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Climate chart Athens

max 59°F min 48°F
max 55°F min 43°F
max 54°F min 41°F
max 70°F min 54°F
max 81°F min 61°F
max 91°F min 70°F
max 97°F min 73°F
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max 86°F min 68°F
max 77°F min 59°F
max 68°F min 55°F
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Weekly overview Athens

Weather Athens 14 days

Friday 21-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 75°F / 91°F
Saturday 22-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 70°F / 93°F
Sunday 23-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 73°F / 97°F
Monday 24-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 73°F / 95°F
Tuesday 25-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 75°F / 95°F
Wednesday 26-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 73°F / 93°F
Thursday 27-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 72°F / 88°F
Friday 28-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 73°F / 90°F
Saturday 29-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 73°F / 90°F
Sunday 30-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 72°F / 90°F
Monday 01-07-2024 Sunny/Clear 72°F / 91°F
Tuesday 02-07-2024 Sunny/Clear 72°F / 91°F
Wednesday 03-07-2024 Sunny/Clear 72°F / 91°F
Thursday 04-07-2024 Sunny/Clear 72°F / 95°F

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Athens attractions and Travel Tips

Why rent a car in Athens?

A world-famous center of history and culture, Athens is crammed with breathtaking wonders, activities, and contemporary attractions. With rental cars in Athens, you can easily navigate the city’s plethora of ancient ruins or hit the coast for some beachside therapy. Whatever you choose to do, you can explore the city at your own pace when you rent a car in Athens.

Find the best car hire in Athens with HAPPYCAR. Just type in your travel dates and HAPPYCAR will compare every available rate and rental, so that you can select the cheapest car hire in Athens. If you wish to travel further afield, you can find cheap car rentals in Greece and all over the world, including great last-minute rates in the United States. Book cheap car rentals in Orlando and cheap car rentals in El Paso with HAPPYCAR.

Why choose a rental car in Athens through HAPPYCAR?

  • You can choose from a wide range of rental cars for your visit to Athens.
  • Up to 60 percent cheaper than booking through a local car rental company in Athens.
  • A rental car can be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours before the start of the rental period.
  • Through our service line you will receive customized advice on how to book a rental car.

Rent a car in Athens - Quick and easy

Access to the internet - that's all it takes to bring your car rental in Athens closer. Thanks to the HAPPYCAR service, you can choose between the different car rental suppliers' products. What makes our service unique is the comparison of car rental prices and additional add-ons.

Using our many filters, you will quickly find the right offer that meets all your needs. Think for example of the following popular filters:

  • Additional driver
  • Glass and tire insurance
  • Roof and chassis insurance
  • The best fuel policy
  • Automatic or manual

What to do in Athens?

Few cities boast a history as rich, vibrant, and visible as Athens. From the awe-inspiring Acropolis to the glorious Temple of the Olympian Zeus, visitors can lose themselves in the city’s centuries-old archaeological sites. Travel anywhere in the city and you’ll be reminded of this heritage. The best place to start is Filopappou Hill, which is home to one of the best views in the city. Next, head to the ancient Acropolis of Athens, where you can view the Parthenon, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Theatre of Dionysus. The ultramodern Acropolis Museum will give you all the information you need to know about the myriad of ancient treasures. From the Panathenaic Stadium to the birthplace of the modern Olympics, Zappeio Hall, The National Garden is home to some fantastic attractions. 


Tip: You don’t need us to tell you that you’ll eat well in Athens. The city’s food is legendary. However, it might please you to know that street food is particularly delicious. For a crash-course in Greek cuisine with plenty of samples, head to the iconic Varvakios Agora food market.


Rent a car in Athens - What's important to know?

1. Can I pick up my car from the airport?

Sure. It’s easy to book cheap rental cars at Athens Airport AHN with HAPPYCAR. You can also start your Greek island adventure with cheap car rentals from Rhodes Airport RHO.

2. What type of vehicle should I rent in Athens?

Athens’ streets are narrow and cobbled – and the rural roads are not much wider. Therefore, it is best to opt for a compact fuel-efficient car rental in Athens

3. How can I take out insurance?

During your search, choose an Excellent Offer, where you fully cover your excess. Any damage costs will be reimbursed to you by the provider in accordance with their terms and conditions.

4. What documents do I need to pick up the rental car?

Every car rental company in Athens needs the following documents from you: 

  • ID/ passport
  • Driving license
  • Credit card
  • Your car rental voucher

All documents must be issued in the name of the main driver.

5. Can I cancel if my plans change?

Athens car hire can be booked in complete confidence due to our free cancellation policy. You can cancel without charge up to 48 hours before pick-up. With HAPPYCAR, you get a risk-free cheap car rental in Athens every time.

Act fast and secure a cheap car rental in Athens today with HAPPYCAR’s hassle-free comparison service. Don’t forget to use HAPPYCAR for all your international bookings, be it a last-minute adventure or a long-planned dream vacation. 

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