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Greece car hire tips

  • Where to pick up your car

    There are over 130 car hire locations in Greece, and the most popular city is Athens.

  • Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Greece are Thrifty, Caldera, Enterprise, Avis and Budget.

  • Best time to hire a car

    The cheapest months to pick up your car hire in Greece are February and March.

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Hire a car in Greece

Greece is a sun ripened destination, soaked in culture and lined with colourful beaches.

As the cradle of Western civilization, ancient ruins and mythology are threaded into the fabric of the country. Besides its classical past though, Grecian towns, big and small, are tipping over into the modern age with a newly formed edgy atmosphere.

Island hop among its string of archipelagos, but don’t forget about the mainland too. Hire with easyCar to seek out Greece’s hidden gems and find the vehicle that meets your needs.

Greece car hire information

Driving tips

Greek time
In Greece, things aren’t done in a hurry. So, the service may be slow but it’s best just to get on board with it. Greeks, like the Spanish, also take siestas, so most things close at noon for a few hours.

Asking for directions
If you ask multiple different people for directions, you’re likely to get multiple different answers. Though this may result in getting lost, it’s a great way to see the country.

Greek etiquette
Greeks are known extroverts, so don’t be shy about chatting with the locals or practising your Greek with them.

Book early
If you’ve decided to visit during peak season (June until early September) booking accomodation, car rental, and anything else well in advance is necessary. Alternatively, travel in the shoulder season, when the weather is pleasant but the crowds are slim.

Generally, people don't tip in Greece, but a couple of euros can go a long way to showing your appreciation.

It’s best to have cash on you as many restaurants don’t accept credit cards.

Car hire facts and local advice

Frequently asked question Answer
Most popular places to hire a car in Greece Athens
Most popular rental length Seven days
Most popular month to rent a car August, where a hire car costs on average £38.00 per day

Type of car Average cost per day
Mini £21.50
Economy £24.00
Compact £29.60

Car tips
Think about Greece’s terrain when deciding on your type of car hire. Small cars are better for the country’s narrow roads, though 4x4s are a popular choice.

If you’ve never driven a manual car before, Greece isn’t the best place to try it out for the first time. Much of the country and its islands are very hilly, so clutch control is needed. However, finding an automatic rental car can be a headache.

The mainland

Popular cities

The capital of Greece, Athens' world-class archaeological sites can give even the less enthused history lovers goosebumps. In recent years, though, the city’s ancient history has had to share the stage with its burgeoning modern arts scene.

The country’s second largest city, Thessaloniki is a vibrant city, quite different from the rest of the country. This northern metropolis has more bars and cafes per capita than anywhere else in Greece, which carries its vibrant atmosphere well into the night.

Despite being less visited than either Athens or Thessaloniki, Kalamata has its own air of hustle and bustle. It is the ideal base from which to wander out to the Mani Peninsula and tour the surrounding olive groves.

Greek islands to explore

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Even more islands

Western tropics

Named the Flower of the East by the Venetians who ruled here for 600 years, Zakynthos is an island of lush landscapes. It dazzles with incredible beaches, reflective emerald waters and an irresistible nightlife.

The largest island in the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia will spoil travellers with its choice of endless beaches and harbour-front villages. One of Greece’s most diverse islands, its mountainous interior is a delight to get lost within. Car hire here is a must if you’re seeking to get away from the tourist crowded South and into the magnificent northern scenery.