The Ultimate Guide to renting a Car – Scooter – Atv in Paros

This is the ultimate guide to rent a car in Paros.

And let’s be clear about something:

This is NOT a post about car rental agencies in Paros or why to choose our car rental service.

On the contrary, we will cover the most important steps you have to follow during your Paros Car Rental.

But you’re also going to see exclusive tips right now so as to avoid pitfalls and have an amazing trip to Paros island.

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1

4 perfect reasons to rent a car in Paros

CHAPTER 2

Car, Scooter, ATV or Buggy?

CHAPTER 2

How to find a high-quality car rental service in Paros

CHAPTER 4

Car Insurance: Avoid the mistakes

CHAPTER 5

Picking Up your car in Paros

CHAPTER 6

Driving in Paros and magic places to go

CHAPTER 7

Getting your car back – Dropping off from Paros

CHAPTER 8

International Driving Permit

CHAPTER 9

Conclusion & Bonus Tips


CHAPTER 1

4 perfect reasons to rent a car in Paros

You plan your journey to this wonderful Greek island.

But you are still wondering:
“Should I rent a car in Paros?”

The answer:
No doubt about it.

Why is this so?

You might have thought:

“I can move by bus or taxi or just walk, why rent a car?”

It is true that the island is not huge enough to be impossible to make some distances by feet.

Or you could also make a combination: Use bus or taxi for long distances and walk enough in villages and small towns!

So, take the next step:

Is it worth hiring a car in Santorini?

I. YOU WILL DISCOVER THE ISLAND SIDE BY SIDE IN NO TIME

Renting a car in Paros will make your life easier. You will move through the island in less time than doing it by bus and in less budget than doing it by taxi.

Needless to say, there are stunning places to visit and you really have to visit them all!

From the narrow paths in Parikia to the wonderful view at Aliki village and from the mind-blowing beaches in Piso Livadi to the magic sunset in Naoussa.

Of course, you cannot visit all these places just by foot.
Maybe you can schedule your visit to all of them by bus or taxi, but let me guess:

It’s not like this.
Why?

Because you ll miss the following:

II. TAKE GREAT PHOTOS WITH YOUR MATE, FRIENDS OR FAMILY

Let’s jump right in it.

You‘re on the bus and you see a triumph Paros landscape:

You immediately feel the need to capture this view and get it forever in your suitcase back to your country. So, you are ready to press the shutter button on your smartphone or on your DSLR camera. (bring one in your luggage, you’ll regret if you don’t).

Sorry to say but you cannot ask from the driver to stop the bus.

In other words, you don’t have time to set the scene for a unique selfie with your loved ones in front of a breathtaking landscape.

Paros island is a blissful place for photographers or even people who are enthusiastic about photography. Some of the best travel photos have been taken on the island.

We bet that you’d love to have some wonderful moments on your memory card when you leave Paros Greece and looking back on photos with your friends or family under the exceptional sunset at Aliki Naoussa Parikia (see below for more info about the places).

Don’t even try to deny it.

The only way to set the best scene and capture epic photos and videos is to rent a car in Paros (or other types of vehicle – atv, scooter, etc) and move through the island by it.

III. FORGET TIME RESTRICTIONS

Just imagine.

You are here with your loved one and wish to have a drink late at night (Yes, you can find some snazzy restaurants and bars in Paros).

Why should you schedule in front the time you’ll be back? You are here in holiday so as to get relieved from daily routine and stop thinking about schedules.

Be confident. Park your car near the restaurant or bar and enjoy the view of Aliki while you are drinking a glass of Paros wine. The car you rented will be parked too close and you‘ll drive back safely to your hotel whenever you wish.

BE CAREFUL

Don’t forget that alcohol and driving will never be friends. In case you are prone to drink excessive alcohol, just let another person to drive or do not rent a car in any case.

III. PAROS CAR RENTAL PRICES ARE REALLY LOW

Yes it’s true.

You can find a professional paros car rental service in extremely low prices or unique car rental bargains.

Let me give you an example.

Let’s assume that you plan to visit Paros for 3 days with your family in July.

