As one of the most iconic cities in Europe, Athens offers travelers the chance to step back in time to the ancient Greek civilization. Book flights to Athens, and enjoy touring famous sites such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon Temple. With an Athens car rental, you can take day trips to other fascinating historical sites, such as Delphi, the site of the Temple of Apollo, and -- legend has it -- the place where Zeus' eagles collided after passing around the entire earth.
Driving in and around Athens
Athens International Airport is located just over 20 miles southeast of the Athens city center. One of the easiest ways to travel from the airport to the best Athens hotels is to drive down Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway that leads directly to the city. You'll find car rental pickup points on the Arrivals Level of the Main Terminal Building of Athens International Airport. Once you have your rental car, you can make the easy drive to Kessariani, located just a few miles outside of Athens. This ancient monastery no longer houses monks, but it is still a peaceful and beautiful place to visit. Climb the tree-lined path behind the monastery to the sanctuary building to enjoy beautiful views of Athens and the Saronica Gulf. Car rentals in Athens can take you to any of the numerous archaeological and historical sites located in this fascinating region of Greece.
Fuel your stay in Athens with grilled meat, pita bread, and tzatziki (yogurt with garlic and cucumber), which you can get at almost any local taverna. To experience true Greek cuisine for yourself, take a look at Travelocity's selection of rental cars in Athens. You can save up to $537 by also booking your hotel and flight through Travelocity, leaving you with more money to spend on souvenirs at the Monastiraki Flea Market.