Keep in mind that the fuel is always paid by the customer. Some car rental companies will ask you to leave the tank filled at the same level that it was before renting, other companies provide a full tank and will accept it filled, which is the best way.
When you want to rent a car in Greece, check if the company provides extra features. Not all the car rental companies have extra features available, so ask to be sure. Don’t hesitate to ask if there are extra charges, because most companies do charge.
There are certain regulations in Greece that before renting car you should know!
If you want to rent a car in Greece, you should know that it is permited for drivers between the ages 23 to 70, with an international driving license! Furthermore, the driver should have a driving experience of at least 1 year.
When you travel in small groups with more than one driver, the car rental company should be informed. It should be stated in the contract in any case, so the insurance can be valid. Keep in mind that many car rental companies charge the second driver with a small fee.
Keep in mind the speed limits in Greece if there are no signs, so you will not have any problems! The speed limit for populated areas, where there are no others signs, is 50km/h, for open roads and avenues the speed limit is 90km/h and for the highways 110-130km/h.
Chania is a beautiful and very noisy city during the summer season, where in the center is really hard to find a place to park your car rental. If you manage to find a small place on the street to park your car, be sure that there are no signs showing that it is forbidden.
The best way to feel comfortable in the center of Chania, is to find a nice private parking place that charges by the hour. If not, you might find a free place on the road, but you will have to pay a parking meter.
Whatever option you think is better for your car rental, have in mind that the parking fines are a little expensive, from 40 to 150 €.
Usually you will hear that if you drive a car rental you should know that the drivers in Chania are nervous and the roads dangerous. Both of them have a hint of truth but it’s an exageration. Everywhere you go you will find nervous and calm drivers.
If you are planning to visit the center of Chania be prepared, search for private parkings, or park your car a little far from the center. If your are planning to visit places near Chania, you have nothing to fear of!
The roads, are just fine everywhere, but if you want to visit a village, then yes to roads don’t even have asphalt. But that is the beauty of Chania! You will find a picturesque village in the middle of nowhere!
When you have a rental car, there aren’t many reasons to get fined! So here are some tips to avoid a fine:
Do not talk on the phone while driving! It is illegal in Greece, and the cost of the fine is 100€
If you drive faster than the limits of the territory, you will certainly get a fine. Depending on the speed excess the fine varies from 40€ to 350€ when you exceed more than 30km/h from the limit.
The rural roads all over Greece are a little challenging for a driver with a car rental. You will find really narrow streets with damaged asphalt, in the countryside. In terretories where the villages are built in the mountains, the roads have many turns, are narrow and windy.
When you decide to visit Greece there are some things you need to know, not only about the car rental policies, but also about the roads you are going to cross. The highways in Greece are large and generally safe to drive. You can drive to Heraklion and Rethimno from Chania easily and without stress by using the highway.