|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van|
|Popular agencies||Drive SA, Sixt, Avis, Caldera, Budget|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Thera car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Thera.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Thera car rental.
Some car hire companies in Thera which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Budget
On average a hire car in Thera costs £28 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Global Rent A Car (£11/day), Sixt (£11/day) and Drive SA (£11/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Drive SA Santorini Airport Terminal Meet Greet Station 847 00 (3 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Thera is £5.54 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £89, depending on the car size.
Mini (Ford Ka or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Thera.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santorini airport to off-airport locations include Caldera, Global Rent A Car, Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Rhodium, keddy by Europcar, Alamo and Hertz.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Mini car hire in Thera costs £12 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Thera costs £18 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Thera costs £50 per day, on average.
In Thera, cars are most frequently hired at Global Rent A Car Santorini Airport (3 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Thera costs £194 per week (£28 per day).
On average a car hire in Thera costs £830 per month (£28 per day).
Due to the narrow roads in the city, but also outside, it is recommended that you rent a smaller car, as you will have less problem squeezing through the narrow streets and finding a parking spot with it. For travelers who want to feel the wind in their hair for the ultimate summer experience, a convertible may be the right choice. Stick shift vehicles are still the main choice of car in Thera and an automatic one may cost extra.
Speed limits change quite often in Thera and the whole of Santorini, so always look at the posted signs. Within the city limits, usually 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph) is permitted and 65 km/h (40 mph) is the limit for open roads; however, it is very important to adjust your speed and slow down considerably when the streets narrow or the road is partially obstructed.
The average price for a liter of petrol is €1.55 in Greece ($1.75 per liter), and it is generally more expensive in Europe than in the US. In summer, petrol can be more expensive than during the winter months. Make sure to get the right fuel for your hire car and bear in mind that paying with card in Europe mostly requires the input of a 4-digit pin for verification.
Parking in Santorini is free in almost every area, but during the holiday season it may take some time to snatch up one of the coveted spaces. Most of the historic places have their own parking spaces outside, so finding one should be no problem. At the beaches, there are also usually free parking spots as well.