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The volcanic island of Santorini is yet another gorgeous Greek destination that sits under the sun surrounded by sparkling blue sea. In short it is a great tourist destination, making cheap holidays in Santorini a highly sought-after treat.

Hiring A Car In Santorini

You can pick up car hire from Santorini Airport and head to the hotels in Santorini. Well-known hire firms operate here, whilst Santorini car hire is also provided by a select local group who will work hard to get you a competitive deal. With cheap Santorini car hire the island will be much easier to see in a single visit, giving you value for money and enhancing your experience.

Places To Visit In Santorini

One place a hire car will not get you is Thira, a town that sits stacked on the side of a cliff in the most improbable of positions. You will need to make the final leg of the journey by foot, although there are cable cars and trusty donkeys on hand if you get tired. Oia is a more traditional settlement, where local architecture reflects the pastel shades which are thrown up each time the sun dips below the horizon.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Santorini, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Santorini. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Santorini!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.