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Greece is located in southeastern Europe Surrounded by three seas: the Ionian Sea in the west, the Mediterranean Sea in the south, and the Aegean Sea in the east. The Greek archipelago occupies 7,500 km of the country's 16,000 km of coastline and offers a varied landscape with sandy and pebble beaches, sheltered bays and bays, coastal caves with rugged rocks and dark sand, which is typical of volcanic soil and coastal wetlands. Greece enjoys one of the warmest climates in Europe. April, May, September and October are ideal times to visit. The south of Greece can be up to four degrees warmer than the north. Greece has a Mediterranean climate with lots of sun, mild temperatures, and limited rainfall. Due to the geographical location of the country, its rugged relief and its distribution between the continent and the sea,

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Find the best car hire deal for you and your family here

By comparing prices with all major companies we can provide you with only the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also brands that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Greece through our booking engine. You can compare cheap prices in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Car hire with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance included in the prices. 

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What to keep in mind when booking a car in Greece

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit, you can buy additional coverage so you can travel around the Greek Islands without worry. In Greece, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey. Toll roads: In Greece, you will find toll roads, the toll price is usually around 2.5-3.5 EUR for an economy car. Parking is usually free for the locals and tourists and visitors as well. You can park in regular parking places on streets and beaches.

Pay attention to motorbikes on the roads. This is a popular option for locals so you may find many motorbikes on the road. Most importantly make sure to drive according to the speed limit, do not speak on the phone while driving, and keep an eye on the signs on the road. 

We offer hundreds of car hire deals for Greece

Book a cheap car with us and explore all of what the country has to offer. A great way to find a rental car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit Car Hire we have made agreements with some of the best international and local companies for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique. 

Parking on the beach is free for the whole day

Looking for a car for leisure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. In the search engine at the top, you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and let us help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or on Live Chat. 

Best ways to travel to Greece?

There can be many ways to travel to Greece and the Greek Islands. Many airlines fly to Greece including their main airlines Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines as well as Ryanair, Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways, Aeroflot, and many more. Flights will be cheaper in the off-season and peak from June to August. It is also possible to cross border driving from Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Travelling to Greece by Ferry and cruise ships is also an option. 

Information about Greece

Greece is located in Southeastern Europe, near the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and is the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula. Greek territory includes more than 2,000 islands in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, but only 165 of them are inhabited. The largest and most popular, for holidays, are Crete and Rhodes island. The highest Greek peak is Mount Olympus and the capital is Athens. Greece is home to more than 10 million people, most of whom are involved in agriculture and tourism. The main agricultural activities are olive oil production and wine growing.

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Tourism in Greece is well developed because of the warm sun and sea and the great cultural heritage. One of the main attractions in Athens with its Acropolis and other cultural and historical sites. The second-largest city in Thessaloniki, which is known for its festivals, various events, and vibrant cultural life. The city has existed since 300 years BC and has a rich cultural and monumental heritage. We must not forget about the islands and the largest among them island of Crete. It is also the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is also home to one of the oldest civilizations in Europe - the Minoan civilization. Crete is a popular tourist destination because of its rich heritage, nature, beautiful places, and diverse fauna. A visit to Greece is definitely worth it for the Greek hospitality, endless beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and many other attractions. Greece is great to visit in summer as well as autumn and spring because of the warm weather with mild winters. You will be dazzled with beautiful beaches and sunsets that are perfect for a romantic vacation. To see as much as possible, we recommend car rental that will give you comfort and mobility. We offer cheap car rental in Greece that will make your Greece vacation even better.

Why hire a car in Greece? 

Car hire brands in Greece

Driving by car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in Greece. You can get a car at Athens Airport; rent a car in Thessaloniki, Corfu, Crete, or many other attractive places in Greece that all have airports in the near distance. With Orbit, you will be able to get a car in Greece or anywhere in the world. With very low margins, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip from our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to the Hellenic republic.

Orbit is offering your own personal guide for Greece

To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With cheap cars and your personal guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. The guide is completely customized for your trip. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip.

Fun facts about Greece

  • Greece is officially known as the Hellenic Republic
  • It is one of the sunniest countries in the world
  • Greek food is world-famous and delicious
  • There are more than 2000 Islands in Greece
  • At traditional Greek weddings everyone dance and throw plates
  • Football is the national sport in Greece
  • Greece is home to the loggerhead turtle and monk seal
Crete Port in Greece

One Way Rental in Greece

When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Greece and return to another location. One-way fees may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in Greece do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.

Although there are many places to discover, the following list of Greek islands will probably help you decide which of these places is ideal for you.