Chaniotis Paros Rentals offers a decent Peugeot 208 discount for car rental in summer.

PEUGEOT 208

Features

  • Manual & AutoTransmission
  • 4 doors
  • Air Condition
  • Radio/CD

What it means… Starting FROM 17 € RENT IT NOW

Winter Season

17€

Low Season

28€

Medium Season

38€

ΗIgh Season

58€

Peak Season

68€

Full Season

48€

So, you will be charged for 48 € / day no matter where you drop off or pick up.

Due to the 20% discount for >3 days booking, you’ll pay a total of 114.74 €.
And with the prepaid option -5%, you’ll pay a total of 108.70 €.

Check here

Think about this for a moment.

You’ll get your car at your place, be able to transfer your luggage everywhere, park your car wherever you wish, go outside for food, enjoy the sunset view on time and be convenient to drive your own car just for almost 134 €. (plus the fuel consumption cost).

After all, if you are convinced that Paros car rental would be an ideal choice, let’s jump immediately to the next chapter!
(if not, just get a monthly subscription to a gym, you ‘ll need it to walk through the island in summer under the hot sun…)


CHAPTER 2

Car, Scooter, ATV or Buggy?

If you want to have an unforgettable journey on Paros island, you have to choose the right type of vehicle.

Yes, it will be a key to make things easier for you. So, which are your options?

Paros Car Rental

Paros ATV Rental

Paros Scooter Rental

Paros Buggy Rental

So, how will you choose?

Things to check are:

– Will you arrive at Paros alone, couple, with friends or with your family?
– Are you an enthusiast driver or just need the car to reach your destination each time?
– Do you need a large space for your luggage?
– Do you like off road driving too?
– Are you on a low or a high budget?
– Do you prefer a manual or Auto Transmission car?

With regard to your answers above, it’s easy to understand which type of car meets exactly your needs.

So, we ‘ve done it easy for you in the following tables.

PAROS CAR

  • – Ideal for singles, couples and families
  • – Big space for luggage
  • – Low or High Budget options

PAROS SCOOTER

  • – Ideal for signles or couples
  • – Easy parking
  • – Low budget option

PAROS ATV/QUAD

  • – Ideal for signles or couples
  • – High adrenaline driving
  • – Low budget option

PAROS BUGGY

  • – Ideal for signles or couples or family
  • – Ultimate driving experience
  • – Higher Budget

Keep in mind that some vehicle options are more powerful (but more expensive too).

For example, you can rent a Jeep car (check here: Rent a Jeep 4×4 in Paros) and simulate the atv experience inside a much safer and easy to drive vehicle.

Our car rental office has a fleet with available vehicles to rent so as to cover our clients’ desire.


CHAPTER 3

Find a high-quality Paros Car Rental service

It’s time for a big decision: Choose the car rental agency that you’ll hire your car from.

Of course, you can find a ton of search engines on the Internet that promises you the best Paros rental deals and let you book online your car in just a few minutes.

But let me say this straight.

Before you rent a car in Paros, think about the special conditions and read carefully the agency car rental terms. Otherwise, you may fall in a big surprise.

AVOID HIDDEN COSTS

How could you be sure that you are going to rent your car from the most reliable car rental company in the island?

In other words, how will you make the best Paros car rental agency choice?

It is true that whenever the demand is high, some agencies will exploit the situation to make money without meeting the promising services.
So what are we talking about?

You ‘ll see that some car rental companies Paroshire their cars at extremely low prices.

Your initial reaction is to get excited about the bargain you see and you are ready to grab your cheap Paros car rental.

But don’t overlook the possibility of being a victim of fraud.

Our advice is simple:

JUST READ THE CAR RENTAL TERMS CAREFULLY

Extremely low prices are attractive for your wallet.
But first of all, you have to think about hidden fees and extra costs.

Renting a car in a fixed price and getting charged with extra fees when dropping off from the island is common.

See the difference?

Do not just compare internet prices! Dive deep in car rental terms and extra costs you ‘ll come up with!

