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paharo45

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Does anyone know how old I have to be to rent a car in Greece? I've never actually done it before but I've heard you have to pay a bit more if you're under 25. Is this true for all rental car companies in Greece? Or are there some that allow younger drivers. I am 23. Thanks
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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Great question!

I just looked it up and it appears that people must be 21 years or older to rent a car in Greece:

 

k_tsoukalas

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Great question!

I just looked it up and it appears that people must be 21 years or older to rent a car in Greece:

I would like to add that some companies require an international driver's license, which you could get at AAA fairly inexpensively in the US before you leave for your trip.
 

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