Athens

Cheap Car Hire in Athens

Athens
2 Jun — 9 Jun
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Athens
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Athens Car Hire in 2022

Most popular companyGREENMOTION
Price of gas per litre£1.84
Average price per day£48
Cheapest price per day£13

What is the cheapest time to hire a car in Athens?

January

£10

February

£9

March

£10

April

£19

May

£15

June

£19

July

£46

August

£51

September

£25

October

£14

November

£9

December

£11

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Athens is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Top hire agencies in Athens

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Excellent
1 review3 locations
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21 reviews3 locations
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8.1

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8.0

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7.9

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8.1

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7.9
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7.5

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6.0

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6.5

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Good
1 review12 locations
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6.0

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Okay
5 reviews3 locations
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6.8

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6.0

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4.8

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4.8

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4.8
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Mediocre
2 reviews10 locations
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6.0

Comfort

4.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0
12 locations
10 locations

Best Athens Car Hire Deals Found

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Car Hire FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in Athens?

UK citizens who want to hire a car in Athens must be at least 21 years old. You will also need to have a full UK driving licence or an International Driver’s Permit before you can hire cars in Athens. When driving in Greece, you should keep these documents with you. You should also take your passport and credit/debit card when you go to collect your Athens car hire. Drivers under 25 may also have to pay additional fees for hire cars or for unique vehicles, such as luxury car hire in Athens.

What are the rules for driving in Athens?

When you hire a car in Athens, you will have to drive on the right-hand side of the road. You will also need to get used to reading speed limit signs in kph rather than mph. If you are driving hire cars in Athens city centre or other urban areas, the speed limit is 50 kph (31 mph). Meanwhile, in rural areas, the speed limit is set at 90 kph (56 mph). On motorways in Greece, speed limits reach 130 kph (80.7 mph). Driving while drunk is illegal in Greece, and the legal blood alcohol level is 0.05%.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Athens?

Car hire in Athens is a great option, especially if you want to explore further afield or take day trips out of the city. Athens city centre has many narrow historical streets which are not suitable for parking or driving. However, historical sites, like the Acropolis, can be reached by car. If you plan to use your car hire in Athens, choose a compact model, to avoid difficulty when driving through tight spaces or parking. Athens is also connected to the coast by main roads like the 91 and the 56. An SUV or economy car hire are good options if you’re planning to take some longer drives and explore scenic areas like the Port of Piraeus or Kalamaki Beach.

Where are the best places to park in Athens?

Although visitors will find parking areas in the city centre, it is generally best to avoid central areas whilst driving your Athens car hire. Parking is generally quite affordable in Athens, but the crowds and heavy traffic make finding a space in city car parks challenging. There is also a shortage of roadside parking in Athens residential areas; however, Athens has a well-maintained public transport network that visitors can use. To make the most of cheap car hire in Athens, consider parking slightly further out of the centre, in areas like Neos Kosmos or Kypseli. These areas are located conveniently close to metro stops on central lines and have plenty of free places where you can safely leave hire cars.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Athens?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £38/day when booking a car hire in Athens. The absolute best deal a user found was for £11/day from Rhodium, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Athens?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Athens from the following companies over the past two weeks: Global Rent A Car (£8/day), ADDCAR RENTAL (£10/day), and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL (£11/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Athens?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (10.0 rating), Avance Rent a Car (10.0 rating) and Firefly (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Athens.

What are gas prices like in Athens?

The average price of petrol in Athens is £1.84/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £83 and £119 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Athens for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

GREEN MOTION is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Athens. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about £184 per week.

Can I rent a car for a month in Athens?

Yes, hiring a vehicle in Athens for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Athens for a month?

The monthly cost of a car hire in Athens is £787 (£26/day) on average.

How much is a car hire in Athens for a weekend?

Car hire prices in Athens are typically £93 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Economy to save money on your trip to £93. Our users have found prices for Economy car hire in June to be on average £51 per day.

What car do most people hire in Athens?

The most popular car to hire while in Athens is the Toyota Aygo, which is a Mini vehicle.

Small Car Hire in Athens

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