Mesaria Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Mesaria

Mesaria, a charming village located in the heart of Santorini, Greece, is easily accessible by air and sea. Santorini International Airport (JTR) is just a 3 km drive away, while the Athinios Port is approximately 6 km from the village. Car hire in Mesaria is available at the airport from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, giving you the convenience and freedom to explore this picturesque destination and the stunning island of Santorini.

What to do and see in Mesaria

Nestled amid the iconic landscapes of Santorini, Mesaria is a delightful village brimming with history, culture and natural beauty. Its traditional Cycladic architecture, charming streets and warm hospitality make it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an authentic Greek experience.

Begin your exploration at the heart of Mesaria, where you'll find the impressive Markezinis Mansion. This elegant neoclassical building, now a cultural center, once served as the residence of an influential local family. Take a guided tour to learn about the mansion's history, admire its unique architecture and discover Santorini's fascinating past.

Next, venture to the nearby village of Pyrgos, where you can visit the ruins of Kasteli Castle. The medieval fortress, perched atop a hill, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the island. Wander through its winding alleys, explore the remains of the Venetian castle, and take in the enchanting atmosphere and history of this remarkable chain of islands.

Wine enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to visit one of Mesaria's renowned wineries. The island's volcanic soil and unique climate give Santorini wines their distinct character. Tour the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process and sample local varieties such as Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani. Some popular wineries in the area include Argyros Estate, Roussos Winery and Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum.

Nature lovers will enjoy the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Mesaria. Take a leisurely walk or hike along the scenic trails that crisscross the island, passing through picturesque villages, vineyards and rugged cliffs. For a more adventurous experience, consider a guided trek to the caldera, where you can witness the striking beauty of Santorini's volcanic crater.

The island's famous black sand beaches, such as Kamari and Perissa, are also within easy reach from Mesaria. Spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun, swimming in crystal-clear waters or enjoying watersports like snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. Alternatively, take a boat tour to the nearby volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, where you can swim in hot springs and marvel at the dramatic volcanic formations.

Foodies will be delighted by the local culinary scene. Indulge in traditional Greek and Santorinian dishes, such as fava (yellow split pea puree), tomatokeftedes (tomato fritters) and freshly caught seafood. Visit a local taverna to experience the warm hospitality of the island's residents and sample delicious homemade dishes.

Driving in Mesaria

Navigating Mesaria and Santorini by car can be an exciting and enjoyable experience, and car hire offers you the freedom to discover the island's hidden gems at your own pace. However, to ensure a safe and stress-free journey, it's essential to familiarize yourself with local driving conditions and regulations.

Driving in Santorini is on the right side of the road, and overtaking is on the left. As with any country, it's important to adhere to the speed limits. In Greece, those limits are generally 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on open roads and 100 km/h on highways. Be aware that many roads on the island are narrow and winding and can become congested, especially during peak tourist season.

There are several public parking lots available throughout the village, so finding a place to park shouldn't be a problem. However, finding a parking spot in more popular destinations like Fira and Oia can be more challenging. During busy periods, consider arriving early or using a designated parking lot on the outskirts of the village and walking to your destination.

When exploring the island, it's essential to be mindful of the unique terrain. Santorini's volcanic landscapes and steep cliffs can result in sharp turns, blind corners and sudden changes in elevation. Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front and be prepared for the unexpected, such as a stopped car or a pedestrian appearing around a bend. In addition to the challenging topography, Santorini's roads are often shared by various types of vehicles, including scooters, quad bikes and donkeys. Be particularly cautious when encountering these smaller, slower-moving vehicles and give them plenty of space when passing.

When driving through the island's villages, be aware of the narrow streets and tight corners. Some roads may be restricted to pedestrians or accessible only by smaller vehicles. Plan your route in advance and use a GPS or a reliable map to help you navigate the local roads.

With a van hire in Mesaria, you'll have the space and flexibility to transport larger groups or equipment for outdoor activities, such as beach gear, bicycles or even a small boat. Whether you're planning a family vacation, a group adventure, or an extended stay on the island, a van hire can provide the convenience and comfort you need to make the most of your time in Mesaria.

Car and van rental in Greece with Enterprise

Enterprise Greece offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Mesaria

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Mesaria

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Mesaria, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.