Transport on the island - moped, bus or car?
We definitely recommend that you rent a car. Of course, you can also use bus transport, but having a car you will have more freedom and you do not have to follow the bus schedule. You simply get on and go. Comfort is another positive that wins over traveling by bus or moped. Before getting your Corfu car rental, however, it is good to check the conditions of a car hire in Greece. We already did that for you!
General requirements for renting a car in Greece:
- You must be at least 21 years old
- Drivers under 25 must pay an additional fee
- The maximum age for a car hire in Greece is 70 years
- EU driving license or an international driving license
- Deposit by credit card
The minimum age for renting a car in Greece is 21 years. However, this requirement varies from company to company. Many Greek car rental companies, for example, require a driver to be over 23 to rent a car. The maximum age for renting a car in Greece is usually around 70. Young drivers under the age of 25 should be aware of paying additional fees related to their age. Also, the driver must hold the driving license at least for 12 months. We recommend that you read the terms and conditions provided by the rental company of your choice before making a reservation.
EU citizens can rent a car with an EU driving license. Residents of other countries, however, are required to present an international driving license. When the police stop you, you must present your original driver's license and car documents. Copy is not enough. To rent a car in Greece, you also need a passport and a credit card. Do not rely on a debit card.
Well organized holidays in Corfu
It is better that you arrange your car rental in advance of your scheduled arrival in Corfu. It is definitely recommended if you are traveling to Greece during the peak summer season. If you wait until you arrive there, you may face limited availability of cars and higher prices. It is also important to note that most cars in Greece have a manual transmission. Therefore, if you wish to rent a car with an automatic transmission, you should make sure to book such a car in advance. Otherwise, you might have a hard time learning to drive a manual car in Greece.
What type of car to choose?
Of course, the type of car you decide to rent in Greece is totally up to you, your personal preferences and your travel style. If you plan to spend a lot of time in cities, you should go for a small, compact vehicle that can be crammed into tight spaces. In case of holidays with children, it is better to get an SUV so that everyone has enough space. SUV is also more suitable when visiting the highlands of Corfu, such as the highest peak of the island - Pantokrator. In general, economy class is fine for a short vacation in Greece. On our website, you can find several Corfu car rental companies.
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