Crete, which covers an area of 8,261 sq. km and has a shoreline of almost 1,050 km, is the largest Greek island and the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean. It is divided in four counties (Hania, Rethimno, Iraklio and Lasithi) and has approximately 600,000 inhabitants. It has a significant geographical situation between Europe, Asia and Africa.

The county of Hania lies on the west end of Crete. It is surrounded by the Cretan sea on the North, the Ionian sea on the West, and the Libyan sea on the South, while on the east it has a common border with the county of Rethimno. Kydon rent a car is situated in the center of Hania town.

Its area is 2,376 sq. km and has a mountainous terrain. The main mountain range is Lefka Ori (White Mountains) which stretches over 45 km from East to West and over 35 km from North to South. This mountain complex has 111 peaks ranging in height from 2,000 m to 2,453 m. The central part of these mountains ends up into the Libyan Sea to the South and is split by deep gorges and ravines (one of them is the famous Samaria Gorge). Also the coasts of the region are of great tourist interest with large bays and endless sandy beaches.

Welcome to Hania prefecture! See below some of the most interesting routes suggested by Kydon rent a car. Feel free to explore and enjoy the discovery of new and bautiful places.

Hania is the second largest town in Crete and unquestionably one which has preserved more of its old character than any other. Around Kasteli and the harbor many buildings and even entire neighborhoods from the Venetian and Turkish periods have been preserved in good condition. The modern part of the town has wide streets, parks and fine buildings.


How to get there

From Piraeus to Hania and vice versa (daily)
By ferry (9 hours)
From Pireaus to Hania and vice versa (once a week) via Gythio/ Kythera/Kastelli
By plane
International flights
Domestic flights
From Athens: many flights daily
From Thessaloniki: a few times a week

Area code: 28210
Hospital: 22000
Town hall: 92624
Souda harbor: 89240
Hania harbour: 98888
Road assistance Express Service: 1154
Police: 100
Tourist police: 28708 / 53333

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Welcome to Rethimno prefecture! See below some of the most interesting routes suggested by Kydon rent a car. Feel free to explore and enjoy the discovery of new and bautiful places.

Rethymnon, the capital of one of the four provinces of Crete is a town that has retained it traditional look with its old and narrow lanes, Venetian mansions, turkish minarets and fountains. On the Libyan Sea, southeast of Rethymnon, are the popular resorts and seaside villages of Agia Galini and Plakias.

How to get there
By plane via Hania
Olympic airways organizes for some
flights transfers by coach from/to the Hania airport.

Area code: 28310
Hospital: 27814
Harbour: 22276
Police: 100
Tourist police: 53450

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Welcome to Iraklio prefecture! See below some of the most interesting routes suggested by Kydon rent a car. Feel free to explore and enjoy the discovery of new and bautiful places.
Iraklion is the largest city in Crete and the capital of the island. It is a busy town with a few interesting buildings dating back to the Venetian period. The famous Minoan palace of Knossos is located just a few kilometers from the town center. The Archeological museum of Iraklion is the second main museum in Greece, it houses most of the artifacts found on the various minoan sites in Crete.

How to get there
From Piraeus to Iraklion and vice versa (daily)
By ferry (10 hours)
By plane
Direct international flights
Domestic flights from Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Thessaloniki.

Area code: 2810
Hospita:l 392111
National tourist office: 228203
Harbor: 244912
Road assistance: Express Service 1154
Police: 100
Tourist police: 283190

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Welcome to Lasithi prefecture and Agios Nikolaos town! See below some of the most interesting routes suggested by Kydon rent a car. Feel free to explore and enjoy the discovery of new and bautiful places.

The town located in the beautiful gulf of Mirambellou is bursting with life, lights, color and the Cretan heartbeat. It welcomes its visitors throughout the year in a cozy atmosphere. The lake of Agios Nikolaos, linked to the sea by a narrow canal, is obviously the most beautiful site in town.

How to get there
From Pireaus : Iraklion/Aghios Nikolaos/Sitia are linked by ferry all year round with the Dodecanese and the Cyclades.

Area code: 28410
Hospital: 25221
National tourist office: 98170
Harbor: 22312
Police: 100
Tourist police: 26900

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