Car Hire in Rhodes

The Greek island of Rhodes is small, and you can cross it in two hours. However, it is more fun to do it leisurely and tastefully by a hire car.

The island of Rhodes has gorgeous beaches, from prestigious Anthony Quinn Bay and Ladiko Beach (where you'll pay €8 for a sun lounger and umbrella) to small half-wild beaches in sheltered bays with clear water.

Among the famous sights of Rhodes are Seven Springs (Epta Piges), Tsambika Monastery, town of Lindos that mostly consists of small shops and taverns offering Greek cuisine (it is also the only place where you can get into a traffic jam on the whole island), Church of St. Pantaleon in Siana, surfing paradise in Prasonisi, and renowned Petaloudes Valley (Butterfly Valley).

With a vehicle, you’ll visit all the places you want to see.

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Car hire prices in Rhodes

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

Documents and insurance

To hire a car in Rhodes, you will need:

  • ID or passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Credit card

You can rent a vehicle when you are over 25 years old and have at least 3 years of driving experience.

By default, car rental companies offer Third-Party Liability Insurance (TPL) or Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). If that is not enough for you, you can purchase Theft Protection (TP), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), etc.

Car hire in Rhodes also requires a deposit.

The demand for car rental services in Rhodes

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

Parking in Rhodes

A good reason to rent a car in Rhodes is hassle-free parking. There are paid and free parking facilities but the majority of parking spaces are free.

There's a free parking lot or a place where you can easily park your car near most landmarks.

Filling stations

The average price for automotive fuel is €1.7 per litre.

There are many fuel stations where you can refill the fuel tank without leaving your vehicle. You just drive to a fuel dispenser and hand money to the station attendant.

Traffic rules in Rhodes

Some road regulations differ from those used in “continental” Greece. For example, the speed limit on most highways is 50mph (80km/h). In urban areas, you must not exceed the maximum speed limit of 25mph (40km/h). There are traffic enforcement cameras and warning traffic signs.

Use extra caution when driving on mountain roads, watch out for ferrets crossing the road and even goats that can appear out of nowhere.

Mobile service in Rhodes

The cellular coverage is available practically everywhere, although it not always 4G, therefore please think twice before you buy an expensive SIM card with high-speed data because the fast connection can be unavailable at your destination.

There’s free Wi-Fi at the airport, most shopping malls, restaurants, and hotel lobbies.