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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Athens Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
$17.19 per day
Athens Airport
Economy
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Zezgo
$24.38 per day
Athens Airport
Compact
Volkswagen Golf or similar
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
RightCars
$29.38 per day
Athens Koropi
Mini Elite
Smart ForFour or similar
Smart ForFour
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$30.08 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Athens Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$38.54 per day
Athens Airport
Economy Elite
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
EXER
$43.08 per day
Athens Airport
Standard
Fiat Tipo STW or similar
Fiat Tipo STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$50.38 per day
Athens Airport
Compact Elite
MINI One 5door or similar
MINI One 5door
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
DRIVE S.A.
$51.48 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:28 on 2024-07-09. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Greek
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+30
Average car rental price
$36 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gas price
$2.07 per liter or $7.84 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.95 per liter or $7.39 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.18 per liter or $8.26 per gallon

Why rent a car in Athens?

Athens is a fascinating city to explore. Both ancient and modern, this sprawling city has countless landmarks, distinct neighborhoods, and beautiful nature areas. Many interesting places, from Hellenic monuments to small, charming villages, are also located nearby. Getting a rental car is the best way to see as much as you can.

Athens

One-Way Car Rentals in Athens

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Athens and drop off in another city include:

  • From Athens to Thessaloniki - 340 offers from $7.78 per day
  • From Athens to Corfu - 135 offers from $27.54 per day
  • From Athens to Preveza - 67 offers from $30.68 per day
  • From Athens to Kalamata - 152 offers from $24.11 per day
  • From Athens to Ioannina - 94 offers from $27.54 per day

Top ways to enter Athens

  • Athens Airport: By far the largest in Greece and among the 30 busiest in Europe, flying to Athens Airport is the best way to reach the Greek capital. The airport is about 30 km (18 mi) from the city center.
  • Volos Airport: Only open during the summer months, and served by a few low-cost carriers, Volos Central Greece Airport is about a three-hour ride north of Athens.
  • Kalamata Airport: Like many others in Greece, this airport serving the large southern Peloponnese city is mainly active during the summer months. It is about three hours west of Athens.
  • Thessaloniki Airport: The third busiest airport of Greece , serving its second city, is about a five-hour ride north of Athens. Arriving in one and leaving the other will give you a big opportunity to see a lot of mainland Greece.
  • By sea: Athens is home to three different ferry ports — Lavrio, Rafina, and Piraeus. Piraeus is the city’s main port, and it connects the Greek capital with Corfu (Kerkyra) and the Ionian, and the islands of the Cyclades, the Saronic, and the Dodecanese.

City facts

  • Athens enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and extremely hot, with temperatures often reaching 35 °C  (95 °F). Remaining properly hydrated is very important. Winters are more humid, but mild, with the average temperature around 10 °C  (50 °F) in January and February.
  • The birthplace of democracy and the leading city of politics and culture during early classical antiquity, Athens was inhabited long before. With a history of human settlement going back for 7000 years, Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. 
  • Although the population of Athens Municipality is only 660,000, nearly 4 million people, or more than every third inhabitant of Greece, live in its wider metropolitan area. It is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the European Union (EU). 

