- Greece Rent a Car
- VIP Cars Greece - why book with us?
- Car Rental Companies in Greece
- Tips for driving a rental car in Greece
- Popular car rental cities and airports in Greece
- One-way & Cross-Country
- Car rental FAQs for Greece
Cheap Car Rental Greece
|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 historical land by renting a cheap car rental in Greece. No matter whether you are arriving from international destinations or nearby countries, via trains or flight, with us you can request your Greece car rental at a variety of locations. Moreover, VIP Cars provides you with a trusted platform to search through a vast inventory of cars that you can compare using our booking engine.
Tips for car hire in Greece
- Travelers who don't have EU driver's licenses 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?
You will find yourself lost amid amazing weather 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 experiences its vivacious culture, its full-of-life people, and neighbors, it surely is hard to get bored traveling across this world-class destination. And with a car rental in Greece, you can get the power of convenience to explore the country and its cities, like Argos, Thessaloniki, and Thebes in total freedom. Here are a few benefits that you will experience while you rent a car in Greece with VIP Cars (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):
Discounted rentals: 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 for your Greece rental car.
A wide network of locations: Since our suppliers offer one-way and cross-border, with us, you can pick up your Greece car rental at all major airports and city locations in Greece as well as the neighboring countries.
Inclusions: Inclusions like CDW decreases the renter’s liability in case of an accident, & unlimited mileage 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 car rental suppliers in Greece offer add-ons like GPS, baby seats, and Wifi devices 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 a 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 a car in Greece months in advance. That way you will be able to both get access to a big fleet of cars and save more! Advance online Greece car hire is beneficial in a number of ways, right from commuting convenience to lowering traveling costs.
Driving tips for car rental in Greece
- Driving lane & Age
In Greece, drivers drive on the right and the minimum age to drive and rent a car in Greece 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 times 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 follow 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.
Best car rental companies in Greece
VIP Cars have been providing quality car rentals in Greece in a wide network of locations 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 SUV rentals, to inclusions and add-ons. The following are the car rental companies in Greece providing ideal deals:
Popular city and airport locations for car rental in Greece
Our suppliers, as already stated above, offer a big network of locations for 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 popular airport and city locations for car rental 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 - Greece car hire deals
The country has a wide road network, thus driving around in a rental car in Greece is convenient and fun at the same time especially when you know that you can pick up the car at one place and drop it off at another available location. Almost all of our suppliers provide a one-way car rental 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 rental options by request. Note that for one-way and cross-border car hire, 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 a 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
FAQs - Car rental in Greece
Which is the most popular location for a car rental in Greece?
Airports are the most popular car rental locations in Greece. As soon as you land at any of the airports, you can easily make a pick-up of your car rental booked online. Visit www.vipcars.com to quick book your car rental.
How to book a cheap car rental in Greece?
Book your car rental in Greece with VIPCars.com, we offer the cheapest prices on rentals from a variety of suppliers. Just search for the desired location, compare offers from different suppliers and make a booking within a few clicks. Make sure you book your rental car well in advance to avail the discounted prices.
Which is the most popular car rental type booked in Greece?
Economy car rentals in Greece are quite popular due to their low prices and fuel efficiency. Other than that, a suitable car for you would depend upon your trip type. If you are traveling to mountainous regions an SUV rental would be a perfect choice, if traveling in a big group a van/minivan rental is an ideal choice. Compare a wide range of car rental types with VIPCars.com to book the most suitable car.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Greece?
The minimum age to rent a car in Greece is 21 years. Renters below 25 would require to pay a Young Driver’s Surcharge for most suppliers. The rental fleet also remains restricted if the renter is below 25 years.