Frequently
Asked questions
when renting
IN CHANIA, CRETE

Renting a scooter or car in Crete can raise several questions. On this post we explore the frequently asked questions by our customers in Chania.

Our insurance sets age limitations. The minimum age to rent a car is 24. The minimum age to rent a 50cc is also 24. There is no age limitation for the remaining of scooters as long as you have a valid license.

To legally navigate a scooter in Greece, riders need to clock in at a minimum of 18 years and carry the appropriate license. If you’re already holding a license for driving a car, consider yourself fortunate; you’re eligible to handle AM category scooters, typically capped at 50cc.

Let’s glance at the license classifications in Greece:

AM: Scooters under 50cc. These are up for grabs for individuals possessing a regular car license.
Be mindful, though, as these scooters often come with a speed limit, maxing out at 45km/h.
A1: Scooters with a capacity of up to 125cc.
A2: Those with up to 47 horsepower.
A: Scooters without any constraints or boundaries.

Can be paid with cash, debit or credit card. Alternatively you will be required to leave your card details with us.

50cc: €200
125cc: €200
150cc: €250
300cc: €350
500cc: €500

Cars: From €300 to €600 depending on type.

A long part of the road (about 20mins driving) is offroad. The insurance company won’t cover you on off-road. It is therefore against our terms to take our vehicles there.

Yes, Uber and Lyft are currently illegal in Greece, as it is not licensed to operate as a ride-hailing service. However, Uber still operates in Greece and has faced some legal challenges and regulatory issues.

In 2018, a Greek court ruled that Uber was operating illegally and issued fines to the company and its drivers. The Greek government has also been working on implementing new regulations for ride-hailing services, which has created some uncertainty for Uber and other similar services.

In the meantime, taxi services are widely available in Greece, as well as other ride-hailing services such as Beat and Kapten, which are licensed to operate in the country.

There are a few options that may be more budget-friendly:

  1. Public transportation: Crete has an extensive public transportation network that includes buses, taxis, and ferries. The cost of a single bus ride in Crete is around 1.50-2.50 euros depending on the distance, while a taxi ride for a distance such as Chania Airport – Chania city centre will set you back 25-30euros. Private transport with a driver cost around 50 euros per hour. Ferries are also available between ports on the island and can range in price from around 4-10 euros depending on the destination.

  2. Walking or biking: If you’re in a city or town, walking or biking can be a cost-effective way to get around. Many cities in Crete have bike-sharing programs or rentals available for short-term use. Exploring by foot or bike can also be a great way to see the sights and experience the local culture.

  3. Renting a scooter or moped: Renting a scooter or moped can be a fun and affordable way to get around Crete, especially in smaller towns or on the island where traffic is not as heavy. Prices typically start at around 20-30 euros per day. Rent a cheap scooter in Chania.

  4. Carpooling or ride-sharing: There are several carpooling and ride-sharing services available in Crete, which can be a more cost-effective way to travel longer distances.

It’s important to do your research and compare prices to find the best option for your specific needs and budget. Additionally, keep in mind that during peak tourist season, prices for transportation can be higher and may require more advanced booking to secure the best prices.

Getting to Balos and Elafonisi beaches without renting a car is possible through public tour companies.

In order to reach Balos you need to drive off-road. There is no insurance coverage when driving off-road and its against our terms of use. Another point is that by driving to Balos you will miss out on Gramvousa, a hidden gem next to Balos. We therefore suggest that you book a ticket to a public tour that will pick you up from the city centre, drop you off at Kissamos port, take the ferry that will take you to both Gramvousa and Balos. We can help you with the booking process of such tour, just get in touch.