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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Preveza Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$6.57 / per day
Zakynthos Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.83 / per day
Kefalonia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
AddCar
$7.30 / per day
Lefkada, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
AddCar
$8.52 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Heraklion, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Autocandia
$8.52 / per day
Chania, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Autocandia
$8.52 / per day
Kefalonia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$8.96 / per day
Corfu Airport Car Rental
Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$9.28 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$26.27 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Greece?

Greece is a great country to visit by car. From historical landmarks and beautiful cities to endless beaches and untamed nature areas, it is a special place with a lot to offer. Having your own car is the best way to experience all of it.

Greece Car Rental

Top ways to enter Greece

  • Athens Airport: Greece’s largest airport hosts flights to and from most European countries, as well as destinations in Asia and the Greater Middle East.
  • Heraklion Airport: Mostly active during summer, Crete’s largest airport is served by about 60 airlines.
  • Thessaloniki Airport: The airport in Greece’s second city is the best way to access the country’s north.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it is possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Greece. Do keep in mind, however, that different visa requirements may be in place for citizens of different countries. Some large international airports near Greece are Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, Tirana Airport in Albania, and Istanbul Airport in Turkey.
  • Hotels: It is also worth noting that rental cars can be picked up at various hotels across Greece. This is a convient option if you plan to stay at the resort most of the time but would like to make a day trip or two at some point. Examples locations where this is available are the Atlantica Princess Hotel on Rhodes, the Lindian Village Hotel also on Rhodes, and the Grecotel Olympia Oasis Hotel in the Peloponnese.
  • Small Airports and Ferry Terminals: As many rental car providers may not allow you to take your rental car on ferries, rental cars a widely available at ferry terminals. In addition, many small airports on the islands alos have rental cars available if you chose to fly rather than sail. Mytilene International Airport on Lesbos is a good example. 

Top cities and places to visit

  • Athens: Birthplace of Classical Greece, Athens is home to ancient landmarks like the Acropolis, the Ruins of the Temple of Zeus, and the Ancient Agora. The top of the Lykavittos Hill is the place to get the view of the whole city.
  • Crete: Greece’s largest island and once home of the Minoan Civilization, Crete is historic and fun in equal parts.
  • Thessaloniki: Not only an interesting destination in its own right, Thessaloniki is less than three hours from Mount Athos and Meteora.
  • Aegean Islands: Too many to name them all, the Greek islands of Aegean Sea have many of the best beaches in Europe.
  • Ionian Islands: Influenced by nearby Italy and once part of the Venetian Empire, the Ionian Islands are unique culturally and in atmosphere Corfu is the largest and most fun, while Zakynthos (also known as Zante) is often claimed to be the most beautiful.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Greece is the VW Polo, but travelers also love the Volkswagen Up and the Fiat Panda.

Crossing Borders

Greece is bordered by Albania, FYR of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Greece is a member of the Schengen Area, but none of its neighbors are (even though Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, it is not a member of the Schengen Area).

Each of Greece’s neighboring countries have their own visa policy. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter them. We advise getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out about the visa requirements in each country that you’d like to visit.

Many car rental providers in Turkey do not permit crossing a national border. Make sure you look up this policy on your rental terms and agreements. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular type of rental car in Greece is a mini, closely followed by economy and compact.

Top driving routes

Thessaloniki - Athens (501 km / 311 mi) The road between Greece’s two biggest cities will take you through nearly all of the mainland eastern Greece.

Heraklion - Chania (157 km / 95 mi) The route between the two largest cities on the island of Crete can be done in about three hours, but don’t be in a rush as there is plenty to explore on the way in terms of beaches, villages, and historic landmarks.

Athens - Kalamata (238 km / 148 mi) Starting in Athens and traveling southwest, you’ll soon reach the traditional region of Peloponnese, and its capital, Kalamata.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Greece:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Greece is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 65% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Greece

Car Rental in Athens from $11.37 per day
Car Rental in Heraklion from $8.52 per day
Car Rental in Corfu from $9.28 per day
Car Rental in Chania from $11.76 per day
Car Rental in Rhodes from $7.41 per day
Car Rental in Thessaloniki from $9.92 per day
Car Rental in Kefalonia from $6.63 per day
Car Rental in Zakynthos from $5.86 per day
Car Rental in Santorini from $22.47 per day
Car Rental in Mykonos from $10.13 per day
Car Rental in Kos from $10.91 per day
Car Rental in Preveza from $6.57 per day
Car Rental in Naxos from $18.94 per day
Car Rental in Kalamata from $8.95 per day
Car Rental in Skiathos from $15.56 per day
Car Rental in Paros from $14.99 per day
Car Rental in Samos from $10.25 per day
Car Rental in Chios from $14.93 per day
Car Rental in Milos from $19.54 per day
Car Rental in Kavala from $16.22 per day

Top 20 Most Popular Locations in Greece

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Greece?

The cost of renting a car in Greece depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Greece
$27.60
January
$24.53
February
$24.24
March
$25.71
April
$40.05
May
$46.54
June
$64.31
July
$68.72
August
$40.61
September
$35.52
October
$55.04
November
$52.84
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Greece is March — prices start from $24.24 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 42% cheaper than the year’s average and 65% cheaper than renting a car in the month of August (when prices start at $68.72 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Greece?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Greece
8
January
7
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
4
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Greece?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Greece. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is December.
Greece Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
75%
January
73%
February
86%
March
120%
April
137%
May
155%
June
195%
July
168%
August
81%
September
43%
October
33%
November
33%
December

Our Customers Reviews

March 23, 2019
Car rental is definite necessary if you want to visit all the beautiful places.

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RightCars
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Hertz
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Exceptional 9.1
Enterprise
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SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
autoUnion Car Rental
autoUnion Car Rental
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Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.9
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.9
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.9
Avance Rent a Car
Avance Rent a Car
Excellent 8.7
Autocandia
Autocandia
Excellent 8.6
King's Car Rental
King's Car Rental
Excellent 8.4
AbbyCar Rentals
AbbyCar Rentals
Excellent 8.2
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.7
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.5
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5

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