Top sights and activities

  • Acropolis. Once a fortified town of what was then Athens and dating back as early as the Bronze Age, the Acropolis is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the main symbols of the city. Visit landmarks such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and Theater of Dionysus. Then check out the Acropolis Museum or take a walk to the nearby Hill of the Muses and Hill of the Nymphs, two other ancient landmarks.
  • Mount Lycabettus. According to a legend, the most important summit of Athens was created by the goddess Athena when she dropped a limestone that she was carrying. Nowadays you can ascend the mountain via a funicular. The view from the top reveals not only the rest of Athens but also, on a clear day,  Piraeus and the Peloponnese peninsula. 
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus. This ancient outdoor theater, built by a Greek magnate and sophist that gave it his name, has been hosting plays for nearly 2,000 years and continues to do so to this day. Even if you’re not visiting on a day when there’s a performance, you can still appreciate the magnitude of the stone theater, have a nice walk around it, and appreciate the local flora and fauna that includes tortoises.
  • National Archaeological Museum. Covering thousands of years from prehistory until late antiquity, this is one of the most comprehensive and interesting history museums in Europe. The museum has an impressive collection of Cycladic and Mycenaean art, as well as the art of cultures from the wider Mediterranean Basin which includes Egypt and the Middle East. The museum is located in central Athens and can be easily accessed from anywhere in the city. Visit the official website to learn more about the collection and admission.
  • The Ancient Agora. In Ancient Greece, this was the city’s main civic center. Speeches and events would be hosted in the squares and plazas of the Agora, and Greek Philosophers like Socrates and Plato would share their thoughts and wisdom with Athenians. The Temple of Hephaestus is dedicated to Hephaestus, god of fire and metalworking, and Athena Ergane, goddess of pottery and crafts. This impressive Doric temple is made entirely out of marble and was built around the same time as the Parthenon.
  • The Stoa of Attalos. This grand, colonnaded building was a gift to the people of Athens from King Attalos II of Pergamon. He had fallen completely in love with the Greek capital during his time there. In its heyday, it functioned as sort of an ancient shopping center and was filled with stores selling everything from groceries to clothing and jewelry. Sadly, the original stoa was largely destroyed by the Herulians in 267 AD. It was rebuilt in the 1950s, and explicit care was taken with the restoration to make sure that the same building materials, technique and style were used. 
  • The Plaka steps. Plaka is one of the oldest neighborhoods in central Athens. Its iconic steps can be found at Mnisikleous 22. Bars and restaurants line either side of the stairs. This is a great place to stop for meze plates (small dishes that are the Greek answer to tapas).
  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. The Classical Greeks were not just legendary poets, storytellers, and visual artists, they also made great strides in the scientific and technological development of their time. The place to learn about these unique and nowadays often forgotten inventions is the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology where you can see many artifacts and learn about their historical importance.
  • Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments. While the main tourist draw of Athens is undoubtedly its aforementioned classical heritage, the relatively more recent Greek folklore can be just as fun to explore! The place to start is the small, but interesting museum which is located in the traditional neighborhood of Plaka and displays no fewer than 600 musical instruments that have been collected from all over the country. If you enjoyed a visit here, you might also like the Museum of Greek Folk Art (also in Plaka, just a short walk away) and the Museum of the History of Greek Costume.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on roads outside populated areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • While the larger roads are in good shape, some of the smaller, rural roads might have poor surfacing and potholes. Be careful when driving on them, especially after dark.
  • Many gas stations might be closed during weekends and public holidays. 
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a license ban. Exceeding the limit of 0.08% is a criminal offense and can lead to up to two years of imprisonment.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199.
  • Parking in central Athens can sometimes be a pain, and there are a few things you need to know. You will find color-coded "P" signs next to parking spaces. If it is blue, it is reserved for residents only, and you will be fined if you park there. If it is yellow, it is reserved for commercial or police vehicles. If it is white, you can park here with a fee, and you need to pay for parking at a nearby machine. The maximum parking time is three hours. 
  • There are a few underground and multilevel car parks in central Athens, including Metropark Athens near Syntagma Square and Parking Kapa next to Metaxourgeio metro station. 

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads, tunnels, and bridges on mainland Greece. Many travelers find them very hard to navigate and some choose to avoid using the toll roads altogether because of the very complex toll system that is in place. Different toll roads are administered by different private companies and so there is not a single, nationwide (or even region-wide) system in place.

For most toll roads, payment can be either made with cash at a toll gate, by a credit card, or with coins at an automatic toll machine. For some roads, an electronic transponder might be used to pay for using the toll road. Some rental cars may be equipped with such an electronic transponder. However, because of the aforementioned different toll systems that are in place, this payment method might work for some toll roads, but not for others. Determine out your route in advance and ask your car rental provider about the best way to pay for all the toll roads that you plan to use.

