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 National. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Greece more enjoyable with a National rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is 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 have dinner at that new restaurant across town or check out some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to take in as much as possible during your visit. No matter what you end up doing in Athens, if you wish to get the most from your trip to the city, having your own car is key.
Originally founded by twenty-four independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to pick the best ride for your upcoming trip.
What you need to know for the road
How do I find the best rates on an Athens National car rental?
We strive to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, getting ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Athens?
Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Athens's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Athens require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to read through National's policies to determine what the total cost is before you book.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Athens?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Athens. Compact or economy vehicles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Athens vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Greece?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from National in Greece. Many of the major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) typically provide some coverage. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Athens. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Athens. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You should receive your car with a full tank. 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 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Athens definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Athens?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at a different National. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Athens, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of Greece, you can leave wherever you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your National Athens rental car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book with CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in Athens, Greece.