Greece Getting Around
On this page you will find everything about renting a car in Greece, its airports and ferries.
Car rental in Greece
- Cars can be rented from international rental companies at airports and in major cities. In addition, travelers can turn to numerous local car rental companies.
Book a rental car
- Often the driver must have been in possession of the driving license for at least 1 year. This can also be three years, depending on the type of vehicle.
- The driver often has to be at least 21 years old.
- Sometimes the age limit is lower or higher depending on the rental company or the type of vehicle.
- Drivers under the age of 23 sometimes have to pay a young driver surcharge.
- Insurance is often more expensive for younger drivers.
- Keep in mind that there may be a maximum age of, for example, 75 years or sometimes even 72 or 69 years.
- A car can only be rented with a credit card (with pin code) in the name of the main driver. Cash is rarely accepted as a deposit.
- Debit cards (debit cards, debit cards), prepaid cards, rechargeable or virtual credit cards or other payment cards with no numbers and letters stamped (tactile embossing) are usually not accepted.
Rent a scooter or motorbike
- When renting a scooter, be careful not to rent a souped-up moped, as this may be a motorcycle by law and if you don’t have a motorcycle license, you may not be insured.
- Motorcycles are also available for rent in Greece. Rental companies must have a badge from the Greek National Tourism Board which guarantees that the motorcycles have been inspected for safety and the noise they produce and are insured.