Athens car hire

Athens car hire

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Athens, AT, Greece
23 Sep — 30 Sep
Same drop-off
Athens, AT, Greece
Thu 23/9
Noon
Thu 30/9
Noon
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Athens car hire information

Pick-up locationAthens
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Supplier choice
Hire locations161
Airport locations60
Popular agenciesCarWiz, GREEN MOTION , Goldcar Rental SP, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , Alma Car Hire

Cheap car hire in Athens

Economy€12/day
Compact€17/day
Intermediate€18/day
Mini€12/day
Passenger van€52/day
Supplier choice€15/day
Compact SUV€24/day
Intermediate SUV€24/day
Compact estate car€42/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Athens car hire reviews and directory

From €53/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (110 reviews)
3 locations in Athens
Sixt
Locations in Athens
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay15 Sep 2020
The staff was friendly and helpfulI booked automatic car but got a manual car with different price when I went to pick up my car so I did not rent it
8.0 Excellent8 Jan 2020
Staff helpfulInclude Excess/Loss Damage waiver in cost.
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2019
Staff very friendly, car in great condition, check in was easy
2.0 Mediocre10 Oct 2019
Two big surprises. First, I have been traveling to Europe for years and renting cars. This is the first time I was told I must have an international drivers license. Something I could have easily addressed if the website had ANY indication it was required. Second, Sixt tells you on the website that insurance is covered, but when you arrive, you learn that comprehensive insurance costs more than the car rental. I won't be back.
2.0 Mediocre9 Oct 2019
If they rented me a car. They would not rent a car to me by telling its Greek law to have international drivers Licence. Went to Avis next door and was rented a car. But because I needed right away it was triple the price . Will never rent fro sixty again. Horrible
2.0 Mediocre1 Oct 2019
They refused to rent the vehicle to me although I had prepaid for the rental. Apparently they require an international drivers license which was not disclosed to me when I made the reservation. I have been renting vehicles at Athens and this is by far the worst experience EVER!!!
7.2 Good10 Sep 2019
The pickup was great, easy and fast. The car was in great condition and I had a wonderful experience until the dropoff.The dropoff was absolutely horrid. Upon arrival at the Athens airport, I was informed by a member another car rental company that the Sixt employee had "left to pick up his laundry" and would be back in a few minutes. Upon return, the employee was unapologetic and showed no remorse for the delay.
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep 2019
Didn’t get the type of vehicle I requested
7.6 Good3 Sep 2019
They have charged me 2 bonds when it should of been one and now they say there is no record of it but it has come out of my credit card
2.0 Mediocre1 Sep 2019
Sixt requires you to have an international driver's license if coming from outside EU. Nowhere in the rental confirmation that is mentioned. Kayak and Sixt can both tell where you are coming from when making a reservation. Sixt canceled booking on arrival. Weak customer care.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (33 reviews)
3 locations in Athens
Enterprise
Locations in Athens
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Sep 2021
Totally painless car rental for a day trip to Delphi.
10.0 Excellent9 Aug 2021
Athens Downtown location run by excellent crew, very professional and efficient
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2021
The statff were really amazing, both Prodromos and his colleagues. They were friendly, helpful with recommendations, efficient and super professional. The car itself was clean, and in excellent shape. So I'm really happy with the experience.Nothing really. My partner said there was a strong smell of petrol since they share the space with a motorbike repair shop, but honestly, I didn't feel it.
8.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Staff was awesome!Could have been detailed clean
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2019
very friendly staff,helefullperfect
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
Got upgraded, drop off was easy. Friendly staff.When we arrived the baby seat wasn’t installed and we needed to walk around to find one and install it in the car. Took almost an hour.
8.4 Excellent20 Apr 2019
The car had damage all over it when I picked it up. It otherwise worked fine though.
10.0 Excellent26 Mar 2019
Staff was friendly.Car could have been in cleaner condition
3.6 Mediocre13 Nov 2018
Didn't have an automatic transmission reservedWindshield wiper spray didn't work, oil looked like it had never been changed.
3.6 Mediocre22 Aug 2018
I reserved a 7 seater and after confirmation was given a 9 seaterEnterprise rep at the airport was informed and quick. Simply pulled out of the airport lot with no need to stop for paperwork etc.I clearly reserved a 7 seater and was given a 9 seater and then told that was all they had. The van was too big for us. Quite frustrated that no one took responsibility for that error. The Enterprise rep on the phone was not at all interested in helpinf.
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Rated no. 3
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Athens
National
Locations in Athens
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 4
Firefly
