Car rentals in Athens are available in numerous reliable car rental agencies. It is important that you get to know the reputation of the agency you are renting your car to ensure your total convenience. Fortunately, the Greek National Tourist Organization (GNTO) has made sure that only those licensed agencies can provide car rental services in the city for the protection and security of tourists.
Aside from doing a background check of the agency you are renting to, it will also be wise to check the vehicle you are planning to rent before driving them out the rental agency’s office. Make sure to as if the car has enough insurance cover in case of theft, accident, fire, and other incidents. Also, if you are to visit the capital of Greece on a summer, it would be important to book ahead of time as this time is expected to have more tourists and more customers renting cars.
Most car rental offices in the city are located around Syntagma Square and Syngrou. If you want to save a few Euros, try to book from your home country before you go to Athens – you can already rent a car for as cheap as EUR 45 per day.
When driving with your rented car, make sure to take extra precaution and read road signs to avoid any hassle – don’t worry the signs are in English so there’s no reason for you not to get it! Toll fee is about EUR 2.70, this is when you decide to drive in privately owned highway.