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Car Rental in Greece

Drive a state-of-the-art car at an affordable price when you book a car rental in Greece with SIXT. Our fleet is filled with a variety of luxurious vehicles from manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW. Friendly English-speaking customer service agents are there to help with any of your needs. We have several different SIXT rental locations throughout the country, including in cities like Athens, Spata and Kalamata. If you plan on driving along the coast, rent a convertible to soak up some sunshine and fresh air. For those that will be inland and exploring the mountains, an SUV is a convenient choice for driving through the terrain. 

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SIXT Services in Greece

When you rent a car in Greece with SIXT, you have many different choices. Our fleet contains a variety of models, including sedans, station wagons, SUVs, passenger vans, and luxury and exotic cars. To make your journey as comfortable as possible, you can always choose some bookable extras, like an additional driver, a GPS system or child seats. No matter how long you plan on spending in Greece, we have rental periods that fit your schedule, whether it’s for a long-term rental, weekly rental or one-day rental.  

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Good to know when you are visiting Greece

Car rental under 25 in Greece

The minimum age for car rental in Greece is 21. Renters under 23 will be charged an underage driver fee. Some rental car categories have a higher minimum age up to 28. 

Payment Methods

All major credit cards are accepted, as well as debit cards linked to Visa or Mastercard. For some car categories, you will need to present 2 credit or debit cards. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Greece

You must have a valid driver’s license along with an ID or passport. If your license is from outside the EU or in a non-Roman alphabet, you must also have an International Driver’s Permit. 


Cross-border rentals are not allowed. You can take your rental on a ferry between the Greek islands, but you lose all vehicle protections on the ferry. Ask when picking up your vehicle for other protection options. 

One-way car rental in Greece

One-way rentals between mainland SIXT locations is allowed with certain tariffs. A fee may apply. It is not allowed to do one-way rentals between the Greek islands or to surrounding countries.  

Driver’s license requirements

You must have a valid driver’s license for at least 1 year to rent in Greece. Some car categories require a license held for 2-3 years. Licenses in non-Roman alphabets and from outside the EU must also have an International Driving Permit. 

Best places to visit in Greece

  • Athens: Visiting Greece’s capital city is a must, as this is where you will find sights like the famous Acropolis and Parthenon. You also won’t want to miss out on going to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which is directly in the city center.  
  • Santorini: Famous for its white architecture, beautiful beaches, and the popular villages of Fira and Oia, Santorini is a popular island for visitors to explore. Discover the Ancient Thera, where you can visit the ruins of a former mountaintop city.  
  • Thessaloniki: To discover some of the country’s most historic buildings, head to Thessaloniki, a port city that is known for its churches and Roman archeology. The White Tower is an impressive landmark in the middle of the city, while Aristotelous Square is a great place to go to a cafe.  

Winter in Greece

The cooler months are a great time to discover some popular museums, whether it be the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum or the Benaki Museum. Head to Kesariani outside Athens for some hiking without the heat. Opt for an SUV that can easily fit all your luggage and choose a model with all-wheel drive so you can safely go through some of the country’s mountains.  

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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