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In Athens we recommend the following car rental offers

from 11 $ per day
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Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Toyota Aygo
12 Days from 08.09 - 20.09.2024
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from 12 $ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

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12 Days from 08.09 - 20.09.2024
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from 15 $ per day
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This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Citroen C1
12 Days from 08.09 - 20.09.2024
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Enjoy a rental car in Athens

If you travel to Athens rental car is a good idea because of the greater flexibility in your holiday in Greece. If you are already doing a price comparison from home, you can save money when renting a car in Athens. In this respect, it is worthwhile to research the different prices some time before your holiday and to book a rental car right away. If you have any questions regarding your rental car booking, don`t hesitate to contact our service team via e-mail or phone. Look forward to exploring the narrow streets in Athens and drive to the Akropolis in your rental car.

Gasse in Athen

Narrow street in Athens

Blick auf die Akropolis, Athen

View on Akropolis

Summer vacation - recommendations for the Greek capital

Are you in Athens during the summer for a trip or a stopover? The historic city of Europe has so much on offer for multiple summer trips! Whether you're in town for just 48 hours or a week, you should definitely explore Athens this summer. From Athens, all corners of the country are easily accessible by rental car. Summer temperatures here are Mediterranean hot. Maximum temperatures in summer are 33-35 degrees. 23 degrees is the average temperature of the night. 

Here are some tips for a great stay in the city. 

  • Taste Greek products
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum
  • Eat Greek gyros and souvlaki
  • Go swimming at the Athens Riviera 
  • Don't miss the legendary rooftop bars of Athens!
  • See a movie in an open air cinema
  • Odeon Herodes Atticus and the ancient theater of Epidaurus
  • Enjoy the sunset at the temple of Poseidon!

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A rental car in Athens has the great advantage of being way more flexible on the various sightseeing tours both inside and outside Athens and not being dependent on the departure times of public transport. It is worthwhile to compare prices on the internet before departure in order to book your rental car as cheaply as possible. Cradle of democracy, centre of ancient philosophy: when the speech comes to Athens, the various associations only collide with one. But Athens is not only historically interesting, but also as a modern metropolis and capital of Greece. The city can be reached by various ways on land, sea and air. Those tourists arriving by train or coach must allow for several days on the route across the Balkans. From the airport there is a metro connection as well as several bus lines to the city centre. Alternatively, you can also rent a car at the airport in athens.

Everything you need to know when renting a car in Athens

Greece generally has good weather most of the year. In this respect, the rental car in Athens can also be a convertible. If visibility is good, the first excursion with this rental car should go towards Lykabettus. This is the 277-metre-high mountain of Athens from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of large parts of the city. Just park your rental car near the panoramic terrace on the top of Lykabettus near the Chapel of St. George (Ágios Geórgios). Unfortunately, this cannot be achieved directly with the rental car. For the way to the summit you have the choice between a funicular railway and an ascent on foot through a forest laid out by the Association of Forest Friends. Directly by rental car, on the other hand, an open-air theatre is located below the summit in which concerts and theatre performances take place in summer.

Athens offers so much for car rental travel

  • The Acropolis
  • The Pantheon
  • The Temple of Hephaestus
  • The little Mitropolis Church
  • The Plaka District
  • The Anafiotika
Blick auf die Akropolis, Athen

View on Akropolis

Dionysus Theater, Athen

Dionysus Theatre

The outstanding sight of Athens is the Acropolis. On the castle hill there, the settlement can be traced back to the Neolithic period. Today's ruins are the architectural testimony of the most splendid period in Athenian city history. The main parts were built during and following the reign of Pericles after the victory over the Persian Empire in the 5th century BC. The central eye-catcher is the temple of Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whose frieze is now exhibited in the British Museum in London. But also the ruins of the temple as such give an impressive impression of Greek antiquity. Especially those who want to rent a car in the direction of the Acropolis should start as early as possible in the daytime to get a safe parking place. If you would like to learn more about the history behind the Acropolis, you can do so in the neighbouring Acropolis Museum. It contains only finds found on and around the Acropolis. The most important exhibits include a blonde head from the Acropolis and the Critios boy.

Discover the sights of Athens by car

Two other ancient sites that you should visit by car during your stay in Athens are two historical theatres, one of which is originally Greek, while the other is Roman. The first theatre is the Dionysus Theatre, which was built in stone form in the middle of the fourth century BC. Of this only ruins are preserved, which still give a good impression of the way in antique times shows were performed here. A little less imagination is needed in the nearby Odeon des Herodes Atticus. This dates from the second century AD and is much better preserved. Concerts are still regularly given here even by great stars.

A round trip by rental car in Athens

Right at the foot of the Acropolis, Plaka is the oldest intact historic quarter of the capital city of Greece. The foundations of many houses date back to antiquity. While the Plaka used to be the centre of Athens as an old town, it is now a tavern district visited by a wide variety of strata and groups. If you are planning a stopover here, you should first bring the rental car back to the hotel. Dinner in Greece is not even half the fun without wine and ouzo. In addition, the quarter is largely traffic-calmed. For those interested in culture, it is worth visiting the Museum of Modern Art or the Folk Art Museum. In addition, the Lysikrates Monument and the Tower of the Winds should be visited, which are the two landmarks of the Plaka.

Excursions by rental car in the surrounding area of Athens

If you travel south from Athens by rental car, you come to the peninsula of Attica. There is Cape Sounion. There you will find a temple of the Poseidon, which has already been captured on countless postcards and holiday photos due to its spectacular location. If you are interested in the more recent Greek history, you can make a trip to the monastery of Daphni by renting a car. It is situated in a forest and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because of its well-preserved mosaic work. From Piraeus you can also explore the island world of Greece. The islands of Hydra and Aegina, located near Athens, are particularly suitable for this purpose. If you are interested in ancient Greece in a special way, you should choose Aegina as your destination because this island has a variety of different archaeological sites from this time. Or you can simply rent a car and drive 42 kilometres out of town and visit the historic site of the Battle of Marathon. No matter in which direction you drive your rental car out of Athens: everywhere the ground breathes the history of Greece. And if you want to relax from the many sightseeing tours, you can of course also head for one of the many beaches along the coast.

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316 Experiences of our customers in Athens

Rating of Annabell B.

“Enterprise in particular is to be commended. The staff on site were very friendly and helpful. They explained everything to us in detail and yet the whole thing did not take long....I can only recommend Enterprise and will be happy to rent here again next time...”

Rating of Janina G.

“Very friendly contact with the team of Hertz. Super to have such a good car rental partner...The vehicles...were in good condition for their KM performance. I remembered it for the next vacation and will book again so.”

Rating of Ruedi M.

“Everything went smoothly, thank you very much for that. Again and again with pleasure.”

Rating of Dirk T.

“We had a shuttle service to and from the airport. The drop off and return went very well.”

Rating of Ernst R.

“Friendly reception at the airport, uncomplicated handover and return of the vehicle. Although I had returned the vehicle half an hour earlier than planned, the transfer to the airport took place without waiting. Gladly again.”

Rating of Eleni H.

“Everything super!”

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