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Minimum & Maximum age restrictions

Minimum age :

21 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least one year for A,B,C car categories.

25 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least two years for D and E & F car categories.

Maximum age :

Drivers must be under 75 years of age.

Drivers who are under the age of 21 and have held a valid drivers license for at least one year are able to rent a car from Protos Car Rentals under the following conditions :

1. A surcharge of €5,00/day for additional insurance will be applied.

2. The renter has to provide a valid credit card on arrival. If a Credit card is not available a cash deposit is required.

3. Protos Car Rentals has the right to withdraw a €500 credit guarantee deposit from the provided credit card. If a credit card is not available, the guarantee deposit can be paid in cash. Credit card guarantee deposits will be returned to the bank account of origin within 5-7 business days after the expiration of the rental contract and after inspection of the vehicle is done. If the deposit guarantee has been made in cash, the amount will be returned on the date of car return, after inspection of the vehicle

Documentation

To be able to rent a car with Protos Car Rentals you have to provide a valid driving license and ID card or passport.

Driving Licenses issued in EU, US, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Israel, Russia and Ukraine are accepted.

An International Driving License is required in all other countries.

In the event of failing to provide us with a valid driving license, your booking will be cancelled and the prepaid amount of money will not be refunded.

Rental Vehicle

The rental is not necessarily linked to a specific vehicle (make/model, colour, specifications, etc.) but a group of vehicles with similar technical specifications and comfort.
A specific vehicle can only be booked on request and is depending on availability. For specific car model requests an additional fee may apply.

Rental Period

The rental period is counted in days ( 1 rental day equals to24 hours from the moment you sign the the rental agreement)

Up to two (2) hours grace period is being applied to the end of the rental period prior informing us of the delay.

If you were to return your vehicle more than hundred and twenty (120 ) minutes after the end of the agreed rental period, you will be charged for one (1) extra day in accordance with the current rate for every day that drop-off is delayed, plus an additional fee of €30 for the late return of the car.

In case of returning the rental vehicle before the agreed return date stated in the rental agreement , refunds are not possible in any case.

Refunds for the unused time of the vehicle or unused extras ( GPS, Baby Seats etc ) within the agreed rental period are not possible in any case.

We do not have a maximum rental period.

Protos Car Rentals has the right to charge you the rental amount corresponding to the number of days that drop-off is delayed in agreement with the rate applicable at that moment in time.

Additional drivers

One (1) additional driver can be registered in the rental agreement without any extra charges.

The maximum amount of registered drivers in the rental agreement are three (3) including the main driver. The cost of the third ( secondary additional )driver is 3,00 € / day.

Individuals driving the rental car without being registered in the rental agreement, will be liable 100% for their actions, without being protected by insurance in any circumstance.

In case of accidents or damages to the vehicle the unregistered driver will be held accountable.

Rental agreement extension

If you have already picked up a rental vehicle and you want to extend your rental period you have to contact us via chat, email, or phone call. We have the right to accept or deny a rental extension according to the availability and demand of the vehicle.

If the rental extension is being granted, the renter has to meet with one of our employees and update/ renew the rental agreement. The meeting point will be determined by us and can vary in certain situations.

Exceptions can be made in certain cases, where a meeting to renew the rental agreement is not necessary. Although Protos Car Rentals has the right to determine if your circumstances qualify for a no-meeting rental extension.

If you were to decide to extend the agreement without prior authorisation from Protos Car Rentals, it will be considered as unauthorised vehicle use for the purposes of your liability for any damage that could be caused to the vehicle.

If the rental agreement extension is not possible due to a lack of vehicle availability or due to any other reason, you must return the vehicle on the date and time agreed at the location agreed.

Depending on the original rental agreement terms and conditions, Protos Car Rentals may decide to draw up a new rental agreement when rental extensions are requested, thus cancelling the current rental agreement.

If the rental extension is possible a rental extension fee will not apply, though Protos Car Rentals has the right to charge you with the current daily rate at that time or with the rate you had booked prior.

Driving limitations

By booking any car from Protos Car Rentals, unlimited kilometres is always included.

Fuel policy

You have to return the rental vehicle with the same amount of fuel you received it.

