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Car Hire on Zakynthos


Greek Car Hire Most of the major car rental companies have offices on the island.

You can easily arrange for collection at the airport in advance of your stay. There are many local car rental businesses on the island that can undercut the big players, but be careful to ensure that the insurance cover on the vehicle (and the driver) is adequate. If you rent from a local firm, make sure that the vehicle is in a satisfactory condition before driving off. Maintenance is often kept to a minimum. You don't know if the previous driver took a Fiat Panda off road for several hours (which is a common sight on the island!) and whether the vehicle has been checked upon return.

IMPORTANT NOTE - The Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) from local car hire companies may NOT include damage to:

* Tyres
* Undercarriage
* Exhaust
* Windscreen

So any damage to these components will result in payment of the excess, which may be more expensive than the repairs themselves. So beware of driving your car in unsuitable circumstances.


Zakynthian road

If you want drive an open-top car, it's worth opting for one of the soft-top jeeps rather than a cabriolet. Zante's cabriolets are often a small hatchback with the roof sawn off and and a canvas roof attached!

You can drive round the island in a day, taking stops at the sights along the way, lunch at a taverna (no wine!) and a couple of swim stops. The route takes about 200 kilometres.


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