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Top tips for hiring a car in Lefkada

  • Lefkada, the island on the western side of Greece is a fantastic, rugged landscape that is perfect for touring. With dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches, small towns and villages as well as a busy rural life, this island is a great car hire destination. It’s just a roughy 25min drive from Aktion National Airport (PVK) and is connected to the mainland of Greece by bridge. Local transport is available, but getting around this island and its beaches and inland areas will be much easier by car. A larger car than the standard city runabout is best on the island, as the roads aren’t always great quality. An SUV or four-wheel drive would be a good choice, and air conditioning would be essential and probably a standard with most car hire firms in a country as hot as Greece.
  • People in Greece drive on the right and overtake on the left. Seatbelts are mandatory and child seats must be used with young children. Confirm with your preferred hire car company that they can supply one of these; otherwise, you will need to bring your own. It will usually be an added extra to your policy.
  • The speed limit in towns and villages is 50 km/h (31 mph), and on rural roads, it’s 90 km/h (55 mph). Road signs are usually in Greek and Latin script, and there are lots of one-way roads within the villages, so watch out for them.
  • Most of the petrol stations are clustered around Lefkada town and some of the other nearby villages. If you are driving inland, particularly into the mountains, make sure that you have researched where the nearest petrol stations are on your route.
  • Book your car hire in Lefkada at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Lefkada are around 155% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lefkada

  • Should I hire a car in Lefkada?

    Lefkada is definitely suited to a car hire tour. The beaches, the villages and the mountains all offer their own attractions, but getting between them all can be complicated when travelling by public transport. If you are the kind of tourist that likes to be free to change your schedule or divert to an unexpected location, then car hire on Lefkada will be a better option. There are lots of hiking trails in the mountains as well as waterfalls and forests that are easily reached by road. Food is also a big attraction here, and there are some very special restaurants dotted around the island, especially on the coast, that you may want to visit; but this would be hard via local transport.

  • What is driving like in Lefkada?

    Driving on Lefkada is enjoyable, but drivers not used to Greece need to stay alert. There are a lot of motorbikes and scooters, some driven by locals and some driven by tourists, so you need to watch for them. The mountain roads can sometimes be perilous, too, if you are not experienced in driving on mountain roads; but they take you to amazing places, so it's worth it. The road surface is generally good, but it can turn to rough track without a great deal of warning in the more rural areas. The GPS won’t always pick up on this, so be alert for changing road conditions. There will also be slow-moving agricultural traffic, so watch for these, too. There are no motorways or toll roads - only minor roads.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Lefkada?

    You need to be 21 years or older to hire a car in Greece. You also need to have held your licence for at least a year. All drivers under 25 will have to pay a daily surcharge, and this may be extended to older drivers from the age of 70. You can drive in Greece on a UK or EU driving licence, but if your licence is written in a script other than Latin, then it’s advised that you get an international driving permit.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lefkada?

    Standard (Class Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lefkada.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lefkada?

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

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