Santorini Car Rental

Do you want to rent a car in Santorini at the best price? This is the right place! If you are considering a vehicle rental for your Santorini adventure, we offer all you may need!
Use our Car rental booking engine and book the most ideal vehicle for your needs at the best price available. Renting a car in Santorini will allow you to discover the island comfortably and conveniently, without confusion from the public transportation.

>> Book your car with Greeka <<

Why rent a car with Greeka? Greeka.com is the most popular website about Greece and organizes the holidays of thousands of people every year. Additionally, we offer the best car rental rates to our customers.
How do we get the best prices? We cooperate with many car rental agencies on the island and can secure the lowest-priced available options for your Santorinian trip.
How does our car rental service works? Our car rental service does not operate as an instant booking system. Greeka collaborates with numerous vehicle rental agencies. We consult with all of our partners until we secure your voucher at the best possible price.
What if no agency accepts the booking? In the rare case of a non-fulfilled voucher, we refund the full payment you made with us.

Some of our car rental prices in Santorini

Mini, 3-5 doors From 14.5€*

Economy, 5 doors From 16€*

Compact, 5 doors From 22€*

Compact - Automatic, 5 doors From 24€*

* The above prices are per day, for 5 days rentals and more.

About our car rental service

Greeka.com offers car rental from Santorini Airport, Santorini port (Athinios), Fira Capital town and many other locations. We ensure the lowest market prices and every assistance to our customers when looking for the ideal car rental on the island through our numerous collaborating rental agencies. Both local and major agencies operating in different areas of Santorini are included in our partnership.

Moreover, our Santorini car rental collaborators are easily accessible and provide a wide range of conveniences to our clients. A car rental employee can deliver the car to your hotel, the port, or any other place upon request.

Additionally, you can choose to pick up the car from a place of your preference, for example from the port or airport the day you arrive. The agents can assist you with sightseeing and visiting suggestions and in many cases can provide you with a map in your rental car; otherwise, you can request a GPS for an extra charge.

Why rent a car in Santorini

Santorini is one of those islands where a vehicle (car, motorcycle, ATV) is strongly recommended and will enable a smooth exploration of the island, at your own pace. Santorini is the top tourist destination in Greece with numerous villages and beaches; thus, renting a car is the best way to enjoy a carefree holiday on this phenomenal island.

Basic public bus transportation system (KTEL buses) on the island connects the capital of Fira with other villages and the port. Although it is a considerably cheap way of transportation, it is definitely not the best way to move around. The biggest disadvantage of public buses during summer months is that they get overcrowded and timetables can be unreliable at times.
Furthermore, note that the KTEL buses connect primarily the capital town of the island, Fira with the other villages. As a result, there is no direct route from one village or a beach to another so transits in Fira central bus station are unavoidable. This might be time-consuming and confusing. Also, buses only operate until 22:30.

Taxis, on the other hand, are another option for transportation. Again, due to the big number of tourists during summer, they get booked or hired immediately so it is not considered consistent enough to count on in order to visit several places during your holiday. In any case, you can book your private transfer with us.

Note that Santorini has a moderate size and distances do not exceed 30-40’ by car. It is an island with many fascinating areas to discover. Apart from the main touristic caldera villages of Oia, Imerovigli, Fira and Firostefani, driving with your car to a volcanic beach, a remote winery, an authentic tavern in the mainland or to a village out of the beaten path will enrich your visit and insight on the island.

Therefore, it is our belief that for your transportation on the island, renting a car is an ideal, time-saving investment.

Driving in Santorini

Driving in Santorini is not considered very complicated compared to other islands. The biggest part of the island has a safe road network connecting every village and beach. Also note that due to its volcanic origin and the steep cliffs of the Caldera, there are a few zig-zag parts (namely the road from Athinios Port to the central road, or a small part from Fira to Oia) where you will need to be very careful.
You might find that there is a lack of road signs, but due to its average size, you can not get lost easily. The use of a GPS is always helpful. Also, take into consideration that during the night there is hardly any street lighting.
Last but not least, while driving you will pass by many amazing viewpoints, so have your cameras ready!

Gas stations in Santorini

Upon receiving your rental vehicle, make sure to check the fuel tank and confirm whether it uses Diesel or Unleaded. Upon returning the car you will be asked to deliver it with a full fuel tank. There are more than 15 gas stations around the island (i.e. Shell, Avin, Eko, Aegean and others). Many of them are located around Fira but there are also plenty in other places as well.

Parking in Santorini

Parking in Santorini is very convenient. Note that cars are not permitted inside the villages, so almost every village (such as Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira) have one or more designated parking areas right before the settlement that are free of charge. These parking areas are indicated with a “P” letter in a square, blue street sign. Note that most hotels in the Caldera villages do not include a parking lot. Moreover, parking on the street is frequently permitted unless there is a no-parking sign. Make sure though that you are not blocking the traffic, especially the bus street routes.

Santorini with a car rental

Apart from the main tourist villages of Oia, Fira and Imerovigli, Santorini has many amazing places, beaches and villages to discover by car. These are three routes that combine different attractions and places to visit on the island.

