Cheapest car hire in Greece

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
By J Hulme

No problems experienced whatsoever. Everything went to plan. Thanks

Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Greece

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    110km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    120km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.38/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.1/10)

Jerry

Scotland

6/10
The car I picke

The car I picked up was quite old and had a bad smell inside, the lady at the desk was very pleasant and the booking process was easy. The car had some slight damage which I showed to the lady but she said it was fine and not to worry.

04/02/2020
Chelsea

UK

6/10
Not been to Kos

Not been to Kos before, but have been to a few other Greek Islands. It's lovely, although they are all very similar.

19/07/2019
Stella

UK

6/10
Flew to Thessal

Flew to Thessaloniki and then picked my hire car up from the airport as I needed to drive to Volos, so didn't see any of the city unfortunately. Man at the desk didn't speak brilliant English but he was as helpful as he could be.

28/06/2019

Compare car rental agents in Greece

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
39
8.4/10
4,330
€ 24.95
€ 31.69
€ 53.84
€ 63.69
 Hertz
74
8.4/10
4,221
€ 38.56
€ 53.25
€ 75.35
€ 207.93
 Thrifty
60
8.3/10
6,542
€ 26.59
€ 37.69
€ 188.92
 Sixt
18
8.2/10
1,182
€ 94.56
€ 70.75
 Alamo
33
8.1/10
4,247
€ 23.82
€ 30.82
€ 51.85
€ 63.97
 Auto-union
56
8.1/10
9,831
€ 22.01
€ 26.18
€ 66.40
€ 78.24
 Avis
58
8.1/10
4,351
€ 37.15
€ 49.04
€ 108.88
€ 214.28
 Budget
52
8.1/10
9,656
€ 33.43
€ 44.13
€ 75.37
€ 208.00
 National
34
7.9/10
890
€ 25.70
€ 29.00
€ 59.28
€ 70.77
 Drive s.a.
24
7.8/10
2,246
€ 19.99
€ 35.89
€ 49.39
€ 64.02
 Grentals
25
7.3/10
982
€ 23.88
€ 31.36
€ 59.26
 Abbycar
47
6.9/10
28,937
€ 23.87
€ 32.14
€ 48.00
€ 87.03
 Global rent a car
42
6.9/10
4,146
€ 17.68
€ 26.32
€ 73.55
 Green motion
33
6.9/10
5,073
€ 23.30
€ 31.35
€ 48.52
€ 123.72
 Europcar
99
6.7/10
3,468
€ 22.57
€ 44.71
€ 47.57
€ 85.57

Car rental agent statistics in Greece

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 4.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    ABBYCAR
  • 91,788
    Total number of reviews in
    Greece
  • 44
    Most Locations in Greece:
    EUROPCAR
  • 14
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 24
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Greece

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

Fuel prices in Greece

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2020 1.16 1.43
May , 2020 1.12 1.36
Apr , 2020 1.13 1.33
Mar , 2020 1.20 1.41
Feb , 2020 1.36 1.61
Jan , 2020 1.39 1.62
Dec , 2019 1.41 1.61
Nov , 2019 1.40 1.61
Oct , 2019 1.40 1.59
Sep , 2019 1.41 1.62
Aug , 2019 1.39 1.61
Jul , 2019 1.40 1.64

Car rental price statistics in Greece

  • € 123.76
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 447.68
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes ML
  • 3,013
    Total cars available
     
  • 179
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 236
    Location with most cars:
    Thessaloniki - Airport - Macedonia
  • € 17.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GLOBAL RENT A CAR - Thessaloniki - Airport - Macedonia

FAQs about car hire in Greece

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

Car hire in Greece starts from just €17.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Global rent a car. The average price to hire a car in Greece is just €70.40 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Greece is a Mercedes ML car for a (premium elite) class from Green motion costing €447.70 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, Global rent a car is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Thessaloniki - Airport - Macedonia for €17.68 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Greece?

Car hire prices in Greece are kept low thanks to the 22 car hire companies across the country. With over 97 car hire locations and 28,226 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Greece.

Who is the best car hire company in Greece?

Based on over 91,788 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Greece Is Europcar who score on average 6.7/10 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 Thessaloniki - Airport - Macedonia with 20 car hire companies and 236 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Greece?

Current fuel prices in Greece are €1.38/ltr for petrol and €1.18/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €55 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €47 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?

Global rent a car is the cheapest car hire company in Greece offering a (mini) class car such as the Volkswagen Up for as little as €123.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Greece?

The most popular car hire category in Greece is the Fiat Panda available from 7 car hire companies in over 80 locations.

