The major roads of Greece were built after World War II and offer many diverse destinations to explore with a car hire. Many of these roads wind around the scenic hills and pass through many small villages, several of which offer some of the most dramatic views along the Mediterranean Sea. The highways of Greece will guide you and your car hire travels through ancient history.
Greece is located in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET) which is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in winter and 3 hours ahead of GMT in summer during Daylight Saving Time period. So when you pick up a summer car hire in Santorini the time difference in Greece will be 2 hours ahead of UK time.
Greek is the official language. English is spoken in hotels, many restaurants and department stores, and by Tourist Police wearing lapel badges depicting the U.S. or UK flags. An effort to learn the language of Greece will be appreciated by the locals!
You will find that 220-volt service is common for electricity in Greece, although 110-volt service still exists in some areas. The Continental two-round-pin plug is standard.
Booking your cheap car hire in Athens is a great starting point for a true Helenic experience, but there are other details you should look into before heading around the country. The currency in Greece is the Euro (EUR). In the cities and main towns you will find ATM machines, some of the more remote towns or villages may not have them. The local tax in Greece is 18%.
Before hiring a car in Thessaloniki or any other destination in Greece and even taking your Greece car hire for a tour of the Greek islands - thanks to their amazing ferry service - it's probably worth taking a look at the above essential travel information beforehand, which includes everything you need to know when planning your holiday, as well as all arrangements you need to make before travelling.
When planning your holidays with a car hire in Greece, be sure to take a look at the following websites to find out tourist office locations, places to visit, accommodations and other helpful tourism information for Greece. Start by visiting the Greece National Tourism Office.
There is no holiday visa requirement for UK citizens travelling to Greece. Only a passport is required. The British Embassy in Greece is located in Athens. To know more about UK Embassies in Greece and other information, visit the website provided.
*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.