Knossos Palace
The Palace of Minoa in Knossos

Our Approach

In its nearly 45 year history, the AthensCars-Car hire Crete Rent A Car brand has continued to serve family and leisure travelers with fun, friendly service and low-cost, high value vehicles. Today, AthensCars Car hire Crete operates through a network of more than 10 locations throughout Crete island. You can find an online rate, using our website www.athenscars.gr. In addition, you may request for an offer by emailing us to info@athenscars.gr . Athenscars-Crete proposes you to reserve your vacation Rental through our website.

Our Story

AthensCars-Car hire for Crete started in 1973 with locations in Crete, pioneering the concept of limited Free Mileage. Immediately carving its niche in the leisure car rental Crete industry, AthensCars focused its mission on providing a fun, low-cost, high-value rental experience to family and leisure travelers.

AthensCars quickly became one of the Crete island’s largest vacation car rental providers. In addition, the company created programs to accommodate and encourage leisure travel since 1973. To facilitate the increase in leisure travelers, AthensCars constructed state-of-the art rental plazas, geared to serve hundreds of customers in a modern, ultra-spacious environment.

The first car rental station opened in Heraklion center, close to the archaeological museum, in 1973. After that, more stations followed in other major leisure destinations including Chania, Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos. After that, AthensCars became Crete’s largest rental facility. In 1984 however, AthensCars introduced a new customized rental agreement. It was a program that stored a traveler’s individual rental information for instant reference.

…exploring new fields

On April 19, 1990, AthensCars Car hire company set out to revolutionize collision damage waivers. It happened with the introduction of the first-ever price and coverage option for all customers. In order to meet the needs of the “Web” consumer, AthensCars became the first car rental company with booking capabilities on the Internet since 1996. Therefore, customers could visit AthensCars-Crete.gr to find locations, view rates and select their vehicle. Soon, AthensCars-Crete.gr expanded to include a membership-services section. Similarly, the web site included travel tools for the weather of Crete, driving directions and fun activities for children to enjoy on their road trip.


Emm. Mavrakis S.A
Address: 130 Andrea Papandreou Str.
Ammoudara | Heraklion | Crete | Greece
Phone: +30 2810 821 424, +30 2810 220 680
mob. +30 6936 790 870
Email: info@athenscars.gr

E.O.T. LICENCE NR:1039 E 0081 00701 00

Join us for an unforgetable experience in Crete – Greece.

Unbeatable price - quality ratio
Unbeatable price - quality ratio
Constantly maintained vehicles
Constantly maintained vehicles
Trustworthy customer support
Trustworthy customer support
Unlimited mileage
Unlimited mileage
Civilian insurance included
Civilian insurance included