Greece is a great holiday destination to experience by car, and Europcar has 109 locations spread through every major city, airport and throughout the many Greek islands of the Aegean Sea, to ensure that wherever you find yourself, there should always be a convenient outlet on hand to help with your car hire needs. Each location has access to Europcar's huge fleet of safe, comfortable vehicles, with a choice of models to fit any size of party or budget. Choose from options like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, and services like 3-step online booking and express pick-up, as well as daily, weekly, monthly, long and short term rental.
Having grown out of the civilisation of Ancient Greece, the birthplace of Western philosophy, science, mathematics, democracy and most of modern Western civilisation, modern Greece is one of the world's premier vacation destinations and welcomes well over 22 million visitors every year. Aside from legendary heroes, mythical beasts and ancient gods, Greece offers hundreds of miles of coastline, beautiful sheltered bays, seaside villages and resorts, and something in the region of 6000 islands, for visitors to bask in the warm sun and clear blue waters for weeks at a time. Mainland Greece also features vast areas of hills and mountain ranges, including the 10,000 foot high Mount Olympus - the supposed dwelling of the Greek Gods - that many visitors enjoy when trying to get away from the bustle of the cities and the coastal regions. For those wanting more, Greece also has 752 hot-springs and countless archaeological, historical and cultural sites that are a treasure trove for lovers of the ancient world.
The City of Athens - Athens, the legendary Greek city-state and so-called cradle of western civilisation, has a recorded history going back 3400 years and is claimed to have had settlers living there as far back as 11,000 BC. With both Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum founded there, few cities can claim to have had such an impact on European culture. The city is is filled with classical era monuments and landmarks from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilisations, and is a major archaeological hub. This has given rise to many popular museums around the city, all exhibiting thousands of artefacts from the ancient civilisation. However, Athen's climate, friendly population and proximity to the sea, also makes it an enormously popular holiday destination as well, thus it boasts a huge collection of restaurants and bars, and an extraordinary nightlife.
The Greek Islands - Of the 6000 islands off the coast of Greece, 227 are inhabited and many of the locals run ferries between them all. Crete is the largest and most populated island, followed by Euboea, Lesbos and Rhodes while others, such as Mykonos, Skiáthos and Corfu are internationally renowned vacation spots. The enitire archepeligo is an idycllic collection of paradises for beach lovers, watersports enthusiasts, snorkelers and divers alike.