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Top tips for hiring a car in Santorini
Enjoy the flexibility of a Santorini car hire and enjoy driving around this lovely idyllic island at your own pace. The quality of the roads on the island are good, with a two-wheel drive car, rather than a 4X4, being more than sufficient enough for you to explore in. Due to the size of the roads and the parking requirements in the towns, you might also prefer a small, compact car which you will find more convenient. You can also take advantage of the brilliant weather by opting for a convertible to drive around the island in.
When you are driving in Santorini you must ensure that you are following the rules of the road, or risk being prosecuted. Drink-driving is a very serious offence on the island and anyone who is found to have more than 0.5mg of alcohol per ml of blood in them will find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It is also important that you ensure children who are under the age of 12, or who are shorter than 135 cm, are in a correctly sized child seat. Seat belts must also be worn at all times in the country.
You can help reduce the impact your car hire has on the environment by opting for a car that emits fewer emissions. For example, you could opt for a hybrid vehicle, which uses a combination of both electricity and petrol as fuel, or a fully electric vehicle for your hire period. You will find there are electric charge points across the island where you can charge your car, so you’ll always be able to stayed fully fuelled.
FAQs about hiring a car in Santorini
One of the advantages of opting for a hire car in Santorini rather than other modes of transport is that you have the freedom and flexibility to get to parts of the island that otherwise might prove more difficult. For example, you could start your day in the north of the island at Ammoudi, which is a great swimming area, before heading to the south of the island to the archaeological site of Akrotiri. By car this takes about 45min, but using another mode of transport, such as a bus, would take much longer.
When you are driving a car in Santorini you will find it different from that of driving in the United Kingdom. For example, you will be driving on the opposite side of the road. In addition, you will also find the steering wheel on the left side of the car rather than the right. The speed limits are similar to that of the UK, with urban areas requiring you drive no faster than 50km/h (31mph) and roads outside of towns and villages being 90km/h (56mph). There are no motorways on the island so this is the upper speed limit. Keep an eye out for the speed limit changing, especially in urban areas.
Make sure you meet the minimum age requirement when you hire a car in Santorini. It is likely that each individual agency will have its own policy, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with these before you arrive. In general, you will need to be 21 years of age to hire a car, but some companies will require you to be older. You might also be required to have held your license for at least one year to be able to hire a car. Many of the car hire companies will also require you to pay a surcharge if you are under a certain age. Younger drivers will also find that the selection of vehicles available to them is smaller, with the less powerful cars not being available to hire.
On average a car hire in Santorini costs $69 per day.
Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Santorini.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt ($30/day), Global Rent A Car ($47/day) and Hertz ($54/day).