I know there are several archived posts about car rental on Crete, but I have a specific question so here goes.
We arrive in the port of Souda (15 minute bus ride outside Chania) at 6am. Our 'plan' (loose) is to spend the first day wandering Chania, maybe visiting a museum or two and otherwise being unstructured. However, I thought that if by the afternoon we wanted to visit the ruins nearby, we could do that... however,
...our ability to potentially do that depends on renting a car that day. Currently this is the plan (its already rented). But Im wondering if we should just wait a day and rent the car later that afternoon or the next morning in Chania to be used thereafter. It seems more straightforward to just catch a bus into town and not have to find parking that day. But the flip side is, is renting in town more complicated (requiring perhaps a bus to the agency, or some other time-suck)?
So, to rent the car the first day at the port, even if we don't use it that day at all, or to start the rental the second day from Chania?