We recommend you to always take a picture of the fuel level to avoid misunderstandings and extra charges when you return the vehicle.

Ferrying the car

Ferrying the rental vehicle is strictly prohibited. By doing so your insurance protection is no longer valid and you are at risk of being charged for violation of terms & conditions of the rental agreement. For any kind of damage made to

Protos rental vehicles the driver is obliged to pay the full amount (100%) for the repairing costs of the rental vehicle.

Exiting the Greek borders

Exiting the Greek borders with the rental vehicle is strictly forbidden. By doing so your insurance protection is no longer valid and you are at risk of being charged for the violation of terms & conditions of the rental agreement. For any kind of damage made to Protos rental vehicles the driver is obliged to pay the full amount (100%) for the repairing costs of the rental vehicle.

Taxes

V.A.T (Value Added Tax) 24% is always included in our rates and offers.

State of the vehicle and drop off

You, the renter, shall receive the vehicle in perfect operating conditions.

In any case detailed pictures of the car will be taken by a Protos employee to document the condition of the rental car.

We recommend you to always take pictures of the rental car as well to avoid misunderstandings at the return and inspection of the vehicle.

Furthermore, you agree to preserve said conditions and drive the vehicle in accordance with the Greek traffic law and regulations and those regulations here described in the General Terms and Conditions.

Roadside assistance

Roadside assistance is available 24/7 on the whole island of Crete and is always included in your booking. In the case of required roadside assistance please call one of our 24 hour mobile numbers and we will provide you with assistance immediately.

Accidents

In the unfortunate case of an accident, the renter should immediately call one of our 24 hour support numbers, so that we can provide you with assistance on how to handle the situation. You are not allowed in any case to leave the location of the incident without informing us about it.

If the renter fails to provide the report to our company then he is obliged to pay for repairing costs of any damage caused to the rental vehicle. If the driver or one of the passengers is injured you should also inform the Police/Hospital.

If by any chance the other involved party leaves the accident place, take a photo or video and write down the plate number. We will also call our insurance partner for an accident report.

Cancellation policy

Partially paid reservations

If you decide to cancel your reservation more than 48 hours prior car pick up we will fully refund your deposit. Once cancelled, we will credit you within approximately 5 business days.

Your deposit can not be refunded in case you cancel your reservation within 48 hours.

If you are not able to pick up the rental car at the agreed location without cancelling or informing us, your deposit can not be refunded.

Fully paid reservations

If you decide to cancel your reservation more than 48 hours prior car pick up we will fully refund the whole amount. Once cancelled, we will credit you within approximately 5-7 business days.

If you decide to cancel your reservation within 48 hours, 50% of the amount will be refunded.

If you are not able to pick up the rental car at the agreed location without cancelling or informing us, the full amount paid can not be refunded.

Delivery & Collection of the rental cars

Protos Car Rentals can deliver and collect cars from all the supported locations on the website. This includes all the ports, airports, towns and city centres as well as apartments, airbnbs, villas and hotels.

There are areas that are not supported for car deliveries. If your accommodation is located in such an area, we will inform you through email, chat or phone call and try to arrange a different pick up location for your convenience.

Heraklion airport

In Heraklion airport a Protos employee will await you inside the arrivals hall holding a sign with the name of our company “ Protos Car Rentals “ . The representative will assist you to our parking area that is located a few meters from the arrivals hall. When you have selected to return the car at the airport of Heraklion you are obligated to return the vehicle at the same location you picked it up from.

Chania airport

In Chania airport a Protos employee will await you inside the arrivals hall, holding a sign with the name of our company “Protos Car Rentals “ . Our pick up and drop off parking in Chania airport is located 400m from the arrivals hall.

Our representative will assist you to our parking by using our shuttle bus transfer. Only the driver or drivers of the rental vehicle are allowed on the shuttle bus. In case of the car return at the airport of Chania, the rental vehicle has to be returned at the same airport parking. Our representative will give you further instructions on your arrival.

Your rental car may be delivered directly to the arrivals depending on various circumstances. In either way, you will be informed accordingly in the booking confirmation you will receive.

