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efhernandez_

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I would love to rent a car while in Greece because I like exploring the outskirts of islands and having my own freedom. But I wonder if its worth bringing the car on the ferry because I hate spending my sweet vacation time looking for parking and driving around in circles. Is parking a nightmare?
 

Tpebop

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You will not be allowed to Take a rented car on a ferry.The car rental company will forbid it & the ferry company will not load a rented car.
 
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blopez34

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You will not be allowed to Take a rented car on a ferry.The car rental company will forbid it & the ferry company will not load a rented car.
Really? I had no idea this was a thing and I've taken my rental car on ferries....do they check usually? Or was I just lucky?
 

Tpebop

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If that was in Greece you were very lucky. Also if you had an accident the insurance would not be valid.
 

Jerry s

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The vast majority of rental companies will not allow their cars on ferries, you will find that on your contract. Several reasons for this and one is insurance.
When I'm in Greece I always rent from the same company in Athens and they allow me to take their car on ferries but I have to tell them before I do.
In any case you can rent cars on any of the islands.
 
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kosta_karapinotis

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The vast majority of rental companies will not allow their cars on ferries, you will find that on your contract. Several reasons for this and one is insurance.
When I'm in Greece I always rent from the same company in Athens and they allow me to take their car on ferries but I have to tell them before I do.
In any case you can rent cars on any of the islands.
I didn't realize I could tell them in advance and ask for approval, thank you
 

Jerry s

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Kosta ,
I think you will find it difficult to find one that will allow you to ferry a car. I have been dealing with them for many years, I rent a car for the whole time I spent in Greece (4-8 weeks, almost every year) and they look after me, that's the reason I still use them. I book a few weeks before I land in Greece, I don't pay a deposit and I pay them the full amount at the airport when I leave. They know I want a late model car, one with non Chinese tyres and low km. I always look after their cars but I use them, I do a lot of k's and give them back clean and undamaged.
I have a personal relationship with them, I haven't been out of Australia for two years and they keep in tough with me via email around May asking if I will be going there, hopefully next year.
Not sure if they will allow a new customer to take a car on a ferry.
They will not allow me to take their car out of the country.
 
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seleanor

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Kosta ,
I think you will find it difficult to find one that will allow you to ferry a car. I have been dealing with them for many years, I rent a car for the whole time I spent in Greece (4-8 weeks, almost every year) and they look after me, that's the reason I still use them. I book a few weeks before I land in Greece, I don't pay a deposit and I pay them the full amount at the airport when I leave. They know I want a late model car, one with non Chinese tyres and low km. I always look after their cars but I use them, I do a lot of k's and give them back clean and undamaged.
I have a personal relationship with them, I haven't been out of Australia for two years and they keep in tough with me via email around May asking if I will be going there, hopefully next year.
Not sure if they will allow a new customer to take a car on a ferry.
They will not allow me to take their car out of the country.
If you have a personal relationship with business in Greece, you will always have an easier time, that has been my experience :) I always try and find businesses I trust and become a repeat customer
 

k_tsoukalas

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I don't always need a car on the Greek islands. It all depends where I am staying. I end up just getting a car at the last minute wherever I am at, if I decide I need it. Usually, I am pretty calculating about where my hotel is, so most of what I need to do is accessible by walking, public transport, or a taxi. The hassle of dealing with a car sometimes isn't worth it to me over the long term.
 

My favorite villages to visit in Rhodes

Rhodes has some of the most beautiful villages from any of the Dodecanese islands in my opinion. I love to roam around, take pictures and stumble upon quaint restaurants with amazing locals. This is just my personal list, and of course I'm sure there are many more villages that are equally, if not more beautiful.

1. Lindos
2. Faliraki
3. Theologos
4. Rhodes Town

lot of flooding after 29 December storms

Lindos & Pefkos had a lot of damage .

Did you know that the Italian influence in Rhodes is HUGE!

Many people don't know that Rhodes' Italian influence is pretty recent and not from Roman times. The last time Italians set foot in Rhodes was in 1943 after World War 1. It was only until 1947 that Greek became a part of the modern Greek state. Italians really contributed to the development of the island and to the culture and architecture. This is one of the reasons why Rhodes is so unique and has a pretty different vibe than some of the other islands.

These are my best Rhodes travel tips

These are my travel tips from having visited Rhodes a couple of times!

-Don't spend all your time at the beach! It's tempting, but there are some really great sites and an amazing village town that are totally worth visiting
-You shouldn't pay top dollar for a hotel just because it has a pool! Many of the beaches are much better than the pools and they also offer great services like food and drink service.
-Bring your own first aid kit. If you need medical attention, it might be difficult to find a pharmacy that's open. There's usually one or two pharmacies that remain open at night or during holidays. If you don't have a car, it will be more difficult to get to them.

Best of luck and enjoy your holidays!

We had snow last night on Rhodes

Most of the island had the snow.Even on coastal areas like faliraki & afandou. The 1st time in 35 years
Share and discuss your Rhodes photos, questions and experiences!

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