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Current offers in Athens

Economy
Economy
e.g. Toyota Aygo or the like
Toyota Aygo
from 3 $/day
Economy
  • Zero deposit
Citroen C1
from 20 $/day
Economy
  • No credit card needed
Citroen C1
from 20 $/day
Economy
  • All-round carefree package
Toyota Aygo
from 7 $/day
Compact
Compact
e.g. VW Polo or the like
VW Polo
from 4 $/day
Compact
  • Zero deposit
Ford Focus
from 29 $/day
Compact
  • No credit card needed
Ford Focus
from 29 $/day
Compact
  • All-round carefree package
VW Polo
from 8 $/day
Further vehicle classes
type/intermediate
e.g. Hyundai I30 or the like
Hyundai I30
from 5 $/day
type/minivan
e.g. Renault Megane or the like
Renault Megane
from 11 $/day
7 seater
e.g. Fiat Doblo or the like
Fiat Doblo
from 16 $/day
9 seater
e.g. Citroen Jumpy or the like
Citroen Jumpy
from 23 $/day
type/suv
e.g. Ford Kuga or the like
Ford Kuga
from 11 $/day
type/cabrio
e.g. Fiat 500C Cabrio or the like
Fiat 500C Cabrio
from 13 $/day
type/luxury
e.g. Mercedes-Benz GLA or the like
Mercedes-Benz GLA
from 43 $/day
type/van
e.g. OPEL COMBO or the like
OPEL COMBO
from 90 $/day

Enjoy a rental car in Athens

A 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. 

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Rent a car in Athens

Why rent a car in Athens?

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

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View over Athens by plane

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.

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View of Lycabettus hill in Athens, Greece

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

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.

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Acropolis of Athens

Car rental destination in Athens: National Archaeological Museum

If you want to learn more about the history of ancient Greece, you should visit the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The museum is the largest and most important collection of Greek antiquity. There are important exhibits such as the bronze statue of Poseidon, found in Cape Artemision in 1926. In addition, there are the so-called gold mask of Agamemnon, which was found by the German researcher Heinrich Schliemann during excavations in Mycenae in 1876, as well as a large number of historically significant grave reliefs.

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.

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Theater of Dionysus in Athens, Greece

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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Ruins of ancient Greek temple Poseidon

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Athens

Can I rent a car in Athens without a credit card?
Yes, in Athens you can book a rental car without a credit card.
Can I rent a car in Athens without a deposit?
Yes, you can. Filter the offers by 'bookable without deposit'. All remaining offers can be rented without deposit.
Until when can I return a rental car {in Athens?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance in Athens?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost in Athens?
A rental car in Athens costs on the average 5.21 $ per day.
What does a rental car in Athens cost per week?
A rental car in Athens costs on average 36.48 $ per week 5.21 $ per day).
How much does a rental car in Athens cost for one month?
A rental car in Athens costs on average 156.32 $ for one month (5.21 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest in Athens?
CarDelMar is in Athens the cheapest. A rental costs 20.84 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost in Athens?
A small rental car costs in Athens 5.21 $ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost in Athens?
A middle-class rental car costs in Athens 10.18 $ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car in Athens?
In Athens there are also offers without deposit. For others with a deposit, it begins at 108.67 $.
How high is the liability sum in Athens?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. In Athens there are 3 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers in Athens?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the Athens?
At the Athens there are 12 Supplier: e.g. Enterprise, Tui Cars, Cars & Camper, Rentalcars.com, driveFTI