Greece is a fairly simple country to navigate and hiring a car really opens up this popular destination’s potential. Located only a 30 minute drive from central Athens, picking up a car here is a simple travel solution for your holiday.
What to Do in Athens
Oozing a typically Mediterranean atmosphere, it is an enchanting combination of vibrant street life, indulgent lifestyle and a fascinating cultural heritage.
Home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this wonderful city provides ample opportunity to experience first-hand the ancient mythology which forms the heart of Greece itself. Be sure to visit the unmissable Acropolis, the most ancient site in the Western World and be transported back to the glory of Ancient Greece. Topped by the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the Goddess of Athens which presides over the entire city, the Acropolis is perhaps the capital city’s crown jewel.
Day Trips From Athens
Additionally, take a drive to Delphi and make a day of exploring the ruins of one of the most important archaeological sites in Greek history. Home to the Temple of Apollo as well as a museum full of interesting relics and artefacts, this particular site is bound to evoke your inner explorer and historian.
You are bound to be constantly stumbling over restaurants and tavernas during your stay in Greece, but a visit to the island of Mykonos is well worth the trip for its lively social scene. Drive down to the Port of Pireaus, hop on a ferry and get stuck in to the vibrant array of entertainment on offer. From stunning aquamarine beaches to a whole host of bars and restaurants, there’s every reason to fall in love with this fabulous place.
If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Greece’s lively capital city why not drive up to Chalcis (or Chalkida) where you can enjoy a short break away? The city is in fact famous for its "mad waters", a tidal phenomenon which changes the direction of the tide four times a day, but is also home to a number of pleasurable pastimes. The waterfront is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike, with its pedestrianised street hosting plenty of bars and restaurants, it is a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon or evening eating and drinking with friends.