General Information for Car Rentals Greek Islands
The major roads of Greece were built after World War II and offer many diverse destinations to explore. Many of these roads wind around the scenic hills and pass through many small villages. Many of these villages offer some of the most dramatic views along the Mediterranean Sea. The highways of Greece will guide you through ancient history.
To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. An international drivers license is required. Some suppliers have a maximum rental age of 70. Seatbelts are mandatory. Child seats are mandatory for children up to age 4.
Required Insurance Coverage
Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability insurance offers up to US$85,000 of coverage in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.
Speed limits in Greece are as follows: City 30mph/50kph Open Roads 50 mph/80kph Highways 74mph/100kph
Rules of the Road
Traffic travels on the right and the middle lane of a three lane highway is for passing. Vehicles approaching an intersection on the right have the right of way.
Most gas stations are open from 7am to 7pm.
There are two toll highways in Greece. One goes from Athens to the Peloponnesus and the other goes from Athens to Thessaloniki. The cost is about US$1 – US$3 for the tolls.
Vehicles rented in Greece may be driven outside of the country by special arrangement. An additional fee may be charged for this service, which is not available for all car categories. Collision and theft protection are not valid while the vehicle is outside the country and the client is responsible for loss or damage. Vehicles may be taken from Athens to islands if the vehicle is returned to Athens; CDW is void while the vehicle is on the car ferry.