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Car rental Greece

The early advanced civilization

Greece was the first area in Europe where advanced early civilizations emerged. The first traces of the Greek civilization were 6000 years old. The region grew out of a mix of independent city-states, many of which established colonies throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

The Islands of Greece

Greece is situated on the southern Balkan Peninsula and has a lot of islands in the Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean seas. Greece is bordered in the north to Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and most of the tourism industries are concentrated in Crete, the Dodecanese, Cyclades, and Western Greek Islands. With car rental in Greece you can enjoy the country's incredible sceneries to the fullest. If you plan to travel by car rental in Greece, it's wise to make an early booking at holdiaycars.com with no hidden costs.

Include mount Athos in your journey by rental car

Named as the “Holy Mount”, Mount Athos is completely dedicated to prayers and worship of God. The mountain is located on the peninsula of Halkidiki with a height of 2033 meters, and is part of Greek Macedonia. According to Greek mythology, the mountain was formed by a fight between Poseidon and Athos. If you want to discover the incomparable natural beauty of the mountain, car hire in Greece will be very useful.


Make use of car hire to travel to the Meteora monasteries

Second only to Mount Athos, Meteora is one of the largest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The monasteries were founded on huge sandstone rocks pillars in the 9th century by hermit monks. By the late 11th century, a rudimentary monastic state called the Skete of Stagoi had formed. The Meteora is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. By car rental in Greece you can take a scenic drive in the mountainous routes and then go hiking. Most of the monasteries are accessible by staircases.


Acropolis

Literally meaning “high city”, Acropolis was built for purpose of defense. The most famous citadel is the Acropolis of Athens, which is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. It is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 meters above sea level in the city of Athens. The Acropolis Museum residing on the southern slope of the same rock contains all the valuable ancient artifacts. Public transport is an option, but car rental in Greece offers flexibility of traveling at your own pace.

Piraeus

If you'd like to go to Piraeus, 12 km southwest from Athens city center, a rental car is recommended. The city boasts the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world. It also hosted events in both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. You can mak use of car hire in Greece and enjoy the diversity of culture among the city's neighborhoods at your own leisure.


The largest island of Greece: Crete

The island is the largest of the Greek islands, consisting of four prefectures: Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi. Crete is extremely mountainous, which gifted the large island with valleys, fertile plateaus, caves and gorges. The inland is full of evergreen vineyards, olive fields and fruit trees. The south coast is more volatile and has many quiet beaches. Car rental in Crete is a popular means to get around island. The car hire rates in Crete are quite reasonable, but it's wise to make an early booking, especially during holiday season from July throughout August.