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If your trip to Pella is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.
There's plenty to see and do in the surrounding region. Don't head home without exploring Archaeological Museum of Pella and Pella Ancient City. If you can, also check out Goumenisa Waterfall.
Make sure the gas tank is full, because there are some great reasons to explore beyond Pella. They include White Tower of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki — a tempting road-trip destination just 31 miles away. After another good reason to visit? Aristotelous Square is also within easy reach.
Here are our suggestions on how to hop behind the wheel of a rental car with extra cash in your pocket:
Whatever your motoring requirements in Pella, CarRentals.com will take you here, there and everywhere quickly and comfortably. If you're in the city on business, a premium car is a good fit. These kinds of vehicles boast top-quality finishes, exquisite interiors, and a host of contemporary features. Traveling on a budget and interested in saving some cash? A mini or a compact car may be a top choice. These smaller vehicles are economical to run and great for getting about traffic. If you have the youngsters (and a good deal of luggage) in tow, a full-size car will have the space you need.
You'll be happy to hear that there's a wide variety of both luxury and economy rental vehicles available in Pella. What you end up going for is largely dependent on how much you're willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick an elite SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-size sedan? On the other hand, if you're just after a car to get you around town at the cheapest price possible, you're better off going with a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won't break the bank).
Before you begin driving in Pella, you should be aware of the local traffic laws. From red light rules to parking regulations, here's what you should know:
In Pella, you'll have to keep to the right-hand side. When visiting someplace new, it's always a wise idea to book an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
Finding somewhere to leave the car in Pella is a piece of cake. There's no need to repeatedly go around the block in dense traffic here — and that's why the locals love it. There's loads of off and on-street parking on offer.
One of the advantages of motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so don't worry too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 2,500, you can expect a smooth Pella driving experience.
Speed limits vary across the city of Pella, but typically range from 50 km/h to 130 km/h. Most residential zones have a top speed of 50 km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. On the other hand, it may forward your contact information to the relevant local authority so the fine is issued directly to you.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Pella, and you could even be hit with a fine for simply holding your phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Pella is 0.05%. If you've got a big night planned, leave your rental car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Turning on a red light is a big no-no in Pella. Always be on the alert for traffic signs and lights to ensure you don't break any road rules.
Seat belts must be worn in Central Macedonia. However, the rule may not apply for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.