Unfortunately gas prices in Greece have become quite expensive and Greece has the 4th more expensive petrol price in Europe, after Netherlands, Italy and Denmark (July 2014).
You may find Crete gas prices to be a bit higher than other areas in Greece, especially Athens. The reason is the transportation costs from Athens to Crete. Thus, if you plan to drive around during your holidays in Crete, you should factor the price of gas into your budget.
Average Cost of Unleaded Petrol in Crete
The average cost of unleaded petrol in Crete was 1.86 € in Dec 2023. Prices vary from 1.84 € near the larger cities to 2.00 € in remote areas.
How to save money from petrol
Here is some information on saving fuel and money that you should know when renting a car in Crete.
- Petrol prices differ from gas station to gas station. The gas company that the gas station belongs to, as well as the location of the gas station in Crete, are the most common reasons for the differences in prices.
- While there are no certain rules about this, petrol prices in gas stations in the centre of the town and along the highway are usually more expensive than those in the suburbs. Also, it is common to find that petrol prices in remote towns and villages to be more expensive than those charged by gas stations closer to bigger towns in Crete.
- Fuel from well known companies is also more costly than the petrol prices charged by smaller gas companies.
Petrol in Crete is sold in Euros (€) per litre. If you want to calculate the gas price per gallon, take the price from the table and multiply the price by 3.85.
More useful information about gas station prices and where you can find the cheapest petrol in Crete can also be found below.
Gas Prices in the 4 regions of Crete:
Prices in Agios Nikolaos Gas Stations
Petrol prices in Agios Nikolaos are higher than those in Heraklion. The majority of the gas stations in Agios Nikolaos can be found along the highway. The gas stations where you will find the cheapest petrol prices are near the entrance or the exit from the highway. Prices in other towns far from Agios Nikolaos, like Sitia, Ierapetra or Makrigialos, are usually higher.
Prices in Heraklion Gas Stations
Prices in Heraklion gas stations are the lowest in the whole of Crete. That is because the gas is transported by ships directly to Heraklion itself. The cost of storing the gas in Heraklion and transporting it to other locations in Crete is what makes gas more expensive outside of Heraklion. You can find the many of the big and well known gas companies such as Shell and BP alongside the smaller Greek gas companies like Avin and EKO.
Prices in Rethymnon Gas Stations
Petrol prices in Rethymnon used to be more expensive compared to Heraklion, but the situation has changed and the average price is more or less the same. Outside the town and along the highway, you may find some gas stations that sell cheaper fuel.
Prices in Chania Gas Stations
You will possibly find better gas prices in or near the city of Chania, while prices may be higher in more remote areas like Kissamos or Paleochora. The most common gas station companies in this area are BP, Shell and EKO.
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