Ideas for day trips

  • Parnitha National Park. About one hour’s drive from downtown Athens, this green area has many gorges, caves, springs, and dense forests that you can explore along its hiking paths. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some of the red deer that live in the park’s territory.
  • Epidaurus. Once a ritual site for the worship of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, this place southwest of Athens is famous among locals both for its alleged healing properties and the incredible acoustics of its old theater. The theater is about a two-hour drive from the capital, with the road mostly hugging the Megara Gulf.
  • Thebes. Mentioned both in Greek myths and written records of the  many empires that ruled the area, Thebes is another world-famous historical location. Walk through the ruins of Cadmea Fortress or pay a visit to the stunning Archaeological Museum of Thebes. From Athens, it’s only a tad more than one hour’s drive north. 
  • Eleusis. Nowadays a small northwestern suburb of Athens, during the prehistoric period, Eleusis was the center of the Eleusinian Mystery religion. A cult of fertility goddesses Demeter and Persephone, it was largely secret, so not much information about it has survived until the present day, but fascinating bits and pieces can be found in the Eleusis Archaeological Museum. The city is also home to the ancient Christian church of Agios Zacharias and the factory of Kronos, a highly original industrial building that has been turned into an ecomuseum. Situated on the northern bank of the Gulf of Elefsina, the trip from Athens takes about 25 minutes by car.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental cars in Athens are the Renault Clio, the Fiat 500, and the Opel Corsa. The most popular rental car type is an economy, closely followed by mini and intermediate.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Greece with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Thessaloniki. The second city of Greece is a fascinating place to explore thanks to its impressive architecture, long crescent-like beaches, and unique traditions. It also serves as a great base for the exploration of the rest of Northern Greece with its mountains and many wildlife areas.
  • Nafplio. A small, but very interesting town, Nafplio is a mix of Hellenic, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences that you notice in its architecture and cuisine. After the hustle and bustle of the capital, from which it is about 140 km (85 mi) southwest, Nafplio is a great place to relax and explore.
  • Peloponnese. Traditional, hospitable, and fiercely proud, the people of the Peloponnese peninsula make it a unique destination to explore. As characterized by the olive trees of Kalamata as it is by the sites of Sparta and Olympia, the region is also known for its untamed natural beauty. Ancient Corinth, itself one of the main attractions of the Peloponnese, is only an hour’s drive west of Athens; you can explore the rest from there.
  • Crete. The largest of Greece’s countless islands, Crete has something for everyone. Many travelers tend to stick around Heraklion and Chania, its two largest cities, but do get in a car and go to see the rest of the island - its real beauty is in its rugged beaches outside tourist resorts, small mountain villages, and pristine wilderness. Keep in mind that while you can take a car on a ferry from Athens to Crete, ask your car rental provider first if they permit it. Alternatively, you can drop off your car in Athens and pick up another in Heraklion or Chania.

Car rental prices in Athens

  • Convertibles - from $35 per day
  • Station wagons - from $41 per day
  • Large cars - from $25 per day
  • Medium cars - from $23 per day
  • Vans - from $64 per day
  • Premium cars - from $153 per day
  • Small cars - from $17 per day
  • SUVs - from $38 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some of the things to keep in mind when booking a rental car in Athens:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Athens is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 58% cheaper than the yearly average and a whopping 80% cheaper than renting a car in August. Come visit in winter time when the city is just as fascinating, but far less crowded!
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Fact checked by
Melissa Douglas
Melissa Douglas is a British Travel Writer based in Athens, Greece. She runs the Mediterranean-focused solo female travel website High Heels and a Backpack and has written for several high-profile travel publications across the globe. Her aim is to inspire people to travel off the beaten path and not just stick to the most popular tourist destinations in each country.

Top 20 cities near Athens

  1. 26.1 km / 16.2 miles away
  2. 44.5 km / 27.7 miles away
  3. 102.4 km / 63.6 miles away
  4. 123.8 km / 76.9 miles away
  5. 132.9 km / 82.6 miles away
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  7. 135.5 km / 84.2 miles away
  8. 141.6 km / 88 miles away
  9. 142.2 km / 88.4 miles away
  10. 143.2 km / 89 miles away
  11. 156.5 km / 97.2 miles away
  12. 179 km / 111.2 miles away
  13. 180.4 km / 112.1 miles away
  14. 194.9 km / 121.1 miles away
  15. 196.1 km / 121.9 miles away
  16. 197.3 km / 122.6 miles away
  17. 202.3 km / 125.7 miles away
  18. 212.8 km / 132.2 miles away
  19. 218.4 km / 135.7 miles away
  20. 238.9 km / 148.4 miles away

