Discover Greece by rental car
A long and fascinating history, countless secluded coves, endless sandy beaches, and numerous ancient monuments and archaeological sites are just some of the reasons holidaymakers love Greece. Over the past few decades, the country has become one of Europe’s top tourist destinations.
Lovers of history and archaeology will find plenty of attractions across the Greek mainland. Holidaymakers who would like to spend a couple of idyllic days on Europe’s best beaches should choose one of the Greek islands - such as Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Crete, or Zakynthos. The easiest way to explore the many and varied Greek attractions, regardless of whether you choose the mainland or one of the Greek islands, is to hire a car. With DriveBoo, you can compare car rental deals and book a vehicle online.
All major Greek cities offer a wide variety of car hire companies. However, the most convenient way to hire your dream vehicle is often directly at the airport.
Initially, the wide variety of vehicle types might seem a little bit daunting, but with DriveBoo you will have a unique opportunity to compare vehicles and offers.
|Corfu International Airport||CFU|
|Chania International Airport||CHQ|
|Heraklion International Airport||HER|
|Alexandroupoli International Airport||AXD|
On the road in Greece
All passengers are obliged to wear seatbelts. However, if you cannot wear a seatbelt on certain medical grounds, you must carry with you a special certificate explaining the situation. The certificate has to be translated into Greek.
The permissible blood alcohol level is 0.05 % (or 0.00% for motorcyclists). A lower limit of 0.02% applies to individuals who have less than two years’ driving experience.
|Type of road||Speed limits|
|Urban areas||50 km/h|
|Outside urban areas||100 km/h|
Other applicable speed limits are indicated on the road signs.
Whenever you need assistance from the fire department, police, or ambulance you should call the European emergency number: 112.
The sheer number and diversity of things to do in Greece can initially be overwhelming. However, all types of tourists will find something of interest. Renting a car will give you the freedom to reach all of the Greek gems you want to see. Below, you will find descriptions of just a few of the notable tourist attractions Greece has to offer. However, there are many more to discover.
Acropolis in Athens
One of the many iconic symbols of Greece, the Acropolis is a rocky outcrop located in the heart of a modern city. At its summit, you will find three of the most important temples in the region. They date back to the 5th century BC and are among the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The most important is, of course, the Parthenon, which features 58 columns supporting its decorative roof. Just a stone’s throw from the Acropolis, you will also find the ancient Agora, Kerameikos, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and many other notable attractions.
One of the most beautiful Greek islands, Santorini offers scenic beaches, delicious local food, and stunning monuments. Its best known for its two popular tourist cities—Fira and Oia. There, you will find bustling town centres, lively streets, and great accommodation that welcomes all types of tourists.
Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be found on Mount Parnassus. Delphi overlooks a large gorge, which was considered sacred by the ancient dwellers of this region. In the area, you will also find stunning temples, a Greek theatre, stadia, and the popular Delphi Archaeological Museum where you will learn more on the history of this fascinating region.
Considered some of the most stunning Greek attractions, the Meteora Monasteries can be found on the Thessaly Plain. Here, you will have the opportunity to admire the astounding rocky outcrops. On the top of each of those outcrops, you will find a number of monasteries, six of which are open to the public.
The capital of Rhodes Island will be an ideal choice for those seeking fancy shopping venues and beautiful ancient monuments. Enclosed in an intricate fortification system, Rhodes Town offers a wide variety of tourist attractions. It is also a great gateway for the exploration of the island. Nearby attractions include towns such as Lindos, Archangelos, Faliraki, and Monolithos.