Greece’s substantial tourist trade is partly driven by a curiosity about the myth and history of these myriad Aegean and Ionian islands. It doesn’t hurt that the weather is sunny and the waters warm and clear. With cheap car hire from National Car Rental, you can savor unique cuisine and visit multiple attractions, both ancient and modern.
Things to See and Do in Greece
Any Greek tour must include the Acropolis, the ruined temple of Athena, now a beacon for all of Athens. Even the most forlorn ruins are worth visiting, with guides recounting the tales of gods and heroes now synonymous with Greek culture. A little island hopping is compulsory, and managing day trips is much easier with a car rental from National to get you to the ferry on time and keep the costs cheap; some of the most popular trips are to Mykonos, hilly Poros and sandy Aegina. While it’s visible from 100 km away on a clear day, you should also make time to get close to Mount Olympus, mythical home of the gods and real-life crowning glory of the Olympus range.
A Holiday by Car in Greece
Though it’s impossible to drive to all of Greece’s islands, with National’s cheap car hire, there is virtually no inaccessible area on the Greek mainland. As there are several car rental collection points, you can be flexible about which destinations and activities you try; options range from family-friendly beach getaways in Peloponessos to romantic retreats in the colorful port of Parga, and more. Greece boasts a variety of accommodation, including villas, apartments and rooms, and you can sample several while travelling around, safe in the knowledge that our award-winning customer service is there when needed.
Famous Road Trips to Take in Greece
Even if your reason for visiting Greece is business, there are some opportunities you shouldn’t pass up and if you book online for our best rates, the money you save could mean extra treats or souvenirs. With our cheap yet reliable options, National can make your visit to Greece so much better.
To make the most of your hired car, you should follow a popular touring route. The short but breathtaking Athens Riviera route from Glyfada to Cape Sounion would only take an hour, non-stop, but along it are a string of seaside towns, bursting with character and fresh delicious local fare. For the much longer Ancient Greece route, allow ten days or more to leave time for tours of each site as you wind your way from Delphi through Nafplion and on until Athens.