In Athens you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Athens is the cosmopolitan capital of Greece and cradle of western civilisation, draped across seven historical hills. Bound to the Aegean Sea of the Saronic Gulf, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back a staggering 3000 years or more. Slap bang in the centre of Athens' 21st century metropolis are the spectacularly preserved ruins of an ancient civilisation. Sitting in the shade of the old Royal Palace, Syntagma Square is the gateway to the almighty Acropolis, within which the Parthenon and Temple of Zeus dominate the skyline, embodying centuries of history. Around the outside, along the elegant tree-lined boulevards of the Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio neighbourhoods, smart neo-classical properties and cosy tavernas sit before the Roman Agora. At the foot of Lykavittos Hill, Athens' upmarket restaurants, bars and fashionable boutiques can be find in the distinguished southern district of Kolonaki.
Athens is one of Europe's oldest and greatest cities, and in the 21st Century it is still a popular tourist attraction.
Because of its mild winters, and with many inexpensive flights available, Athens is a city that can be visited at any time of the year.
The most eye-catching feature of Athens is its 2,500 year old Acropolis, which overlooks the Greek capital. Known throughout the world the monument is an especially spectacular sight when lit up at night.
Athens is a great place for entertainment, and, Athenians are friendly, vibrant people. In keeping with its ancient past, modern Greeks are still in love with the theatre. As well as the many theatres in the city, there are the bouzoukia, which offer traditional Greek music.
Syntagma Square is the main square in Athens, and is the home of the Greek Parliament and the majority of the country's ministries. Older areas of the city, such as Plaka, show how Athens has kept aspects of its past, but has also adapted to the modern world. Athens Guide: Plaka underlines the timeless appeal of the Greek capital, and highlights some of the best places to see in the Greek capital's oldest district.
Athens is also famous for its traditional tavernas, and alongside these can be found high quality restaurants and department stores, but the charming, smaller shops will appeal to many of the visitors to the city.
The sea is no more than a few miles from the heart of Athens, and for those visitors keen to explore Athenian history there is plenty to enjoy. Major museums that help to emphasise the importance of this great city's history include the Byzantine Museum and the Archaeological Museum.
Before booking a car in Greece, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Greece's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Greece drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 50km/h
Carriageway : 90km/h
Motorway : 130km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In Greece drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 18 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.