Car rental in Greece
To the origins of civilization by car rented in Avis.Even those, who are already spending their holidays on the Mediterranean coast, dream a lot to come to Greece. Fans of ancient culture, of course, want to visit this country. Indeed, it was in Greece where our present civilization was born. However, lovers of tasty food and holidays with a feeling of being home eagerly go on vacations to Greece too. Here, as nowhere else, it is popular to rent a house on the principle of «a bed is enough» that is beloved by every «Soviet traveller». A rented car is a great help at any case.
Popular car hire locations in Greece
Routes and sights.Greece is the country of a thousand islands, chaotically located in the Ionian, Aegean and Cretan Seas, sometimes at a quite long distance from each other. Therefore, in addition to the continental international airports in Athens and Thessaloniki, there are also island ones: Corfu on Kerkyra, He-raklion in Crete and Rhodes.
A car can be rented at rental stations at any airport: in Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes and Thes-saloniki. Your starting point depends on where you want to go, and how long you intend to be on the road.
No matter where in Greece you are, more likely you will try different types of holiday. This land is a histo-ry itself and at the same time it is almost the most fаvored region in the whole world. Not only the tender sea and the sociable locals, but also the diversity of ancient and modern culture await you here. You should never ever forget to treat yourself with the fresh sea food, juicy fruits and very special Greek wine.
Crete.Sadly you will not be able to see the Minotaur, but the labyrinth is fortunately preserved as well as the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, fragments of the sunken city of Olus, and a number of antiqui-ties belonging to the Minoan period. Ayios Nikolaos is the most popular resort in Crete.
"Islands in the ocean." Corfu.The main attractions here are: the Palace of Saints Michael and George, the Dying Achilles sculp-ture, the fortress of Angelokastro, the monastery Pantokratoros on the island of Pontikonisi ("Mouse tail»).
Rhodes.Famous sea resorts and world famous sights are located here: the ruins of the Lindos acropolis, the palace of the great masters and the Valley of the Butterflies; such religious building as Tsambika Monastery, Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque,Beth Shalom Synagoguee and Kahal Shalom Syna-gogue. One of the most beautiful beaches is located in Faliraki.
Thessaloniki.It is the second largest city in Greece, where you can have a great time, driving around the streets and visiting the sights, among which are the most famous splendidly preserved Roman Forum, the White Tower (15th century), the Arc de Triomphe, a mosque and the Rotonda - a Roman mausoleum, visited at different times by the Christian church.
There are a lot of good restaurants with traditional cuisine and night clubs as well. Although, prices here are like in a proper capital city.
Family holiday in the north of Greece.There are special places for family holiday where the sea is usually calmer than on the islands. You just need to choose the sea: It is Halkidiki in the Aegean Sea, a peninsula in the form of a trident, and the city of Loutraki on the Ionian coast, famous for its curative thermal baths.
In each of these places, a curious autotourist will be able to choose the route for a one-two-day trip to the interesting attractions.
Athens.Spending just five hours on the way from Thessaloniki to Athens, you will be able to see a larger half of the country - Macedonia, Thessaly, Central Greece and Attica. And then, you can calmly and without rush get acquainted with the capital's monuments of antiquity. By the way, the whole city is a map of history so rented car will be especially helpful. The Acropolis of Athens, the temple of Hephaestus, the surviving parts of the temple of Zeus and the library of Hadrian, the absolutely stunning theater of Dionysus and the Tower of the Winds - this is all you need to see in Athens.
Try to spend a few days here, walk around the old quarter of Pláka, listening to the multilingual crowd. It is possible that you will not only get acquainted with the ancients routes of "Europe", but also see its future.