Top 20 locations near Athens

  1. 19.1 km / 11.9 miles away
  2. 20.6 km / 12.8 miles away
  3. 26.6 km / 16.5 miles away
  4. 27.1 km / 16.8 miles away
  5. 105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
  6. 123.8 km / 76.9 miles away
  7. 133.2 km / 82.8 miles away
  8. 135.5 km / 84.2 miles away
  9. 142.1 km / 88.3 miles away
  10. 142.2 km / 88.4 miles away
  11. 143.2 km / 89 miles away
  12. 145.7 km / 90.5 miles away
  13. 146.7 km / 91.2 miles away
  14. 157.6 km / 97.9 miles away
  15. 174.2 km / 108.2 miles away
  16. 194.9 km / 121.1 miles away
  17. 197.3 km / 122.6 miles away
  18. 216.8 km / 134.7 miles away
  19. 218.4 km / 135.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Athens?

Car rental prices in Athens vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Athens
$10.85
January
$11.14
February
$13.37
March
$18.07
April
$19.02
May
$25.33
June
$53.96
July
$57.94
August
$31.12
September
$18.13
October
$12.97
November
$15.21
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Athens is January (when prices average $10.85 per day). This is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 81% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $57.94).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Athens?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 10 days, and in January, they keep their car for 7 days.
Average number of rental days in Athens
7
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
10
July
10
August
9
September
7
October
7
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Athens?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Athens is July, and the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Athens by pick-up date relative to the average
62%
January
56%
February
63%
March
92%
April
115%
May
146%
June
154%
July
148%
August
117%
September
98%
October
65%
November
83%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 20
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Avance, Centauro, CarQ, Record-go, Ok Mobility
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $17 per day
Cheapest supplier ABBYCAR

