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Do you need to hire a car in Greece?

Not renowned for the reliability or regularity of public transport, hiring a car in Greece is a great option for those looking for independent transport around this wonderful country. From the draw of the Greek Islands to Athens itself, Greece attracts well over 20 million visitors every year, many of whom opt to rent a car. With such volumes of visitors brings strong competition from leading car hire companies such as Budget, Hertz and Sixt kept honest by trusted local agents to ensure prices are kept low whilst standards maintained. There are in fact more than 20 car rental companies currently active in Greece. No matter where or when you arrive in Greece, you can be sure that there will be a car rental deal to be found, perfect for getting your adventure off to a great start.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Greece:


Cheapest car hire in Greece

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.66 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 200.67 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.66 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 200.67 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.76 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 201.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.14 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 204.04 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.14 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 204.04 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.25 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 204.76 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.20 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 211.42 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.33 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 212.35 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.33 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 212.35 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.33 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 296.32 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.33 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 296.32 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.73 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 299.12 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.74 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 299.21 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.75 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 299.30 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.55 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 304.91 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.55 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 304.91 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.82 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 306.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.82 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 306.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.60 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 214.24 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.60 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 214.24 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.82 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 215.80 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.82 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 215.80 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Micra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.34 EUR/day
Nissan Micra

7 Days rental at 219.44 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 32.14 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 224.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.37 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 226.63 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.87 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 230.09 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.18 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 232.29 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.40 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 548.80 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.40 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 548.80 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volvo S60

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 90.58 EUR/day
Volvo S60

7 Days rental at 634.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.59 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 676.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.96 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 685.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 100.29 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 702.08 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 100.29 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 702.08 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volvo S40

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 100.57 EUR/day
Volvo S40

7 Days rental at 704.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volvo S40

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 100.57 EUR/day
Volvo S40

7 Days rental at 704.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.04 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 343.34 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.78 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 369.48 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.08 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 371.57 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.45 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 381.17 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.86 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 398.04 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.86 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 398.04 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C-Elysee

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.86 EUR/day
Citroen C-Elysee

7 Days rental at 398.04 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.00 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 434.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.00 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 434.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.40 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 548.80 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan NV 200

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.40 EUR/day
Nissan NV 200

7 Days rental at 548.80 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Doblo

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 80.13 EUR/day
Fiat Doblo

7 Days rental at 560.97 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Doblo

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 80.13 EUR/day
Fiat Doblo

7 Days rental at 560.97 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Evalia

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 85.76 EUR/day
Nissan Evalia

7 Days rental at 600.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Evalia

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 85.76 EUR/day
Nissan Evalia

7 Days rental at 600.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Doblo

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.15 EUR/day
Fiat Doblo

7 Days rental at 638.08 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Doblo

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.89 EUR/day
Fiat Doblo

7 Days rental at 643.29 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Doblo

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.92 EUR/day
Fiat Doblo

7 Days rental at 643.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Greece

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Greece, the steering wheel in a rental car will be on the left
  • It'll cost around 60 EUR to refill a compact class rental car with petrol
  • There are toll roads in Greece, it's wise to carry some EUR in cash, but you can pay by credit / debit card
  • Hertz are the highest rated car hire company in Greece with a rating of 8.4/10 from over 13,000 reviews
  • Don't be alarmed to hear horns beeping regularly, it's not necessarily a sign of aggressive driving

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Greece

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  2.21/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Greece

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Budget
51
8.2/10
3,685
€ 55.71
€ 79.28
€ 127.14
€ 179.21
 Auto-union
57
8.0/10
7,109
€ 37.95
€ 44.08
€ 94.76
€ 128.97
 Thrifty
58
8.0/10
9,521
€ 55.69
€ 73.92
€ 109.93
€ 211.36
 Alamo
31
7.9/10
3,371
€ 33.42
€ 42.75
€ 76.08
€ 103.67
 Surprice
62
7.7/10
3,872
€ 33.38
€ 42.73
€ 68.87
€ 124.33
 Hertz
72
7.6/10
5,047
€ 61.15
€ 75.62
€ 103.69
€ 218.50
 Enterprise
48
7.4/10
1,905
€ 34.25
€ 43.82
€ 92.52
€ 143.31
 Avis
58
7.4/10
1,833
€ 60.71
€ 82.85
€ 144.28
€ 217.14
 Grentals
32
7.3/10
2,417
€ 38.29
€ 55.68
€ 104.84
 Drive s.a.
32
7.3/10
1,274
€ 30.33
€ 55.69
€ 76.01
€ 85.29
 Carwiz
20
7.0/10
2,145
€ 38.32
€ 46.83
€ 49.04
€ 115.07
 Europcar
72
6.6/10
1,958
€ 44.39
€ 59.60
€ 80.60
€ 136.44
 Abbycar
42
6.0/10
6,157
€ 28.66
€ 42.33
€ 65.41
€ 116.49
 Green motion
47
5.7/10
10,489
€ 30.20
€ 44.52
€ 52.78
€ 74.09
 Global rent a car
30
5.4/10
1,494
€ 33.41
€ 51.79
€ 91.15
€ 118.98

