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Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and the capital of Greece. It is a cultural centre, popular with tourists for its ancient past and historical monuments. Renting a car in Athens will open the doors on a enchanting city, leaving you free to independently discover its highlights. 

Athens Mini Guide

About Athens:
Athens is the capital of Greece and a cultural and philosophical hub, being home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. There is much to see and do in this sprawling city. The Olympic Complex dominates the northern suburb of Maroussi whereas the southern suburbs are home to a number of sandy beaches. Visitor attractions of Mount Parnitha and the town of Loutraki are both accessible by rental car from Athens.  

Travelling Around Athens
The two major motorways of Greece start in Athens. Journey in your rental car along the A1/E75 for access to Piraeus, Athens’ central area or travel towards Greece’s second largest city, Thesssaloniki. Travelling to the west takes you towards Patras along the A8/E94. Athens’ Metropolitan Area is very accessible with your rental car and a independent way of sight seeing due to its accessible motorway network (A6). 

Eating out in Athens
Eating out in Athens can be a delight for the taste buds from traditional Greek Tavernas to high end restaurants. Plaka is a pretty destination often frequented by tourists, whereas the city centre is where Greeks will find contemporary restaurants and modern tavernas. 

Staying in Athens:
Athens is a year-round destination but visitor numbers do increase dramatically from May to October. However this only adds to the bustling city environment. The neighbourhoods of the Plaka, Syntagma, Koukaki and Monastiraki are all recommended areas to stay in, due to their proximity to top visitor sites of the Acropolis.

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