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    Car Hire Athens

    Athens Car HireWith 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 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.

    Popular Places to Pick Up Your Car Hire in Athens

    Travellers to Athens will be pleased to find a number of convenient car hire pick-up and drop-off locations across the city. From popular airport and rail stations to downtown offices across the city, we've got a convenient location for you. Find more information on some of our most popular car hire locations in Athens by clicking on the links below.

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    Book With the Top Car Rental Suppliers and Depots in Athens

    Auto Europe has built a network of the most trusted car hire suppliers in Athens. Working with top suppliers including Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and more, we are able to pass on savings to our customers not found anywhere else on the web. Start planning your trip to Athens with Auto Europe today.

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    Popular Questions About Car Hire in Athens

    Can I rent a car in Greece if I am under 25?

    Renters between the ages of 21-25 will have little trouble renting a car in Greece. However, travellers in this age range should be aware that they will likely incur an additional daily charge known as a young driver surcharge, which can vary depending on the supplier. Feel welcome to contact Auto Europe with any questions 24/7 and toll-free at 1300-656-601.

    Contact Auto Europe - AthensCan I obtain car rental insurance through my credit card company?

    Major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex, offer car rental insurance plans that vary by card and credit card provider. Compare plans and find out what coverage is available from your card provider.

    Can I drive my rental car into other countries?

    Yes, most car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe. However, certain restrictions can apply on specific rental categories such as luxury rentals, depending on the supplier.

    Parking and Tolls in Athens

    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.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Athens

    • Athens to Athens International Airport (31km approx. 25min)
    • Athens to Corinth Canal (83km approx. 1hr)
    • Athens to Olympia/Mycenae (Peloponnese) (190km approx. 2hr)
    • Athens to Delphi (180km approx. 2hr)
    • Athens to Epidaurus (130km approx. 1hr 45min)

    Additional Transportation Options in Athens

    If you're looking for transportation in Athens, Auto Europe can help. For more than six decades, Auto Europe has been matching our clients with the best rates on van hire, campervan rentals, luxury car hire, and even short-term auto leases from Peugeot in European locations. Don't leave your budget to chance and book with a car hire website that doesn't disclose all mandatory fees and surcharges until after the fact. Book with Auto Europe! We look forward to providing you with a hassle-free Athens car hire, or large vehicle rental at the best available rate.

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