Arrive at Heraklion Port: Continue with a rental car

The Heraklion Port is an endearing sight both at day and during the night. Hence, if you are planning to get here, it is best not to waste a single minute because you opted to take the public means of transportation.

Cruise ships at Heraklion Port

At Rental Center Crete, we can provide you with your car rental needs so your trip is much more enjoyable. No more dragging your luggage, hailing a cab or struggling to get into the bus. Just book a vehicle and start a relaxing trip from Heraklion Port at very affordable rates.

During the day, Heraklion Port is crowded with people arriving or departing with the ferries or cruise ships. Nearby you will find many cafe’s & restaurants to spend some hours staring at the magnificent view of the Port. As night falls, the beautiful lights around the port and the docked ferries transform Heraklion Port to an enchanting place.

Continue your visit to Heraklion

With the rich culture and history of Heraklion, you do not have to walk too long from the port to be able to witness the majestic ancient sites. You can also let our car drive you to the spots which never fail to impress the tourists. The Archaeological Museum, the Koule fortress and the Knossos Palace. If you have the perfect timing, you can even witness one of the festivals that are often arranged by locals in Heraklion and other nearby villages to showcase Cretan Art, Culture and Cretan Music.

How to get from Heraklion Port to Heraklion Downtown or other towns in Crete

From the Heraklion Port, it is easy to go to various tourist spots and downtown Heraklion.
It always depends on the destination. The first option is to walk.
If you hotel/destination is near the centre of Heraklion, then you can just walk for 10-15 minutes and get there. The street is easy, safe and full of light to walk day and night.

The second option is to take a taxi. Whether you arrive early in the morning or later during the day, plenty of taxis & cabs will be available. It is always suggested to ask (& agree) the price to your destination before entering the car. There is a suggested pricelist board right next to taxi station at the Heraklion Port’s Passenger terminal.

The final and most economical option, specially if your hotel is far away from Heraklion Port is to book a rental car and pick it up directly at Heraklion Port. We offer free delivery and collection service at Heraklion Port which is really convenient.

Koules Venetian Fortress in Heraklion

Heraklion: What to do?

Visit the The Cathedral of St. Minas with a picturesque sight. If you go to the Lion Square, you will find the medieval Monastery of St. Catherine. When you see the Basilica of Saint Marcus, it will surely be embedded in your memory forever because of its interesting architecture which dates back to the 13th century.
If you want to discover more of Heraklion’s history and culture, allow yourself to be engulfed by the majesty of the Fortress of Koules. This was built during the Venetian times. After it was destroyed by a strong earthquake in the early 14th century, the reconstruction occurred in the mid-16th century.

Local Fishermen at the Marina of Heraklion

Interesting links about Heraklion Port

Real-Time Webcamera of Heraklion Port
Real-Time Arrivals & Departures at Heraklion Port
Download a map of Heraklion Port