Igoumenitsa is a small, picturesque town on the Greek east coast and a popular seaside resort because of the sandy beaches and wooded hills in the surroundings.
The city has approximately 25,000 inhabitants.
Igoumenitsa is located in the far northwest of Greece, near the border with Albania. Opposite the town lies Corfu Island, in the Ionian Sea. The beaches near Igoumenitsa are beautiful, but if you drive 13 kilometers south in your rental car, you'll reach Plataria which has a dazzlingly beautiful beach.
Nowadays the port (where many ferries arrive and depart) and tourism form the main sources of income. From way back trading of agricultural produce also plays an important role. Transportation is booming, thanks to the connection of Igoumenitsa with the Egnatia Highway, which runs through the north of Greece to Turkey (with exits to Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria).
The nearest airport on the mainland is Ioánnina National Airport, over 85 car kilometers northeast of Igoumenitsa. The airport can be reached by rental car via the ultramodern freeway A2 (Egnatia Highway). Closer in a straight line is Corfu Airport, but you'll then have to take a ferry from that island to Igoumenitsa.
The Greek bus company KTEL maintains connections with other cities in Greece, including Salonica, Patras, Ioánnina, Arta and Athens.
Traffic and Parking
Igoumenitsa isn't a large city and you'll have no trouble finding your way around in a rental car. There are several parking lots in the city center, for example near the port. Igoumenitsa is a good operating base to discover northern Greece by rental car. Thanks to the Egnatia Highway you quickly reach other destinations like Thessaloníki.
The city offers a reasonable choice of accommodations, mainly near the port. There are more options along the beaches south of the city. In order of distance: Sivota Beach, Karavostasi Beach, Gallikos Mollos, Bella Vraka and Lichnos Beach.
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Frequently asked questions
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What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
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Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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