The island is very rugged and mountainous with very steep narrow roads. If you tend to drive mostly on motorways you will find these roads a challenge. On some hairpins curves you need to chop down to first gear to get round. Make sure your car hire has the capacity to drive these roads especially with the added weight of passengers in the car.
We recommend two companies because their cars are new and well maintained: and .
Without a reservation you will not get a car over summer or over the main religious holidays, all companies are booked out well before this time. To ensure the best car options I strongly suggest you book your car, bike and accommodation at least 3 month prior to your trip. If travelling from North America where automatic vehicles are the norm, it is essential to pre-book such a vehicle prior to arriving on the island as they can be hard to locate, especially in high season. Also be aware that visitors from Canada and the USA require an International driver license to rent a car on the islands or anywhere in Greece. Make certain that your rates include CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) which gives additional cover. We are happy to help with car bookings .