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Car rental Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Situated in the Attica region, it is one of the world's oldest cities, with a recorded history spanning over 3400 years. Rated as an Alpha world city, along with world leading cities such as New York, London, modern Athens is the country's economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural center. Being home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery, Athens is one of the world's top tourist destinations.

Enjoy Athens at its fullest by driving a rental car

Despite its developed public transport system, car rental in Athens is still much favored by travelers for the flexibility to tour around the city and the surrounding area at your own leisure. Regarding car rental Athens, it is extremely helpful to book a GPS device from the car hire company, as the city is known for its irregular narrow streets with many defined as one-way streets, and some roads are not well signposted. Seek the large avenues to move fast through the city, such as Attiki Odos, a toll road that can take you across the north of the city and to the airport quickly. There are several large avenues branching into and out of Athens from this road, such as Leoforos Kifisou that connects Pireas with the Northern suburbs. You can rent a car in Athens and take a leisure ride to Piraeus, the harbor of Athens located on the east coast of Attica. Or take a day trip in your rental car to the Corinth Canal, the ancient theater at Epidaurus and to the ancient sites of Olympia, Delphi and Mycenae. You can use car rental in Athens to visit Nafplion, a romantic small town with cozy streets and relaxing atmosphere.

Watch for parking zones, when you rent a car in Athens

Tourists traveling with a rental car can find the center of the city, between Syntagma Squre, Omonia and Monastiraki, and the areas of Rigilis, Psyrri and Plaka, are divided into zones for residents and visitors parking. Parking bays are color coded, blue for permanent residents and white for visitors. Parking in the wrong colored bays will result an immediate fine. You can buy the parking scratch cards from kiosks or by mobile phones. The operating hours are between 9 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday and to 4 pm on Saturday. Parking is for free on Sunday and public holidays.

Sightseeing & activities

As the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, Athens has a lot to offer its worldwide visitors: Citadel of Athens, the ancient fortified town of Athens, the best known acropolis in the world, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the National Archaeological Museum, the largest archaeological museum in the country, also one of the most important in the world; the City of Athens Technopolis, an industrial museum of incomparable architectural value.

Want to see some Greek culture?Visit Augst Moon Festival!

August Moon Festival, held on the night of the full moon in August, featuring opera performances, Greek dance and classical music; Theatro Petras Festival, attracting audiences to musical and theatrical performances by both big names and amateur groups; Rockwave Athens , attracting leading international bands, it is the biggest rock festival in Greece.
Tips and experiences for Athens

Our customers rated Athens with an average of 8.4 based on 5 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

08-01-2017
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Athens it's a great place for food culture and history I all ways recommend it to myself friends there nice night life at an area by the name of gazi and the shopping area at monstiraki it's a must
05-08-2016
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almost everywhere one goes there are highlights, either cultural/historical or natural/views/scenery avoid driving inside Athens, public transport is good but road state, driving skills and congestion are horrendous DO NOT DRIVE on the "motorway" Corinth-Patras: a perilous single lane cone-divided (from the oncoming traffic!) winding death trap
12-07-2016
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Athens is a perfect destination, it was a very good holiday. You can either travel in the coastal line or in the central parts, the city offers many experiences.
05-06-2016
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Stay in monastiraki with views of the Acropolis.
28-04-2015
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acropoli, monastiraki , shopping mall