Be aware of the hidden costs before you rent your car.
The car rental agency may charge you for a different pickup or drop-off location, for any excess mileage or for extra amenities (gps, map, baby seat, etc).

Moreover, the additional driver may also be an extra cost or you may have to pay for a specific car rental age penalty.

Our Car Rental Service will offer you some unique benefits!

 Free Pick Up and Drop Off

 No hidden costs

 Free car amenities (gps, baby seat, helmets, box)

 Road assistance 9-9 in case of emergency

 Full Tank Available cars

 Fully Inspected Cars

 No excessive mileage charges

BOOK EARLY

Let’s assume you have already booked your flight. For sure, you will be aware that prices in flights vary even per day.

Ok, car rental prices are not refreshed on a daily basis.
But if you hurry up, you can get a real bargain.

So, the earlier you rent your car in Paros, the best price you will get.
Book as far ahead as possible to achieve the best deal.

Remember that there are 3 pricing seasons. Usually, prices in August are higher than any other season of the year. It is simple to assume, as August in Paros is an era of extremely high demand.

Low Season

25€

Medium Season

40€

High Season

55€

So, if you plan to be in Paros in July, then book your hotel and do not ignore the need to hire your car too. The earlier you hire your car in Paros, the lower price you will enjoy.

But if you leave it for the last minute, 2 things may happen:
– Not find the best available car (or even not find a car at all…)
– Get the highest prices

Bear in mind that it’s hard to find your ideal car in a high demand era due to limited availability. It means that the car rental agency may ask you to replace your booked car with another car or maybe another available vehicle type (e.g. buggy, atv, scooter etc).

Paros Car rental companies do not have a huge range of stock. It means that if you make a request in August for a Fiat Panda, then you may be urged to rent another vehicle because all Fiat Panda cars will be occupied by other Paros visitors.

So, grab your chance now.

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

Another reason to hire your car in Paros as earlier as you can is that you need to be sure about your documents and especially your driving license. In case you are a EU citizen, your driving license will be absolutely ok.

However, in case you are coming from another country, eg. USA, then you will need an international driving permit so as to be a legal driver in Santorini and be in accordance with the law.

The process of issuing an international driving permit may last for a couple of days, so be sure to forget the last-minute booking because you will have a problem finding a rental service to approve your booking without an IDP (International Driving Permit).

BE CAREFUL: Even if your car rental service accepts your car Paros car rental without an international driving permit, it is totally illegal and you are liable to any police fine or law regulation.

For detailed information about an international driving permit, please refer below to CHAPTER 8 of our guide!

PAY ATTENTION TO THE CAR RENTAL TIME

In most cases, the minimum rental time is 1 day.

It is too hard to rent a car for just a few hours. (almost no company offers this service.)

But what exactly means 1 day?

Let’s get down to an example to make it clear.

You rent an Opel Corsa from Paros Parikia port for 1 day. You arrive on the island on Wednesday 3. 00 pm and drop off on Thursday 6.00 pm.

Don’t panic, but the car rental service will charge you for 2 days!

Yes, it’s true:

RENTING A CAR FOR 1 DAY MEANS THAT YOU RENT IT FOR A MAXIMUM OF 24 HOURS. EVEN FOR 1 EXTRA HOUR, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR A SECOND DAY RENTAL.

So, plan your journey and think carefully about the hours you are going to be on the island. It is common to rent a car and add a plus of 2-3 hours to be sure that you are not going to be a traffic victim or to get some more room to move. Adding a few extra hours may let your company give you an early return refund.

RENT A CAR IN PAROS ONLINE OR NO

We mentioned it above.

Either you book online or send an e-mail to the car rental agency or book by phone, the most important aspect is to read carefully the car rental terms and conditions before your final confirmation.

Be sure that you are fully aware of all of the extra hidden costs and that you are not going to be charged for extra services when you leave your vehicle back.

Beyond that, booking online has some extra pros:
– In most cases, you will find discounted prices and extra offers for specific cars.
– Also, most car rental companies offer a small discount on online prices.
So, search online and compare prices but do not forget to think about hidden costs or extra fees. Otherwise, you compare prices the wrong way!


