Car Hire in Greece
We offer car hire in Greece across many locations. Greece is situated in South Eastern Europe, where it borders the Mediterranean, the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Mainland Greece is approximately 2/3 mountains with the highest named Olympus at 2,917m. Around the coastal areas there are more than 2,000 islands however with only 168 inhabited it is always possible to find your own private space. Greece car hire is the most convenient way to get around.
Greece combines a Mediterranean climate by the coast with clear sunny skies almost all year round. The alpine climate in the central mainland and around mountains is therefore a bit cooler and in the parts of Macedonia they experience cold winters as they are close to the Balkans.
These different types of climate give nature lovers and adventurer's lots to see and do; for example, there are over 8,500 caves throughout the country that you can explore. You also get the chance to enjoy sports like skiing, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, rafting, and mountain biking with fantastic scenery all around. Water lovers will also be able to satisfy all their expectations with swimming, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Greece from ancient times has made a significant influence on the world, in Arts and Architecture, Mathematics, Medicine, Astronomy and Philosophy all of which can be explored on your travels. Politics is an area where they were pioneers in developing a democratic government. Finally let's not forget sports with the start of the Olympic Games.
Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete, Mykonos, Corfu and Rhodes are places well known around the world as major centres for tourists, and these are some of our most booked car hire locations. In fact Greece is ranked highly as one of the world's top destinations as it offers an ideal mix of things to do. It has archaeological sites like the Acropolis in Athens, Meteora, one of the most photographed scenes in the world, museums, galleries, theatres and concerts. An ancient Greek amphitheatre is even brought back to life at Epidaurus, where famous singers give live performances.
Let's not forget Greek hospitality and entertainment, there are bars, cafes and clubs all over the country. The restaurants and taverns are also a major source of entertainment especially for food lovers. They offer traditional meze dishes which consist of kebabs, dolmathes; rice wrapped in bay leaves, meatballs in tomato sauce named soutzoukakia, moussaka and feta the famous cheese for Greek salads. If you want to try the local drink then ask for Ouzo, the Greek alcohol with a taste of Anise. This can be served straight or if it's your first taste you may want it with water. Renting a car in Greece is the best way to travel between these popular locations.
While there are many desserts on offer you should try either, Galatoboureko made of custard cream in thin dough and syrup or Baklava, thin pastry with grounded nuts and syrup.
Driving yourself around Greece in your hire car gives you the chance to cover much more per day. You will travel through quaint villages or hilly passes, up winding roads on your way to the mountains or use catamarans and hydrofoils to connect to many of the surrounding islands. Greece produces good quality extra virgin olive oil and pistachio nuts. These be found everywhere during your trips, especially driving through small villages, where you can try and buy the local produce.
Greece's road network is modern and there are national highways between all the major centres. Some of the highways now have tolls, so be prepared. Highway driving is easy with many gas stations as well as rest areas and restaurants. Once you venture off the main routes the facilities lessen but never to the point that it will cause you a problem. If you have a GPS until that covers this part of the world, it's worth taking with you to use in your hire car in Greece.