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Avance Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Avance Citroen C3 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Opel Crossland 4 2 Medium cars
Ok Mobility Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
CarQ Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
CarQ Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Centauro Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Centauro Peugeot 2008 5 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United States of America (USA)
Mercedes Benz Vito
July 7, 2024
Island hopping, and sightseeing. The 9 passenger Mercedes van was the perfect size for 8 people and a huge amount of luggage. It was brand new, super clean and pretty fuel efficient for the size.
Israel
Fiat Panda
June 30, 2024
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New Zealand
Mitsubishi Space Star
June 28, 2024
Beautiful countryside in the mountains.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 108
June 26, 2024
I’m actually still on it and still having amazing experiences just too much to tell quite honestly.
Hungary
Peugeot 208
June 15, 2024
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Israel
Skoda Octavia
June 4, 2024
At the start i was upset about the rental, and after that i make clarifiction, i understand that its was a little bit expensive, but the servise that i gave make the change, its change my trip and make it comfortable, i want to say thank you for escape rental car, i have no doubt that i used at the servise in next time vacation
Canada
Nissan Qashqai
May 29, 2024
The car functioned amazingly on the toll highways and handled the sharp turns when we got diverted to the country roads due to construction on the highway. It was a comfortable drive for all passangers.
Norway
Hyundai i10
May 28, 2024
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Belgium
Ford Fiesta
May 27, 2024
Epidauros, Korinth channel,Athens,beaches....
Czech Republic
Mitsubishi Space Star
May 22, 2024
Great nature overall. Restaurants very good. Accommodation very good also.
Canada
Fiat Panda
May 14, 2024
We drove 1,500k around the Peloponnesus peninsula seeing all the big archaeological sites. Fantastic trip. Car was great.
Cyprus
Suzuki Baleno
May 11, 2024
Greece is a grate place to visit for vacations
Poland
Citroen C3
May 4, 2024
Fabulous nature, amazing historical sites and delicious food
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 108
April 20, 2024
Delphi day trip
Poland
Renault Twingo
April 13, 2024
All of the great monuments of Athens and beautiful Schinias Beach
Israel
Peugeot 208
March 24, 2024
We just visited the island of Evia and it was wanderfull
Israel
Volkswagen Tiguan
March 23, 2024
all visits in greece.
Israel
Nissan Qashqai
March 22, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Kia Stonic
February 9, 2024
We had a fun time with our family and ate at some very good restaurants
Sweden
Volkswagen Polo
January 15, 2024
Within Athens and Delphi !
Gibraltar
Nissan Micra
December 18, 2023
Visits to Peloponnese was a highlight.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Baleno
December 12, 2023
business trip
Greece
Citroen C3
November 30, 2023
I like spending my time visiting forest and sea ⛵.
Greece
Peugeot 108
November 21, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
November 18, 2023
Greece is amazing
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United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 308
October 29, 2023
Beautiful beaches and wonderful roads in the countryside, the city driving was less fun
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Baleno
October 19, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 301
October 13, 2023
Having a rental car to explore the various regions of Greece added a whole new dimension to my vacation.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Golf
October 13, 2023
Greece is fantastic, far beyond our expectations. The historic sights are unsurpassed, roads are perfect-like new, even the 2 lane country back roads. Signage on the other hand was "Greek to me". The people are warm and friendly, the drivers polite and gracious.
South Africa
Suzuki Celerio
October 12, 2023
Monemvasia - excellent Koroni - quaint Kefalonia- beautiful
Finland
Citroen C3
September 25, 2023
We booked a villa up on a mountainside over 6 km from a village/town, thus rental car was also an excellent choice. By using rental car we could use our own timetable to get the know the surrounding area. It was also easier to bring the foodstuff to the villa; at it was always several plastic bags as there were 5 of us.
Australia
Peugeot 108
September 23, 2023
Saw from the top of Northern Greece to the bottom of Southern Greece
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 301
September 20, 2023
The return of the car rental was just as easy the car was perfect for all the driving we did don’t be scared to drive in Greece I found it very easy and the car was great on fuel consumption
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Greece
Opel Astra
September 20, 2023
Visited Kardamyli in Mani. Lovely, traditional village with some great restaurants both in the village and in Stoupa just a short drive down the road. Beaches not great - very little sand and very stony. Ancient sites of Messini and Mystra worth visiting and beautiful countryside with endless olive/orange/lemon/cypress tree groves.
Israel
Toyota Aygo
September 19, 2023
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Poland
Fiat Panda
September 17, 2023
Unexpected dramatically stormy weather for 2 days !
Poland
Suzuki Swift
September 12, 2023
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Spain