To top it off, we can inform you about all prices you‘ll find in Chaniotis Paros Rentals car rental service.

We also offer unique discounts for all Paros visitors that will rent a car for more than 2 days:

10% OFF FOR >2 DAYS CAR RENTAL

15% OFF FOR >3 DAYS CAR RENTAL


CHAPTER 4

Car Insurance: Avoid the mistakes

Why do you need car insurance?

For 3 main reasons:

– It’s a legal requirement
– it provides a level of financial cover in case of car damage. (or in case of a stolen car)
– Respectively to the type of your insurance, it provides cover for injuries to other drivers or passengers and their property.

Imagine what it would be like if you didn’t get a car insurance.

OK, I know what you ‘re thinking. It’s illegal to drive without a car insurance, so you will have to suffer from the law consequences and get a (HUGE) fine.

The amount of the fine depends on the level of your illegal action but you can also receive penalty points on your driving license.

So go ahead and get car insurance for the car you will rent in Paros.

What are your choices to get covered?

Most car rental agencies in Paros offer basic insurance for your vehicle and some extra options. You have to consider about the extra options in terms of CDW.

Want to know more about it?

Let’s dig a little deeper.

WHAT IS CDW

CDW is the most common extra charge when you rent your car.

It means Collision Damage Waiver. In some cases, it may be referred to as LDW (Loss Damage Waiver). To explain it in the simplest way, you can pay an extra small amount per day and avoid liability for an amount of damage to your car, provided you’re not guilty of major negligence.

As you see above, you can have an extra cover with just a small amount of money daily (8 € to 20 €)

ARE YOU REALLY COVERED WITH CDW ?

Collision Damage Waiver is a contractual term where the rental company waives its right to claim compensation from the customer for damage to the rented vehicle. Car hire companies are liable for any damage to their cars, as they are the insurance holders. However, they have the right to pass on this liability to anyone who rents one of their cars.

With CDW, they ‘waive’ this right, although the renter is still responsible for some of the cost – the excess.

In simple words, without CDW insurance you will have to pay for all of the repairs and recovery charges which can quickly become tens of thousands of dollars. With CDW insurance you only have to pay an excess or deductible, which will be significantly less.

CDW is principally designed to cover collision damage with another vehicle and not single-vehicle damage.

However, a good car rental company that shows respect to its clients will also cover them in some cases that are not driver’s negligence. For example, if you damage the car due to a rockfall on the road or an oily surface, it’s not necessarily your own mistake. A good car rental company will understand it and will cover you in these cases.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT?

In case you have collapsed with another vehicle, you should call the police even if the damage is minor. Fill in the European Accident Statement form that all cars are required to carry in Europe.

The form is split into two sections and each driver fills in their version of events. Sign the report and mention the facts exactly as they happened.

You should always inform immediately the car rental agency representative. They will provide you with another car if it is impossible to move your rented car and you will get help regarding the CDW and the damage evaluation.


CHAPTER 5

Picking Up your Car in Paros

OK, you‘re now set.
You booked your hotel and your car online and you are ready to arrive on Paros island.
There are 2 ways to reach Paros: Either by airport or Paros port.

PAROS CAR RENTAL AIRPORT – RENT A CAR PAROS AIRPORT

The airport is a high traffic place where many car rental agents are waiting to pick up their clients. Be careful because you should have contacted your car rental agency and get some information about the way you will recognize and find them. When you land at Paros airport, you will find many agents seeking their clients by just holding a sign indicating the car rental service brand.

Chaniotis Paros Rentals offers a high-quality Paros Car Rental airport service!

We always keep an eye on your flight so as to be informed about a potential delay and pick you up on time. Also, we do not add any extra charge to getting you back to the airport when you leave Paros island and you‘ll never worry about find a parking lot in the high traffic road of the airport.

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PAROS CAR RENTAL PARIKIA PORT – RENT A CAR PAROS PORT

Regarding our services, we also keep an eye on the ferry boats arriving at the island through marine traffic control and we are waiting for our clients in a specific Parikia port point. You also do not need to find a park there, as we undertake your transportation to the Paros port without any extra cost for you!