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Athens
Firefly
Locations in Athens
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From €52/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
10 locations in Athens
Thrifty
Locations in Athens
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2018
Excellent!Everything was perfect! The personnel were extremely competent, friendly and helpful. The car was spotless and a pleasure to drive. Will definitely use Thrifty at Athens airport again.Nothing, no complaints whatsoever.
10.0 Excellent9 Nov 2017
No problem at all. Thats always the best resultExcellent price
From €26/dayRated no. 6
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Alamo
Locations in Athens
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
  • 8.9
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good31 Jul 2021
The Hertz counter and parking lot are very convenient to the terminal and both were found without needing any assistance. The car was new, clean, and ready. The line at the rental counter was very long and moved relatively slow -- no fault of Hertz, just stating a fact, there were lots of customers and they all needed some time. The exact category car we originally reserved was not available but we had the option of going down a level (and saving a few euros per day) or going up (with a much smaller increase in rate versus advance reservation prices). Customer service was professional, polite, and easily conversed with us in English and Greek. Nice job Hertz.
9.6 Excellent16 Mar 2019
Staff were helpful and approachableThe highway tolls have an autopay tag, it would be great to have these installed on your hirecars
From €8/dayRated no. 7
Centauro
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Athens
Centauro
Locations in Athens
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 10
Recent reviews
From €38/dayRated no. 8
Autounion Car Rental
8 Excellent (1 review)
6 locations in Athens
Autounion Car Rental
Locations in Athens
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
From €20/dayRated no. 9
Budget
7.6 Good (25 reviews)
2 locations in Athens
Budget
Locations in Athens
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent6 Feb 2020
Staff very friendlyNone
10.0 Excellent17 Dec 2019
Fast process and good attitude from the employees.Everything was good
5.2 Okay22 Jul 2019
The staff was very polite and helpfulWe recieved a very low grade gps unit it could not identify even the drop-off point the Thessaloniki airport. In addition from i could understand we received a different class car than the one we ordered. The was great but smaller than we ordered.
6.0 Good13 Jul 2019
Easy to get at airportReturn at counter was long. Counter was not identified Avis budget. Could have been any company Car was very small and many scratches Hidden costs. For one hour difference upon return I was charged an extra day
8.8 Excellent8 Sep 2018
Good service personnel, impolite parking personnel.Front Desk people were very courteous and friendly. They even upgraded me for free because the argument I had with the parking person.Park person that brought the car threatened me because I exchanged some words with him when trying to enter the rental parking lot and he wasn't letting me in as he was unparking another rental car.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2018
Athens to CorfuPick up was great. No issues with car.
8.0 Excellent20 May 2018
Nice carWould not recognize insurance purchased through kaysk
6.0 Good10 Apr 2018
We were upgraded to Mercedes CWe were told it is Diesel and Automatic. We got a Manuel car with Benzin.
4.4 Okay18 Sep 2017
scam, rip off and bad carThe car made terrible noises from the second day we had it and staff were uninterested and said is was unlikely as quite new. I received a parking ticket on the street, paid it, but the police took the number plates as they do in Greece. Budget were completely unhelpful in trying to get them back and said they could take a month - but locals and hotel said all it requires is someone to collect from central police station. They are now charging me triple the rental rate, keeping the contract open, not answering the phone, not contacting me and not collecting the number plates. Total scam and dishonest.
9.6 Excellent16 Aug 2017
Good service and carFriendly representatives - not pushing for extra insurance etc. Good car - we were given a better car than we booked
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From €17/dayRated no. 10
Europcar
Most popular
7.3 Good (8 reviews)
5 locations in Athens
Europcar
Locations in Athens
  • 8.2
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 8
Recent reviews
From €36/dayRated no. 11
Avis
6.6 Good (12 reviews)
3 locations in Athens
Avis
Locations in Athens
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 May 2018
Friendly and knowledgeable staffCar accelerated slowly
2.0 Mediocre4 Sep 2017
Horrible experienceI rented a car two days -- it was supposed to be ready at 9am and when I showed up at 2pm to pick it up I had to wait 45 min until I made other plans and had to cancel the rental with Avis. 10 people working in that office and being told every 5 minutes "it's coming" - it is just unacceptable! Never again.
2.0 Mediocre9 Jul 2017
Kayak follow up on customer satisfactionI reserved a car which can hold specific number of passengers (8) Kayak reservation was clearly stated number of passengers 8 but Avis rep said Kayak made a mistake and I need to pay an additional$99 euros for this 4 day rental over and above the agreement. Even if there is discrepancy Avis should pick this up with Kayak and not put a gun on customer's head when he/she has no other choice. Additionally car has multiple scratches and dents, over all renting a car in 3rd. World countries is always risky and unpredictable.
