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If your trip to Athens is all sorted out but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Adventure can be found around every corner here. A few of the most popular attractions in the surrounding area are Elmer Park, Church of the Redeemer and Sayre Historical Society Museum. Make room on your itinerary to see them all.
The joy of having a car is that you can travel where you want, when you want. Make the most of your newfound freedom by exploring all that there is to do in Elmira. It's just 19 miles away. Among your first stops here ought to be Arnot Art Museum, Chemung Valley History Museum and Elmira College. Don't forget about Town of Montour either! Just 31 miles away, Eagle Cliff Falls, Montour Falls Memorial Library and Old Havana Courthouse Theatre are non-negotiable stops here.
Here are our suggestions on how to hop behind the wheel of a rental car with extra cash in your wallet:
No matter your motoring needs in Athens, CarRentals.com will take you from A to B quickly and efficiently. If you're in the city for work reasons, a premium car may be right up your street. These sorts of vehicles have high-end finishes, exquisite interiors, and a whole host of extras. Traveling on a tight budget and interested in saving money? A compact car or a mini is a sensational option. These smaller cars are inexpensive to run and a dream when it comes to getting around busy city streets. If you've got the kids and loads of luggage in tow, a full-size SUV will have the space you need.
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is the stuff that dreams are made of. But renting your dream ride can easily be a reality! Imagine the feeling of cruising into town in a high-end sports car, even if it's only for a few days. Or perhaps all you're after is a trusty set of wheels to bring you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit your style in Athens.
When driving in a new destination, you should have a good grasp of the rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know to navigate your way around Athens with ease:
In Athens, you'll have to keep on the right side. When traveling someplace new, it's always a good idea to book an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
Finding a car space in Athens isn't too difficult. Of course, it depends on where you are and when — you may find it tricky parking in the very center during busier periods.
One terrific thing about visiting a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won't need to stress too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 3,300, you can expect a smooth Athens driving experience.
While cruising through the streets of Athens, keep in mind that the speed limits typically range from 20 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential areas are 20 mi/h unless otherwise signed.
Generally, your chosen car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine to you directly.
It's not illegal, but we don't recommend it. For a safe journey, it's best to wait until you're safely parked before using your phone.
In Athens, it is a fineable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. If you're thinking of having a drink or two with lunch or dinner, it'd be wise to leave your rental car at your hotel.
Yes, you may turn on a red light in Athens. However, first you must completely stop the car. Proceed only when your way is clear of approaching traffic.
You bet. Although, there are a couple of exceptions for vehicles run by public transportation systems.