Car Hire in Corfu

Corfu (or Kerkyra) is known as an "emerald green" island for its wonderful olive gardens. Travelling on the island by a hire car you'll see beautiful harbours with golden sand beaches and white rocks, sheltered bays with taverns that offer traditional Greek cuisine. Explore the Keri Caves and visit Water Village, one of the biggest waterparks in Greece.

The capital is famous for the Saint Spyridon Church, which houses the relics of Saint Spyridon, the patron of the island. Mount Pantokrator is the highest mountain on the island. At 917 metres, you can see fantastic views of central and northern parts of the island.

Corfu will delight you.

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Disadvantages of public transport

It is not comfortable! The renowned “green buses” depart at 09:00 from the capital’s bus terminal, so you need to get there first. To buy a ticket from a vending machine, you need to be either fluent in Greek or very savvy.

Buses have a terrible habit of running past bus stops and stopping at random places.

In Corfu, public transport is a constant stress for travellers who are afraid of being late, getting the timetable wrong, missing the bus or buying a wrong ticket.

A rental car will never cause these troubles.

Car hire prices in Corfu

The average cost of a one-day car rental. The number is calculated based on the bookings of the previous three years. It takes into account the rental of cars across all classes.

27 €
JAN
29.5 €
FEB
30.21 €
MAR
32.8 €
APR
34 €
MAY
43 €
JUN
46 €
JUL
41.65 €
AUG
33 €
SEP
30.71 €
OKT
33.79 €
NOV
28.29 €
DEC

Expensive and cheap car hire

You can rent a car right at the airport from one of large car rental companies. It is convenient and safe but in no way cheap. Specifically, it is not the rental service itself that is expensive, but rather the “comprehensive” insurance and deposit (in case of damage, you risk up to €2,000).

You can hire a vehicle on better conditions at local rental counters. They offer rental prices lower by 15-20% with a deposit of just €200-400.

Optional services are also cheaper with some services being offered free of charge. On the downside, not all rental agencies can provide an extensive fleet or technical support during the rental period. You can find such agencies by your friends' recommendation or by reading signs, such as "Ενοικίαση αυτοκινήτων" or "Rent a car", and even by Googling — many agencies have a website, but mostly in Greek.

Which car to choose in Corfu

The island has many serpentine mountain roads with a medium-quality surface. If you rent a vehicle with a low-power engine and automatic transmission (AT), your hire car can stall when you drive uphill on a rough road. If you drive well with a manual transmission, opt for it. Or choose a higher performance engine. However, keep in mind that petrol is expensive in Corfu.

Which insurance to choose

Stones on the roads can cause damages to suspension and undercarriage of your rental car. Therefore we recommend that you choose the most comprehensive type of insurance.

The demand for car rental services in Corfu

The occupancy rate of the car rental fleets by month. For example, most cars are being rented in August, which means that this month has the smallest amount of available vehicles. The higher the percentage of the car fleet workload, the earlier it is worth booking a car to choosing the best option at the best price.

29 %
JAN
33 %
FEB
44 %
MAR
54 %
APR
61 %
MAY
76 %
JUN
79 %
JUL
83 %
AUG
68 %
SEP
47 %
OKT
22 %
NOV
26 %
DEC
2 Комментариев
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Nina
08.01.2021 13:48

What is required of an additional driver?

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Iryna (MyRentacar)
09.01.2021 16:51

The additional driver requires the same conditions as the main one.