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There is a lot to see and do in Skiathos, the jewel of the Aegean Sea set in the Northern Sporades; to get the most out of a vacation on this legendary Greek island, the best thing to do is to book a rental car.
By doing so, you can admire the incredible beaches and hidden tavernas of Skiathos, and make the trip an unforgettable discovery for anyone visiting these beautiful shores. Why go to Skianthos and rent a car? There is something magical around every corner; hidden beaches, enchanting views, magical sunsets: these are just some of the wonders that a rental car will allow you to discover, in complete freedom and autonomy.
Several car rental agencies are located at the airport of Skiathos. Use the form on this page, compare all the offers and choose in peace and security the ideal car for your needs. The tourist season runs from May to October, but during the months of July and August the island is very busy and you may not find a car available to rent at the airport of Skiathos.
The important thing for those who are going to choose a car to rent for their vacation or business trip is to compare the best Skiathos car rental offers already some months before the trip.
At the arrivals terminal of the international airport there are the major international car rental companies, such as Europcar, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Hertz, alongside some less known local car rental companies. The former provide higher quality standards and assistance on average, at the expense of a higher price.
It is possible to rent a car in Skiathos with the aim of reaching its more than 60 beaches and coves, from the most famous and crowded to the most remote and isolated ones. The best thing to do, to avoid a scarce availability of cars and to get the best deal, is to book the car in advance via internet well before departure.
The island is not large, but a rental car will allow you to venture off the beaten path to find some of the most beautiful and peaceful bays and coves. As for payment, when booking make sure that the credit card is in the name of the driver, or one of the travelers.
Finally, pay attention to the fuel policy: with the full/full tank, i.e. receiving the car with a full tank to be returned at the same level, you will seem to pay more, but the savings are guaranteed: with the full/empty in fact, the company will charge the cost of refueling and gasoline at a much higher price than normal, not to mention that it is necessary to exhaust the entire tank, because any remaining balance will not be refunded.
For rules, limits and advice on driving a car in Skiathos, see our Driving in Greece section.
All international car rental agencies present within the airport of Skiathos maintain schedules in line with flight arrivals, every day from Monday to Sunday. However some low cost car rental or local agencies around airport of Skiathos may observe different times
To be on the safe side, we recommend that you check with your car rental agency.
The following models are some examples of the cars that you can rent at airport of Skiathos.
Here are some quick answers to the most common doubts about car rental in Skiathos.
More and more people are choosing to rent a car to reduce contacts and increase social distancing, avoiding the often crowded public transport.
Car rental companies are committed to higher hygiene standards to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.
All the safety measures we are accustomed to are taken at the rental desks and the cars are disinfected after each rental, especially the areas most at risk, such as seats, gearboxes, handles and steering wheel.
Undoubtedly yes. During the pandemic, almost all car rental companies in Skiathos were forced to reduce their car fleet to reduce operating costs.
When tourism in Skiathos has restarted, due to the crisis in raw materials and electronic components, they have not managed to buy back enough cars.
The consequence is that today every company has far fewer cars than in 2019 and cannot cope with the high demand. This leads to higher prices and less availability, especially during the high season.
The advice we give you is therefore to book the car well in advance, both to get the best prices but above all to be sure of having a rental car.
To reserve a car in Skiathos a credit card or debit card is sufficient. However, when you go to collect the car, you will need:
The car rental companies in Skiathos allow to rent a car to all those who are between 21 and 70 years old. However, there is an additional cost for under 25 and for those over 70.
A car rental in Skiathos always includes:
Any extras or additional insurance coverage are separate.
If you have decided to rent a car, we recommend that you use the form below which will allow you to compare the rates and availability of all car rental companies in real time and with a single search.