The Ionian island of Lefkada belongs to Greece and is the optimal starting point for a trip by rental car. Nevertheless, it has its very own charm, here, as in the neighbouring islands, the English, French and Venetians have left their style everywhere. If you are planning your next holiday on the island and in the city of the same name, Lefkada, you should above all be mobile. To do this, it is a good idea to rent a cheap rental car on the Internet before your holiday using the price comparison and then pick it up directly at the local car rental company at Preveza airport in Greece on the mainland. From here you can easily reach the island of Lefkada by rental car over the 50 meter long bridge over the sea.
If you could rent an off-road vehicle as a rental car for a reasonable price, then you can capture the entire beauty of the island. For it is not only the sights that make them so attractive, especially the atemberaubende nature of rocks, dense vegetation, many flowers, long sandy beaches and lonely bays fascinate the visitors. Again and again you will come across small villages where time seems to have stood still during your trips by rental car across the island. The locals like to take you into their midst on the village squares, around which the taverns and cafes line up, and you can thus experience the Greek culture.
A deposit for your rental car is due when you pick it up at the car rental desk on arrival at the airport. However, these are not additional costs for the rental car, but a deposit of a certain amount. You will receive a refund immediately when you return the car after your well-deserved holiday. In the rule the deposit is paid directly at the counter with your credit card.
A one-way rental is not really relevant for Lefkada, unless you decide to start a round trip through Greece after your holiday on the island. One-way rental allows you to collect your rental car upon arrival at Preveza airport. If you fly back home from another airport, for example in Athens, you can also drop off your car here at your car rental counter.
To be on the safe side in the event of a claim, it is worthwhile to conclude a comprehensive cover without excess. Even if this form of insurance seems a little more expensive to you, it has the advantage that the insurance covers all costs in case of damage. In such a case you do not have to pay anything additionally. Remember that the locals on Lefkada have a different style of driving than you are used to at home. This can quickly lead to a small accident.
If you have fellow travellers to Lefkada who also have a valid driving licence, then you should have them registered as additional drivers in the contract. Because then you have the possibility to give the driver the hand and to take a seat in the front passenger seat. However, if an unregistered driver drives the car you have rented, there may be insurance difficulties.
The island of Lefkada belongs to Greece. Therefore, the Greek traffic rules must be observed. The list of fines was changed only recently. There are severe penalties if you smoke in the car when children travel with you. It also becomes expensive if you use your mobile phone without a hands-free car kit, if you are not wearing a seat belt or if the children are not sitting in a child seat.
Especially the many museums, like the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ethnology and the Museum of Phonographs can be found in the capital of the island and can be easily reached by car rental, which you can rent cheaply via the Internet. From here it is also not far by car to the fortress Agia Mavra, which is close to the city. Today this is mainly used for many cultural events in summer.
According to legend, today's Lefkada is the island of Ithaca, which Homer described in his poems. But the island also has a long literary tradition, as important Greek thinkers such as Sikelianos or Valaoritis come from here. In honour of all these poets the "Poets Park" was created in the centre of Lefkada , which you can easily reach by car rental from a local car rental company, which you can rent cheaply via the Internet price comparison.