About Us Who are we?

SunRise Car Rentals started as a local, family business located in Heraklion, Crete since 1982. Now, with over 36 years of experience in the rental sector, our services are available in the entirety of the island of Crete, all its major cities (Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon, Agios Nikolaos) and at every airport and port. We provide our customers with new cars, perfectly maintained and always at a competitive price, giving priority to safety and hospitality. Browse our site to get information about our car fleet and any available special offers. Dont hesitate to contact us for any inquiries and questions, SunRise Car Rentals highly trained and courteous staff is always at your disposal.

G. Valergakis & Sons

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Policies & insurances What we offer

Full insurance with no excess
Theft Protection 100%
Fire Protection 100%
Glasses & Mirrors Insurance 100%
Free Cancellations
No Deposit Required
Book now and pay on arrival
Unlimited kilometers
24h Assistance
Fair Fuel Policy
Second Driver
Free baby seats & boosters
Free delivery within Heraklion City
Free delivery at Heraklion Airport
Free delivery at Heraklion Port
Car delivery all over Crete
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Falassarna Beach

The astonishing beach of Falassarna is located in the western part of Crete, 51kms away from Chania city. It's one of the most popular destinations of the island and has been awarded as one of the best beaches in Europe. The beach is sandy with crystal clear waters and in it's biggest part organized with umbrellas and a beachbar for refreshments. The visitor also has the chance to visit the ruins of the ancient town of Polyrinia that flourished during the Hellenistic times. The only drawback is that if the weather is windy the visitor will unlikely enjoy his time on the beach, so don't forget to check the weather forecast before you decide to head there! Have a nice time!


Elafonissi is a place of unique beauty, located 72kms southwest of Chania city. It's mostly known for the astonishing combination of the islet, the turquoise waters and the pink coloured sand. The sea level between the beach and the islet is very shallow, making this place even more special, giving you the impression that you are in a huge swimming pool. It's the most popular place of the island, so don't expect to find any isolation but nevertheless it's a must see place of you visit Crete. Don't forget to pay a visit to Chrysoskalitissa monastery on the way to the beach. Have a nice time!


25th August str. 46, Heraklion, Crete