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Why rent a car in Rhodes?

The island of Rhodes, in the Aegean Sea, is the largest of the Dodecanese islands known for their beach resorts. It is located northeast of Crete and southeast of Athens. The city of Rhodes has a walled medieval old town, which has been awarded the status of Unesco World Heritage site. It is also home to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Being on an island filled with ancient sites, villages and gorgeous beaches, a car hire in Rhodes can be the most time-efficient way to travel and sightsee across the island, making the most of your visit.

How to get to and around Rhodes?

International flights arrive at Rhodes International airport (RHO), also known as Diagoras airport, about nine miles southwest of Rhodes Town. A 20-minute journey from the airport in a Rhodes hire car will deliver you to Rhodes.

Situated so near the southwest coast of Turkey, Rhodes is only a hop away from several other desirable tourist destinations, such as Dalaman and Fethiye, and the Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris. You can also stop by Bodrum, site of the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, also considered one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”.

What brands are available?

A large number of Rhodes car hire companies are available to choose from, including Green Motion, which offers environmentally friendly, low-emission cars.

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Green Motion
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • SurPrice Car Rentals
  • Thrifty EU
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Rhodes

    Lindos, the second most populous town on the island after Rhodes, is 30 miles to the south – approximately a 50-minute drive in a Rhodes hire car – and must be visited. The Lindos acropolis was built in the 10th century BC by the Dorians, prior to the founding of Rhodes in 408 BC. From the slopes of a hill overlooking the bay, it offers spectacular views of the island’s eastern coastline.

    Close to the Lindos acropolis, the clear, turquoise seawater along Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) beach will be inviting you for a swim. On the beach stands a chapel dedicated to Saint Paul, who came on an evangelical mission to the island in 43 AD.

    About 17 miles south of Rhodes Town, or a 30-minute drive via the E095 in a Rhodes hire car, is the Panagia Tsambika monastery on top of a hill with stunning views. The monastery is considered a protector of the island of Rhodes, and several myths are linked with it. The icon of Panagia Tsambika, for example, is believed to give fertility to childless women.

    Tips and tricks for driving in Greece

    You must be older than 18 years old to be able to drive in Greece with a foreign driver’s licence. Always carry a valid driver’s licence, proof of insurance, an ID (passport) and your car hire papers.

    Drive on the right side, overtake on the left. Wearing seat belts is compulsory. Unless you speak Greek, it is best to use a GPS device for directions.

    Greek drivers are known to be impatient, drive aggressively and often ignore driving rules, so stick to your own right lane and don’t get in the way of others speeding ahead. The speed limit on Greek motorways is about 80mph and 32mph in residential areas. This does not stop some Greek drivers from going much faster. There are no motorways on any of the islands. Watch out for motorbike drivers, driving erratically – they are the no.1 cause of accidents in Greece.

    Ready to plan your Rhodes city break?

    Feeling inspired to start planning your trip to Rhodes and other parts of Greece? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

    Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

    FAQs for car hire in Rhodes

    What’s the best price car rental in Rhodes?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £13 in Rhodes.

    What’s the average car rental price in Rhodes?

    On average, car rentals in Rhodes are £14.

    Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

    When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

    How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

    You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

    Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

    Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

    How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

    To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

    Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Rhodes?

    Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

    What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

    A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

    Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

    We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

    What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

    When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

    Where can I find car rentals in Rhodes?

    Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.