The best day trips from Athens with a car
Athens is a beautiful city with a long history and intense tourist interest throughout the year. A vibrant city that never sleeps and offers hundreds of options for any taste. However, there are times when we will all be looking for moments of relaxation, away from a bustling big city. Below we will give you ideas for short getaways with a car from Athens. Rent a car from Hellas Car from our offices in Athens or directly from Athens Airport. Take a coffee for the road and start your trip, easily, reliably and economically.
Day trips from Athens with a rental car
In the following paragraphs, you will find destinations for all seasons of the year. Choose among some day trips from Athens and enjoy the ride!
Nafplio, a jewel city
In less than two hours drive you will find the beautiful Nafplio, the first official capital of Greece. Climb Palamidi, walk around the Castle and admire the view of Bourtzi in the background. Lovely traditional coffee shops or food shops are waiting for you to meet them.
It is located quite close to Athens and is a popular destination even for a day trip. The city is modern and vibrant but also with a long history behind it due to its strategic location overlooking the Strait of Euripus. Walk to its beautiful beach, enjoy your coffee and various delicacies overlooking the water of Euripus and generally get to know the intense pulse of the city.
Another great choice near Athens. A beautiful city with picturesque alleys and an idyllic harbour for wandering around and romantic walks. Excellent nightlife and many options for all tastes. There is no wrong time to visit Nafpaktos. You will have a good time whether you go in the summer or winter.
A breath away from Athens, Loutraki is perhaps the top destination for short getaways. It is so close to the capital, and it combines everything. There are many archaeological sites such as the Mycenaean tombs, beautiful beaches and picturesque wine taverns by the sea. Of course, if you like to try your luck, we remind you that Loutraki has one of the largest casinos in Greece.
In about an hour and a half with your rental car, you can be from Athens with the very intense rhythms of a big city to a place with full natural beauty that will rejuvenate you. We are talking about Xilokastro, which is located in the prefecture of Corinth and is a natural base for various activities. For example, nearby you will find the pine forest of Pefkia where you can enjoy an exciting hike or cycling route or even a relaxing picnic. At the end of your trip, there is an excellent beach for a refreshing dip in the sea.
As you can see having a good mood, great company and a cheap rental car from Hellas Car, you have the opportunity to enjoy your daily life in Athens and the nearby destinations that we presented above.