Book a cheap car rental in Greece & travel in total freedom
|Minimum Age to Rent a Car in Greece :||21|
|What Do You Need to Rent a Car in Greece||– Driver’s License, an ID, and a Credit card|
|Minimum car hire period :||1 day|
Experience the best of Greek land by renting a car in advance. No matter whether you are arriving from the international destinations or the nearby countries, via trains or flight, with us you can request your rental vehicle at a variety of locations in Greece. Moreover, VIP Cars provides you with a trusted platform to search through vast inventory of cars that you can compare on our booking engine.
Car hire & general tips for Greece
- The travelers who don't have EU driver licenses, they should carry their international driving permits to be eligible to drive in Greece.
- In Greece, petrol stations are located wide apart from each other and some even tend to be closed on Sundays or public holidays.
- Though the country has good road conditions, still in distant and isolated areas, the roads can be really bad; so be mentally prepared for gravel roads, and sharp bends.
Why rent a car in Greece with VIPCars?
From an amazing weather to mountainous landscapes, mouth-watering cuisines and cultural gems, it is true when they say that there is no other holiday destination better than Greece. Lively is the word that comes to mind as one experience its vivacious culture, its full-of-life people and neighbors – one never gets bored traveling across this world-class destination. And with a car rental, one can add the feather to the cap and can move about Greece and its cities, like Argos, Thessaloniki, and Thebes, in total comfort. Here are a few benefits that make renting a car in Greece with VIP Cars a great decision(Note that inclusions are part of the deal, for them you don't have to pay anything extra while for add-ons you have to pay a small per day fee):
Hard-to-ignore offers: VIPCars & partners provide money-saving offers and special deals for all major holidays & occasions. When booking through App, you get access to mobile-only rates and discounts
A wide network of locations: Since our suppliers offer one-way and cross-border, with us, you can pick your car at all major airport and city locations in Greece and the neighboring countries.
Inclusions: Inclusions like CDW, which decreases the renter’s liability in case of an accident, & unlimited mileage which allows the renter to cover as much distance for no extra charges, are offered with our deals.
Add-ons: For travelers who don’t want to use traditional maps to the ones who don’t want to carry baby seats, our suppliers offer add-ons like GPS, baby seats and Wifi device that you can rent with your car booking.
24/7 customer support: Connecting with us gives you easy access to the leading suppliers. We offer dedicated customer booking support via WhatsApp, live chat, phone and email
When to visit Greece & why rent car in advance?
Though the best time to visit Greece is from mid-April to mid-June and from September to mid-October, the Greek hospitality and peaceful lifestyle will make your stay pleasant here irrespective of the time of the year you visit. Still, if you are planning to visit in these months, we advise that you rent car months in advance. That way you will be able to both get access to a big fleet of cars and save more! Advance online car hire is beneficial in a number of ways, right from commuting convenience to lowering of traveling costs.
Driving rules for Greece- Keep a check!
- Driving lane & Age
In Greece, drivers drive on the right and the minimum age to drive and rent a car is 18 and 21 years respectively. Note that kids under-10 need to be seated in proper restraint seats at the back of the car.
- Seat Belt Laws
All passengers whether sitting at the back or front of the car should wear seat belts at all time when on the road. Failure to follow seat belt laws may result in heavy fines.
- Speed Limit
While for urban areas the speed limit is 50Km/h, for expressways, it is 120Km/h. However, keep an eye on the speed-limit signposted along the road and do follows what the sign instructs.
- Follow the Road Rules
The fine tickets for violation of law may range up to hundreds of Euros so it is advisable to abide by the law and make your stay an experience comprising of good memories.
Car rental companies we work with in Greece
VIP Cars have been providing quality car rentals to a wide network of locations in Greece for years now, and this is made possible through various suppliers which work in close association with us. Besides numerous rental locations, these suppliers also offer a big variety of car categories from economy cars to SUVs, to inclusions and add-ons. The following are the car rental companies which provide deals for Greece:
Popular city & airport car rental locations in Greece
Our suppliers, as already stated above, offer a big network of locations as both pick-up and drop-offs in Greece. From popular airport & city locations to other, not-so-well-known locations within the country, the location list is quite comprehensive. The following are the most booked rent car airport and city locations in Greece:
- Athens Airport (ATH)
- Heraklion Airport (HER)
- Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)
- Rhodes Airport (RHO)
- Chania Airport (CHQ)
- Corfu Airport (CFU)
- Kos Airport (KGS)
- Lefkas Airport [PVK]
One-way & cross-border option is available with our Greece car hire deals
Greece has a wide road network, so traveling around in a hired car has its own fun, especially when you know that you can pick the car at one place and travel without worrying about the back trip; almost all of our suppliers provide one-way in Greece. And, though the majority of our rental partners in Greece don’t allow trips to the neighboring countries, some partners like Green Motion & Enterprise do allow cross-border by request. Note that for one-way and cross-border, suppliers charge an extra fee that may vary from supplier to supplier and the car type you are booking.
Read the deal-specific T&Cs to know whether you can take that vehicle on a cross-country trip, or call us, we can help you find the suitable rental vehicle.
Here we are listing some popular one-way-trips that travelers request:
Car rental Greece to Italy
Distance: 1,091.1 km
Fastest Route: Igoumenitsa, GR - Brindisi, IT/Mprintezi, IT - Igoumenitsa, GR
Suggested road trip: Athens to Florence
Info: For this, you can either rent two cars or ask the company to allow you to take the rental on a ferry.
Car rental Greece to Turkey
Distance: 1,618.2 km
Fastest Route: E80
Suggested road trip: Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Info: Corlu, Alexandroupoli, Xanthi, Kavala, Asprovalta are the places that you can see on the way while going from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Car rental Greece to Albania
Distance: 433.2 km
Fastest Route:EO Kalampakas Grevenon
Suggested road trip: Thessaloniki to Tirana
Info: Kozani, Kastoria, Korce, Lake Ohrid, Blloku are the places that you can see on the way while going from Thessaloniki to Tirana
Car rental Greece to Croatia
Distance: 1,395.2 km
Fastest Route: А1
Suggested road trip: Athens to Zagreb
Info: Delphi, Mytikas, Mt Olympus, Skopje, Nis, Velika Plana, Slavonski Brod are the places that you can see on the way while going from Athens to Zagreb
Car rental Greece to Macedonia
Distance: 452.9 km
Fastest Route: A/D PAThE/A1/E75
Suggested road trip: Thessaloniki to Skopje
Info: Kilkis, Goumenissa, Kavadarci, Pelister are the places that you can see on the way while going from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Car rental Greece to Bulgaria
Distance: 763.2 km
Fastest Route: Egnatia Odos/A2/E90
Suggested road trip: Kavala to Sofia
Info: Serre, Melnik, Rilski Manastir are the places that you can see on the way while going from Kavala to Sofia