We are going to tell you about car rental in Greece in 2020: where to rent a car, how much does it cost to rent a car, what documents are needed and what you should know about driving in the country.
In Greece, cars are often rented in the following locations:
- Crete (Heraklion, Chania and airports)
- Athens and Athens airport
- Thessaloniki + Thessaloniki airport
Prices for car rental in Greece in 2021
The cost of renting a car in Greece depends on the type of transmission and the rental period.
The list below shows the average prices for various types of cars in 2021.
Mechanics, rent for 10 days:
- small cars (Hyundai i10, Fiat Punto) – from 10 euros per day
- medium cars (VW Polo, Hyundai i30) – from 12-14 euros per day
- SUVs (Suzuki Jimmy, Toyota Rav 4) – 25-50 euros per day
Renting cars of similar classes with an automatic transmission will cost 1.5-2 times more: about 17-20 euros per day for small and medium-sized cars, from 100 euros per day for an SUV.
Gas stations in Greece
Gasoline in Greece is of the highest quality. Renting a car in Greece is a convenient way of traveling across the country – there are many gas stations and they located just perfectly. On the roads, there are often signs after how many kilometers the nearest gas station will be.
The prices for gasoline:
- 95 = 1.42 EUR,
- 98 = 1.53 EUR,
- Diesel = 1.08 EUR
Keep in mind that prices for gas stations located along highways may be slightly higher (10-20 cents more) than for gas stations near large shopping malls.
Keep in mind, that in Greece you are usually fill up the tank up to a round sum, not just liters. Most often for 20 euros. At Greek gas stations, it is not customary to get out of the car, you just simply call the refueller the amount you want to refuel. Then you pay him. If you have a bank card, notify the petrol station about it, and after the end of refueling, go inside the gas station building and pay with a card to the cashier there. In the large cities of Greece and along the highways, there is usually no problem to pay with a bank card, but in the provinces, cash is more often accepted. Pay attention to the designations of payment systems on the signs of Greek gas stations. And check with the refueller again. At night in Greece, many gas stations are closed and work automatically – they accept banknotes or cards. If you made a mistake with the remaining gasoline and paid more than fit in the tank, go to the gas station cashier with the check the next working day, he will refund you the difference.
Parking in Greece
Perhaps most tourists know all of this, however, it will not hurt to remind you once again.
Traveling around in a hired car in Greece is interesting and extremely comfortable, which is confirmed by the invaluable experience of those who like to rest in this beautiful country. However, the problem of parking in Greece, especially in tourist areas, has always been there and remains relevant today.
There is no single price for parking, it depends on the region and location. It depends on how far it from the center of any city. The cost of parking will always be higher in the center than on the outskirts, this is an axiom. In any case, the cost of a parking hour will not exceed 5 euros.
For the wrong parking in Greece, there is going to be a fine of 80 euros or more. As a rule, a receipt of the fine is attached to the windshield under the brushes. Sometimes, when a parking violation is huge, the Greek police can remove the license plate. You can pay the fine at any branch of the bank.
Everything is much easier on the islands of Greece. It’s easier to find an empty spot here. In addition, there are more than enough free parking lots, you just need to look more carefully around the sides and at road signs.