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Athens Tour Ideas

Athens Shore Excursion: Segway Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Segway Tour
Duration:
2 hours
From:
USD 115.28
Leave Piraeus Port when your cruise ship docks, and head to Athens for a 2-hour Segway tour! On a self-balancing, electric Segway, glide through the city streets getting to know the charm of the Greek capital and admiring monuments like Hadrian&rsquo;s Arch or the Temple of Hephaestous. Simply choose from two itineraries &ndash; City Highlights Tour or Acropolis of Athens Tour &ndash; and see the sights that you most want to see. <br /><br />Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group shore excursion, ensuring personalized attention from a guide

An Afternoon in Athens

An Afternoon in Athens
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 40.76
An Afternoon in Athens is a guided 4-hour tour through the ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman sites of the historical center will make you feel the “vibe” and the diversity of this contemporary metropolis. As you walk from Plaka's rustic alleys to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you will learn everything there is to know about its history from antiquity up until the 21st century.

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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 Jun 2017