The major international airport of Athens is situated 16 miles east of the ancient Greek city of Athens, and services approximately 13 million passengers annually. The airport is currently under construction and upon completion, a 150% increase in capacity is expected. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for an Athens Airport car rental so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of your travels. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Inside Athens Airport
Athens Airport consists of two terminals, one for international and Schengen flights, and another exclusively for Schengen flights. The airport features state-of-the-art facilities, making it one of the nicest airports in the world.
It was voted airport of the year in 2002, a year after its inauguration. The complex is home to the major airline carriers Aegean and Olympic, and also cater to a wide range of international and domestic carriers, allowing the airport to offer an extensive assortment of destinations for travelers. The airport boasts one of the nicest and most well-received shopping centers of all European airports; huge variety and top-quality items for reasonable prices entice even the most frugal shoppers. Dining facilities offer a wide range of options, ranging from Mediterranean specialties to French cuisine. Bars and cafes can also be found scattered throughout the terminals.
Take advantage of your Athens Airport car hire
With your HAPPYCAR car hire Athens Airport you will be able to explore the breathtaking beauty and remnants of bygone days of Ancient Greece at your own leisure. The Acropolis, an Ancient Greek citadel, lays only a 30 minute drive from the airport, and is a must-see for any history or Ancient architecture enthusiast. The Parthenon and impressive statue of the goddess Athena found here will leave you in awe. Alternatively, you can take a trip into the center of Athens to the Neoclassical Trilogy, which consists of The Academy of Athens, The National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, and The National Library of Greece, all built in the latter half of the 19th century. These impressive feats of architectural mastery are a must-see.
You can ferry your rental car over to the island of Crete, where you can explore the site of the ancient Minoan civilization, the earliest recorded in Europe.
Book now with HAPPYCAR and take full advantage of the flexibility and freedom of a car rental from Athens Airport. Our quick and hassle free service provides you with a great springboard into your adventures. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!