Rent a car in Rhodes island 22/05/2019

If you are looking to rent a car in Rhodes island then you should read this post.

A rental car will make your journey comfortable and flexible. It will give you the freedom to go anywhere you like at any given time. It is best to book your car well in advance. This way you will not have any unexpected surprises and you will not have to wait at the rental car company at the arrival airport. You will get the model that you need for your holidays and with the extra’s that you need such as a baby carrier/child car seat or GPS. You will also have time to struggle your way through the (online) contract before hand and you will have time to arrange a good insurance. To rent a car in Rhodes island you need to be at least 21 years old, some companies require 23 and the age may vary by car category. You need to have held your license for at least 12 months (some companies require 2 years therefore check this carefully!). While, as mentioned above, the minimum age restriction to hire a car is 21 years, drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Citizens of the EU can use their own licenses for driving in Rhodes. USA driving licences are accepted but must be accompanied by an International Drivers license. Other nationals should have an International Drivers license. This is an official translation and verification of the drivers license in 10 different languages and it is valid for one year from the date issued. You will also need your passport and a credit card. 

The type of car that you need depends onb how many people your party has, your luggage, your itinerary and your personal preference. Driving in Rhodes has it’s challenges therefore we advise to choose a car that you are comfortable driving with.

Make sure your rental car has a good working air conditioning if you are visiting Rhodes during summer as temperatures are quite high. If you prefer a automatic car, make sure that you communicate this to the rental company because most cars in Rhodes are manual. 

If you are travelling with a baby, you will most likely have your baby carrier (in Europe sometimes called Maxi Cosi) with you upon arrival because you have used it in the plane or during your trip to Rhodes. This is different for a car seat. There are several car seats that are allowed on the plane. But in case you are not bringing your own car seat, you will need to rent one from the car rental company.

If you are wondering if you need an insurance, the answer is Definitely YES!

Be very careful with this as most company have hidden extra cost for insurances that are not advertised on their websites. Try to find a rental company that offers at least an insurance with Collision Damage Waiver, Third Party Liability coverage, Theft Protection Coverage and road support.

This are the most important things you need to know if you are planning to rent a car in Rhodes island. Please take a look at our services as we provide great rental services with excellent insurance coverage and fantastic rates.


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