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If you want to see everything Athens has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Greece even better with a Budget rental car.
With everything to do and see in and around Athens, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your visit. Whether you have to check out that new chophouse across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own car to see as much as possible while on your vacation. No matter what you have planned while in Athens, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your vehicle is a must.
We work with many of the finest rental car dealers. Open for business in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always works to provide the best prices for their customers. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest price.
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, no matter when you book. But reserving your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Athens is 20. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over Budget's policies to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Athens. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have more room and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Athens vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
In Greece you do need to have insurance before you rent. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". However, if you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget.
Athens certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Budget usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at a different Budget. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you pick one-way.
With so much to do and see in Athens, having the keys to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Greece, you can leave when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next holiday, book your Budget Athens rental car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities. Go through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Athens, Greece.