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The Complete Guide To Renting The Best And Most Affordable Cars In Santorini

How to Compare Prices For Finding The Best And Cheapest Car To Rent In Santorini

In order to find the best and cheapest car for renting in Santorini, You can use the price comparison engine, This is extremely easy. To compare the prices of the cars you should type in the country that you’re visiting i.e Santorini followed by the City and finally the pickup area. If your drop off destination is not the same as the pickup destination then you can check the “drop off car at different location” checkbox and then enter the drop off destination in the search field.

Following this, You must choose the pickup and the drop off date along with the time of the delivery. Check the driver age box or enter the age of the driver if it is below 30 or above 65 and then click on search. This will show you all the cars available in your preferred city of choice along with all the necessary information so that you can choose the cheapest car to rent in Santorini.

Santorini’s volcanic activity makes it a popular tourist attraction along with the swimming, sunbathing and the molten dyed beaches. The island also has several ancient ruins that you can explore.


A must-visit spot for the people who love volcanos, beaches and wine.


This comprehensive guide has been carefully crafted in order to make sure you get the best and most affordable deals when renting cars in Santorini whether it is for a business trip or a family vacation.

Vehicle Types For Rent In Santorini

Santorini car rental companies offer various cars for rent at affordable prices in various parts of the countries. These cars can all be categorized into seven types that are detailed below.

Renting Economy Cars (4 Seater Cars):

These cars are appropriate if you have only a few people travelling with you. This is certainly the best option to pick if you’re low on cash or just don’t care about the vehicle and only regard it as something that takes you from point A to point B.

The Cheapest Economy Cars To Rent In Santorini

Renting The Toyota Aygo

If you’re looking for the cheapest car to rent in Santorini then the Toyota Aygo is one that you should definitely consider. This small vehicle is the cheapest vehicle to rent in Santorini and is a bang for the buck.

Specifications:

  • 4 Seats
  • 2 Doors
  • Manual Gearbox
  • Price for 1 day: US $27
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available.
  • Airport Pickup Available.

Renting The Kia Picanto

If the Toyota Aygo does not suit your needs or you just don’t like the car then the Kia Picanto is a close 2nd contender. This is also one of the cheapest cars to rent in Santorini and hence is a good 2nd option

Specifications:

  • 4 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Manual Gearbox
  • Rent Price For a Day: 28$
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup Available

Renting Luxury Cars

If you wish to travel in luxury and style then luxury cars are the way to go. These are usually higher priced but have are sure to make your travels as comfortable as possible.


The Cheapest Luxury Vehicle To Rent In Santorini

Renting The BMW X1

The BMW name is one that needs no introduction, This premium classed SUV is easily one of the best SUV’s to rent in Santorini and surprisingly also not that expensive compared to the others. A full review is given below,

Specifications:

  • 5 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Manual Gearbox
  • Rent Price For a Day:US $153
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup available

Renting The Mini Cooper Cabrio

One look at this vehicle tells you al you need to know. It is incredibly stylish and feels as comfortable as it looks. A must rent car for someone who’s willing to shed out the extra bucks and travel in style.

Specifications:

  • 4 Seats
  • 2 Doors
  • Manual Gearbox
  • Diesel
  • Rent Price For a Day: US $135
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup available

Renting SUVs

If you need a vehicle that can hold an extra person or just want to travel in a car that’s not too cramped up then renting an SUV  is a very good idea.

Cheapest SUVs To Rent in Santorini

Renting The Jeep Renegade

This SUV is perfect for the rough terrain that you’re sure to encounter on the island of Santorini. It’s spacious interior and durable design is sure to help your family or friends travel in style nad comfort.

Specifications:

  • 5 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Manual Gearbox
  • Rent Price For a Day:US $119
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup available

Renting The BMW X1

The BMW name is one that needs no introduction, This premium classed SUV is easily one of the best SUV’s to rent in Santorini and surprisingly also not that expensive compared to the others. A full review is given below,

Specifications:

  • 5 Seats
  • 4 Doors
  • Manual Gearbox
  • Rent Price For a Day:US $153
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup available
  • Airport Pickup available


Renting A 7-9 Seater Vehicle In Santorini

If you plan to visit Santorini with an entourage of people then getting a 9 seater is a no brainer. This will allow you to hold about nine people and a bunch of baggage.

The Cheapest 7-9 Seater Vehicle For Rent In Santorini

Renting The Nissan Evalia

There aren’t many options that you have when renting a 7 seater vehicle in Corfu. The Nissan Evalia is one that we’ve found and luckily it is an exceptionally well built 7 seater that can accommodate a large group of people or lots of baggage.

Specifications:

  • 7 Seats
  • Manual Gearbox
  • 2 Doors
  • 1 Day rental cost: US $76
  • Full Protection: US $58
  • Cancellation 48 Hours before pickup
  • Airport Pickups Available at most places

Important Things To Remember When Renting A Car In Santorini 

Driving Age Requirements:

To rent a car in Santorini, you must be at least 19 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your licence for one year. Drivers renting a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Child seats are not mandatory.

Road Rules:

Drive on the right hand side of the road and overtake from the left. Driving with lights on is required 24 hours a day. Seatbelts are required for drivers and passengers in the front seat.

Speed limits:

Typically, urban areas have speed limits of 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour) while non-urban roads have a speed limit of 110 kilometers per hour (68 miles per hour), and freeways and expressways have speed limits of up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour).

Gas:

Gasoline is available in major cities and along major highways. Stations are not as frequent in less populated areas.

Tolls:

There are no Toll highways in Santorini

Parking:

Some areas of Santorini have established ‘Pay and Display’ parking, in these areas you will need to purchase a disc or ticket from a meter to display on your dashboard. Wheel clamps are not used in Santorini so you don’t have to worry about that but towing is a thing



Tourist Attractions In Santorini

Kamari Beach

Kamari Beach - santorini
Kamari Beach

The beach is of course what we start this list with. This beach is unique among the hundreds of islands in Greece. The volcanic islands black sand stretches the entire length of the beach and is something that everyone must visit at least once on the trip

Amoudi Bay

Amoudi Bay - santorini
Amoudi Bay

Where do you go for a beautiful view? Amoudi Bay is the right answer, This place is surrounded by steep cliffs and you can catch the village right around it with their red-tipped houses.  Certainly one place you shouldn’t skip.

Fira to Oia Hike

Fira to Oia Hike - santorini
Fira to Oia Hike

The best way to explore the beauty of Santorini is to take a hike through it. Which is exactly what we’re recommending you to do when you get there. This hike is about 4 miles and passes through 4 towns so you get a decent exposure of the culture and beauty of the island.


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