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redsoxdw_

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Hi guys! I'll be renting a car to travel around Greece and take road trips with the fam. Is there anything specific about renting cars in Greece that I should know about? Thanks :)
 

francescool

New member
My advice is to book far in advance! I always book my rental car at the Athens airport, then drive it over to the city. What's great about bigger car rental companies like hertz is that they offer last minute cancellations. So if something goes wrong with your trip (especially useful during covid), you can cancel and get a full refund!
 

Joni T.

Moderator
Hi guys! I'll be renting a car to travel around Greece and take road trips with the fam. Is there anything specific about renting cars in Greece that I should know about? Thanks :)
When we've been in Greece, we decided there was NO way we'd rent a car in Athens. When we stayed in Crete, we did rent a car. Avoiding driving in the cities is something we were able to do...our hotel was outside of Heraklion in Gouves, and we didn't drive in the city. When we were in Greece, somehow drivers didn't follow the rules of driving like stopping at Stop signs. I honestly didn't get it. That was in 2011, maybe things have changed now. It was an easy matter for the hotel to arrange a rental car for us.
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
Driving in Greece feels a little hectic in the cities, and also in the cities it isn't quite necessary. Outside of the city, it is really helpful because a car allows you to be on your own timeline when doing excursions. I seem to recall they require an international driver's license, which is easy to apply for and get at the likes of AAA.
 

Quarantining at a hotel in Greece upon arrival

Hi guys, i've been following the covid situation in Greece pretty carefully because I really want to visit this year. They just announced that people have to quarantine in their hotel or in a home for 7 days. Does anyone have any ideas about what this will be like? Or have any ideas about how to make this bearable?

Best museums in Karapathos?

Has anyone been to good museums in Karapathos?

Should I use credit cards or cash while traveling in Greece?

I don’t love to carry cash around when i’m traveling because i’m scared of being pickpocketed, but I know in certain countries many stores and restaurants don’t have credit card machines or they prefer cash. What is everyone's experience? And what would you recommend?

How should I dress for my vacation to Greece?

Hey everyone, is there anything I should know about dressing and clothing expectations (as a woman) in Greece? Should I dress modestly or is Greece just as casual as the U.S.?

Why does Greece have so many stray dogs?

Don't get me wrong, they're so cute!! But why are there so many stray dogs on the street?

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