- Car Hire Crete
- Rates & Reservation
- About Crete
Agios Nikolaos is located at the beautiful Mirabello Bay, about 45km east of the capital of Heraklion and 30km west of the town of Sitia. The town of Agios Nikolaos has about 12.000 inhabitans and is the second largest town in the prefecture Lassithi. In 1904 Agios Nikolaos became the capital of the prefecture of Lassithi.
The city owes its name Agios Nikolaos by the small church “Agios Nikolaos” from the 10th century. The church is located north to the hotel “Minos Palace”. The former fishing village can look back to 40 years of tourism.
The town of Agios Nikolaos was among the first regions connected to tourism. The most famous two hotels of Agios Nikolaos are “Minoan Palace Hotel” and “Hotel St. Nicolas Bay” If you like to stay close to the town, these hotels are ideal.
In the 3rd century BC Agios Nikolaos was the port city of prosperous ancient settlement Lato inland. Today you can see the remains of Lato, about 5km inland from Agios Nikolaos.
Today Agios Nikolaos is an attractice town with tastefully decorated restaurants and cafes and commercial streets.
A trip to the former leper colony on the island of Spinalonga is a worthwhile day trip. Spinalonga is near to the town of Elounda.
Only about 35 km distance to Heraklion on the way to Agios Nikolaos.
Malia is the party place of Crete. Most people come here to have party and a lot of fun. Mainly british and skandinavians can be found here, but also german. There are a lot of bars nightclubs and fastfood restaurants.
The main attraction of Malia is the minoan Palace of Malia. Although this is visited by many tourists of other resorts in Crete. The minoan Palace of Malia is located a few kilometres outside of Malia.
This is the newest commercial from Fair Car Hire Crete, the leading Car Rental Company.
Even if you like to go offroad on a 4WD or you like it comfortable in a convertible, we have the right car for your holidays on Crete! Book easy online now only in 3 steps and pick up your car at airport Chania or Heraklion. Fly and drive, enjoy your holidays!
You are looking for a cheap car hire on Crete? Pickup at Heraklion Airport or Chania? For a business Trip or for a visit with your family, we find the right solution for rent a car in Crete. Get the best cheap car hire deals with us!
Even if you like to rent a convertible for summer holidays, a family van or a luxury car for your business trip, Fair Car Hire offers a wide range of modern cars. All prices are inclusive unlimited mileage, free delivery at Airport Chania and Airport Heraklion, Booster & Baby seats free of Charge, all Taxes included!
The spring time in Crete is very beautiful, not too hot, but always sunny. It is perfect to travel around. Easter in Greece named “Pascha”. In 2013 the holy week ( Megali Efdomada) starts on Monday 29th of April, 5 weeks after the western easter.
The greek orthodox easter time starts with 49 days of fasting, on Kathara Deftera, the clean Monday at Carnival. In this time some people stop eating Fish, Eggs, Meat, Oil and dairy products.
Easter begins on Saturday of Lazarus, it is the saturday before Palm Sunday. At the beginning of the holy week, women dye Eggs red. (it is symbolising the blood of Christ). They also bake easter biskuits like Kalitsounia (sweet cheese pie) and Koulourakia, to be eaten, when the fasting ends.
Tradition on Easter sunday is roasting lamb outside, together with family and friends, to have a big party with food, wine, music and dancing.
The whole town of Rethymno becomes one big party. Carnival in Rethymno is almost for a whole month. It is the biggest Carnival of the island.
Groups of people with impressive costumes pass the city and dance on the streets on the big parade on march, 17th. Everyone really enjoy the freedom and anonymity
Visit also the official website to see the programm of Carnival in Rethymno 2013:
Carnival in Rethymno is a great fun for all adults and kids.
The mountain tops, the stunning landscapes, magnificent hills, the beauti of the Cities Chania and Rethymno, you will find the perfect backdrop for your luxury Car Rental on Crete.
Our Car Rental Services rents luxury and exclusive cars on Crete, such as Volvo S40, Mercedes C200, Renault Megane Cabrio, Toyota Corolla Verso, and SUV´s such as Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Our premium Car Rentals are promised from the best car brands for the best travel experience on Crete.
Explore Crete on a unique Way and travel around with a 4X4 Car from Fair Car Hire Crete. One of the best Ways to visit the beautiful Island of Crete is by taking a 4WD Car Rental like Suzuki Jimny, Suzuki SX4 or Suzuki Grand Vitara.
One of the great things is driving through Crete with a 4X4 Car Rental. The Character of Crete is shaped by mountains, valleys and plateaus. Crete is particulary stunning and to pause at traditional cretan villages or lonesome beaches is an real attraction, unforgettable. Nature lovers will be impressed about the stunning area in the south and west of Crete. This is the wildest area of Crete.
Chania, also Hania or Khania, is the second largest town in Crete. Chania is at the north coast of Crete, about 55km distance to Rethymno and 135 km distance to Heraklion.
Chania is a very attractive sightseeing and a popular tourist destination for shopping. The old town is full of souvenir shops and crafts shops. The port with its Lighthouse and the old town is the nicest on Crete. Here is a live webcam shows the old town in Chania, updates every one minute.
Worth a visit is the market hall in Chania, only a few minutes walk from the old port. The market hall of Chania is open six days a week, sunday it is closed.
4WD 4x4 Cars Agios Nikolaos Car Hire Crete Carnival Rethymno Car Rental Crete celebration on Crete Chania commercial Convertible Destinations on Crete Eastern on Crete exclusive Cars free baby seats free delivery at airport full insurance Grand Vitara holidays on Crete Insider Tips Crete marketing Offroad Cars Rent a Car Crete rent a luxury Car Rethymno Sitia spot spring on crete Suzuki Jimny unlimited mileage visit crete