Volkswagen Golf
September 8, 2023
The car was in good conditions
Netherlands
Peugeot 308
September 1, 2023
Excellent use of sightseeing in the neighbourhood of Athens. Food is really great and not so expensive. People are polite.
Israel
Fiat Tipo STW
September 1, 2023
great greece
Italy
Toyota Aygo
August 29, 2023
Everything was perfect
Greece
Peugeot 108
August 22, 2023
Super professional agents. Easy and supportive.
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
August 9, 2023
Staying with family and visiting places of local interst
Cyprus
Skoda Fabia
August 5, 2023
Friendly service, great vehicle, will be back again for sure
Canada
Peugeot 301
August 4, 2023
Toured Greece it was informative and easy to get around ,and we had plenty of beach time.
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United Kingdom
Opel Astra
July 29, 2023
Did the usual in Athens and then travelled to Gythio and spent time at some wonderful beaches.
Italy
Fiat Panda
July 25, 2023
We visited the whole Peloponnese including nice cities, archeological sites and wonderful beaches.
Israel
VW T-Roc Aut.
July 20, 2023
We have grate 12 days at tsumerka, zagoria and pilion
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
July 15, 2023
We drove to Delphi and walked among the ruins of the temple of Apollo. The mountains were magnificent. We then continued to the Meteora and stayed in a converted farmhouse at the foot of the cliffs. Some of us hiked up to some of the monasteries in the morning. The car was very useful for all of us to visit the monasteries in the afternoon and avoided the heat
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Estonia
Skoda Kamiq
July 7, 2023
We were very adorable vacation. Mountains, sea, small villages.
India
Nissan Micra
July 7, 2023
We travelled to Greece for a 14 day holiday and embarked upon an 8 day road trip with our first stop being Delphi, followed by Meteora, Zakynthos, Olympia, Sparta and returned the car in Athens. All the destinations had a good mix of history, culture, fantastic food, nightlife and adventure sports. Since we visited different types of topographies by driving ourselves, we managed to cover quite a lot of attractions and also have our own leisurely time.
United Arab Emirates
Suzuki Baleno
July 5, 2023
Good trip from Athens to Delphi and Meteora over 2 days. Lovely place, great landscape, good people.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 308
June 26, 2023
Drive to Meteora. Stayed the evening nearby. Ate dinner out.
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Auris
June 16, 2023
Greece is a great country. Nice friendly people, great food at very good price. Beautiful beaches
Finland
Volkswagen T-Roc
June 15, 2023
Ancient Corinth is wonderfull place to visit, also Corinth canal.
Switzerland
Toyota Aygo
June 14, 2023
Discovery of Peloponnesus
Israel
Fiat Panda
June 14, 2023
Greece is just amazing.
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
June 13, 2023
Some great beaches and scenery and good tavernas along our travels.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
June 1, 2023
Got to drive to the peninsula of Greece.
Netherlands
Peugeot 2008
May 28, 2023
I loved the Greek nature as well as the historical sights.
Canada
Peugeot 108
May 28, 2023
Went all over the Peloponnese. Drove up the mountains to Delphi. Went to Sunion. All beautiful.
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New Zealand
Hyundai i20
May 23, 2023
This was a great road trip and the car gave us the flexibility to get to lots of places that are not easy to get to in the Peloponnese, Lower Mani and Central Greece. We visited all the great cultural sights plus were able to eat and stay in more local areas which we enjoy. We could also time our visits to avoid peak bus tour times. Our greatest experiences were walking a part of the Louses Gorge visiting monasteries, the mountain town of Dimitsana, Delphi and Olympia.
Hungary
Seat Ibiza
May 19, 2023
One week in Athens, historical sites, tourist attractions and sea shore, it was really nice.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
May 17, 2023
Driving North from Athens, Meteora and Delphi
Turkey
Volkswagen T-Roc
April 25, 2023
Thanks..🤗
Hungary
Fiat 500
March 20, 2023
The cultural historical places were interesting. The Meteoras sunset was amazing.
Greece
Hyundai i10
March 19, 2023
I had the pleasure of embarking on a trip around Athens, during which I had the opportunity to visit several local landmarks and historic sites. Additionally, I was able to spend time with friends, enjoying their company while exploring this beautiful city.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
March 16, 2023
Everything
Ireland
Peugeot 208
February 17, 2023
nice car. no problems.
Israel
Nissan Qashqai
December 22, 2022
Meteora, Delphi and the surroundings. Great culture, excellent food, lovely oeople.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
December 9, 2022
All good guys
Netherlands
Nissan Primastar
December 4, 2022
the van was great
Belgium
Fiat Panda
November 12, 2022
Visit Athens...all was perfect
Israel
Suzuki Vitara
November 2, 2022
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France
Suzuki Baleno
November 2, 2022
Amazing climbing trip in the Péloponnese : Leonidio, Kyparissi, Vlychada beach… Leonidio and Kyparissi are such nice towns with their beaches, hotels, apartments and houses to rent, good restaurants, little shops, and their very welcoming people. We’ll come back for sure!
Canada
VW Polo
October 11, 2022
Drive up to Meteora and Delphi. It is worth it and you have more freedom with a car!.
Israel
Hyundai i20
October 6, 2022
The trip was amazing beacuse every thing but defenetly not the car