Car to the Minoan Site of Akrotiri - Red beach - Lighthouse

A 15km drive from Fira will lead you to the Minoan Site of Akrotiri, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Cyclades. The site of Akrotiri is a bronze age settlement considered by archeologists one of the most sophisticated of the ancient times that prospered for centuries before getting buried by volcanic ash. Less than a 4km ride from there, one can locate the spectacular Red Beach. A wonderful spot to dive in fresh and clear waters while being amazed by the vibrant colours of the volcanic soil blending with the azure waters of the Aegean sea. The tour excursion by car to the south part of the island would be incomplete without a visit to the Lighthouse at the very edge of the island. For the romantic souls, this is a perfect sunset spot away from the bustling Caldera.

Car to Emporio - Perissa beach

Emporio is a traditional village on the mainland of Santorini. It is located a little less than 10km by car from the capital of Fira. The village has beautifully paved alleys for strolling around and admiring the local architecture. Churches, domes, towers and ruins of a Venetian castle are some of the attractions of this intriguing village. Furthermore, at just a 3km ride away, one of the most popular Santorinian beaches can be found. Perissa is a long sandy beach with many restaurants, cafes and facilities where you can spend an unforgettable day.

Car to Pyrgos village - the wine roads - Profitis Ilias monastery - Metaxy mas tavern

Pyrgos village is considered a hidden gem on this spectacular island. At only a 7.5km drive south of Fira, immerse yourselves in a place of authentic Santorinian colour and lifestyle. Make sure to take your time and wander inside this picturesque village. After that, take your car and explore the broader region, famous for the production of the Assyrtiko wine. The landscape is wonderful with vineyards scattered all over the place creating the famed Santorinian wine roads. There are numerous wineries and estates that welcome visitors for a guided wine tour. Lastly, we suggest continuing your way up to Profitis Ilias Monastery where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island. At dinner time, book a table at the “Metaxy mas” tavern, one of the most savoury and unpretentious Greek taverns on the island, serving local recipes to die for!

Some Car Rental Agents

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Car L.T.D Rent a Car

This is a car-rental company that is based in Fira, Santorini. It provides a big variety of vehicles such as manual, automatic, open cars and minibusses. The company offers a pickup and drop off at the main locations of the island, the airport, and the ports, at hotels and other accommodations.
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Vazeos Car rental

The main office of this car hiring company is located in Oia, Santorini. Customers of Vazeos Car Moto Rental can choose from their large fleet of vehicles in all different categories – with manual or automatic transmission, open cars, and minibusses, also luxury cars and motorcycles. Embarking a rented vehicle on a ferry is possible.
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Easy Car Rentals

Easy Rental company offers a variety of motor vehicles, including small cars, open cars, jeeps, Smarts, minibusses and also ATV’s. The company offers delivery and collection from any place in Santorini upon customer’s request, the ports, and the airport. Their main offices are located in Perissa and Perivolos.
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Axion Car rental

This car rental company has been on the market for over 25 years. It offers a wide spectrum of cars, manual and automatic ones, motorbikes and other vehicles. Their car models are all new and all of them have Radio-CD and A/C. Axion Rent a car offers delivery to the port, to the airport or to any hotel on the island.
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Jimmy's Rent a Car

Jimmy's Rent a car is a vehicle rental company located in Imerovigli. Their fleet offers a variety of choices such as manual and automatic cars, ATVs and others. The company provides delivery to any place on the island.
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Eurodollar Car rental

This car rental company was established in Fira, the capital of Santorini, more than 20 years ago. They have a large fleet consisting of Mini cars, manual and automatic cars and also minibusses. They offer delivery of their cars to any location on the island.
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Santorini Holiday Cars

This company is based in Kamari, very close to the airport, but it has also branch offices at the two ports of Santorini, Athinios and the old port. They also have rental stations in Imerovigli, Firostefani, Perrisa, and Oia. Their fleet has manual and automatic cars varying in sizes and capacities. There are small and bigger manual cars, automatic Smart-type cars and automatic convertible cars, manual and automatic minibusses with seven or nine seats.
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Sunbird Car rental

Sunbird Rent a Car & Moto is a rental company operating in Imerovigli, Santorini Island. It has different categories of vehicles which include manual and automatic cars various in types and capacity. The company provides availability of economy, compact, open Smart cars, cabriolets with two or four seats, ATV’s and motorbikes.
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Sunrise Car rental

This company is based in Karterados village but it offers car rental services everywhere on the island. Its fleet has more than 70 models of cars in classified categories. Customers can rent manual, automatic, open cars and minibusses as well as off-race and city scooters that are available.
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Autocenter

Autocenter is a company situated in Kamari region very near to the airport. It offers 24-hours pick-up and delivery is possible from the two ports of the island Athinios and the Old Port. There is also a branch office available at the airport. Its fleet has various models of vehicles such as city cars, coupe cars, intermediate cars and cars for seven or nine passengers. Cabriolets and jeeps, Mini and economy cars are also available. The company also offers exclusive cars for weddings or other events.

Drossos Car & Moto Rental

This is a car hire agency, which has branch offices in Oia and Athinios port. They maintain a modern fleet of new cars presenting all different categories that one may need – economy, compact, motorcycles, scooters, and others. Drossos Car rental also provides free delivery to many locations on the island.

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