Car hire


Car hire on Rhodes island

You need your driving license and the license of any other nominated driver when you fill in the form. Most companies require you to be over 21 for a car and 24 for a jeep and have three years' driving experience.
It is a good idea to check the spare tire and tools just in case you have a flat. Tires and the under side of the car are never included in the insurance so if you like bouncing along on very rough roads the best idea is to hire a jeep. More information [here]


Please be aware that on Rhodes the streets are not the same standard as in your home country. Some are not lined with pavements or walkways. Sometimes they are inadequately lit at night and have different road markings and signs from those you are used to. The most important point is to remember that cars drive on the right-hand side of the road. It's compulsory to wear seat belts. 
The speed limit is 50 km/h in villages and 80 km/h on main roads. Please exercise extreme caution when crossing roads and walking along roads. 

If you hire a motorbike, don't forget the local streets can be dangerous, especially for those who are not familiar with this form of transport. Motorbike, scooter and moped riders must wear crash helmets. 
The permissible blood alcohol level is 0.05%. Police checks are sporadically carried out. Offenders are arrested on the spot, and held until trial before a magistrate which is usually the next working day. 
As you drive around on Rhodes you'll see a number of small shrines built next to the roads. There marks the site of a road accident and serve warning to other drivers. They usually have a small icon and an oil lamp which is tended regularly. If the accident was fatal the shrine may contain the names and pictures of those involved.

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