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:

Most popular rental car makes and models in Greece

Rental Agent
Make / Model
Doors
Luggage
Type
Budget
Peugeot 208
5
2
Economy
Budget
Hyundai i10
4
1
Mini
Thrifty
Seat Ibiza
5
2
Economy
Hertz
Toyota Auris
5
3
Compact
National
Suzuki Jimny 
2
2
SUV
Alamo
Fiat 500C
2
2
Convertible
Europcar
Opel Vivaro
2
9
9 Seater

What car hire companies operate in Greece?

If you are renting a car in Greece, you will be spoilt for choice with the rental agent avialable to you. From internationally recognised brands like Avis, Budget and Thrifty to local approved supplies like Caldera and Surprice;
 
A-D
E-G
H-Z
Alamo
Enterprise
Hertz
Autounion
Europcar
InterRent
Avis
Firefly
National
Budget
Global Rent a Car
Sixt
Caldera
Goldcar
Surprice
Drive S.A.
Green Motion
Thrifty

Greece Mini Guide

Located in Southern Europe, Greece sits upon the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula. Greece has coastline and islands touched by three separate seas, the Ionian Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has a very long cultural history, a history which has profoundly influenced philosophy, the arts, science and western society as a whole.

Greece can be logically split into five separate regions. Attica is located on the Aegean Sea and is the region in which Athens, the capital city of Greece stands. The Peloponnese is an area of Greece which has a long historic history, and includes the town of Sparta. The Greek Islands is a cover all name given to the large quantity of islands which make up Greece proper and includes Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos and Milos among others. Crete is the largest of the islands to be found around Greece, and is located in the Mediterranean Sea, a popular holiday destination. Central and Northern Greece is the largest region, making up a large area of Europe.

The major cities in Greece include the capital city, Athens. A large metropolitan city with a population of almost 4 million people. Heraklion is the largest city upon the island of Crete. A historical centre, with a documented history going back some 3,000 years, many exhibits from these times are viewable in the Archaeological Museum. The capital of the Peloponnese is Patras, with its superbly preserved Roman architecture. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is located in the region of Central Macedonia. A long history including periods under Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman rule. Greece has an abundance of historic sites within its borders, many of which are part of history in their own right. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Delphi is such a place.

The mythical home of the oracle to the Greek god Apollo. Athens is home to a whole host of historic sites including the Acropolis, the sacred city of the goddess Athena. Athens also has a large selection of museums, both historically and culturally focused.

All car hire locations in Greece (alphabetical)

  • Alexandroupolis Airport
  • Alexandroupolis
  • Argos    
  • Athens
  • Athens Piraeus
  • Athens Airport
  • Chios
  • Chios Airport    
  • Corfu
  • Corfu Airport
  • Crete
  • Crete Chania
  • Crete Chania Airport
  • Crete Heraklion
  • Crete Heraklion Airport
  • Halkidiki
  • Igoumenitsa
  • Ioannina
  • Kalamata Airport
  • Kalymnos
  • Karpathos Airport
  • Kavala Airport
  • Kefalonia Lassi
  • Kefalonia Airport
  • Kythira Airport
  • Kos    
  • Kos Airport
  • Larissa
  • Lefkada
  • Lemnos Island Myrina
  • Lemnos Island Myrina Airport
  • Leptokaria
  • Lesvos
  • Lesvos Mytilini Airport
  • Milos
  • Mykonos
  • Mykonos Airport
  • Nafplio
  • Naxos
  • Naxos Airport
  • Paros
  • Paros Airport
  • Patmos
  • Patras Airport
  • Preveza
  • Preveza Airport
  • Rhodes
  • Rhodes Airport
  • Rhodes Faliraki
  • Rhodes Lindos
  • Samos
  • Samos Airport
  • Santorini
  • Santorini Airport
  • Skiathos
  • Skiathos Airport
  • Skopelos
  • Thassos
  • Thessaloniki
  • Thessaloniki Airport
  • Volos
  • Volos Airport
  • Zakynthos Airport
  • Zante

Useful links if renting a car in Greece

Fuel Prices in Greece

  • Price of petrol in Greece in April

    € 1.38/Ltr

    ($ 1.69/Ltr | 1.38/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Greece in April

    € 1.18/Ltr

    ($ 1.44/Ltr | 1.18/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Greece in April

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 55.20  ($ 67.60) | € 47.20  ($ 57.80)
Compact € 55.20  ($ 67.60) | € 47.20  ($ 57.80)
Full Size € 69.00  ($ 84.50) | € 59.00  ($ 72.25)
SUV € 82.80  ($ 101.39) | € 70.80  ($ 86.70)
Carrier € 96.60  ($ 118.29) | € 82.60  ($ 101.15)

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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.