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What to Consider When Renting a Car in Crete?

If this is the case of your next trip in Crete, there are several points that you should take into account. Here we tell you what you have to take into account to rent a car and you only have to take care of walking. You can visit Crete or Rhodes in this car easily and have your trip made successful. However, you will have to be specific about the below mentioned matters.

What type of vehicle are we interested in?

To select the most appropriate one, various factors must be assessed: distance, number of travelers, volume of luggage, and quality of the road network. The greater the distance and the higher the number of travelers, the chances of having to opt for a high-segment model, for safety, comfort and capacity reasons. On the other hand, if the distance is relatively short and the occupants do not add more than two or three passengers, you can opt for a smaller vehicle with a lower cost of both rental and consumption.

Consider the possibility of renting a hybrid car

It combines a traditional motor with an electric one, an offer that most rent-a-car companies have already incorporated. This option is especially interesting if, in addition to driving on the road, we are going to use the car to move through urban centers, which is where the reduction in fuel consumption is most appreciated. And, going one step further, if we will only use the car in the city of destination, it may be even more convenient to use a new service that is being consolidated in the big cities: the ‘carsharing’. In many capitals it is already possible to rent cars by the hour, even by the minute, and they are usually fully electric vehicles without the frequent parking restrictions established by the municipalities. As you hire a car in Crete  you can be sure of the quality of the car in any condition.

Gather the most extensive information

The next step in planning is to gather extensive information on the site to be visited, to select the places of greatest interest and design the best route well and establish the mandatory stops to be made along the way.

Reserve the vehicle

The reservation of the vehicle must be done in parallel to the reservation of accommodation, to avoid surprises. For this, we must have a credit card , a means of payment usually required by rental companies both to pay for the service and to collect the car. It will also be the moment to inform us if the service includes insurance and what the coverage is.

Make the reservation well in advance

Booking well in advance increases the chances of finding the best deals, before demand and prices rise. There is no risk of losing money if we change plans, because most companies allow you to cancel or change a reservation ‘online’ at no cost up to a few days before the trip.

 

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