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Lesbos car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Fri 28/6
Fri 5/7

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Top tips for hiring a car in Lesbos

  • Mytilene International Airport (MJT) is the main airport serving the island of Lesbos in Greece. Major car rental companies typically have their counters in a designated section within the airport's main terminal, making it convenient for passengers to arrange for their rental cars upon arrival. You can look for signs directing you to the car rental counters. Still, agencies such as Budget, Alamo, Europcar, and Thrifty offer pickup and shuttle services to and from the airport.
  • Lesbos doesn't experience intense rush hour traffic like big cities. However, there are times when traffic may be slightly busier, especially in and around the capital city of Mytilene and popular tourist areas, making driving a challenge. Usually, roads are congested from around 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Also, during the peak tourist season, which is usually in the summer months, popular tourist destinations and coastal areas might experience increased traffic.
  • When driving in Lesbos, compact or midsize cars are often suitable for most travelers. Still, if you have a larger group or need extra space, you might opt for a larger vehicle like a minivan or SUV, as they have ample space for passengers and luggage. Some rural roads in Lesbos can be narrow or winding. If you plan to explore less-traveled areas, a car with good handling and maneuverability can be beneficial.
  • Children up to 4 feet 5 inches tall must use appropriate child restraints while traveling in a vehicle. The child restraint system can be a child safety seat or booster seat, depending on the child's age, weight, and height. The specific type of child restraint system required depends on the age and weight of the child. For instance, infants and toddlers weighing up to 29 pounds must use rear-facing child safety seats. Children weighing approximately 20 to 40 pounds should use forward-facing child safety seats, and those weighing about 33 to 79 pounds should use booster seats.
  • Book your car hire in Lesbos at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Lesbos are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lesbos

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lesbos?

    Economy (Skoda Citigo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lesbos.

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

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

  • Should I rent a car in Lesbos?

    With a rental car in Lesbos, you can go wherever you want on the island, whenever you want. You're not limited to fixed schedules or specific routes, giving you the flexibility to design your own itinerary. Furthermore, some attractions, natural sites, and historical landmarks in Lesbos might not be easily accessible by public transport. A car allows you to reach the Ancient Temple of Klopedi, the Castle of Mytilene, and Agios Isidoros Beach without relying on guided tours or taxis.

  • What is driving like in Lesbos?

    The driving style in Lesbos is generally laid-back, and locals tend to drive at a more relaxed pace. However, be cautious of occasional impatient drivers, especially in busier areas. Some rural roads may be narrow and winding; therefore, be prepared for occasional potholes or uneven surfaces, especially in less-traveled areas. Parts of Lesbos have mountainous terrain, and driving on steep, winding roads may require extra caution, especially during adverse weather conditions. Lastly, remember to obey the posted speeds: Maintain 31 mph in urban areas, 56 mph in more rural areas, and 68 mph on national roads and highways.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lesbos?

    The minimum age requirement to rent a car in Lesbos, Greece, is typically 21 years old. However, please note that car rental age policies can vary among different car rental companies on the island. Usually, those under 25 may be subject to a young driver surcharge, an additional fee added to the rental cost. Most importantly, you must have a valid driver's license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP) if your driver's license is not in English or the Greek alphabet.

Car hire directory

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    SURPRICE CAR RENTAL car hire locations in Lesbos

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    Avance Rent a Car car hire locations in Lesbos

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  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Lesbos

    4 Locations

  • abbycar

    AbbyCar Car Rentals car hire locations in Lesbos

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Lesbos

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Lesbos

    3 Locations

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    Caldera car hire locations in Lesbos

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    Carrental2Greece car hire locations in Lesbos

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