Crete island

Crete Heraklion port rent a car

Crete is the southernmost island in Europe and offers something for everyone. The island of Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands and it is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean.
It's among the finest in the world and is established Crete as one of Europe´s most popular holiday destinations. Crete was also the Centre of the Minoan civilization and is believed to be the oldest civilization in Europe. The island´s historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archaeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.
When visiting Crete you still have an opportunity to see remnants of this civilization at Knossos Palace.
Over the centuries the island of Crete has been under the control of the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turkish and obviously now 
the Greeks. The reason Crete has had so many invaders and rulers is its strategic position in the Mediterranean, it was the controlling point for the eastern trade routes and has a wealth of natural resources.
There is a lot of history to be discovered when visiting Crete, from the recently excavated Knossos Palace, to the eerie island of Spinalonga. Look for the fortresses that sit imposingly in many towns and cities of Crete including Koules fortress in Heraklion and many other Venetian fortresses.

Driving Crete with a rental car

Driving Crete by a rental car
Many tourists believe that it´s a good idea to have your own set of wheels the whole time you´re on the island of Crete and that is the truth!! 
In the Greek islands, sometimes there is no transportation.
When driving a car there is no problem of heavy traffic and there are many parking spaces to service all the travellers with their rented cars. On the other hand there are no highly populated areas, so it is difficult to travel fast to the other side of the island of

Cretan drives

Crete's driving is... well, different. Driving around Crete can sometimes be difficult due to the weather, the road conditions, and the locals behind the wheel. But there's nothing wrong with a little challenge every now and then, and this one is definitely worth it.
Your road trip around Crete will be enjoyable, relaxing, and one that you will always remember, as long as you are prepared for the terrain and the surprises that lie ahead.

Speed limits on Crete

Okay, you don't have to rush while you're away on vacation. Neither the Autobahn nor the Autostrada exist here. To avoid any legal or safety issues, drivers in Crete should adhere to the moderate speed limits. The speed limit is 50 kilometers per hour (30 mph) in built-up areas and 90 kilometers per hour (56 mph) on the highway.
Unless otherwise specified, these restrictions take effect. In smaller villages with pedestrian streets close to the main road, you can also see 30 km per hour.

Overtaking on Cretan roads

The Cretan approach to overtaking tends to be somewhat perplexing to drivers from other parts of Crete. Highway roads are frequently quite narrow, necessitating cars to move into the opposite lane in order to pass another vehicle
In order for others to get around drivers, it is expected of them to cross over into the hard shoulder. Greek motorists expect you to do this, so keep an eye out for people trying to pass you by.
Just be careful, as there may be cars parked in the shoulders at times. Be aware that people will attempt to pass you even when they are driving right over the solid white lines, which are frequently ignored.

Fuel station on Crete

Fuelling up is very simple and helpful in Crete and most places really offer full assistance so you don't have to escape your vehicle.
At gas stations, credit cards are frequently accepted, so don't bring cash with you. Since many gas stations close at 9 p.m., you should not delay filling up your tank.
However, 24-hour fueling stations can be found close to Crete's airports. Being stranded on the side of the road with no way to return to your hotel is the last thing you want to do.

Crete with hired car from Gouves car rental

When you have your rental car, you can go wherever you please, whenever you want. That´s the beauty of having your own car wherever you go. Especially with hired car from Gouves car rental, you can travel all around Crete to see all the beauties of the island of Crete , without any limitation in kilometres and with our stress-free insurance.
 Just plan your trip to Crete, and decide whether you need to rent a Jeep 4WD or rent an economy car, rent a cheap car, family cars, Suvs or buggies and Cabriolets. Gouves car rental's large car fleet will satisfy your demands. 
Additionally, if you decide to rent a car on Crete, catch the opportunity to pick it up at the place you arrive, at the Heraklion port or at the
Gouves car rental company is able to drop your rental car, at every port and every airport on Crete Island and at the all the major touristic places on Crete
Therefore the best option is to get a car rental on Crete from Gouves car rental.