You‘re all set!

Which is the next step?

Now, you are ready to get into your rented car!

But wait!

The first you need to do when you find you car rental agent is to sign your contract!

The car rental agent will drive you to the office so as to issue your new contract.

Read it carefully! Be sure that all terms you have booked online are mentioned in the same way. No hidden costs, no extra terms. Take a look on the total amount shown and the insurance you have purchased. If it’s all ok go on!

Which is the next step?

Just keep reading and you ‘ll find out.

It’s now time to inspect your car!

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10 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE STARTING YOUR CAR

TIP No1
Make sure that all scratches and blemishes are marked on the contract and the car rental agency is aware of.

TIP No2
Check the mirrors and turn on the lights, as well as the windscreen wipers. Be sure that they work properly.

TIP No3
Take some photos using your smartphone and keep them for your reference when you leave your car back in a few days.

TIP No4
Locate the lights and figure out the high beams. Mention it if you point out any malfunction.

TIP No5
Check the transmission. If you ‘ve asked for an automatic transmission, don’t settle for a manual one but ask for another car.

TIP No6
Check the fuel amount and ask the car rental agency about the fuel type. (It should be also mentioned in the contract).

TIP No7
Start the car and make sure that it is running fairly well with no strange noises.

TIP No8
Turn on the air conditioning and let it work so as to be sure about its proper functioning.

TIP No9
Fix your mirrors. A quick adjust to the rear view won’t do it — you’ve got to deal with the side mirrors too.

TIP No10
Check the brakes and be sure at your first miles that they are working properly without hearing any strange sound.

Needless to say that you should report any defects immediately.

It may surprise you but most accidents occur in the first 10 minutes of your departure from the destination site.

So, you should not hurry up. It’s true that we all are excited when landing a new place and looking forward to moving to the hotel and start our travel throughout. So, we underestimate the need to read carefully the car rental contract or familiarize ourselves with the car and its main functions.

And boom! You’re there!

It’s time to start driving. Be sure that you will be on the right side of the road!


CHAPTER 6

Driving in Paros and magic places to go

You are all set. Now, go on and start your magical journey in Paros Greece.

IS IT EASY TO MOVE ALL OVER THE ISLAND?

Yeah, it is really easy. You can move from side to side and if you make a smart time allocation, you can see all the sightseeing of the island within 3-4 days and be satisfied that you have really enjoyed all the wonderful views and take with you the best memories.

DRIVING IN PAROS GREECE

It is vital to be aware of the road network and the distances you have to cover when driving in Paros.

Ok, don’t’ wait to drive on avenues. You are on a small island in South Mediterranean!

There are 2-3 main roads and many other sub roads within the island.

What does it mean?

Narrow roads and many turns.

You have to be careful and be sure that driving slowly will let you enjoy the wonderful landscapes and the magnificent Paros views.

PARKING IN PAROS GREECE

In most cases, you will not have a huge problem with parking in the island. It’s true that in a period of high traffic (August) it will be very difficult to park in places like Naoussa Parikia.

But bear in mind that Paros island is one of the few high traffic islands worldwide that offer so many free parking areas! There are 9 free parking lots in Parikia and 5 free parking areas in Naoussa!

Our car rental office will also provide you with a map of all free parking areas at no cost!

So, there is no need to worry a lot about driving throughout the island or where you will find a parking area.

On the other hand, you should “worry” if you don’t visit one of the following places! Definitely, you have to visit all of them!

The truth is that Paros island has gained reputation due to these places and the unique view you can enjoy when traveling there.

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN PAROS GREECE

ALIKI

Aliki -Paros the peaceful fish-village, with magnificent beaches. The favorite destination for families. Visitors love Aliki that’s why they keep coming back for their holidays. Over the years, they come to feel Aliki as their own village, they make many friends and eventually many of them become permanent residents.

Aliki is one of those places on Paros which have recently known an increased influx of tourists especially the kind who seek peaceful and restful holidays. Many of them are family people who feel and appreciate the peacefulness and safety that Aliki has to offer.

