Q: What do you need to hire a car in Greece?
A: In order to hire a car in Spain, you will need a valid driver's licence (driver must be over 21 and have been driving for at least a year), a valid form of ID (passport or ID card) and vehicle insurance.
Q: What is the minimum age to hire a rental car in Greece?
A: The minimum for car hire in Greece is 21, although some car rental companies may add a young driver's surcharge for drivers under 25 years of age.
Q: Can I hire a car with a full to full policy in Greece?
A: Yes, this is our recommended fuel policy. You can pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and then fill it up before you return. This is the best value fuel option with no hidden charges.
Q: What are the speed limits for driving my hire car in Greece?
A: When you take to the wheel of your car rental in Greece, remember the following speed limits:
- 130 km/h - motorways
- 90/110 km/h - ordinary, non urban roads
- 50 km/h - single carriageway road
Q: Will my Greece rental car agreement include a collision damage waiver?
A: Yes, all our car rental deals have a collision damage waiver. This means that if the car is damaged or stolen, you won't pay more than your excess. We include it in all our packages. For extra peace of mind, you can also choose to add Full Protection Insurance.
Q: What types of hire car can I choose from in Greece?
A: With Holiday Extras, our award-winning car hire searches 100s of deals for a wide range of vehicles. These include:
Budget-friendly, but packed full of practicality, our 2-door economy cars are ideal for couples with space in the boot for one suitcase and one bag. Includes models such as Fiat 500 and Kia Picanto.
Perfect for city driving or travelling light, our range of small cars all have 4 doors and space for up to 5 passengers. Luggage-wise, there's room for a suitcase and bag in the boot, so ideal for a city break. Models can include Opel Mokkas, Renault Capturs or similar.
A great mid-range option and a firm family favourite. With 4 doors, space for 5 passengers and a boot big enough for at least one suitcase, there'll be room for all your holiday luggage. Cars in this range can include Ford C-Max or similar.
Travelling with friends or family? Our 7-seater range of large cars will give you all room to stretch out, plus room for everyone's luggage too. Vehicles in this range can include VW Caddy or similar.
Perfect for those looking for something a bit special. Our luxury vehicle range includes prestige models, such as Mercedes and BMW, fitted with extras for additional comfort.
Q: What documents do I need to take with me to collect my Greece hire car?
A: You need to ensure you have the following with you when you collect your hire car:
- Printed email confirmation
- A full driving licence
- Credit card in the lead driver's name, with the full deposit available
- A valid DVLA code
- A valid passport
How it works
Once you've made your booking for your car hire in Greece, we will send you an email confirmation. This will contain your booking reference, as well as details of your car hire provider. Your confirmation will also detail the location of the car hire desk/office.
Insurance - we've got you covered
Our Greece car hire agreements all include a collision damage waiver. This means that, in the event of theft or damage you won't be charged any more than your excess.
Here at Holiday Extras, our mission is to make your Greece car hire as hassle-free as possible. Our total protection insurance will give you that extra peace of mind should you be involved in an accident or damage the rental car while you're away. We regularly compare and price-check all our policies to ensure we're giving you the best cover. All our policies include the following:
- Damage and theft excess
- Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior of the car
- Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
- Free cancellation up to 48 hours before travel
On arrival - collecting your hire car in Greece
When you collect your rental vehicle in Greece - whether you've opted for car hire in Rhodes, Corfu or Athens Airports, head to the appropriate car hire desk. Here, a member of the team will go through the paperwork of the car rental agreement with you. You will need to complete some paperwork before the keys to the car are handed over. They will also go through the fuel policy with you - namely whether the car is being supplied with a full tank of fuel and how it should be returned, as well as if there is any mileage limit.
You need to ensure you have the following with you when you pick up your hire car:
- Printed email confirmation for each of your journeys
- A full driving licence
- Credit card in the lead driver's name, with the full deposit amount available
- A valid DVLA code
- A valid passport
What to do on your return
Details of where you need to return your hire car to will be listed on your booking confirmation. When you drop it off, a member of the rental car team will check it over before you head off.
Airport Pick Ups for Car Rental in Greece
Wherever you're travelling, we can find you a top offer with our Greece car hire comparison. Our award-winning holiday car rental provides pick up points from all of the major airports across Greece. From the Corfu to Crete, Athens to Zante, our range of airports includes:
Driving in Greece**
There are few local laws that you may find useful when driving in Greece. This is a rough guide and should be used in conjunction with the terms and conditions stipulated by your car hire company, as well as your own research about driving laws in Greece.
- Left hand drive - Drive on the right-hand side of the road, and overtake on the left.
- Minimum age to hire - Be at least 18. Under 25's may have to pay a young driver surcharge.
- Seatbelt - Greek law requires all car occupants to wear a seatbelt front and back. If a driver/passenger is exempt from wearing a seatbelt on medical grounds, they must provide a medical exemption certificate, translated into Greek as proof.
- Children - Children under 3 years must be place in a suitable child restraint. Children between 3 and 11 years old, less that 1.35m in height must be seated in the appropriate restraint for their size.
- Mobile phones - it is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, unless using a handsfree kit or earphones.
Drinking and driving
It is prohibited to drive if the levels of alcohol in the blood or breath are above the admissible limit. The admissible limit in the blood is 0.25mg per litre of breath. If you amount of alcohol in the blood exceeds 0.05% or more, this is deemed a criminal offence and penalties will be exacted.
It is important to note that drinking alcohol and then driving may invalidate your car rental insurance, irrespective of local drink driving laws. Check your policy for full details.
Important Information - Changes to the UK Driving Licence
A UK driving licence will allow you to drive in Greece, and you will not need an IDP - International Driving Permit.
Passport - You may also be required to carry another form of personal ID with you while driving.
**This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.