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Athens, with its eight historic hills, is located on the south eastern edge of Greece. This city’s natural beauty combined with ancient archaeological treasures such as the Acropolis and Parthenon makes Athens a city not to be missed. Anyone with a taste for classical history, colourful street markets and tasty Greek specialities will revel in exploring this ancient city.

Eat at gourmet restaurants, traditional Greek taverns or from a simple souvlaki stall. With a rental car in Athens, you can explore the monuments and ancient wonders, as well as the modern side of the city and the make-over for the 2004 Olympic Games. There's plenty of entertainment in Athens, including the Olympic Art Festival held in the 2000-year-old amphitheatre.

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Along with visiting the Acropolis and the Parthenon, make sure you go to the archaeological site of Agora market where Socrates once expounded his philosophy. See the historic region of Plaka and the less touristy quarter of Anafiotika, a quiet pocket of Athens. To see the world’s best collection of Greek antiquities, head to the National Archaeological Museum.

Your DriveAway car rental in Athens is the perfect means to escape the buzz of the city centre. Alimo and Vouliagmeni are amongst the best swimming beaches in Athens. The white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon still stand at Cape Sounio, a location that is definitely worth a visit.

Drive to the scenic town of Delphi, visit the treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and then enjoy the breathtaking views from Mount Parnassus to Itea. Visit Meteora and enjoy the impressive scenery from ageless monasteries perched atop huge rocks. There is so much to see in Athens and its surrounds, an Athens hire car from DriveAway is the perfect way to do it all.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Athens - Thessaloniki 450 4.5
Athens - Santorini* 330 10
Athens - Mykonos* 170 5

*Includes travel time via ferry. Check at time of booking for information on travel by ferry.

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