Thera car hire

Thera car hire

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Thera, Santorini, Greece
29 Sep — 6 Oct
Same drop-off
Thera, Santorini, Greece
Wed 29/9
Noon
Wed 6/10
Noon
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Thera car hire information

Pick-up locationThera
Car typesCompact, Economy, Mini
Hire locations75
Airport locations36
Popular agenciesCargini, Sixt

Cheap car hire in Thera

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Thera car hire reviews and directory

From $35/dayRated no. 1
Caldera
Most popular
Best rated
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Thera
Caldera
Locations in Thera
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 2
Sixt
8.3 Excellent (24 reviews)
2 locations in Thera
Sixt
Locations in Thera
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.8 Good22 Mar. 2019
Size of the carDrop off service before opening time as the car needs to be checked for scratches etc.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun. 2018
We never picked up the car. They had the wrong car. We went to another place.
9.2 Excellent16 Apr. 2018
Excellent car to rent for island drivingThis car was perfect size to drive the small little roads. We were able to easily turn around quickly and parking was easy. It was good on gas mileage since we spent the day driving the entire island.The pick up time was 0600 and we were limited on time, but the attendant did not open the door until almost 0630.
10.0 Excellent11 Apr. 2018
The representative at the counter was nice, helpful, and spoke great English. The car was idea for our travel around the island and did nothing but continue to impress throughout our trip!
3.2 Mediocre7 Mar. 2018
Terrible car for Santorini conditionsThe car was unfit for the roads. Driving on the road and rocks everywhere. One rock broke the plastic oil pan underneath and spilled all oil. I was stranded for 4 hours. Then told it was my fault by staff. I was just driving on the road like a normal person. The car and the roads were to blame, not me. Then the replacement vehicle had a flat battery and again I was stranded and had to find help on my own. The reason the battery was flat was because the stereo was not on but because the stereo face was left on, the staff later said oh yes, that'll do it. No mention previously. Potentially very inconvenient lucky I fixed the problem and made my way to the airport on time.
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Rated no. 3
AbbyCar Car Rentals
8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Thera
AbbyCar Car Rentals
Locations in Thera
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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From $23/dayRated no. 4
Europcar
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Thera
Europcar
Locations in Thera
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good1 Jul. 2021
Never picked up the car. Sent an email to cancel have not heard backYou need to get the email in case you dont want the car. You need an INTERNATIONAL LICENSE to drive in Greece. The car company needs to make this clear. Its only in small print with all of the other jumbo that you usually do not reed.
Rated no. 5
Budget
6.5 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Thera
Budget
Locations in Thera
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good5 Oct. 2018
DifficultThat we eventually did get a car.We had to settle for a grossly underpowered car. They did not have our car ready and the wait was two hours.
4.0 Okay5 Jul. 2018
The insurance was more than the car rental.
8.0 Excellent18 Nov. 2017
upgraded to a larger vehicle, very nice staffunclear about where to return keys when returning car outside of normal hours
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct. 2017
Closed...AGAIN!Cost... But worth nothing if you don't get itBudget was closed and couldn't get in touch with anyone. This is the 2nd time budget does this to me on a trip.
8.0 Excellent14 Oct. 2017
Dusty carThey dont wash cars in Santorini. The windshield was very dirty from inside.
Rated no. 6
Avis
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
2 locations in Thera
Avis
Locations in Thera
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
2 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Thera
Thrifty
Locations in Thera
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Sep. 2019
No cars available upon arrival - had to rent from a different company.Providing a rental car.
Odysseys Car Rentals
5 locations in Thera
Odysseys Car Rentals
Locations in Thera
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Hertz
4 locations in Thera
Hertz
Locations in Thera
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
4 locations in Thera
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Thera
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Dollar
3 locations in Thera
Dollar
Locations in Thera
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Global Rent A Car
3 locations in Thera
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Thera
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Autounion Car Rental
2 locations in Thera
Autounion Car Rental
Locations in Thera
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Cargini
2 locations in Thera
Cargini
Locations in Thera
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diRENT
2 locations in Thera
diRENT
Locations in Thera
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Drive Car Rental
2 locations in Thera
Drive Car Rental
Locations in Thera
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Drive SA
2 locations in Thera
Drive SA
Locations in Thera
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DriveCyprus
2 locations in Thera
DriveCyprus
Locations in Thera
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GRental
2 locations in Thera
GRental
Locations in Thera
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INTERRENT
2 locations in Thera
INTERRENT
Locations in Thera
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Thera
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Thera
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MC&A
2 locations in Thera
MC&A
Locations in Thera
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OLYMPIC
2 locations in Thera
OLYMPIC
Locations in Thera
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Thera
Sunnycars
Locations in Thera
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Wheels 2 Go
2 locations in Thera
Wheels 2 Go
Locations in Thera
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ACROPOLIS
1 location in Thera
ACROPOLIS
Locations in Thera
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Thera
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Thera
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Thera
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Thera
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Alma Car Hire
1 location in Thera
Alma Car Hire
Locations in Thera
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Autorent Car Rental
1 location in Thera
Autorent Car Rental
Locations in Thera
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Avance Rent a Car
1 location in Thera
Avance Rent a Car
Locations in Thera
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Carrental2Greece
1 location in Thera
Carrental2Greece
Locations in Thera
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Centauro
1 location in Thera
Centauro
Locations in Thera
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Thera
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Thera
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Rhodium
1 location in Thera
Rhodium
Locations in Thera
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Santorini Car Rental
1 location in Thera
Santorini Car Rental
Locations in Thera
Recent reviews
Santorini Holiday Cars
1 location in Thera
Santorini Holiday Cars
Locations in Thera
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SKG RENTACAR
1 location in Thera
SKG RENTACAR
Locations in Thera
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YourRent
1 location in Thera
YourRent
Locations in Thera
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42 travellers who hired a car in Thera gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Thera