Sitia Airport

In Sitia airport a Protos employee will await you inside the arrivals hall, holding a sign with the name of our company “ Protos Car Rentals “. The representative will assist you to the car, which will be located close by. The car drop off will be directly at the airport parking from where you received the car.

Heraklion, Chania, Rethymo, Sitia harbour

In every Cretan harbour an Odigo car rental employee will await you at the exit of the ferry you arrive with. In case of the return of the rental vehicle at any supported harbour, our employee will inform you at which designated parking you should drop off the vehicle.

Insurance

Full Protection with excess ( C.D.W Full Insurance with excess) :

If you, the renter, selected the Basic Insurance, your liability for the damage caused shall be reduced to the amount of €500 ( excess amount ) for A, B, C and D car groups and €800 ( excess amount ) for D,D1, E1, E2, F1, F2 car groups and you shall be exempt from paying more than the excess amount, provided that you comply with the following conditions:

1. In case of a collision, you, the renter has to stay at the location of the incident and immediately call Protos car rentals. You or the person/persons involved shall not leave the site until the insurance consultant or police arrives.

2. If the insurance company does not reject the incident, as a result of not driving the vehicle under the physical and mental conditions required by the Greek traffic law.

3. If you, the renter, were to notify Protos car rentals of the collision, theft, fire or act of vandalism caused to the vehicle within a period of twenty-four (24) hours after it occurred.

4. You, the renter have not made prohibited use of the car in accordance with the “ unauthorised use of the car “ paragraph.

The Full Protection with excess,( C.D.W Full Insurance ) of 500€ does not fully cover in any case :

a. Damage to tires, rims, vehicle interiors, external and internal rear-view mirrors, headlights, windows, chassis and bodywork.

b. Vehicle theft.

c. Tire punctures and blow-outs.

d. Damage to the clutch, engine, case, catalytic converter and/or radiator due to unauthorised use of the car.

e. The days that the vehicle is immobile until its repair.

f. Towing expenses due to

g. Battery replacement due to negligence

h. Refuelling errors.

i. Damage to the vehicle bodywork.

j. Missing tire repair kit, security triangles, high visibility vests, antennae, child seats

Full Protection with no excess ( F.D.W, “Full Insurance with no excess”) :

If you, the renter, purchased the Full Insurance with no excess,”Full Protection with no excess”, your liability for the damages caused shall be waived. The following are covered by the Full Insurance with no excess, provided that you comply with the following conditions:

1. In case of a collision, the renter has to stay at the location of the incident and immediately call Protos car rentals. You or the person/persons involved shall not leave the site until the insurance consultant or police arrives to make the report.

2. If the insurance company does not reject the incident, as a result of not driving the vehicle under the physical and mental conditions required by the Greek traffic law.

3. If you, the renter, were to notify Protos car rentals of the collision, theft, fire or act of vandalism caused to the vehicle within a period of twenty-four (24) hours after it occurred.

4. You, the renter have not made prohibited use of the car in accordance with the “ unauthorised use of the car “ paragraph.

Included in the Full insurance with no excess and covered are the following :

1. Tire punctures and blowouts and damage to rims or tyres
2. Damage to the locks
3. Damage to vehicle chassis and roof
4. Damage to the windows
5. Damage to bodywork
6. Damage to the mirrors
7. Damage to the paint
8. Damages to the engine, case, catalytic converter and/or radiator
9. Damages to the battery
10. Damages underneath the car

In any case, the following aspects are not covered by any insurances(”Protections” ) mentioned above:

a. Damage caused to the vehicle or third parties due to negligence.

b. Loss of child or booster seats, safety triangles, high visibility vests, documentation, rear shelves, jacks, repair kits.

c. Paying fines.

d. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

e. Transportation of illegal substances.

f. Theft with keys left in the vehicle.

g. Loss, damage or theft of keys.

h. Burnt or broken seats.

i. Damage caused to the engine due to negligence.

j. Damage caused due to the infringement of highway regulations.

k. Damage caused by driving on unsuitable roads

Both Insurances, (Full Protection with excess and Full Protection with no excess) always contain the following:

1. Public Liability Protection :
Covered to a maximum of €1.000.000 for death, bodily injuries and material damages.

2. Personal Accident Protection :
Passengers are insured to a maximum of €1.000.000. Driver is insured for €15.000

● Unauthorised use of the vehicle

All insurance coverings & waivers are valid provided that the renter has complied with all terms & conditions. The renter is obliged to pay for repairing costs of any damage caused to the rental vehicle if the use of the car is not proper.

