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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Athens?
If your trip to Athens is all organized but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.Your pals back home will be green with envy when you show them all the incredible shots of you standing in front of Roman Agora and Ancient Agora of Athens. And after you’ve finished telling them all your stories about Parthenon and Hellenic Parliament, they’ll already be halfway out the door wanting to book their own getaway to Athens!Soak up the best that this city has to offer by adding Monastiraki Flea Market and Odeon of Herodes Atticus to your travel itinerary. If you’ve got an extra day up your sleeve, swing by Arch of Hadrian and Zappeion Hall too.Near the city center, Acropolis is one spot you might like to put on your must-see list. Syntagma Square and Omonia Square are also not far away and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near Athens?
We know you’re eager to see what your new ride can do. How about heading out on a day trip to Eretria? Just 30 miles away, roll down your windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the drive there. Eretria Beach ought to be toward the top of your list here. Amarynthos Beach and Church of Agios Georgios Arma are fantastic attractions too. Don’t forget about Chalcis either! Just 35 miles away, Athanaton Square, Fortress of Karababa and Asteria Beach are essential stops here.
Where are the best beaches near Athens?
There’s nothing like opening the car window and feeling the cool sea air in your hair while you’re cruising by the seaside. Pack some snacks and spend some time soaking up the sun at one of the stunning beaches near Athens. Top options include:

  • Votsalakia Beach (5 miles away).
  • Freatida Beach (5 miles away).
  • Glyfada’s Second Beach (7 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Athens?
If you have some serious work-related business to attend to in Athens, there’s a high chance you’ll be spending plenty of time in a major convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to know about some of the ones that have cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Zappeion Hall (1 mile away).
  • Helexpo (5 miles away).
  • Capsis Cultural Exhibition and Conference Centre (7 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Athens?
Nothing says living it up like a road trip, particularly when you’re traveling someplace as incredible as Athens. With renowned attractions like Acropolis Museum and Parthenon, there’s so much to see in so little time. That’s where a rental car can be a blessing. You’ll be able to check off more places — but choose something small for easy city driving, like a mini. If you don’t want to take on those bustling streets, Attica is full of natural marvels. Ditch the zippy car for something larger, like a standard vehicle, and explore postcard-perfect rocky coastlines.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Athens?
For some people, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting your dream car is as easy as a few clicks! Experience the thrill of tearing down the open road in a swish convertible, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or perhaps all you want is a cheap ride to bring you safely from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Whatever you decide, there’s a rental car to suit you in Athens.
Is it difficult to park in Athens?
It can be difficult to locate a parking space in Athens. Once you get your hands on one, be sure to take note of the signage. Staying over the time limit or parking where you shouldn’t can take a big chunk out of your vacation budget.
Does Athens have peak-hour traffic?
As with most destinations, the roads are generally busy in the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of roughly 664,000, traffic congestion isn’t a major problem in Athens.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Attica?
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local law enforcement agencies so they can send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Athens?
Provided you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you can use your phone while driving in Athens. Just make sure you remain focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Athens?
In Athens, it is a criminal offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks, it’d be wise to leave your car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Athens?
No, it’s not. In Athens, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.
Are seat belts compulsory in Attica?
Seat belts should always be worn in Attica. Having said that, these rules may not apply for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.

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