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Introduction to Athens

Welcome to Athens, the historic capital of Greece and a city brimming with ancient wonders, vibrant culture, and culinary delights. As the birthplace of democracy and the heart of ancient Greek civilization, Athens offers a captivating blend of history and modernity. From iconic landmarks to lively neighborhoods, this bustling metropolis has something for everyone. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and vibrant atmosphere of Athens.

Weather in Athens

Athens enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summers (June to August) are hot, with temperatures ranging from 28°C to 35°C (82°F to 95°F), making it an ideal time to explore the city's outdoor attractions. Winters (December to February) are mild, with temperatures around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F), offering a pleasant escape from colder climates.

Popular Attractions in Athens

Athens is home to numerous iconic landmarks and archaeological sites that showcase its rich history. Start your exploration with the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses the Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Visit the Ancient Agora, the central gathering place of ancient Athens, and explore its ruins, including the Temple of Hephaestus.

Discover the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, which houses an extensive collection of ancient Greek artifacts. Take a stroll through the charming Plaka neighborhood, known for its narrow streets, neoclassical buildings, and traditional tavernas. Don't miss the chance to visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

Activities in Athens

In addition to its historical sites, Athens offers a variety of activities to engage in. Explore the vibrant street art scene in the neighborhoods of Psiri and Exarcheia, where colorful murals adorn the walls. Indulge in the local cuisine by visiting traditional tavernas and trying dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and Greek salads.

Take a leisurely walk along the beautiful coastline of Athens, starting from the Athenian Riviera and ending at the picturesque Flisvos Marina. Enjoy a sunset view from Mount Lycabettus, offering panoramic vistas of the city. Take a day trip to the nearby island of Aegina or Hydra for a change of scenery and to experience the charm of the Greek islands.

Where to Stay in Athens

Athens offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From luxury hotels with rooftop views of the Acropolis to boutique hotels, guesthouses, and budget-friendly hostels, there's something for everyone. Plaka, Monastiraki, and Syntagma Square are popular areas to stay, as they provide easy access to major attractions, dining options, and shopping.

Best Way of Traveling to or within Athens

Athens is served by Athens International Airport, located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the city center. From the airport, you can reach the city by metro, suburban railway, bus, or taxi. The metro is a convenient and affordable option, connecting the airport to various parts of Athens.

Within Athens, the best way to explore the city is on foot or by using public transportation. The Athens Metro, buses, and trams provide extensive coverage and connectivity throughout the city. Taxis are readily available and can be hailed or booked in advance.

Car Rental in Athens

While public transportation is efficient in Athens, if you prefer more flexibility and independence, you can consider renting a car. Several car rental companies operate in Athens, offering a range of vehicles to suit your needs. Renting a car allows you to explore the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace, including day trips to nearby attractions such as Cape Sounion or Delphi.

Experience the captivating blend of ancient history and vibrant modernity in Athens. Plan your visit, immerse yourself in the city's cultural treasures, and create lasting memories in this captivating destination.

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Car rental facts in Athens

  • What was the average car rental length for Athens in the month April.

    In the month April, The average car rental length in Athens was 7 days.

  • How much is the average car rental duration in 2024.

    The average car rental duration in 2024 is 7 days.

  • What is the most booked car rental type in Athens?

    Currently the most booked car rental in Athens is ECONOMY.

  • What is the price of a car rental in Athens?

    The average car rental price was last month 72 USD.

  • What is the average daily price for a car rental in Athens?

    The average rental price last month was 10 USD per day.

  • What are the available car rental companies for Athens?

    The available car rental companies in Athens are: Alamo, goldcar, National, surprice, Enterprise, Green Motion, Budget Greece, OK Mobility, Hertz, Firefly, Carwiz, carnect, Acarent, Thrifty, Abbycar, DIRENT, York, Carwiz renteon, Finalrentals, Goldcar, Grekostar, Sapphire, Wheego Carrental, Escape in Andros Rent a Car, Carleaderrental Rental , Viden car rental , etc…