Car rentals in Athens: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Athens whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Athens. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Athens. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Athens?
You're well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Athens?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Athens?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ontario city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Ontario back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Athens?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Athens is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Athens?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car supplier.Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Athens?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Athens adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Athens rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.