charm and personality of yesterday with the amenities and technology of today, making an ideal place for those seeking the historic and modern in one destination. It has since 1990 being offering accommodation services and it's many visitors are a great proof that when they seek a relaxing environment, they will definitely find it within it's renowned hospitality. The New Classical architecture has remained even after being converted into a luxurious accommodation facility, as this building has played a great role in Cretan history. Halepa area itself sits just outside the city centre, next to Dikastiria.

Galaxy Hotel

Heraklion's premier hotel for business and leisure. Completely renovated in 2008 it offers an unsurpassed combination of world-class luxury facilities, warm and professional service, convenient location, and glorious food & beverage. Previous and current guests include Prime Ministers and Presidents from Greece and all around the world, his All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch, members of Royalty and others. Moreover, the Galaxy has historically played an important role in the social, economic and cultural life of Heraklion, remaining an epicentre of social, conference and arts activity.

Sofia Hotel

in 2009 we renovated our rooms, in order to offer you a really pleasant and comfortable accommodation. Our purpose is to please every visitor, whether he is on a business trip or on vacation. Our hotel is located 1 km from Heraklion's airport and 2 km from the harbour and the beach. Its about 5 minutes by bus to the city centre.

The Capsis Astoria

The Capsis Astoria is centrally located in the capital of Crete, this hotel is set next to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and within walking distance of the centre's main services, landmarks and nightlife. The Capsis Astoria features a private pool area with a stunning view of the Aegean Sea. Dine or enjoy a drink by this swimming pool during the summer months. Each of the property's rooms has been fully renovated and offers a modern setting for your stay. The walls are decorated with charming black and white photographs depicting the history of Heraklion.

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