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Greece - Passenger vehicle

General Rental Information

Important documents

The renter and all approved drivers must be in possession of a full, valid driving licence for at least one year and present it together with an identity card or passport while receiving delivery of the vehicle. Furthermore, the following conditions apply depending on the issuing country of the driving licence.

EU Driving Licences
Valid driving licences of all EU countries are accepted.

All Other Licences
Driving Licences printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, and Cyrillic) must be accompanied by a valid International Driving Permit.

Driver's licence from countries outside of the European Union must be complemented by an international driver's licence.

Age restrictions

Certain regulations apply related to minimum age and possession of driver's license which can be found during the booking process depending on the booked vehicle. Basically, the minimum age for every driver is 21 years (having held the driving license for at least 1 year). A deviation from the minimum age is possible depending on the vehicle.

In Greece, the following rules apply for the minimum age and possession of a driver's license:

Minimum Age License Requirements Car Category
21 License held for 1 year MCMR, MDMR, EDMR, CCMR, MDAR, EDAR, CCAR, EXMR, EXAR, EFMR, MTMR, ETMR, MTAR, ETAR, CDMR, CDAR, CDAE, CWMR, CWAR, CFMR, CFAR
25 License held for 3 years CXMR, IDMR, SDMR, SXMR, CXAR, IDAR, IFAR, IFMR, SDAR, SQAR, SXAR, PDAR, PSAR, SWMR, SWAR, SVMR, FVMR, SVAR, SFMR, FFMR, PFMR, JFAR, SFAR, FFAR, RFAR, PFAR, PQAR, XFAR, XFAX, CTAR, ITAR, XTAR

A surcharge applies for young drivers under 23 years.

Tariff information

General

All credit cards from internationally recognized credit card companies - such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners Club, Visa and debit cards (Visa Electron, Mastercard) are acceptable as payment methods whereas any third party credit cards or prepaid cards are not accepted. The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver. This must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time.

Sixt CarExpress Servicecard (Advantage Circle) is only accepted in combination with a valid Credit Card.

Please note, that payments with credit card may require the PIN of the credit card.

An advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security. The exact deposit is determined on collection since the amount is dependent on the vehicle (the Rental amount plus Non Waiver Responsible amount and one fuel tank; different amounts are possible). Please note that we do not accept prepaid cards.

To hire one of the following vehicles, customers must present two credit/debit cards: PDAR, PFAR, PQAR, XFAR, XFAX, XTAR.

Advance Charge Approval
CRS Code EUR
MDMR, EDMR, CCMR, MDAR, EDAR, CCAR, EFMR, MTMR, MTAR Rental amount + 800.00
CDMR, CXMR, IDMR, SDMR, EXMR, EXAR, CDAR, CXAR, CDAE, IDAR, SDAR, CWMR, SWMR, CWAR, SWAR, SVMR, SVAR, CFMR, IFMR, CFAR, IFAR, JFAR, ETAR, CTAR Rental amount + 1,000.00
SXMR, SQAR, SXAR, FVMR, SFMR, FFMR, SFAR, FFAR, RFAR Rental amount + 1,250.00
PDAR, PSAR, PFMR, PFAR, PQAR Rental amount + 2,000.00
XFAR, XTAR Rental amount + 3,000.00
XFAX Rental amount + 4,000.00

In case the renter fails to collect the vehicle on the rental start date and time without any written or telephone conversation, Sixt will cancel the reservation after 3 hours.

Special rental information when booking Prepaid rates

Prepaid tariff - Pay now

When booking at a prepaid rate, the payment will be charged along with the total rental price (incl. booked extras and charges) prior to the rental. The driver and mode of payment shall be finalised at the time of reservation and cannot be changed. The confirmed credit card should be valid and available for presentation on collection of the vehicle. All extra costs that occur during the car rental will be charged to this credit card.
A refund shall not be issued for non-collection, vehicle being collected late or returned early.

Changing booking

A prepaid booking can be changed up to 48 hours before the start of the rental (depending on availability) in return for a booking modification fee of 10,24 EUR. Any payment already made towards the rental will not be refunded; nor shall any differential amount be refunded if this modification leads to a lesser rental cost. Any changes made to a prepaid reservation may impact the rental rate. A change from a prepaid rate to a non-prepaid rate is not possible.

Cancellation

A booking can be cancelled before the rental begins. In the event of cancellation, the payment in advance already made towards the rental shall be paid back subject to a cancellation charge, which will be withheld and shall be in the amount of the rental charge ( including any extras and charges) for a maximum of 3 rental days. Cancellations can be made online or in writing and must be addressed to: Sixt Greece Headquarters, Lion Rental SA, 10 Germanikis Scholis, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece. Phone: +30 211 95 50 000, Email: [email protected]

No-show

In the event that the booked vehicle is not collected or not collected at the agreed time, Sixt will cancel the reservation after 3 hours and the rental charge already paid shall be withheld in full.

Protection conditions

Third Party Insurance (TI)

Protection coverage for the vehicle rented includes Third Party Liability with a maximum cover of 1.220.000,00 EUR for material damages and 1.220.000,00 EUR for personal injuries.