Aliki Paros

PARIKIA

Also called Paros Town or Hora, Parikia is the capital of Paros Greece and has about 3000 inhabitants. Parikia was built on the same site where the ancient city and capital used to stand. This little town is the commercial and cultural center of Paros as well as the main harbor of the island, serving many other islands; for the many connections Paros offer, thousands of visitors are passing every summer by Parikia just to catch a connection for another island. Parikia is built amphitheatrically around the port and has a typical Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed cubic and flat-roofed houses with spare architectural lines and colored wooden doors, windows and balconies.

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Parikia Paros

NAOUSSA

The Most famous Paros Village

Picturesque alleys and the Venetian castle on the beach, illuminated at night, add a magical note to the scenery, in combination with the marina and the small and big boats, fishing boats or yachts. Entertainment in Naoussa lasts till the small hours since there are all kinds of places to go.


The city is built amphitheatrically at the second biggest bay of Paros, with the port and the marina and it has played an important role since the times of the Komnenos dynasty.

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Naoussa Paros

PISO LIVADI

Piso Livadi. Piso Livadi is a small, quiet fishing village in the east of the Greek island of Paros. It is a typical Cycladic village, of whitewashed houses with blue painted doors and window frames. It is located 12 km (7 mi) south of Naoussa and 17 kilometers (11 mi) east of Parikia.

At the fishing harbor are several restaurants, cafés and ouzeries. You can try delicious Greek cuisine beside the water, while enjoying a nice cold ouzo or wine. At the harbor there is a small, sandy beach and several rooms and apartments for rent nearby. Larger hotels are located to the left of the beach, on the slopes of a low hill.

Piso Livadi has several shops and souvenir stores. At the edge of the beach, pine trees provide shade and coolness in summer. During summer, small tourist boats depart from the harbor of Piso Livadi and head to various islands, such as Naxos, Ios and Santorini. The church of Aghios Georgios Thalassitis, with wall paintings from the 14th century, is located in Piso Livadi.

Piso Livadi Paros
Piso Livadi Paros

LEYKES

One of the loveliest villages of Paros Island , Lefkes is situated in the central part of Paros, 11 kilometers south-east of Parikia.
Lefkes has 500 inhabitants and is built at an altitude of 300 meters above the sea level, on a verdant hill covered with olive trees and pine trees and offers a breathtaking view of Naxos Island.

This beautiful village used to be Paros’ capital during Middle-Age and is full of little traditional whitewashed houses, mixed with Venetian architecture, wonderful churches dating from the 15th century, whitewashed windmills and beautiful dovecotes. The charm and the beauty of Lefkes are still untouched by mass tourism, which helps it maintain its authenticity.

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leykes Paros

CHAPTER 7

Getting your car back – Dropping Off

Your journey is coming to an end…

We know, it’s a sad situation but for sure you are excited about the experience you lived. Parosis a place that will be unforgettable and your memories will last for many years.

RETURN YOUR CAR IN A FULL TANK

So, you have to return your car to the car rental agency!

One main thing you have to think about is that you have to fill the tank! Just before letting your car to the car rental office, stop at the gas station and fully fuel its tank. As we said, the most common tactic is that you receive your car with a full tank and so it’s your obligation to return it in the same fuel condition.

If you drop off your car in other places (e.g. airport or port) try to avoid the gas stations near these places where the prices tend to be the highest on the island. Instead, fill it up some miles away.

RETURN YOUR CAR ON TIME

Remember to return your car on time so as to avoid extra time fees. If you booked your car until 11 am in Sunday, do not be at the rental office on 1 pm. The agency will have the right to add you some extra fees. Remember that even keeping the car for 1 hour extra means that you book it for a whole day! If the agency is strict with you, they could charge you for another full day!
So, just be on time!

In case you are going to drop off your car at the port or at the airport, you will not need to find a parking space. Our car rental agency will wait for you there so as to get the car immediately and not bother you to find a parking lot! Also, we can just get you from your hotel and undertake your transportation to the airport (or port) without any extra charge!

USEFUL TIPS BEFORE RETURNING YOUR RENTED CAR

So, some final things to consider before you leave our island and get back to your country?

