Why is better to rent a car from Heraklion city

Posted by Cretarent on June 13th, 2013

The island of Crete in southern Greece is popular among the tourists from all over the world because of stunning natural beauty and rich history. Most tourists who come to visit this majestic island find it more convenient to rent a car from any of the numerous car rental companies operating in and around the island for getting around. This is because renting a car liberates the visitors from worrying about anything regarding their conveyance and they can solely focus on sightseeing and enjoying their stay. Even though the car rental companies are present all over the islands, most of them operate from the capital city of Heraklion. This city has been the cultural, economic and the political centre of Crete. It is a city that is home to both the ancient monuments steeped in history, and the modern amenities aimed at making the life more comfortable for its residents and the visitors. Therefore, it is always a better to rent a car in Heraklion city than in any other part of the island.

The city of Heraklion is the major gateway to the ancient treasures of Crete, and tourists will be at a privilege if they begin their sightseeing from this spot. The city is located right in the middle of the major spots on the island and this makes it the ideal spot for the tourists to begin their trip to all the major tourist destinations in Crete. The central location of the city makes it possible for the tourists to visit almost all the tourist spots during the day, and make it easily back to the city by nightfall. The city has an international airport that enjoys air connectivity with almost all the major urban centres around the Mediterranean. The visitors to the city can also take advantage of the various packaged deals that are on offer from most of the major European cities during the summer months. The city also has a major port and this makes it possible for visitors to come to this city by boarding ferries that set sail from the port of Piraeus, south of Athens. Visitors can avail from a variety of options including car ferries and overnight ferries.

The city is the perfect place for the visitors to base their stay since it has a large number of top class hotels and restaurants. They choose from a variety of accommodation options depending on their travel budget. The tourists can avail any of the numerous rest and relaxation options after a long day of travelling and sightseeing. They can also try the local spirit Raki and the Cretan cuisine, which are the local specialties. Therefore, it is always advisable for tourists to rent a car in Heraklion city and discover the wonders of Crete.

About The Author:
Ioannis Kastrinakis is client representative at Cretarent, a well-known car hire corporation with more than 40 years of experience in car rental service.

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