If you’ve decided to rent your vehicle in Sithonia, your best choice would be to do it online very much in advance as you might get better deals. Out-of-season, rental prices are significantly lower compared to the summer months, when you can expect a price increase of 40-100%. However, if you choose to look for a car on the spot you should try to visit all agencies and inquire well about the prices because they can vary depending on demand. Also, note that bargaining is acceptable in these agencies as well, so why not give it a try.
Perhaps you might not appreciate the fact that all the car rental agencies are located in only three places, Nikiti, Neos Marmaras, and Sarti.
Rent-a-car in Nikiti
There are four rental agencies in Nikiti: Chalkidiki Cars Nikiti rent a car, Europcar, Hertz, Ecomotion, and Sonia. On official websites, all these agencies require you to have a Greek, European (for EU countries), or international (for non-EU) driver’s license, as well as a credit card. However, Europcar and Ecomotion accept deposits of 300e instead of a card.
Off-season rental prices for economy class vehicles are around 30Є per day, and all include the basic CDW (coverage for the purchase of liability for participation in damage to the car body). While most agencies will charge a 15 to 35Є surcharge for full coverage, some agencies, such as Ecomotion, include full coverage insurance in their prices. For rental purposes, the minimum age of the driver is 21, except for Ecomotion and Sonia Rent a Car where a minimum age of 23 is required.
Rent-a-car in Neos Marmaras
Neos Marmaras has four rental agencies: Avis, Drive Hellas, Auto365, and Car Choice. Surprisingly, Avis is the only agency that requires a Greek, European (EU), or international driver’s license, while all others require a valid license and passport. For payment, they all require you to have a credit card, while the amount of the deposit varies. The basic rental packages in the summer high season range from 40-55Є, and depending on the agency, such as Greece Car Rentals and Car Choice, a surcharge of between 7Є and 15Є is paid to ensure full coverage insurance. Please note that all agencies provide basic CDW coverage, but you will need to inquire with each company individually for coverage details. The minimum rental age in all agencies, except Greece Car Rentals, is 21, while in Avis it is possible to pay a surcharge for a driver under 25 in the amount of 10e per rental day.
Rent-a-car in Sarti
Finally, if you are in Sarti and want to rent a car, MasterCar allows renting from Sarti. You need to be at least 23 years old, and non-EU citizens must have a valid international driver’s license. You can only pay with credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) in this agency. If you decide to rent a car in Sarti, you should do it for at least 3 days, because that is the minimum that this agency accepts. Rental prices range from 50e per day during the high season and decrease by about 20% during the low season.
For now, a car is still the best way for those who want to see the whole of Sithonia so it is our recommendation for visitors.