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Compare Daily Rates of Car Hire in Greece with DriveNow

Visiting Greece is an adventure no matter where you go. From the rugged terrain of the countryside, to the shores of the Greek Isles, to the excitement of bustling Athens, the landscape of this ancient nation is as diverse as it is stunning. The act of simply driving through the country is equally engaging - and you'll need to hire a car in Greece to do it.

To make sure you have plenty of extra cash to spend on your holiday, book a Greece car hire through DriveNow. With our service, you can compare the rates of top names in the rental car industry, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and SIXT. This frees up your wallet for more important things - like all that delicious Greek food, for example.

So why hire a car in Greece through DriveNow?

  • Price - Lock in a competitive rate by checking the prices of some of the top names in the rental car industry
  • Simplicity - With DriveNow, it's easy to compare rates side by side.
  • Free Service - We don't charge any booking or service fees
  • Trusted Suppliers - DriveNow works with some of the top rental car companies in the world, so you can be certain you're getting great service and a reliable vehicle
  • Immediate booking confirmation gives you assurance that your rental rate is locked in and your vehicle is reserved
  • Drive-away prices include all taxes and levies, unless you opt for any extras or upgrades
  • Trust and Experience - DriveNow has been providing reliable service since 2003

So what's the secret to getting the best rate on car rental in Greece?

If you want to lock in a competitive rate, you'll want to book your car rental as early as possible. Hiring a car in Greece can get pricey if you put off making your reservation until just before your trip. Summer is peak travel season in Greece, so if you plan on renting during this time, be sure to book early, there's no cost, no cancellation fees and no risk.

Frequently asked questions on renting a car in Greece

What kind of licence do I need to drive in New Caledonia?

As long as you hold a valid driving licence in your home country, you should be able to hire a car and drive in New Caledonia.

How old must I be to rent a car in Greece?

You must be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in Greece. However, some companies will charge additional fees for drivers 25 and younger.

What kind of licence do I need to drive in Greece?

European Union (EU) residents can drive in Greece with their national licence, but drivers from non-EU countries will need to obtain an International Driving Permit. If you already hold a valid driving licence, these can be easily purchased through your home country's automobile association.

What safety laws are in place in Greece?

Legally, those sitting in the front seat of a car are required to wear a seatbelt. Children under the age of 10 are required to sit in the back seat, and all drivers must be 18 years of age or older.

What is it like to drive in Greece?

Visitors should be aware that Greece has one of the highest accident rates in Europe. Many people credit the country's rugged, mountainous rural terrain for this figure, but aggressive driving is also known to be an issue. It is important that those hiring a car in Greece pay attention and drive defensively.

Do Greek rental cars come with automatic or manual transmission?

It is difficult to secure an automatic transmission vehicle in most European countries, and Greece is no exception.

How do I pay for my car rental in Greece?

You will be required to pay for your rental car with a credit card when collecting your vehicle.

Excess insurance options

Travellers can opt to insure their car hire with a Collision Damage Waiver (rental car insurance), or may purchase travel insurance that covers rental car accidents. The latter is often the more affordable option. For holders of Australian licenses DriveNow offers pre-purchased rental insurance for Greece through our partner Hiccup Insurance who specialise in car rental insurance and whose rates are often cheaper than those offered by the rental companies. Learn more about car hire insurance options. Whichever option you elect to take remember that in the event of an accident secure copies of all documentation, police reports and if possible take photos.