5.2 Okay23 Jun 2017
Given faulty gpsWe were given a new car with a broken cigarette lighter port. As a consequence about 1/2 hour into our trip the gps lost power and we spent 3 hours lost in the suberbs of Athens lost
8.0 Excellent28 Nov 2016
Great customer service, but should have sprung forThe customer service was excellent, and they even give you free coffee from a fancy Illy machine while you wait.The wait while they pulled up the car was a little long (about 15 minutes). The office on Siggrou is a little tricky to access since you have to drive up onto the sidewalk and then out into oncoming traffic. The car was pretty touchy and it would stick between gears, but I suppose that is what I get for renting the cheapest option.
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From €62/dayRated no. 12
Hertz
6.3 Good (8 reviews)
11 locations in Athens
Hertz
Locations in Athens
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Oct 2019
Checking in and checking out was fast and no problem
6.4 Good15 Jun 2019
The staff at both pickup and drop of location are very good. The problem we have is that the air conditioning is not working and we have spend long time to drive it back to get the car replaced.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jul 2018
I didn’t get a car cause reservation was not confirmed by Hertz
4.8 Okay25 Jul 2017
The car was terribke.bad bad driving expirienceThe stuff eas very nice.we didnr wait much for the cerviseWe ordered passat so we expected to get a similiar car.comfort for a family to drive and to be in. The car that we got was not comfortable at all.Additionaly there was no place for c.d. When we got the car we told the stuff that we are not satisfied with the car.he told us that we will be surprised from the quallity. But at the natter of fact we suffered from the driving in the car..after few days we drive especiallt to KALAMATA to Herts office to change to another kind of car and there was no family car avalable for us.
2.0 Mediocre19 Aug 2016
Ok car.Very poor customer service. I received my car 30 min late and was told that it's acceptable for car to be LATE 3 HOURS. Unbelievable that businesses like this exist. Got charged 40 euros for the car have 7/8 tank full NOT full. Thanks for the value....
Rated no. 13
Payless
5.4 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Athens
Payless
Locations in Athens
  • 5.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 5
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre12 Jul 2017
Payless sucksIt was kinda cheapBooked a ford mondeo got an old run down skoda fabia
9.2 Excellent12 May 2017
Payless was also officed with Budget and Avis at the airport, but there was no signage and nothing in my paperwork that indicated that. I ended up having to call the number given while standing literally in front of the counter.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2017
It's been more than 10 days and I have not got my deposit back which is about €1500 my name is THEOTOKis
7.6 Good28 Sep 2016
Car had 150,000 kilometers on it!!
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From €52/dayRated no. 14
GREEN MOTION
4.4 Okay (7 reviews)
2 locations in Athens
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Athens
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
  • 3.9
  • 4.2
  • 3.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2021
Did not show up despite me calling them twice to ask where they were. They said they'll be there in 10 min and never showed up. Had to rent from a different rental company. From what I can tell, nothing but a scam.Everything...
5.9 Okay18 Jun 2021
Car was very old, made noises like squeaking, shuddered when driving, had no USB or bluetooth function to play music with. Was given to me empty, with the gas light on. The rental location is 6km away from the airport. I was charged for a nighttime drop-off, which is fine, except when I arrived the gates were locked and luckily there was an employee still there, although he had no idea he was supposed to help me at that time or that he would shuttle me to the airport. Overall would not use this company again.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jun 2021
There was hardly anything to like at Greenmotion.The cars are in terrible state: not clean, AC making a was very loud noise (making it hard to use), and malfunctioning light were on on the dashboard when we picked up the car. Due to all these problems, we were delayed by one hour and a half trying to change the car, only to find out that there are no cars without a problem. Poor costumer service, too. We were quite shocked—not sure it is safe to drive cars that are not maintained like the Green Motion ones.
2.0 Mediocre19 May 2020
They were terrible at communicating, gave false information and would not respond to questions or inquiries. Then, I tried to cancel and they were impossible to work with.
Rated no. 15
Dollar
3.2 Mediocre (2 reviews)
10 locations in Athens
Dollar
Locations in Athens
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay4 Oct 2020
The car was very cleanThey don't have a place to park the car after the office closes which is
2.0 Mediocre31 Mar 2018
Had to cancel as the agent did not honor the agreementMy booking was for 5 people and for unlimited mileage, but the agent said that they do not offer unlimited mileage on Dollar in Greece. Cancelled my reservation and went with Alamo instead:(,
Rated no. 16
