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Car rental in Katakolon

Hello everyone! We are a group of 6, and our cruise is going to stop at Katakolon this September. We want to rent a car, but the car rental company says their biggest car only fits 5 persons. Does anyone knows if it's possible to accomodate 6 in a car designed for 5? Is there any law in Katakolon that prohibits to accomodate this amount of people on a car? I'm asking because we were thinking on renting this car an accomodate ourselves even if we get a little uncomfortable inside... Thanks!!!

Posted by
417 posts

We rented a car from one of the agencies right off of the docks for the day. There were six of us and it was a mini van for, I believe, 60 Euro. I can't comment on Greek law, but I would imagine that seat belts are obligatory, but really, I don't think that you will have a problem. Feel free to PM me if you like.

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You can rent a car from AVIS in Katakolo. There are 7-seaters and 9-seaters mini-buses. The Avis people are very helpfull, they will let you know about anything you need to know. Really high quality service

Posted by
31303 posts

Veronica, One important point to note is that an International Driver's Permit is compulsory for driving in Greece. I rented a car on Santorini last year, and as I recall the rental agent verified that I did in fact have an IDP. Cheers!

Posted by
417 posts

Not to question you, Ken, but when we rented in 2008 there was no need for an IDP. Do you think that the rules have changed?

Posted by
1814 posts

I don't think the rules have changed, but you will find that sometimes you will be asked for your IDP, and sometimes you won't. We have been denied a rental in Greece for not having one, and on other trips (when we DID have one) they didn't ask to see it. It costs about $15, is good for 1 year, and you can get it at AAA. Better safe than sorry!

Posted by
26053 posts

The rules haven't changed. You were lucky and didn't get asked for it. You may be asked for it when renting. If you get stopped by the police and don't have one you could be in very warm water. If you had an accident and had to deal with the police and didn't have one the water might be exceedingly hot. = = = Now Veronica, Why would you want to expose some or all of your party to death or dangerous injury by overloading a car? With some occupants not having the safety of seatbelts? On Greek roads? Could you really live with that on your conscience?