– Be sure you haven’t left in the car any of your personal items or belongings (common to find hats, sunglasses or small bags)

– Inspect the car for any damages or scratches. The car rental agency will do it so as to assure the car’s condition, so be sure that you have not left your “footprint” on the car because you will have to be charged for it.

– Make sure that you have paid and received the corresponding documents.

Yes, it’s all ok…We will miss you… But we will wait for you in the next year again!


CHAPTER 8

International Driving Permit

If you’re traveling from a European Union country, you’ll be able to get by your driving license. However, if you are coming to Paros from another country all over the world, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP), which is basically just a piece of paper that translates your information and is recognized by more than 100 countries. So, if you are planning to visit Paros within the summer, be sure to get your international driving permit with you.

HOW DO I ISSUE AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

Remember that you have to issue your international driving permit in your home country. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to get it online (maybe not at all) from the corresponding authority of your country. So, you will have to follow the process and get your international driving permit. For example, if you are a US citizen, as mentioned in the US Embassy in Greece website:

U.S. citizen tourists/temporary residents with stays less than six months must have a driver’s license from the United States and an international driver’s permit (IDP) issued by American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance to drive or rent a car in Greece.  AAA accepts applications by mail, but processing time maybe a couple of weeks.  Contact the companies directly for instructions.  The Embassy does not issue IDPs; you should apply for your IDP before your trip to Greece if possible.

So be sure to address to the appropriate authority and get your international driving permit before landing on Paros.

In case you do not have an international driving permit, you have to be ready to face high fines and pay for all potential car damage in case of an accident (no insurance will cover you in case of non – existence of an International Driving Permit).

The conclusion:

If you are a European Citizen, your driving license is enough.

For the rest of the world, please refer to your local authority to issue an International Driving Permit.

WHAT IF YOU CANNOT ISSUE ONE OR ITS ALREADY TOO LATE TO DO IT?

Ok, don’t be afraid. In case you have delayed and cannot issue an international driving permit, it’s no need to cancel your booking in Paros.

You could either move by bus, taxi or feet, but you have also to take into account that there are some exclusive PAROS driver services too.

PAROS PRIVATE DRIVER FOR ALL YOUR PAROS TOURS

Our rental office provides the best Paros exclusive drivers that will transport you through the island without bothering about driving or seeking the maps (or GPS) to find your destination. You will just mention to us your destination and we will have you there on time, informing you about all of the activities you could have on the place or the best things to do there.

We can also schedule for you specific Paros tours so as to transport you to all magic Paros places and be sure that you will not miss any of the spectacular island sunset views!


CHAPTER 9

Conclusion and Bonus Tips

To sum up, lets have a useful list for you. You may need to check the basic stages of your Paros Car Rental really fast!

So, just refer to the following points!

– Choose your vehicle type with reference to your personal needs and budget. (It could be a car, a scooter, an ATV or a Buggy!)

– Be sure about your driving license in case you need an international driving permit. Just issue it on time!

– Rent your car in Paros online as earlier as you can. You will enjoy lower prices and unique discounts that you will not find in a last-minute booking!

– Be in contact with your car rental agency and be sure that you can find them and get help on time.

– Read carefully the car rental terms and emphasize your contract so as to avoid extra fees. Be always aware of the hidden costs and just remember to keep them in mind when you compare prices from different Paros car rental engines.

– Park your car safely and drive carefully. No need to risk an accident and have trouble on your vacation.

– If you want to avoid troubles, be sure that you have paid for insurance and get covered with a CDW amount (Collision Damage Waiver).

– Inspect carefully your car before driving it. Mention all the defects to your car rental agency before you start driving your vehicle.

– Move around in Paros and enjoy all the unique places. Take some photos for your memories here. Alyki – Naoussa – Parikia – Leykes- Piso Livadi are only some of the magnificent views you can find in Paros Greece.

– Leave your car back with a full tank (if you got one with a full tank) and be sure that you return it on time. Take care so as to avoid any extra fees before leaving Paros island.

– Enjoy!

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