Car rental agent statistics in Greece

  • 9.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • 4.4/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    GREEN MOTION
  • 65,510
    Total number of reviews in
    Greece
  • 69
    Most Locations in Greece:
    HERTZ
  • 13
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 27
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Greece

ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 47
March€ 42
April€ 53
May€ 68
June€ 81
July€ 90
August€ 92
September€ 64
October€ 52
November€ 45
December€ 45
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 33
March€ 30
April€ 40
May€ 51
June€ 61
July€ 65
August€ 67
September€ 46
October€ 38
November€ 31
December€ 32
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 107
March€ 98
April€ 103
May€ 127
June€ 144
July€ 155
August€ 158
September€ 119
October€ 93
November€ 80
December€ 86
ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 81
March€ 68
April€ 84
May€ 101
June€ 120
July€ 137
August€ 144
September€ 110
October€ 79
November€ 71
December€ 68
ItemPercent
January€ 164
February€ 156
March€ 159
April€ 172
May€ 230
June€ 296
July€ 397
August€ 371
September€ 243
October€ 189
November€ 137
December€ 146
ItemPercent
January€ 29
February€ 31
March€ 26
April€ 40
May€ 46
June€ 54
July€ 55
August€ 58
September€ 40
October€ 31
November€ 27
December€ 25
ItemPercent
January€ 108
February€ 110
March€ 97
April€ 115
May€ 150
June€ 168
July€ 184
August€ 188
September€ 135
October€ 95
November€ 90
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 54
March€ 54
April€ 69
May€ 85
June€ 98
July€ 121
August€ 126
September€ 97
October€ 65
November€ 60
December€ 62

Select category to see average car hire prices in Greece

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Greece

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.89

€ 2.21

Apr , 2022

€ 1.80

€ 2.06

Mar , 2022

€ 1.98

€ 2.07

Feb , 2022

€ 1.65

€ 1.91

Jan , 2022

€ 1.57

€ 1.82

Dec , 2021

€ 1.48

€ 1.74

Nov , 2021

€ 1.51

€ 1.76

Oct , 2021

€ 1.51

€ 1.76

Sep , 2021

€ 1.41

€ 1.70

Aug , 2021

€ 1.39

€ 1.68

Jul , 2021

€ 1.39

€ 1.68

Jun , 2021

€ 1.37

€ 1.65

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.89 2.21
Apr , 2022 1.80 2.06
Mar , 2022 1.98 2.07
Feb , 2022 1.65 1.91
Jan , 2022 1.57 1.82
Dec , 2021 1.48 1.74
Nov , 2021 1.51 1.76
Oct , 2021 1.51 1.76
Sep , 2021 1.41 1.70
Aug , 2021 1.39 1.68
Jul , 2021 1.39 1.68
Jun , 2021 1.37 1.65

Car rental price statistics in Greece

  • € 200.62
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1553.42
    Highest daily price:
    Opel Corsa
  • 8,888
    Total cars available
     
  • 544
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 399
    Location with most cars:
    Athens - Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos
  • € 28.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ABBYCAR - Rhodes - Vrisia

FAQs about car hire in Greece

How much does it cost to hire a car in Greece?

Car hire in Greece starts from just €28.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Abbycar. The average price to hire a car in Greece is just €120.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Greece is a Opel Corsa car for a (economy) class from Surprice costing €1553.40 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Greece?

We often have special offers on car hire in Greece including free additional drivers, for example, Yours car rental is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Rhodes - Iraklidon for €32.95 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Greece?

Car hire prices in Greece are kept low thanks to the 25 car hire companies across the country. With over 178 car hire locations and 110,058 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Greece.

Who is the best car hire company in Greece?

Based on over 65,510 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Greece Is Hertz who score on average 7.6/10 across all locations in Greece.

What is the most popular car hire location in Greece?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Greece is Athens - Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos with 23 car hire companies and 399 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Greece?

Current fuel prices in Greece are €2.205/ltr for petrol and €1.89/ltr for diesel as of 16 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €88 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €76 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Greece?

Speed limits in Greece are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 110 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Greece?

Abbycar is the cheapest car hire company in Greece offering a (mini) class car such as the Toyota Aygo for as little as €200.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Greece?

The most popular car hire category in Greece is the Opel Corsa available from 13 car hire companies in over 154 locations.

Why hire a car in Greece

Greece has always been a very popular destination for tourists, who are attracted by the guaranteed sunshine and climate, superb beaches, architectural history and culture. Whether you are planning to visit Athens for sightseeing and exploring its history or making your way to the fabulous beaches of Corfu or Crete, hiring a car in Greece is the most comfortable way to travel.

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€29.6
 
 
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Compact 5 5 3 from €38.0 per day
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