Car rentals in Santorini Island: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Santorini Island whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Santorini Island. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Santorini Island. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Santorini Island?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Santorini Island. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Santorini Island rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Santorini Island?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Santorini Island?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Santorini Island. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Santorini Island in style||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Santorini Island together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Santorini Island?
Typically, to rent a car in Santorini Island you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Santorini Island?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Santorini Island. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Santorini Island rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Santorini Island has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Santorini Island.