Car hire in Athens
Hiring a car in Athens
Athens is the capital city of Greece, and one of the oldest cities in the world. It's recorded history spans as far back as 3,400 years and is known for some of the most influential arts, knowledge and philosophy throughout the ages.
Since its regeneration for the 2004 Olympic Games, Athens has been reborn as a tourist destination, bringing in travellers from across the globe.
The main road out of Athens is the 56, which heads west towards Pireus, the 83 that takes you north to Chalandri and the E75, which goes as far north as Schimatari.
What you need to know
The popularity of Athens has grown substantially over the last decade, meaning that tourism facilities have also improved. As such, car hire has become much more competitive, with top-quality providers including Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and Caldera just a few of the suppliers in the area.
Searching with our booking engine before you travel will show you the variety of options available, including a range of vehicle types. All bookings also come with 24/7 support and the option for free cancellation, meaning that there's no need to worry if your needs change slightly.
Where to pick up your car
When you arrive, you have the option of either collecting your car from the Athens airport (ATH), or from one of the many city centre locations.
At the airport, you'll find a number of supplier desks just outside of the arrivals area. If you've booked in advance, then it's as easy as picking up your keys, signing your paperwork and driving off to enjoy your holiday.
However, if you haven't booked in advance then you'll find hiring a car much more expensive, so make sure to arrange it through our booking engine before you travel.