Australia
Renault Kadjar
October 4, 2022
We did Athens, Nafpaktos, West coast, Corfu, across the mountains to Molos and Athens in 9 days - fantastic. Remember gps struggles in old town lanes.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
September 27, 2022
Tailgating seems to be the norm and people go over the speed limit. Athens traffic is quite heavy but it’s better once you get out of the city.
Australia
Ford Fiesta
September 25, 2022
We set our limit at driving no more than three hours a day so we could enjoy the sights of our destinations and could leave at a leisurely time.
Germany
Citroen C3
September 13, 2022
We did a round trip of Peloponnes, stopping at a new location every tow days. Can only recommend this. You should rent a powerful car though to get up and down those mountains.
Israel
Nissan Micra
September 6, 2022
We were mainly in Evia, gorgeous beaches and people and views, highly recommended!
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Germany
Peugeot 308
August 24, 2022
We visited the Peloponese which is beautiful with wonderful beaches for swimming, snorkeling or just lying in the sun!
Poland
Fiat Panda
August 23, 2022
We drove daily to the beaches of south and east Attica. Some of them are time consuming, if not impossible, to reach by public transport.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
August 18, 2022
Spent 10 days driving around the Pelopponese. Excellent area, friendly people, a lot of locations that were absolutely amazing. Only spent 1 afternoon at an island, mainland Greece is a too often overlooked by travelers. It is absolutely amazing, beautiful country!
Australia
Peugeot 308 Hatchback
August 15, 2022
Staff were excellent and very helpful. Made everything very easy.
Canada
Peugeot 301
July 27, 2022
It’s a great place to rent the staff is super nice and very thorough
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Canada
Opel Corsa
July 22, 2022
Good food, nice weather, amazing beaches and views.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
July 14, 2022
Nice to have our own wheels as we traveled around mainland Greece for the week.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 301
June 16, 2022
We drove in the mountainous region of the Peloponnese, and the car (Peugeot) was perfect for handling the road conditions.
Cyprus
Toyota Aygo
May 19, 2022
I'll say only a single word "excellent "
Israel
Opel Astra
April 14, 2022
Athens Meteora
Israel
Hyundai i30
March 4, 2022
We toured the Peloponnese and Athens. The train to Kalavrita was a great experience.
Belgium
VW Up!
March 2, 2022
Worthwhile renting a car to go down the coast
Greece
Peugeot 108
December 30, 2021
Best car. Cheapestvin the market.
Cyprus
Renault Clio
December 10, 2021
Visited Central Athens only and have visited Acropolis, the museum of Acropolis, Syntagma square, Ermou Street, Monastiraki fleet market, Psyri area for the best koulouri Thessaloniki and of course Thanasis kebap. Also went to the cultural centre of Stavros Niarchos at Kallithea to watch a magnificent opera and lastly visited the Niarchos new national gallery adjacent to Hilton Hotel.
Spain
Suzuki Celerio
September 15, 2021
Greece is a beautiful country and renting a car allows you to discover lots of places off the most touristic routes
Canada
Hyundai i10
September 9, 2021
Epirus area and Athens. Greece is great. - Careful though in Athens’ core town tourists’ frequented areas to pickpockets and car-break-in criminals ( full of them) So keep an eye on your belongings and don’t leave car unwatched with your baggage in plain view etc. or you risk a vacation downturn. Hope that’s not the case to any of you vacationers out there, I avoided that by being vigilant ( unfortunately I have noticed the organized street criminals in action though, sad…)
Croatia
VW Up
July 28, 2021
I have rented a car for two whole days. It was necessary because I wanted to see several locations outside Athens: Delphi, Hosios Loukas Monastery during the first and Mystras, Mycenae and Corinth Canal during the second day. If I only knew I would have required an adapter for cellphone charging because the battery gets spent fast when you use it for road navigation and taking photos. Road navigation is absolutely necessary is some parts of Greece and especially for driving within Athens. It is necessary to say that the use of highways in Greece is more expensive that in most other countries and the toll collecting system is unusual because you encounter toll stations very often where they charge seemingly low prices. In the end, you end up with a bunch of highway bills. One more detail, It is absolutely advisable to avoid the motorway from Lefktro near Megalopoli, connecting it with Sparti. This is motorway number 71 and this is a toll road. It is almost totally avoided by Greeks and most of the drivers are not experienced foreigners or Greeks that are not familiar with the Peloponnese area. The problem of this motorway is in the fact that if traveling to the area of Sparti, one will spend more kilometres (fuel) and toll. Also, this motorway has speed limit to just 80 km/h and often and serious speed controls that may result in hefty speeding bills. The best way to avoid this motorway is to take an old road from Tripoli to Sparti.
Poland
Ford Fiesta
June 30, 2021
Delphi, Mykenes, Nafplio, and mamy more
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
November 21, 2020
Just drove into Athens for one day as the city is one of the most Dense cities in the world with narrow, busy and congested streets. Spent most of my time in Porto Rafti (40mins drive from Athens city centre) and the southern tip of Greece which is much more open and easy to drive around
Ireland
