Friends & family holidays in Crete with pools, Almirida, Chania

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Looking for the best car hire in the area?

Most residents and villa owners in the area avoid the big brand franchises, preferring to use smaller local greek-owned companies. It is our experience that they provide a better and more personal service - and you won't find your credit card has been overcharged when you get home! A good company to try is AutoClub, with offices in Kalives and Almirida. Rates are very fair and the price quoted is the price you pay, there are no hidden extras or expensive 'options'.

The AutoClub agent (usually English) will meet you in the airport arrivals lounge (either Heraklion or Chania) and organise your paperwork. The drive from either airports is fairly straightforward and clear directions are given. However, if you are unsure of the way or just need extra reassurance, you can request a 'FOLLOW ME' service where the driver will escort you back to your villas. Please arrange in advance of your visit if you require this facility.

Alternatively, you can make your own way from the airport (taxi from Chania around 35 Euros, one way) and arrange with AutoClub to have your car ready in Almirida or even delivered to your villa door. They are very flexible and will try to help as much as possible.


Telephone their Almirida Office from UK: 00 30 28250 32301 - speak to June or Mark.

Alternatively, try the main Kalives office: 00 30 28250 32382 (Kostas, the owner of AutoClub).

Please remember that they are 2 hours ahead of UK time and that the offices are normally closed in the afternoon between 2pm and 5pm (12 noon and 3pm UK time) opening again from 5pm until about 8pm Greek time.

We do not earn any commission from them - we are simply pleased to offer our guests a good-value service! However, we would be pleased if you mention Villa Owners Crete when speaking with them - all part of our philosophy of co-operative working.

Auto Club gives you:
  • unlimited miles
  • 24- hour breakdown service all over Crete
  • seatbelts on ALL seats
  • roof rack option
  • baby seats option
  • full insurance
  • GPS option
  • automatic option
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