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Terms and conditions

Τerms and conditions

The Rental Terms and Conditions listed below apply to all of Greece: Mainland and Island. Reservations are always confirmed for a specific group of cars – not for a specific car model – The car in your voucher represents the vehicle for the category (group) you have booked. We can not guarantee a specific brand or model. Any particular car is a typical example of the size, specifications and performance that apply to this group of cars.

Rental period

The minimum rental period is 24 hours, with a maximum mileage of 150 km. Reservations over three days have an unlimited number of km. The rental starts at 12:00 and return must be made by 12:00. Upon return the allowable delay limit is 1 hour. Additional delays are charged as an extra day.

Driver age and driving license

The minimum age is 21 years & the maximum is 75 years. If the driver is under 23 years old there will be a safety charge commensurate with the category of vehicles. The driver’s license must have been issued 1 year before the rental date. In case the driver is not a resident of the European Union, he is obliged to bring an international diploma in order to be able to drive legally in Greece.

Pick up and return of vehicle

Deliveries / Returns of vehicles are made at the offices of TC-Rentals, at the Koropi Metro and at the airport El. Venizelos free of charge!

Insurance & Liability Amounts  See more

Basic Accident Insurance (CDW): Limits the amount of damage liability from 600.00 euros to 1200.00 euros depending on the vehicle category. Damage to the bottom, rims, trays, tires, mirrors, antenna, crystals and interior are not covered.

Reduced Exeption (SCDW): Limits the amount of damage liability from 300.00 euros to 800.00 euros depending on the vehicle category. Damage to the bottom, rims, trays, tires, mirrors, antenna, crystals and interior are not covered.

Full accident insurance (FDW): This insurance significantly reduces the amount of liability for damage to 0 €. Damage to the bottom, rims, trays, tires, antenna are not covered. By choosing this insurance, an amount of 120-400 euros will be committed, depending on the category of the car as insurance for fuel, management costs and for coverages that are not included in the full insurance.

No insurance coverage is valid:

If the driver is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs

For damage caused by driving on unpaved roads

For damage to the bottom, wheels, trays, tires, mirrors, antenna and interior

For loss of personal items inside the vehicle

For accidents caused by a driver not stated in the lease

For loss or destruction of the vehicle key

For the loss or destruction of GPS Navi devices, child seats, snow chains or other accessories

To transport the car by ship without the written consent of TCrentals

The cost of damage or loss of the car is paid even if the tenant is covered by his credit card or a Third party insurance service. In this case, the tenant is obliged to pay TC-Rentals the full cost of repairing or replacing the car, which he will then claim from his credit card or other insurance company.


Rental guarantee (Security Deposit)

A credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express) is required to rent a vehicle, even if the payment is made in cash. The rental office will reserve the amount of liability for damage until the end of the rental and will be used in case of additional charges that are not covered by any insurance (eg tire or bottom damage, traffic violations, missing fuel, etc.).

Additional Driver

In every car rental, only the declared driver is covered by the above insurances. In case other drivers are going to drive the rented vehicle, they will have to declare in the lease agreement at the beginning of the rental. Required documents are a police ID card or passport and a valid driving license.

Additional facilities

Child seats, snow chains, E-Pass, crystal safety and GPS Navigator systems are available on request at an additional cost. Additional benefits must be stated in the reservation.

Fuel policy

Fuel is calculated in eighths. The vehicle must be returned with the same amount of fuel delivered. Otherwise there are charges of 10-15 € per eighth that is missing. No money is returned or set off for extra fuel in the tank.

Moving the vehicle to a ship

For TC-Rentals cars, a license is issued for the movement of a vehicle by ship. In case of any damage for which the return of the car to TCrentals is necessary, the customer bears the costs of transporting the vehicle (eg crane, transport, etc.) and because of this the customer may be asked for an additional warranty. The mixed insurance normally applies to the ship as well. In the event of a Tcrentals vehicle being transported by ship without written consent, no insurance coverage applies and the customer assumes responsibility for any damage caused to the vehicle, to a third party or bodily injury, either during the transport process or at a location where there is no connection via road network.


Driving outside the Greek borders, driving on dirt roads, transporting heavy objects and in general misuse are prohibited. Charges up to 98 € are valid for special cleaning on vehicles that will be returned with excessively dirty interior (eg stains from food, coffee, salts, etc.) indicating misuse.

Traffic violations

The tenant assumes full responsibility for any traffic violations and is obliged to repay any debts to the relevant services. Otherwise the amount of the violation will be charged.

Payment Methods & Transaction Security

The rent can be paid in one of the following ways: via credit, debit and prepaid cards of Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners.

Using the electronic wallet All payments made using a card are processed through the electronic payment platform VIVA WALLET! and uses TLS 1.2 encryption with 128-bit encryption protocol (Secure Sockets Layer – SSL). Encryption is a way of encrypting information until it reaches its intended recipient, who will be able to decrypt it using the appropriate key. Regardless of the payment method, a credit or debit (Visa, Master Card, American Express) is required for guarantee purposes. The rental office will freeze the amount of liability for damage until the end of the rental

Cancellation of reservation

In case of cancellation of the reservation up to 14 days before the date of departure, the prepaid amount will be refunded by deducting the deposit amount of the reservation. In case of cancellation within 14 days before the reservation the customer will be charged the full amount of the rent.


Upon receipt of the vehicle, a corresponding lease agreement is signed containing the above terms and conditions. All prices and charges listed on the form are subject to VAT.

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