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Greek islands car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Greek islands

Economy$20/day
Compact$23/day
People mover$104/day
Mini$15/day
Passenger van$70/day
Compact SUV$26/day
Compact estate car$27/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Greek Islands

  • If you are traveling with your kids and you plan to rent a car in the Greek Islands, be sure to know the Greek laws on child car seats before hitting the road. In Greece, including on all the islands, all kids under the age of 3 must be in a car seat facing the rear. All kids between 3 and 12 must be in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle that is appropriate for their size. Car seats are typically available from your rental car agency, but be sure to request one in advance. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers of the vehicle.
  • Greek islands’ car rentals are perfect for exploring the islands, but it is unlikely that you will be crossing international borders in these. You may, however, be boarding ferries so you can explore the other nearby islands. If you intend to do this, you will need to inform your rental car agency in advance, as this may require extra paperwork and insurance.
  • The speed limits on the Greek islands are pretty typical for those in the rest of Greece. For example, you can drive 110-130 km/h (68-80 mph) on highways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on rural roads, and 50 km/h (31 mph) on urban roads. However, these may vary from island to island, so always be sure to follow the posted signage in each different area.
  • Drinking and driving is taken very seriously in Greece. The legal blood alcohol concentration in Greece is set lower than that of the United States. In Greece, the limit is 0.05%, so be mindful of this if you have a drink with dinner before getting behind the wheel. If you feel intoxicated at all, even after one drink, do not get behind the wheel of Greek island rental cars.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Greek islands for $72 or less
  • Book your rental car in Greek islands at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Greek islands are around 93% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Greek islands are around 84% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Greek islands

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Greek Islands?

    On average a car hire in Greek Islands costs $38 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Greek Islands?

    Mini (Suzuki Celerio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Greek Islands.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Greek Islands?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at CarQ ($15/day), Right Cars ($26/day) and Cargini ($31/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Greek Islands?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Greek Islands?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Greek Islands are Heraklion (65% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Greek Islands), Plaka (12%) and Thera (6%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Greek Islands?

    On average a car hire in Greek Islands costs $478 per week ($68 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Greek Islands?

    On average a car hire in Greek Islands costs $2,048 per month ($68 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in the Greek islands?

    Renting a car in the Greek islands will allow you not only to explore the island where you are based at your own convenience, but also other nearby islands. You may want to explore the amazing historic attractions or the pristine beaches of Ios or the monastery on Patmos. Having a rental car in the Greek islands gives you the freedom to catch the ferry of your choice to island hop without relying on sometimes unreliable and delayed means of public transport.

  • What is driving like in the Greek islands?

    Driving in the Greek islands can be challenging depending on which island you are on. Driving on islands like Crete, Santorini, Naxos, or Mykonos is fairly easy as the roads are in better condition. However, smaller islands may not have their roads in as good of shape as the larger islands. Regardless of which island you’re on, though, be prepared for roads to be narrow and winding, especially near volcanoes and in cities. Greek drivers can sometimes be unpredictable when driving on rural roads, and you will always need to keep an eye out for pedestrians.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in the Greek islands?

    To rent a car in the Greek islands, you must be at least 21 years old and you must have held your driver’s license for at least 1 year, although some companies may require you to have had your license for 2 years. In addition, you will need your license, an International Driver’s Permit (IDP), your valid passport, and a credit or debit card in your name for the security deposit and payment. Some companies may also require proof of insurance, so it is best to check with your chosen car rental provider in advance to avoid any misunderstandings at the pickup time. 

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Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$84/day

Good deal

$72/day

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