With some of the best weather, famous historical sites, views, attractions and activities in the world, a visit to Athens is a must for any European holiday goers. Make sure you stop at the Acropolis, one of the most famous remaining buildings from Ancient Greece, offering spectacular views of Athens below. You can also explore The Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erecthion, all of which date back to the 5th century. Other must-see attractions in Athens include the Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Poseidon Temple and Plato's Academy. Make the time to check out the National Archaeological Museum, which is just a short drive north of the city centre. The National Archaeological Museum holds thousands of ancient artefacts you won't want to miss.
For day trips from Athens, drive out to the Corinth Canal, the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and the ancient sites of Olympia, Delphi and Mycenae, all about two hours outside of Athens.
Auto Europe works with major suppliers such as Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and National to get you some of the best prices for your car hire in Athens.
Auto Europe has conveniently located depots at the Athens International Airport and over 10 locations near the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find depots convenient for you.
Parking in Athens can be difficult due to the heavy congestion, particularly in the suburban areas of Athens and Piraeus. Parking in the city centre is marked by white and blue lines. Please note that the parking areas outlined in blue are for locals only, but visitors may park in spaces outlined with white. The maximum parking time allowed is 3 hours. Parking for more than three hours is available at PolisPark underground parking areas.
Toll roads are common in Greece and generally cost €0.70 - €2 per segment, though charges are subject to change at any time. It is advisable to carry small currency for tolls if driving long distances.
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