Unauthorised use includes but are not limited to the following:

a. Pushing or towing any other vehicle.

b. Driving in places that are not suitable for public access, such as beaches, car race tracks, forest tracks, estate roads, etc.

c. Driving on roads that are not tarmacked or paved, which may be susceptible to causing damage to the vehicle.

d. Driving the vehicle in restricted areas, including, more specifically, airport runways and others carriageways associated with aeronautic and/or military use.

e. Negligent action with regard to the illumination of indicator lights or warning signs on the rental vehicle dashboard.

f. Transportation of goods or animals, especially dangerous substances, inflammables and/or those substances that may harm the vehicle or your passengers.

g. The transportation of people or goods that directly or indirectly imply payment.

h. Subleasing of the vehicle.

i. The use of the vehicle in any other activity that infringes the law.

j. Transportation of a number of people or amount of luggage exceeding the vehicle's authorised load weight.

k. Any type of manipulation of or interference with the mileometer; you must immediately inform Protos car rentals of any mileometer malfunctioning.

l. Transportation of luggage or any other element on the roof of the vehicle, even if you use a suitable device to do so. This applies if a roof rack from our company is not installed on the roof of the car .

m. Leaving objects on view in the vehicle that could be susceptible to theft, and therefore the subsequent damage to the vehicle.

n. Dirtying of the vehicle's interior in excess to what is considered to be of reasonable and careful use.

o. Driving the vehicle in a state of fatigue, ill or under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs.

p. Reckless driving or driving in contrary to the Greek traffic laws.

q. Using the vehicle to teach another person to drive in any circumstance and/or teaching any special skills at the steering wheel.

r. Allowing a person, who is not authorised by the rental agreement as a driver and/or additional driver(s), to drive the rental vehicle.

s. Driving the vehicle off the island of Crete.

t. Using the vehicle once the rental period has terminated.

u. Driving the vehicle with affected physical faculties, either by the intake of alcohol, drugs, medication or due to illness.

v. Participating in competitions or similar events with the vehicle.

Theft or loss of personal belongings

Protos car rentals do not hold themselves liable for stolen, forgotten or lost belongings inside the vehicle.

Deposit guarantee

It is noted that in most cases a security deposit is not necessary and will not be required from you,the renter. By signing the rental agreement, and in the event that you do not purchase the Full Protection without excess ( Full insurance without excess ), Protos car rentals has the right to charge you with a deposit you shall have to pay as a security deposit. The amount of the deposit is €500 for A, B, C and D car groups and €800 for D,D1, E1, E2, F1 car groups. This deposit serves as a guarantee of compliance of the general terms and conditions of the rental agreement.

This deposit shall be settled in cash or by holding the amount on your credit card.

If said the amount was paid in cash, it shall be reimbursed at the time of drop-off, once the necessary inspections of the vehicle are made and in compliance with the general and specific terms and conditions of the rental agreement.

If said amount were to be held on your credit card, it shall be held for a period of 7 days to guarantee your payment obligations are undertaken, and in accordance with these General Terms and Conditions, if any additional charge were necessary subsequent to this period, it shall be debited from the card. You shall receive prior notification of such, with an itemised summary of the pending payments.

Child / infant seats and boosters

Child seats, infant seats and boosters shall not be fitted in the car by an Protos employee as the parents shall always be responsible for fitting the child seat in the vehicle.

Traffic law violation tickets

Tickets resulting from any violation of the Greek traffic laws during the rental period is solely the renter's responsibility. If any ticket or fine is not disclosed to the company at the end of the rental period (contract), the violation will be charged to the renter.

Key loss

The customer is liable for all costs to replace keys which have been lost or damaged and the cost of retrieval of keys which have been locked inside a vehicle. This includes the transportation costs of the spare key to the vehicle's location or the costs of the technician in case the key is inside the car.