Good to know

Most popular agency

Caldera

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$31/day

When to book a car hire in Thera

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Thera

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Thera car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Thera.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Thera car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Thera

  • Explore the beautiful city of Thera on Santorini, the Greek island on which the city is located. Exploring the whole island is easiest done by car, so rent your own four wheels to gain tons of flexibility during your stay and make the most out of your holiday. Whether it’s the history museum, the archeological museum, or the many scenic beaches, a hire car makes everything feel close.
  • Santorini Airport is only a 10-minute car ride from Thera and has car hire agencies on the airport grounds. Start your holiday hassle-free and pick up a vehicle upon arrival in Santorini. Simply head to the arrivals hall, where travelers will find various counters offering vehicles for every taste. Cars can also be picked up at the ferry port, in case you arrive via ferry.
  • The city of Thera is very old and therefore has many narrow one-way lanes, sometimes ones that are plastered with cobblestones. Be careful with navigating through the roads, as pedestrians tend to cross without looking, and also because there sometimes are no proper sidewalks or parking lanes, which means parked cars are partially blocking the road. Especially when venturing out to explore the island, be careful on the winding roads as oncoming traffic may use two lanes to make the hairpin turns.
  • Traditional morning and evening rush hours are uncommon in Thera; however, this holiday island is highly frequented in the summer months, which can mean increased traffic, especially around the coastlines, where sunbathers flock to the beaches to get the most out of the sun. As many winding country roads are not lit at night, it is also recommended to avoid driving there in the dark, as conditions can be treacherous.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Thera for $31 or less
  • Book your car hire in Thera at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Thera are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Thera

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Thera costs $47 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt ($73/day) and Cargini ($153/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt Road Messaria, Ancient Thira 847 00 (2 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Thera is $10.43 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $125 and $167, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Thera.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Santorini airport include Caldera and Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santorini airport to off-airport locations include Caldera and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Thera costs $21 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Thera costs $25 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Thera costs $27 per day, on average.

  • In Thera, cars are most frequently hired at Caldera SANTORINI AIRPORT TERMINAL MONOLITHOS THIRAS (4 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Thera costs $326 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Thera costs $1,395 per month ($47 per day).

  • Due to the narrow roads in the city, but also outside, it is recommended that you rent a smaller car, as you will have less problem squeezing through the narrow streets and finding a parking spot with it. For travelers who want to feel the wind in their hair for the ultimate summer experience, a convertible may be the right choice. Stick shift vehicles are still the main choice of car in Thera and an automatic one may cost extra.

  • Speed limits change quite often in Thera and the whole of Santorini, so always look at the posted signs. Within the city limits, usually 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph) is permitted and 65 km/h (40 mph) is the limit for open roads; however, it is very important to adjust your speed and slow down considerably when the streets narrow or the road is partially obstructed.

  • The average price for a liter of petrol is €1.55 in Greece ($1.75 per liter), and it is generally more expensive in Europe than in the US. In summer, petrol can be more expensive than during the winter months. Make sure to get the right fuel for your hire car and bear in mind that paying with card in Europe mostly requires the input of a 4-digit pin for verification.

  • Parking in Santorini is free in almost every area, but during the holiday season it may take some time to snatch up one of the coveted spaces. Most of the historic places have their own parking spaces outside, so finding one should be no problem. At the beaches, there are also usually free parking spots as well.