  • Rhodes Island
  • Naxos Island
  • Zakynthos Island
  • Mykonos Island
  • Crete Island
  • Corfu Island
  • Santorini Island

Rhodes Island

This island is so rich in history and culture that you will feel transported to another time. Rhodes may be an interesting mix of cultures, but the knights were the most influential in the island's architecture. The Old Town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the historic centre of the island. There you will find many important medieval sites such as the Palace of the Grand Master, the Hospital de Los Caballeros and the Calle de Los Caballeros. As you stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town of Rhodes, you will feel like you are slowly entering a medieval fairy tale. In addition to the old town of Rhodes, Lindos, a picturesque seaside town south of the city of Rhodes, is another must-see in Rhodes. Lindos is famous for its impressive acropolis on a hill above the town and its fantastic emerald-coloured beaches.

Rhodes Island in Greece

Naxos Island

Endless sugar-fine sand beaches, crystal clear waters ... Naxos may be close to Cycladic superstars like Santorini, Mykonos, and Paros, but it definitely feels like a world away. Plaka, Agios Prokopios, Mikri Vigla Orkos and Maragas are some of the most beautiful beaches in Naxos. Furthermore, the Meltemi winds that whip the island create the perfect conditions for practising water sports such as windsurfing. For those who are far from the beach, there is a wide variety of restaurants where you can get acquainted with Greek cuisine. The truth is, Naxos is a top culinary destination thanks to its locally-produced potatoes, hard cheese, spoon drops, and lemon liqueur. A destination for gourmets.

Naxos Islands in Greece     

Zakynthos Island

Zakynthos is best known for its stunning beaches and tropical natural landscapes, which often attract the endangered Caretta-caretta turtles. The island's coastline is lined by some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, such as the superstar Shipwreck and the exotic Porto Limnionas. In front of the beaches, there are numerous fields and hills covered with vegetation. It's no wonder why Zakynthos is known as the greenest island in Greece! Hidden in the land of the island, you will find many picturesque villages such as Maherado, Exo Hora, Kambi and Tragaki. Be sure to visit them to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

Zakynthos Island in Greece

Mykonos Island

Every summer many people flock to Mykonos for a luxurious vacation. Also known as the Ibiza of Greece, this place is incredibly famous for its festive atmosphere and its gay-friendly atmosphere. The most popular places in Mykonos are Chora, Little Venice, Paradise Beach and the traditional whitewashed windmills. Another must-see is Delos, the sacred island of the ancient Greek god Apollo off Mykonos. 

Crete Island

The largest island in Greece has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. From steep hills, spectacular canyons, and tropical forests to stunning beaches and untouched lakes. The unique geology of the island and its exceptional natural environment attract thousands of international tourists who choose the island for hiking, climbing, swimming and diving. The beaches are amazing: Elafonissi, Falassarna, Balos and Vai are characterized by their natural beauty and crystal clear water. But if you are not an adrenaline junkie or a beach lover, you know that Crete is one of the top culinary destinations in Greece. Cretan cuisine, one of the healthiest in the world, is full of delicious dishes. Some traditional dishes you must try are dakos, apaki, kalitsounia, and gamopilafo. And don't forget to wash them down with a dash (or two) of raki,

Crete Island in Greece   

Corfu Island

Corfu is heavily influenced by early Venetian, French and British conquerors and has a multicultural charm that is reflected in its urban landscapes and elegant architecture. Corfu Town, the capital of the island, has amazing places like Achillion, Princess Sissy's Palace, Spianada Square and the medieval fortress. The nature of Corfu is also fantastic. Beautiful green landscapes, emerald green bays, secret forests and hidden places will fulfil the dreams of every nature lover. Traditional villages such as Dassia, Kassiopi and Lakones are also worth a visit.

Santorini Island

Santorini needs no introduction. It is the most popular tourist destination in Greece. The world-famous sunset, spectacular caldera, luxury cliff hotels, infinity pools, a still-active volcano, and lunar beaches create an otherworldly atmosphere. Santorini is also considered a romantic tourist destination due to its magical landscape and luxurious private properties. Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli are Santorini's most popular towns thanks to their stunning sunset views and abundance of accommodations and amenities. If you want to stay away from the crowds, opt for the quieter Akrotiri and Emporio. However, Santorini isn't just about grand hotels and pristine sunsets.It also offers a variety of activities, such as local winery tours, hiking, volcanic exploration, sailing the island's shores, tasting delicious local food, and much more.

Santorini Island in Greece


What you need to know about renting a car

How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

What are the charges for security deposits?

Every car rental has its security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

What if I would like to change my booking?

If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

How do I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

When do I pay for the rental car?

You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

What is included in the price?

Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is a voucher and why do I need it?

A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

What is an airport or premium location fee?

Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

How do I get the cheapest car hire?

Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

How many countries does Orbit Car Hire compare?

We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

What currency should I use to pay for the car?

You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

What is the cheapest car to rent?

The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

What payment methods are accepted by Orbit Car Hire

You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

Can I drop off my car at a different location?

Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for a one-way car hire. 

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