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Athens and Santorini 7 Day Tour

Athens and Santorini 7 Day Tour
7 days
USD 1391.51
This 6-night Greek tour includes a stay in Athens and on the island of Santorini. The ancient city of Athens is a vibrant megalopolis<br>with non-stop nightlife, creative cuisine, and sites both ancient and modern. Find thousands of cafés full of young professionals, couples and long-time residents in Athens's modern-day renaissance. In Santorini, enjoy the sensational sunsets, the fascinating excavations, the iconic black and red beaches, and the dazzling white towns. This Greece tour package is fully flexible. It can start any day you prefer, and can be changed to fit your preferences.

Athens Central 4.5 Hour Electric Bicycle Tour

Athens Central 4.5 Hour Electric Bicycle Tour
4 hours 30 minutes
USD 62.48
This is the perfect tour to see most of the amazing sights located in the center of the city combined with breathtaking overviews from several high points. Electric bicycles powered by Bosch engines with the highest quality standards will make this trip most enjoyable for you.

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Athens Airport (ATH) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Athens Airport information page with information on Athens Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Athens driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Athens Airport car rental options and search for the best available Athens car rental rates in the search box below.

Athens Airport Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips

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Athens Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

If you are brave enough to drive in Athens, or want a car to get around the surrounding areas, there are quite a few major Athens Airport car rental companies represented.


Athens Airport car hire desks are located in the Arrivals hall in the main terminal.

Athens Airport Car Rental Companies

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Sixt

Athens Driving Information

Driving is on the right side of the road.

Athens Airport rental cars may be either automatic OR manual transmission. Make sure to verify when booking if you are not comfortable with a manual transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Athens Driving Stress Level: 9/10

Driving in Athens is chaos. Remember how ancient the city is, as it was never designed for cars, let alone heavy traffic. The roads around the city do not follow any logical pattern and traffic congestion at any time of the day is common. Many streets are not signposted and, well, they are in Greek! Parking is extremely hard to find as well. Greek drivers are erratic, to say the least, and motorbikes manage to squeeze through the smallest spaces imaginable, often at high speed. If you need to change lanes, local drivers in Athens are reluctant to give way and road manners are virtually unheard of.


If you want to drive, stay away from the city centre, otherwise you'll find yourself frustrated and, possibly, stuck. Is that any way to spend a vacation? The heart of Athens is very walkable anyways.


On the other hand, if you hire a car at Athens Airport, you will find it extremely useful to explore the area outside of the city. Close to Athens, highlights include Corinth and Nafplio to the west.


Athens Airport Car Rental Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend a Athens Airport car rental.

If we haven't scared you yet, let's be clear: an Athens Airport car rental is not recommended for driving in the city of Athens! Only consider an Athens Airport car hire if you wish to explore Greece outside of Athens.

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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2016