Rent a car in Athens Airport
Athens is the biggest city in Greece. It is the capital of the country, and its population is estimated to be over 3 million. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe with the most critical points of reference to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. It contains the remains of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. In Athens, there are many museums in which you can learn about the history of Athens and many tourists are attracted because of the great historical interest it presents. Athens is well-known for its nightlife and gastronomy. Rent a car in Athens airport! There are also several nearby destinations that you can reach from Athens by car.
The Acropolis and the Parthenon
Visit the sacred rock of the Acropolis with the Parthenon. A World Heritage Site that was built in honour of the goddess Athena. Its construction was completed in 432 BC, and its architects were Iktinos and Kallikratis. Also nearby are Propylaea, Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the ancient theatre of Dionysus, the conservatory of Herod Atticus, and the Acropolis Museum. Certainly worth visiting all the monuments for the fans of ancient Greek history. For longer distances, prefer a cheap car rental at Eleftherios Venizelos airport.
Plaka and Monastiraki
The areas of Plaka and Monastiraki are considered tourist destinations. All season, even in winter, you will find tourists strolling around the streets. Of course, the best time is after spring, where you can walk through the traditional alleys of Plaka and take pictures of the neoclassical houses where bougainvillaeas bloom. Around the taverns and bars are plenty, you will find one that suits your taste for local delicacies for sure. On your walk to Monastiraki, you will undoubtedly find something to shop from shops selling folk art to antiques.
Beaches of Attica
In Athens, you have the opportunity to have excellent summer holidays. Of course, we do not mean just to go by plane to Athens and from there to take the ferry to reach one of the beautiful Greek islands nearby, which is already a trendy choice. An alternative is to spend all your summer holidays in Athens for two main reasons. First of all, Athens is beautiful during the summer months when it is “almost empty” since a large part of the population is travelling outside the city. So you will be able to enjoy all the options that the capital has to offer. Secondly, there is no need to worry about the carefree moments in front of a beach, as in the Attica region you will find many great options for your summer dives in the sea.
In Kastella, a breath away from Piraeus you will find Votsalakia beach, which is a favourite choice for permanent residents and an ideal case for those who do not want to go too far from the city. After your swim, enjoy fresh fish with a little ouzo by the sea.
In Glyfada in the southern suburbs of Athens, you can swim at the beautiful beach with relative isolation without having to crowd. Then you will have dozens of options for food, coffee or a refreshing cocktail in one of the elegant shops in the area.
Kavouri is one of the most beautiful beaches in Attica with a beautiful view of the southern suburbs.
Porto Rafti is a coastal area with exceptional beauty and popular with the residents of Athens, as many also maintain holiday homes there.
The Red Port of Rafina has been a constant value for many years, especially for those who do not choose organized beaches. On the road between Rafina and N. Makris, you will find other beautiful beaches such as Zoumberi, Mati and Agios Andreas.
Schinias, which is the largest beach in the prefecture of Attica, is organized for the most part and offers you many options at a beach bar to enjoy moments of relaxation on a sun lounger by the sea.
If you keep searching you will find that there are much more options for swimming without leaving Athens, in addition to the ones we mentioned above. So don’t waste any more time, rent a car from Hellas Car and start your excursions. In case you arrive in Athens by plane at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, make a reservation for car rental directly from the airport. Excellent service, fast and reliable, always guided by the customer’s priorities. Check now our economical prices for car rental from Athens airport.
Car rental at the International Airport of Athens (ΑΤΗ)
The International Airport of Athens (ATH) called “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located 30km away from the city centre. Athens Airport is linked to 48 countries and 31 domestic destinations. Access to it is easy by various means of transportation such as subway, taxi, suburban railway, and bus. There are also parking spaces of about 6,000 seats.