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Terms & Conditions

Everything you need to know about renting with us


Definitions

Vehicle – The vehicle rented from drakakis rent-a-car
Driver – The registered driver of the vehicle
We, Us, Our, the Company – drakakis rent-a-car
You, Your, the Customer, the Contract Holder – The primary person named on the rental contract
Excess – the maximum amount payable by the contract holder in case of an insurance claim
Reservation, Booking, Contract – The agreement to rent a vehicle from drakakis rent-a-car for a defined period
Rental period – the agreed period that a vehicle is rented from drakakis rent-a-car
Pick-up, Delivery – The point at which the customer collects the vehicle from drakakis rent-a-car
Drop-off, Return – The point at which the customer returns the vehicle to drakakis rent-a-car
Vehicle Category – The type of vehicle rented from drakakis rent-a-car

Required Documents

In order to be eligible for vehicle rental the customer must present a valid driving licence for each registered driver, and a credit card. The driving licence must have been issued at least one year before the rental date. If the driver is not a resident of the European Union, an International Driving permit (which must always accompany the valid licence) is required in order to drive legally in Greece.

Age Conditions

For vehicles of all categories

  • The minimum age for drivers is 21.
  • The maximum age for drivers is 75.

Additional Driver

We offer the option to add additional drivers to the rental contract for an extra 2€ per day. Any additional drivers must meet the required age and licencing conditions.

Vehicle Insurance

The rental contract includes basic insurance coverage towards third parties, plus comprehensive insurance with an excess of 750€ + VAT (C.D.W.1). This means that the contract holder is covered for personal or material damage to third parties caused by the driver of the vehicle. Furthermore, the contract holder of the car is held financially responsible for damage to the rental car up to the amount of 750€ + VAT.

We also offer further comprehensive insurance coverage options at an additional cost. These vary depending on the excess amount that the customer is willing to pay. The options available are as follows:

For vehicles in all categories, excluding category K1 & M

  • Insurance Option #1 (C.D.W.1) - Excess Amount 750€ + VAT; Included.
  • Insurance Option #2 (C.D.W.2) - Excess Amount 120€ + VAT; Additional Cost 8€ per day
  • Insurance Option #3 (S.C.D.W.) - Excess Amount 0€; Additional Cost 15€ per day

For vehicles in category K1 & M

  • Insurance Option #1 (C.D.W.1) - Excess Amount 750€ + VAT; Included.
  • Insurance Option #2 (C.D.W.2) - Excess Amount 120€ + VAT; Additional Cost 13€ per day.
  • Insurance Option #3 (S.C.D.W.) - Excess Amount 0€; Additional Cost 20€ per day.

C.D.W.1 & C.D.W.2 policies do not cover the following:

  • Damage caused to the wheels and tyres
  • Damage caused to the underside of the car
  • Damage caused to the car windows and mirrors.
  • Roadside assistance

The insurance policy does not cover the following:

  • Loss of vehicle key, which is charged at 400€.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle, or third parties, whilst it is being transported by boat.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle, or third parties, whilst the driver is under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substances.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle, or third parties, whilst driving on unsealed roads.
  • Loss or damage of personal objects in the vehicle.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle, or third parties, by a driver not declared in the lease contract.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation schedule is set out as follows:

  • Cancellation any time between date of booking and 1 week prior to the start of the rental period: 1-day rental fee.
  • Cancellation within one week of the start of the rental period: 2-day rental fee.
  • Last-minute cancellation (no-show): full amount.

Required Deposit

In order to secure a reservation, an advance deposit of 25% of the total amount must be made.

All bookings must be paid in full prior to vehicle delivery

Payment Methods

Bookings made via the website
Bookings made online can be paid by Mastercard or Visa using the secure online payment system

Bookings made with our office
Bookings made with our customer service team can be paid by Mastercard or Visa using the Eurobank-Livepay secure system

Livepay  Eurobank  Visa  VbV  MC Secure  Mastercard  Maestro

All bookings must be paid in full prior to vehicle delivery

Car Rental Outside Kythira

Drop off/return outside of Kythira:
Please contact us to discuss this service. Availability and additional charges are dependent on the required location.