U-Save
2.4 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Athens
U-Save
Locations in Athens
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre27 Sep 2016
A bad place to rent a carNothingThe car was in a bad shape and maintained very poor. They had to replace the car three times till they found a car that could go. There were "hidden costs" that we had to pay in the agency and it was even more expensive than the leading rental agency.
Rated no. 17
MEXRENTACAR
1.9 Horrible (1 review)
1 location in Athens
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Athens
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible13 Aug 2021
WILL NEVER USE THIS COMPANY AGAIN. Lady was rude, address listed did not even come up in google I had to walk 2 km on side of the road. Lady canceled my reservation because I did not have my passport with me even though I had credit card, id, international driver's license. I told her I will be back with the passport in few hours she canceled then stopped picking up the phone. Horrible experience. I ended up getting a different rental 2x the cost. I still have not gotten a refund for this one
Sunnycars
12 locations in Athens
Sunnycars
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €13/day
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
6 locations in Athens
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €15/day
diRENT
4 locations in Athens
diRENT
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €35/day
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Athens
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Wheels 2 Go
4 locations in Athens
Wheels 2 Go
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €11/day
AbbyCar Car Rentals
3 locations in Athens
AbbyCar Car Rentals
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
ADDCAR RENTAL
3 locations in Athens
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Avance Rent a Car
3 locations in Athens
Avance Rent a Car
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €27/day
Global Rent A Car
3 locations in Athens
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Movimento Diesel Srl
3 locations in Athens
Movimento Diesel Srl
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Odysseys Car Rentals
3 locations in Athens
Odysseys Car Rentals
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Progress Car Rental
3 locations in Athens
Progress Car Rental
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
ACROPOLIS
2 locations in Athens
ACROPOLIS
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Alma Car Hire
2 locations in Athens
Alma Car Hire
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Autocandia
2 locations in Athens
Autocandia
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
2 locations in Athens
AutoEurope
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €26/day
Caldera
2 locations in Athens
Caldera
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
CARO
2 locations in Athens
CARO
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
INTERRENT
2 locations in Athens
INTERRENT
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Lets Drive
2 locations in Athens
Lets Drive
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
MC&A
2 locations in Athens
MC&A
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
OLYMPIC
2 locations in Athens
OLYMPIC
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Right Cars
2 locations in Athens
Right Cars
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Sapphire
2 locations in Athens
Sapphire
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Athens
YourRent
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Ace
1 location in Athens
Ace
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Athens
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Athens Car Rent
1 location in Athens
Athens Car Rent
Locations in Athens
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Cargini
1 location in Athens
Cargini
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Carrental2Greece
1 location in Athens
Carrental2Greece
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €18/day
CarWiz
1 location in Athens
CarWiz
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €10/day
Drive Car Rental
1 location in Athens
Drive Car Rental
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €13/day
Drive SA
1 location in Athens
Drive SA
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Athens
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Exer Rent a Car
1 location in Athens
Exer Rent a Car
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
GELASAKIS SHIPPING TOURISM HOTEL SERVICES S.A
1 location in Athens
GELASAKIS SHIPPING TOURISM HOTEL SERVICES S.A
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €18/day
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Athens
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
GRental
1 location in Athens
GRental
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Move Mee
1 location in Athens
Move Mee
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
NU Car
1 location in Athens
NU Car
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
OptimoRent
1 location in Athens
OptimoRent
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
From €15/day
Rhodium
1 location in Athens
Rhodium
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
Viaggiare Rent
1 location in Athens
Viaggiare Rent
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
VIPSCARS
1 location in Athens
VIPSCARS
Locations in Athens
Recent reviews
226 travellers who hired a car in Athens gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in or near Athens

