Rent a car in Greece: 5 tips to know which company to choose

Have you decided to spend your summer vacation in Greece? Congratulations! The Greek islands have numerous points of interest, historical sites, amazing beaches, wonderful towns, delicious cuisine and unforgettable entertainment. In most islands, it is wise to rent a car in order to have the flexibility to discover all the things this destination can offer to you. However, you may have troubles knowing which company to choose. With all these choices you can find online, you may wonder which is the best, if you want to rent a car in Greece. We gathered for you the top 5 tips you should take into consideration in order to rent the best car at the lowest price and the highest quality.

Personalised service

Check if the rental company offers you personalised service, such as the collection and delivery of your car from the airport without extra charge. Greece is famous all over the world for its hospitality, so it is great if you find a local company, which can give you all the information you need, maps of the island and insider’s tips. The personalised service also means that the employees in the company will explain to you the small letters in the “Terms and Conditions” page of your contract and give you the advice you want in order to make the right decision.


Of course, you are searching for the lowest prices, but remember that sometimes it is not that simple to compare the rental fee. Some companies have hidden charges for some extras, such as the GPS or the baby seat, so be careful. We recommend you to take a look at the offers you can find and consider to travel off-season, when it is easier to take advantage of great deals!

Insurance policies

The insurance and the type you should choose is something, which is very important. Read your contract carefully and ideally get full coverage with no excess policy. It is better to choose a rental company in Greece, which is not interested in selling third-party insurance. Thus, the terms will be crystal-clear, and you can easily understand if you are completely covered in the case of an accident or theft. Many international companies cooperate with insurance companies, promoting complicated contracts that can cost you a lot of money.

Unlimited mileage

Many Greek islands, such as Crete, Lesvos, Corfu and Rhodes, have long distances, so it is necessary that you have unlimited mileage when renting a car. Choose the company that offers that service for free.

Online booking and/or online payment?

Online booking is great but avoid the company that asks you to pay online, if you don’t want your credit card to be charged before even arriving on the island. The best process is to book online but pay later, at the location of the arrival, for example at the airport.