If you are looking for the most user friendly website in order to book car rentals, then RentalCars.com has it all.
Renting cars is the easier and quicker choice when in Athens instead of going around the chaotic and busy city looking for a ride. You can ask to be picked up by the airport going to the central or to the Piraeus port.
There’s a lot companies in Athens for those wanting to rent cars like Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National, Sixt, Alamo, and Enterprise. You can choose from a small car to big SUVs and even mini-vans.
The most fantastic Athens hotels will definitely have available parking lots while the cheap ones will probably not have.
Rental of Cars in the Airport of Athens
Renting cars in the airport of Athens is the easier choice given that you booked in advance.
RentalCars.com is the most user friendly way to book cars in Athens International Airport. Pick up areas for cars are just a few steps away from the arrival area. And if you ever decided to go rent for mainland and Athens, doing is while still in the airport is a lot easier than doing it in the city.
The companies for renting cars in Athens’ airport are located on the arrival’s area. Advanced booking thru rentalcars.com is advised then pick them up at the kiosks.
It is very easy to spot and look for parking lots in the airport of Athens as they are near the terminal, and not that busy.
Where can I pick up the cars I rented in the airport of Athens? You can pick up the cars just outside the arrivals and then to the right. That is where most of the companies’ parking lots are. It’s quite near but if you ever need a ride because you have too many bag gages there’s a shuttle available for free.
Parking and Driving in the Central of Athens. If you are in the city’s center, it’s quite busy plus the traffics a bit slow to move but not really overwhelming.
Athens’ highways from and to the airport is very modern and no need to worry about heavy traffics. It’ll usually just take half an hour to reach the city and not that stressful or busy unless you are getting close to the center of the city as the traffic there is quite heavy.
Queues for taxis are located on the arrivals area, then on the left side. There will be a fixes rate of 38€ going to the center of Athens and increases to 50€ at midnight until 5 in the morning.
Agencies for travel in the airport of Athens
There is an agency located near the arrivals area of the airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” and that is the Atkina agency.
If you want to ride ferries you can have them booked even while still in the airport. The high speed Hellenic Seaways, Blue Star Ferries, and SeaJet are available there. You can also book tickets of ferries to go from one island to another and not only those originating in Rafina or Piraeus- two ports that is near the Athens. There are also flights available for Aegean air and Olympic going to all islands of Greece that has ports: Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Kos, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Skiathos, Syros, Chios, Samos, Lesvos, Corfu, Zakynthos, and Kefalonia.
The Agencies are usually open throughout the day (24hours) but they could reduce the office hours at off season.
For the website of Atkina, like the other Greek sites it is also useless.
Atkina contact no.: +30 210 35 30 160
Atkina’s email Address: [email protected]
Advance booking of tickets for the Ferries
The most user-friendly when it comes to booking tickets is the FerryHopper.com. After arriving in Athens, you won’t be picking the tickets up from the airport but in the kiosk for tickets in Rafina or Piraeus half an hour prior to you departure. You might find it risky and unsure but picking up tickets is really very easy with very seldom problems. There will also be ferries with e-tickets available which can be purchased still in the website of ferryhopper and these tickets need not to be picked up.