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

€34/day

Good deal

€23/day

When to book a car hire in Athens

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Athens

  • Need to pick up a hire car after landing in Athens? Fortunately for visitors, the hire car counters are right within the main terminal building. Simply follow the signs to the hire car center located on the arrivals level of the main terminal, after baggage claim.
  • Drivers in Athens should be careful of pedestrians crossing the street at random times, as jaywalking is extremely common in the city, especially on the smaller streets in the downtown area.
  • Rush hour in any major city can be an inconvenience and, unfortunately, Athens is no exception. Morning rush hour typically lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour lasts from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, on a positive note, traffic is not much of a problem outside of Athens’ downtown core. So, if you plan on checking out the nearby sites, then you shouldn’t have too much of a problem as long as you avoid the tourist buses.
  • Looking forward to exploring Athens? Well, renting a car is definitely one of the best ways to get around. For instance, if you want to go from the Acropolis and Parthenon to a seaside stroll by the Bay of Zea, you could spend an hour on public transport, or you could drive there in twenty minutes. If you plan on visiting the countryside, there simply is no better way than at your own pace in your own vehicle.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Athens for €23 or less
  • Book your car hire in Athens at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Athens are around 18% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hires in Athens are around 80% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Athens

  • Some car hire companies in Athens which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Athens costs €34 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Goldcar Rental SP (€10/day), CarWiz (€15/day) and Alma Car Hire (€19/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at CarWiz Shuttle Bus Service From Arrival Hall To Europcar Office 190 19 (20 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Athens is Sixt (8.3, 121 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Athens is €6.34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €76 and €101, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Athens.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Eleftherios V. airport include Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Goldcar Rental SP, diRENT, CarWiz, Centauro, Global Rent A Car, Caldera, Hertz and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Eleftherios V. airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Goldcar Rental SP, diRENT, Global Rent A Car, Caldera, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Avis and Budget.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Compact car hire in Athens costs €6 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Athens costs €9 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Athens costs €11 per day, on average.

  • In Athens, cars are most frequently rented at Centauro Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida (19 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Athens costs €237 per week (€34 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Athens costs €1,014 per month (€34 per day).

  • Due to the mostly narrow, winding streets in Athens, smaller vehicles are highly recommended. Small cars are the norm in Greece anyway, so even outside of Athens it is highly recommended that you stick to a compact car.

  • Speed limits, unless otherwise specified, are 50 km/h (31 mph) on residential roads and in cities, 90 km/h (56 mph) on country roads, and 110 - 130 km/h (68 - 81 mph) on highways.

  • Unfortunately for drivers, average petrol prices in Athens, like in many European cities, are quite high. On average, drivers can expect to pay about €1.62 ($1.84) per liter of petrol in Athens. In gallons, that means you will be paying roughly €6.12 ($6.95) per gallon.

  • Finding an ideal streetside parking spot in Athens is a bit of a Sisyphean task. Double parking is the norm and the roads are cramped and full of cars duking it out for any available space. So save yourself the hassle and stick to parking garages. They are by far the best option because you can simply park and then hop on public transport to get to your final destination. Parking garages are particularly recommended for those who plan on visiting the city center, as traffic jams are the norm.