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Greece Getting Around

On this page you will find everything about renting a car in Greece, its airports and ferries.

Car rental in Greece

Rental locations

  • 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

    • The rates can vary greatly per season and per provider. Booking in advance can be cheaper.
    • Check www.carhirecompany.com or VIPSrental.com for discounts on the rental rates.
    • It is also possible to rent an all-inclusive car in Greece.


Drivers license

  • 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.