Long story short: there is no Uber on Crete island.
But there are more ways to go where you want to go.
As the largest island in Greece, Crete is famous for its beaches, mountain ranges, charming villages, and incredibly diverse scenery.
Whether you are visiting for one week or more, you will need to use the most convenient mode of transport to explore each place of interest.
So, let’s look at how you can get from A to B since there is no Uber on Crete island.
Uber in Crete: what is happening at the moment?
If you are new to the Uber concept, it is a ride-sharing app that allows riders to connect with drivers who can provide them with transportation.
Due to regulations, Uber offers multiple models and services, which can differ according to each country or city.
Can I use other ride-sharing apps on Crete island?
In addition to Uber, the Greek market operates more ride-sharing apps like FREE Now (formerly BEAT).
However, these services are location-dependent. Neither is currently available for Crete island.
This means that visitors cannot book an Uber, Lyft, or other ride-sharing services while visiting Crete island.
Thankfully, there are a few other options available:
What other transportation services are there in Crete?
- Bus – The local bus system in Crete island is reasonably extensive and affordable but can sometimes be unreliable, especially if you want to cover vast distances. It’s best for short trips within the city centre (Chania, Heraklion, Rethymno) or between nearby towns from where you are staying.
- Taxis – Booking a taxi is another option if you need to get somewhere quickly. Be sure you agree on a price before getting into the vehicle, so there are no surprises when it’s time to pay.
Private transfer – If you’re looking for a reliable way to get around Crete, consider using private transfers instead of Uber. In addition to being more cost-effective than taxis, private transfers can accommodate larger groups of people and allow you to travel in comfort and style between multiple destinations.
What are the advantages of using a private transfer service in Crete?
With a private transfer, you can rest assured that you’ll have a safe and comfortable drive to your destination. You’ll also have the benefit of an English-speaking driver who can help you find the sights and attractions that interest you most, as well as give personalised suggestions on where to go and what to do. Most service vehicles also offer WiFi and other amenities that are not available with traditional taxi services.
Crete is not a small island, so you will likely require a transfer to places that can be 2+ hours away, with multiple stops or drop-offs.
Why choose We Know Transfers for your transfers around Crete
There are many reasons why choosing our private transport service over other transportation methods is best for you and your group. Here are just a few:
Our drivers are professional and friendly, so you can expect them to be on time, courteous, and reliable. And because we’re upfront about costs before your trip begins, there are no surprises.
We know you want to get out and explore as much as possible on your vacation, so we work with you to create a flexible route that covers as many of the places you want to see.
There are no hidden charges—we tell you exactly what we charge for every step along the way before we start driving (no surprises). And we offer discounts if you book multiple days or trips in advance!
We offer sightseeing tours as well as transfers throughout Crete—so if you’re planning on making several stops during your trip, we can help!
We Know Transfers provides customized transport solutions in Santorini and other Greek destinations for business and leisure travels. Our Mercedes-Benz fleet of quality and stylish vehicles includes options for 1 to 21 guests to suit all your needs and occasions. We offer baby seats and booster seats for families traveling with children for added comfort and safety.
Frequently Asked Questions about Uber in Greece
- Is there Uber in Crete?
No there is not.
- How many Greek cities have Uber?
At the moment, Athens, Santorini, and Thessaloniki. This can change in the future. Find updated information here.
- How does Uber in Greece work?
After 2018, Uber only operates its UberTaxi service. That means, you can use the Uber app to request a ride, and a yellow taxi with a certified local cab driver will arrive to pick you up. You can still process card payments through the app.
- Do you recommend using Uber in Greece?
Depends! For larger groups, a private transfer service is often a more cost-effective and enjoyable experience. At We Know Transfers, we offer a large selection of new, well-maintained vehicles, English-speaking drivers, and affordable rates. You can request a quote with We Know Transfers here.
- Is there Lyft in Greece?
No. So far, Lyft only operates in the U.S. and Canada. You can find all locations on their website here.