Fiat Panda
October 31, 2020
Loved it ❤
United Kingdom
Nissan Pixo
October 2, 2020
Best price clean cars friendly staff
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
September 2, 2020
Take a trip to Sounio, lovely beaches
Belgium
Ford Focus
August 22, 2020
For the city itself, not sure a car is needed. We used it to venture to Mani, but previously also to other areas in closer proximity to Athens. There are plenty of things to see just outside Athens, both in the mountains & on the coast.
Canada
Citroen C3
August 17, 2020
Thank you!
United Arab Emirates
Nissan Micra
August 14, 2020
Car is essential if you are moving out of Athens
Greece
VW Up
February 11, 2020
Transportation inside Athens is easy, but if you want to explore the sorroundings and see more sites- it is super easy to rent a car just at the city center and drive off!
Greece
Citroen C1
February 1, 2020
Take your car and go everywhere in Greece ...its fantastic
Turkey
BMW 1 Series
October 14, 2019
Athens is very crowded and driving requires utmost attention to what is going on not only in front of you but in all directions and angles. As such, it requires special skills.
Israel
Nissan Note
October 14, 2019
If you plan a long trip having a disel saves you a lot of money
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
October 1, 2019
Excellent place to see and visit
Canada
Suzuki Baleno
July 28, 2019
I Visited Corinth Loutraki old Corinth the isthmus of Corinth it was great experience.!
Canada
Citroen C1
July 27, 2019
Athens is a hectic city, but if you can stomach that or if you are travelling else where in Greece, renting is s good idea.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Baleno
July 22, 2019
Not for staying in Athens but travelling from Athens. Athens as a location was veery interesting and not just for the 'sites'. We found the culture of the place great too. We went on a free walking tour and tghis was a great introductiuon.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 14, 2019
Picking up the car was easy with a minibus to the office. The staff were friendly and very helpful. I didnt stay in Athens very long and drove to stay with in Evia which was simpler to drive as the roads are quieter. Athens is a crazy city to drive but then so are most cities. The car was perfect, it was small but just right for our needs.
Canada
Toyota Aygo
June 2, 2019
Driving in Athens is not for the faint of heart. The streets are narrow and convoluted. Driving in Athens is a “GPS is mandatory” environment. Further, native drivers tend to see traffic rules as guidelines rather than law. Motor cycles dodge and weave through tight spaces and car drivers are aggressive and impatient. Most importantly finding parking is extremely difficult in the city. Space is at a premium. Places like The Acropolis offer very limited parking. I only recommend driving a car in this city if your accommodations include parking and even then be prepared to make use of public transportation. Once on their highway system be ready for toll booths. However they are very modern and efficient and not overly expensive. The highways are new modern and in good condition. If you are a skilled driver who does not get rattled easily, Athenian driving can even be fun. But don’t take your new found habits home with you.
Austria
Suzuki Swift
May 10, 2019
Go for it if public transport doesn't cover you and you're used to how locals drive.
United Arab Emirates
Toyota Aygo
March 13, 2019
Roads are busy during rush-hour and motorbikes dodge between cars. No damage this time but I'd take full insurance next time as fair chance that something may happen to the car that's totally out of your control. Good roads and signage.
South Africa
Citroen C1
October 24, 2018
Take to the mountains surrounding Loutraki and visit remote places that tourists seldom see. Easy drive to lake Vouliagmeni, Corinth, Athens. Be careful when driving into city of Athens, roads are very narrow and heavy traffic.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
October 21, 2018
it was a very good trip and renting a car made access to many places, possible, any time of the day.i definitely recommend it.though you have to be extra careful with the way they drive.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
September 27, 2018
Do visit the ancient sites including ancient Corinth! Ancient Delphi if you can visit is amazing!
Israel
Nissan Evalia
September 2, 2018
We have been 2 weeks in peloponesus with a car and it was grait
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i10
August 10, 2018
Thanks for everything . Will use the company again in summer of 2019 and on !!
Thailand
Nissan Primastar
July 14, 2018
Driving in downtown athens was a little tricky as the some roads were quite narrow. But would definitely recommend driving up north to Meteora instead of taking the train.
Australia
Nissan Note
July 11, 2018
Athens was beautiful and the best way to see it is via car. The beautiful coast and city is all nearby and day time activities can be done with the ease of renting a car.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
July 2, 2018
If you know the Greeks’ mentality of driving , then could you adapt in the flow of traffic.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Evalia
June 25, 2018
The roads/lanes could be better striped. Quite an odd system for anyone not from there. The tollways, however, were great!
Canada
Skoda Citigo
June 13, 2018
Try to avoid driving in Athens. Be prepared for narrow, rough, steep roads but always take the time to visit the remote spots, they are definitely worth it.
Canada
Skoda Yeti
June 6, 2018
We went to Peliponese not Athens
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