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Greece
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Greece

Car Rental in Greece

At SIXT rent a car in Greece we aim to make your journey in this top Mediterranean holiday destination even more seamless and fun. With a wide range of premium rental vehicles on offer at affordable rates, we have just the set of wheels you need to move about in comfort and style. In addition to major airports, you can find our services in most big cities and popular vacation spots.

Which vehicle class is right for me?

  • Compact cars and sedans are well-suited to city travels.
  • SUVs are great for those looking to explore various landscapes and want room for outdodor travel gear.
  • Minivans and station wagons are good for family road trips.
  • We also have many cars with automatic transmission.
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Car rental in Greece with Sixt

You can rent a car in Greece at the Athens International Airport or in places like Rhodes and Mykonos. No matter which car you rent from Sixt, you can be assured that well-maintained and up-to-date vehicle as we hold our fleet to strict international safety and quality standards. Let us get you behind the wheel so you can get your journey underway!

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Our Services

Are you in Greece to take in the breathtaking beauty of Santorini, or the fabulous historical sites in Athens? Whatever it is, we have the right rental vehicle for you in our leading brand fleet. You can customize your car rental in with numerous add-ons while you book online. Include extras like coverage protections, GPS, additional driver coverage, child seats and much more.

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Driving Tips

Greece generally has well-maintained and well-signed roadways. Many new roads require a toll charge so have a look at your route before you set off. In small towns and mountainous areas be prepared that roadways will most likely be narrower than what you are used to. As far as main routes, Greece's oldest and most important road is Motorway 1 (A1), or the PAThE motorway. Motorway 64 (A64), also known as the Hymettus Beltway, is a section of Attiki Odos that branches off from the main A6 route. This road serves eastern Athens and is being extended further south and east to Vouliagmeni and Rafina. Other motorways branch from these main routes and can take you to many destinations around the country.

Additional driving tips:

  • Generally speed limits are 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on non-urban roads, and between 110-130 km/h on Motorways/expressways.
  • Using a cellphone is only permitted with a hands-free kit.
  • Seat belts are mandatory for all vehicle occupants.
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Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is a cultural complex within a park next to the Bay of Phaleron in Athens and includes facilities for the National Library of Greece. The ancient Greek Epidaurus Theater was built in the 3rd century and situated on the west side of Cynortion Mountain, near the town of Lygouri. If you are lucky enough to visit during the summer, you can marvel in the amazing acoustics during a live performance. The UNESCO listed Meteora Monasteries are a complex of Greek Eastern Orthodox monasteries precipitously built on conglomerate pillars near the Pindus Mountains. The Tunnel of Eupalinos was built in the 6th century BC as an aqueduct. It is over 1,000 meters long and sits on the Island of Samos, Greece.

Top 4 Natural Sights

With two basins, one very hot and one simply hot, there is a hot spring at Samothrakie to suit most people. The water is salty with an air of sulphur, and mythical legends say it spurs fertility. Melissani Cave on the island of Kefalonia is more than a simple opening in the rocks. You can actually take a boat trip through this cave while the sun shines on you from above. Samaria Gorge, is found in the National Park of Samaria in the White Mountains of western Crete. The Giola is a natural sea lagoon, much like a swimming pool, carved into the rock near Astris on the island of Thassos.

 

What to Do in Greece in Winter 2020

Escaping to Greece during the winter means less crowds and the opportunity to enjoy things like skiing and thermal baths. In the southern part of the country, the temperatures can still be in the 60s in December! If you are in Athens, there are plenty of museums and attractions to get out of an inclement weather. The city of Drama offers both the Christmas village Oneiroupoli and there is also the Falakros ski resort nearby. You can also ski in the Pieria Mountains on the northern slopes of Mount Olympus. If you are planning on a ski holiday, an SUV or other 4-wheel-drive model is advised. Please check in advance if ski racks or snow tires are available. Those heading to the south can rent a sports car or sedan. The best part of going to Greece in winter is fewer tourists at attractions like the Parthenon!

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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