Aegina island is one of the most popular attraction centers in Greece. It is just an hour away from Athens which makes it the closest island to Athens. This beautiful island has a lot of attraction sites that will fascinate you during your visit.
The purpose of this article is to make your tour across Aegina island an easy and interesting one. The article will explain how you can easily rent a car and visit different places with the car.
Car rental companies in Aegina island
If you want to enjoy moving around Aegina island at your own pace and convenience, hiring a car is essential. Some many offices and hotels provide car rental services.
The price depends on the type and condition of the car you are hiring. The rental options include a car, jeep, mini bus, motorbike, and scooter.
Giakas rentals cars and motorbikes
Giakas rental cars and motorbikes are one of the rental agencies on the island where you can make your reservation online.
They accept payment in cash and credit cards, you must have a valid driver’s license of at least two years. Fueling is done by the renter.
Their car categories include Hyundai I 20, Fiat Doblo, Suzuki Jimny, Nissan-Micra, and Hyundai accent.
The motorbikes categories include Kymco agility +16 150cc, Kymco mxu 150cc, Kymco agility 125cc, and Symphony sym 50cc
You can contact them to make your reservation at [email protected] or
Phone : +30 2297500327
Avance car rental
Advance car rental charges €7 per day and reservations are made based on the vehicles category. The minimum age for using vehicle categories A to D is 23 while the minimum age for the rest of the categories is 25.
The renter must possess an EU or international driver’s license with at least one year validity period. Their vehicle types include SUVs, city cars, and Hatchbacks.
Location: Leof.Andrea Siggrou 40-42, Athina 117 42, Greece.
Phone: +30 210 9200100.
Email: [email protected]
This is one of the rental agencies in Aegina that has been operated for more than 20 years.
Their car list includes Hyundai accent, Hyundai Atos, Peugeot 307, Suzuki Jimny, Chevrolet Kalos, Chevrolet Matiz, fiat panda, fiat multiple, and Nissan note.
Their scooter list includes Kimco Dink 50cc, Daelim S5 50cc, Peugeot Speedfight 50cc, Piaggio Typhoon 50cc, KIMCO MXU 150cc, and Kimco Agility 125 cc.
Location: N. Kazantzaki 5
Central Port of Aegina
Email: [email protected]
The car brands with sunrise rentals are Nissan, Chevrolet, Peugeot, Fiat, and VW.
Location: Dimokratia Str 3 Aegina Island 18010 – Greece
Phone: +30 2297024242, +30 6949421411
Email: [email protected]
Driving in Aegina
Driving in Greece can be different from driving wherever you are coming from. So, you must learn the road rules of the country before driving.
Here are some rules and tips you should know before driving in Aegina.
- The driver must possess an EU driver’s license or an International driver’s license.
- Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seat belt.
- You are not allowed to use mobile phones while driving.
- Don’t over speed. The speed limit for built areas is 50km/hr while 90km/hr for highways.
- You are not allowed to have more than 0.05% of alcohol in your bloodstream.
- You should always check out for animals especially goats when driving.
- You should always use your helmet while driving on scooters.
You won’t be allowed to drive in Greece if you are under the age of 18. You should be careful when driving between 8 am and 10 am and from 4 pm to 8 pm. This is always a rush hour period on the island.
There is a free parking area on the outskirts of the city towards Marathon or Souvala. Parking in the port requires payment, you can get a ticket for that in some of the kiosks nearby.
Parking in a no parking zones might warrant the police imposing a fine on you. Though the police do not collect the fine on the exact spot. The fine should be paid at the public treasury office within 10 days.
You should ensure to refill your fuel at intervals. You can get this accomplished in almost all areas of the island. The current price of fuel in Greece is around €1.9 while diesel is around €1.8.
Places to visit
Aegina island is the closest island to the mainland. It is less than an hour from the beautiful city of Athens. It has a lot of historical sites you would like to know about. Some of them are :
- The template of Aphaia
- The temple of Apollo
- Tower of Markellos
- Monastery of Agios Nektarios
- Christ’s kapralos museum
- Archaeological Museum of Aegina
When you arrive at Aegina town and walk past the port, you will see a hill known as koloni hill. This is where you will come across the temple of Apollo.
From Aegina town, you can take your car down to the temple of Aphaia. There are buses also running this route.
Visiting the island of Aegina is an exciting moment you will always have in your memory. Touring around the town and the island can be done with vehicles or motorbikes.
Renting a vehicle or motorbike on the island is cheaper and more affordable depending on the class and model of the vehicle you are hiring. There are a lot of car rental agencies on the island. The few listed in this article are:
- Giakas rentals cars and motorbikes.
- Advance car rentals
- Drive rentals
- Sunrise rentals.
While driving on the island, you should always obey the road rules and regulations. Going against any of the rules of the road or making a wrong parking might lead to you being fined.
You can read more on this topic to have more insight into necessary tips and preparation before planning your visit to the island.
Written by : Lawal Usman