Car Hire - Athens Airport
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The buzz word around Greek tourism for years has been the many islands that, despite all coming under the Greek jurisdiction, are completely unique. Mainland Greece, however, should never be overlooked when it comes to a holiday as this most ancient of countries has so much going for it it is hard to know where to begin. There is a much better road network in Greece than many people realise, making it easy to get out and about.
As well as being the capital, Athens is also the largest city in all of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world dating back over 3400 years. Here you will find, amongst many other treasures, are the Acropolis and the Daphni Monastery which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Greeks are rightly proud of their heritage and history which stretches back centuries as well as their fascinating mythology.
Even those who don't necessarily class themselves as history move will not fail to be moved by Athens. As opposed to seeing ancient artefacts in a museum, experiencing them in their original position and absorbing their atmosphere is something everyone should make the effort to do at least once in their life time. The surrounding villages and towns are also very special and going Greek for a week or two is indescribable.
Anyone coming to this area on holiday should not restrict themselves to just where they are staying as they will miss out on so much. Only 30 minutes away from the majestic capital lies Athens International Airport and you can book a hire car in advance and pick it up when you arrive. This is far and away the most convenient, quickest and often cheapest way of exploring this outstanding area of Greece.
The car rental desks are easy to find as they are well signposted after you have collected your baggage, and you also get full directions as to where you collect your car from when you hire through us. On exiting the airport, the A64, which is a toll road, takes you directly into the city centre. Even if you are not using Athens as your base you will want to visit here to soak up the atmosphere and get a taste of what life has been like in the capital for generations.
A 50 minute drive north on the A1 toll road brings you to Chalkida, a gorgeous coastal town which is long standing favourite with Greeks seeking a short break. Known as the town of mad water as you can see it physically changing direction every 6 hours. From here you can tour the entire north Evia region and chance upon some absolute gems that you will not find on any tourist maps.
The Greeks are some of the most hospitable people you will find anywhere in the world and what is so wonderful about them is that they will welcome you with open arms but not make any compromises. This effectively means that while in Greece you will live as a Greek, it's a shame more countries don't share this ethos.