Excluded from the protection is the use of the vehicle for the transport of dangerous goods. All protection as part of the rental contract will become void, in particular, if an unauthorized driver has used the vehicle or if the driver of the vehicle does not possess the required driver's license at the time of the event giving rise to claim.

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Loss damage waiver (incl. theft protection) removes the drivers responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of damage or theft.

If LDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
800.00 EUR: CCAR, CCMR, EDAR, EDMR, EFMR, MCAR, MCMR, MDAR, MDMR, MTAR, MTMR
1,000.00 EUR: CDAE, CDAR, CDMR, CFAR, CFMR, CTAR, CWAR, CWMR, CXAR, CXMR, ETAR, ETMR, EXMR, EXAR, IDAR, IDMR, IFAR, IFMR, ITAR, JFAR, SDAR, SDMR, SVAR, SVMR, SWAR, SWMR
1,250.00 EUR: FFAR, FFMR, FVMR, RFAR, SFAR, SFMR, SQAR, SXAR, SXMR
2,000.00 EUR: PDAR, PFAR, PFMR, PSAR, PQAR
3,000.00 EUR: XFAR, XTAR
4,000.00 EUR: XFAX

Excluded from the coverage are damages on tyres and windows.

If LDW is not accepted the customer will be held liable for the full value of the car.

Top Cover LDW (BE)

If LDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Top Cover LDW to reduce/eliminate the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.

If Top Cover LDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
300.00 EUR: CCAR, CCMR, EDAR, EDMR, EFMR, MCAR, MCMR, MDAR, MDMR, MTAR, MTMR
400.00 EUR: CDAE, CDAR, CDMR, CFAR, CFMR, CWAR, CWMR, ETAR, ETMR, EXMR, EXAR, CTAR, CXAR, CXMR, IDAR, IDMR, IFAR, IFMR, ITAR, JFAR, SDAR, SDMR, SVAR, SVMR, SWAR, SWMR
550.00 EUR: FFAR, FFMR, FVMR, RFAR, SFAR, SFMR, SQAR, SXAR, SXMR
1,100.00 EUR: PDAR, PFAR, PFMR, PSAR, PQAR
1,650.00 EUR: XFAR, XTAR
2,200.00 EUR: XFAX

(Top Cover LDW = BE)

Super Top Cover LDW (BF)

If LDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Super Top Cover LDW to reduce/eliminate the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.

If Super Top Cover LDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
0.00 EUR: CCAR, CCMR, EDAR, EDMR, EFMR, MCAR, MCMR, MDAR, MDMR, MTAR, MTMR, CDAE, CDAR, CDMR, CFAR, CFMR, CWAR, CWMR, ETAR, ETMR, EXMR, EXAR
70.00 EUR: CTAR, CXAR, CXMR, IDAR, IDMR, IFAR, IFMR, ITAR, JFAR, FFAR, FFMR, FVMR, RFAR, SDAR, SDMR, SFAR, SFMR, SQAR, SVAR, SVMR, SWAR, SWMR, SXAR, SXMR
300.00 EUR: PDAR, PFAR, PFMR, PSAR, PQAR
500.00 EUR: XFAR, XFAX, XTAR

Tyre and Windscreen Coverage (TG)

The tire and glass coverage provides protection for damages on tires, windscreen, side windows and the rear window with a deductible of EUR 0.00.

If the protection is not accepted, the customer will be held liable for the full extent of the damage.

GT cannot be chosen for car group PFMR, PSAR, XFAR, XFAX and XTAR.

Personal Accident Protection (PAP)

By taking out personal accident protection the protection can also be extended to cover the consequences of an accident.

By taking out personal accident protection the limit of liability is: EUR 15,000.00 for invalidity, EUR 15,000.00 for decease.

Roadside Protection (BC)

Our Roadside Protection is an extended breakdown protection during the car rental in Greece and protects the contract holder against high service and repair costs for the following incidents:
1) Key locked inside the vehicle: In the event of the key being locked inside the vehicle, Sixt will assume the costs to open the vehicle and for the vehicle to be towed away and for a replacement vehicle.
2) Breakdown caused by lack of fuel: In the event of a breakdown due to having run out of fuel, Sixt will assume the costs for the breakdown assistance and fuel required for the onward journey.
3) Assistance due to flat battery: In the event of assistance with starting being needed, Sixt will assume the costs for assistance (by the vehicle manufacturer or one of its partners).
4) Immobilization of the Vehicle: In the event that it is not possible to move the vehicle (eg due to wintery road conditions). Sixt will assume the costs for the vehicle to be towed away and for a replacement vehicle.
5) Misfuelled vehicle: Sixt will assume the costs for the vehicle to be towed away, for the cleaning of the fuel tank and its refuelling.
All services may only be ordered by a direct claim with Sixt Greece. We will determine the type and extent of service required to ensure the client can continue the journey. If any damage on the rental vehicle occurs, which is not covered by Sixt within the scope of the Roadside Protection, the renter is liable for such damage.
Roadside protection is provided 24/7 (365 days).

