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Have you booked your vacations in Greece for next summer? Congratulations! Greece is full of stunning beaches, significant historical sites, gastronomic paradises and hospital people. There are so many things to discover in Greece that is difficult to do so in only one week or ten days. A life is not enough to explore the virgin beauty of this country at the edge of Europe. The best way to see as many points of interest as you can is by renting a car in Greece. If you don’t know where to start to plan your vacation with car rental, read further!
The main concern of travellers in Greece is if driving is a difficult or even dangerous experience. Remember that Greece is a European country with advanced road network and strict rules about driving. Every experienced driver can easily drive in Greece. However, it is necessary to be cautious, as Greece is a mountainous country even on the islands. Many roads are curvy and narrow, while to some untouched beaches, there is dirt road to reach them. Ask us to recommend you the ideal car for each destination in order to be absolutely safe.
Car rental in Greece is far cheaper than in other European countries. For an economy vehicle, it only costs less than 200€ per week. Plus, you can find amazing offers for car rental in Greece, especially if you travel off-season or you plan to rent the car for more than one week.
Athens is a very large city with literally numerous points of interest. To go to the main sites in the historical centre, car rental is not necessary. However, if you want to explore everything this interesting city has to offer, to go to the beach, visit archaeological sites off-the-beaten-path, discover the vivid neighbourhoods of the Greek capital and make excursions in the wider area of Attica, such as in Cape Sounio, renting a car in Athens is the only way.
It depends on the destination. On some very small Greek islands, such as Koufonisia or Agkistri, car rental is not necessary. However, at most Greek islands, where public transportation is rare and gets only to the most touristic places, if you want to explore them, you definitely need a car. Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Zante and Lesvos are large islands, and it is practically impossible to explore them in a few days without a car.
You need a driving license, which is international or national license from an EU state. You also need a valid credit card in your name at the time of rental.