Car delivery/pick up outside of Kythira:
We regret we are unable to offer this service

If you wish to take the car outside of Kythira at any time, you must have our written authorisation to do so, as there are additional requirements that need to be completed to ensure the insurance is valid. There is also an additional 50€ surcharge payable by the contract holder.

Additional Options

  • Satellite Navigation System/GPS (on request): 5€ per day (maximum charge: 14 days)
  • 1st baby/child seat (guaranteed delivery): 2€ per day (maximum charge: 14 days).
  • 2nd child seat (on request): 2€ per day (maximum charge: 14 days).

Fuel Policy

The vehicle must be returned with the same amount of fuel as originally issued by us, otherwise charges are incurred as follows:
For vehicles in categories Α, Α1, Β, C, C1:

20€ per quarter tank.

For vehicles in categories D, D1, E, E1, G, GA, K1:

25€ per quarter tank.

Pick Up & Drop Off Procedures

Delivery of the vehicle:
The rental contract is drafted and an inspection of the vehicle is carried out by the customer and a representative of our company. Existing damage to the vehicle is agreed upon and noted on the contract.

Return of the vehicle:
Inspection of the vehicle is carried out by the customer and a representative of our company. Any new damage to the vehicle must be paid by the contract holder according to the level of insurance taken.

Delivery & Return charges:

  • Between 07:00 - 21:00 : Free to any part of Kythira.
  • Between 21:00 - 07:00: Available to any part of Kythira for a fee of 20 €.

Vehicle return/drop-off outside of Kythira:
Please contact us to discuss this service. Availability and additional charges are dependent on the required location.

Vehicle delivery/pick up outside of Kythira:
We regret we are unable to offer this service

Vehicle delivery/return to Kythira Airport:
One of our helpful team will be waiting for you at our office in the airport, which is situated next to the baggage carousel in the arrivals hall.

Vehicle delivery/return to Kythira Port (Diakofti):
A company representative will be waiting to the left of the main port building, holding a sign with your name on it.

Vehicle delivery/return to your hotel:
A company representative will meet you at the hotel reception.

Vehicle delivery/return to any other part of the island:
These details will be arranged after discussion with our office

Damage to the Vehicle

Interior
The contract holder is responsible and will be charged for any damage, wear or excessive soiling (stains) to the interior of the vehicle.

Exterior
The contract holder is responsible for any new damage incurred to the vehicle during the rental period. The amount payable is dependent on the level of insurance taken.

Taxes & VAT

Our prices include all taxes and VAT of 24% unless otherwise stated.

Extension of Rental Period

Failure to return the car at the agreed date and time will result in additional charges. It is generally possible to extend the rental lease, however please contact our office to check if the vehicle is available for the desired dates.

24hr Roadside Assistance

In the case of an accident or a breakdown, our office will arrange for a technician to be called or the vehicle to be towed to the closest service station. If you are considered responsible for the damage, a 30€ +VAT charge will apply (which must be paid in cash on the spot, unless you have taken the Super CDW insurance) in addition to any other repair expenses. If you are not considered responsible, then the costs are covered by our company and a replacement vehicle will be provided should the repair process exceed a reasonable time frame.

Additional Mileage

We offer our customers unlimited mileage within Kythira at no extra charge.

Driving Infringements

The contract holder is liable for any penalties due to traffic infringements occurring during the rental period.

Replacement Vehicle

In the case of vehicle damage through no fault of the customer, our company guarantees an immediate vehicle replacement. In case of vehicle damage through fault of the customer, our company guarantees vehicle replacement subject to availability.

Personal Data

Drakakis rent-a-car respects the privacy of our customers and any personal information collected is exclusively for internal use. Your personal information is only given to third-parties when required to do so by law.