Interior Protection

By taking out insurance protection for the interior, liability in the event of soil or damage to the vehicle interior can be reduced to a predetermined deductible.

Cross border rentals and territorial restrictions

Cross Border Rentals are not allowed.

Ferries between Greek islands are allowed. During the stay on the ferry all protections lose their validity, you can purchase such a protection at the counter.

In case of offence against Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions all protections lose their validity.

Extras

Accessories are bookable without obligation and subject to availability.

One-way rentals

Please contact your Sixt local rental station or our hotline.

The protection does not cover any costs of transporting the vehicle back to the mainland. In case of damage or an accident it is the renter's responsibility to arrange the transport of the vehicle back to the Sixt branch and bear any costs involved in this.

One-way rentals within Sixt locations in Greece are allowed under conditions depending on tarif.

One-way rentals with motorcycles are not allowed.

International one-way rentals are not allowed.

In the case of unannounced and unauthorised one-way rentals, we reserve the right to charge an additional fee.

Navigation system

Navigation systems are available subject to a fee.

Additional Driver

A charge is levied for the additional driver, whose details are noted in the lease only if the additional driver presents a valid driver's license.

Baby and child seats

Baby seats, child seats and booster seats are available subject to a fee.

Vehicle refueling

All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise the current prices per litre of petrol or diesel will be charged in addition to a refuelling fee.

If desired, the vehicle will be refuled according to currently available conditions after returning it to the station.

Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of reservation or at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.

Diesel-Option

Upon request, we will provide a vehicle with a diesel engine for a fee. The fee will not be charged if no diesel engine is available. Available only for selected vehicle groups.

Delivery and collection

Deliveries and collections are available at the local rental station subject to a fee.

For Delivery/Collection Service to/from hotels at South Corfu (Argirades, Lefkimi, Kavos, Ag. Georgios, Ipsos, etc.) please contact the local rental station.

This service is available on request for an additional commitment fee outside opening times at selected locations.

Winter equipment

Snow chains are available subject to a fee.

Personal Travel Assistant - Sixt Connect

Sixt Connects are available subject to a fee.

The Sixt Connect WIFI includes GPS, a tourist guide and a WIFI access point (up to 5 devices) with mobile internet.

The Sixt Connect PLUS includes GPS, a city guide, a WIFI access point (up to 5 devices), mobile internet and unlimited free calls all over the world.

Other Fees and Taxes

Premium location fee

A premium location fee occurs for rentals at airport and train stations.

Local Tax

A local tax occurs for rentals at certain stations.

Out of opening hours

Out of opening hours service is available at selected stations. In this case, an additional charge applies for the provision of the service.

Island / Ferryboat Travel Fee

If the customers takes the car on a Ferry, the purchase of Island/Ferryboat Travel Fee is mandatory. In case the customer fails to purchase this product and this results in a damage to the car on a Ferry, all other protections are invalid and the customer will be held liable for the damages.

Accident Handling Fee

An Accident Handling Fee applies if a vehicle is damaged.

Administration Fee for Fine

The renter is liable for payment of all traffic/parking fines occuring during the rental.

In case the renter does not pay the fine/s and Sixt intervenes to the procedure, a administration fee will apply additionaly to the fine's cost.

Removal of license plates

In case of removing the license plate because of a traffic offence, the renter will be charged for the disuse of the vehicle.

Lost Of Key

A Lost Of Key Fee applies depending on the vehicle group.

Vehicle Cleaning

In case the car requires a special cleaning procedure (i.e. smell removal, animal pollution, spill of liquids etc.) after returning, a cleaning charge will apply.

Flexi Return Guarantee

Plans can change. As a flexible mobility partner, we are happy to adapt to your plans. Thanks to our Flexi Return guarantee, you have the freedom to return the vehicle at any time to an authorised Sixt station, regardless of the rental agreement.

If your plans change during your hire period, let us know by telephone on +30 210 5786392 or in person at any of our numerous stations, and our employees will amend your rental contract. By doing this, we can adapt to your changed plans. This service is, of course, free of charge for you.

Flexi Return Guarantee in the tariff Pay now

When booking at a prepaid rate, a refund shall not be issued for returned early. For further information please refer to the section Prepaid Tariff - Pay now.

Flexi Late Return in both tariffs (Pay later & Pay now)

If you return the vehicle later, without notifying us, we will bill you EUR 12.40 service fee for the Flexi Return Service. This fee applies in addition to any extra days which might incur due to the rental extension.

Flexi Return Location in both tariffs (Pay later & Pay now)

If you return the vehicle to a station other than that agreed in the rental contract, the Flexi Return location will incur a service fee of EUR 19.84 if we have not been informed of the changes to the rental contract in advance.

With our Flexi Return guarantee, you will always have maximum flexibility and cost-efficiency when driving.

VAT

24%

(17% - Kos)

The Athens Courts of Law are responsible for resolving any problems or doubts of service that might occur.

All rates are inclusive of VAT (if VAT incurs).
For corporate customers with individual agreements alternative prices and regulations can apply.
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