Car hire in Athens from 8 £/day

Online booking of rental cars from Athens. The most popular car models made in 2017-2018 with a discount of up to 70%. 24-hour free cancellation and changes to your booking. As soon as you get the car keys, you get full freedom of movement and may go where you want, without looking at conventional tourist routes. And with cars-scanner, you may save up to 70% on your rental; we regularly launch special offers together with rental companies of the city.

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Free cancellation and modifications 24 hours before your pick up. Less than 24 hours - 50 EUR cancellation fee will apply.
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We offer exclusive rates with maximum discounts. Our prices are the most profitable and always lower than retail prices from car rental companies.
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Taxes, Airport Fee, Third Party Liability Protection, CDW & Basic Insurance, Unlimited Milage* and breakdown Assistance.
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Athens - Car models and reference cost of rent

Decide what car you want to drive in the city of Athens to find out daily average cost.

Try also to choose different rental points; practice shows that the price for the same car may differ by 20 - 30% depending on where you are planning to pick it up.

Insurance options

When booking, you will be offered several options for car insurance. For a quiet trip, cars-scanner recommends that you take out a full insurance policy, which covers almost all possible damages. You may do this on our website or at the rental company office.

You may find the exact size of the franchise and insurance features under the terms and conditions of rent of a specific car selected in the search results. Information on this issue is displayed in the Insurance Cover section.

Upon receipt of a car, a security deposit will be locked on your card, which is automatically unlocked after the car returns. Below, there is a table with the approximate amount of deposit at popular car rental companies.

Car rental company Car class Apx. Deposit amount
Q9biw51RsaSXnQPJF72k Mini / Economy 200-400 $
Compact / Standard 400-800 $
Fullsize / Premium 700+ $
65qHRzMXbkoVc99FrojC Mini / Economy / Compact 150-500 $
Standard / Estate 300-700 $
Fullsize / Premium / SUV 700+ $
hjAjbISOoMl31Gv4Yum4 Mini / Economy 250-500 $
Standard / Estate 300-750 $
Fullsize / Premium / Minivan 600+ $
8XelAG0GAmda9rxWyWoH Economy 200-600 $
Compact / Standard / Estate 300-700 $
Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio 550+ $
0XoahPsPTgAC3KBUa6FH Mini / Economy 250-600 $
Compact / Standard 400-900 $
Fullsize / Premium 500+ $

Documents required for car receipt

Driver's license
Credit card
Voucher
PLEASE NOTE

At the rental company office, you may be required to provide an international driving licence.

Available payment options

You may pay for your booking using MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, and American Express.

IMPORTANT. It often happens that at the moment of receiving the car receipt, you may be requested to provide your personal credit card. To find out in advance which card you need, carefully read the Payment Methods section in the document with rental terms.



If a provider does indicate the need to provide a credit card when booking, and you do not have it, check the status of your debit card on www.bindb.com. The fact is that some debit cards are actually credit cards with zero limit. If your card is one of them, you may use it.

Age restrictions

Please note that drivers under 25 and over 70 are often less trusted at the provider's office and are subject to an extra payment when renting. Visit the Age Restrictions section to find out how a driver of your age group is charged when booking.

Toll highways

There are several toll roads in Athens. It is convenient and inexpensive to use them. Pay by cash or card.

Cancellation and modification of order without penalties within 24 hours

You may book a car in advance; and if your plans change, you will be free to cancel your booking 24 hours before the start of the rental time. This is the standard contract condition.

In the case of cancellation within the next 24 hours, you will be charged a fee of 50 EUR.

Compensation for cancellation on the day of booking is not provided; in this case, you will be charged the full amount for the entire rental time.

To cancel the order, use the special form on the website.


Additional fees and taxes

In order for you not having to think about additional costs, we, the cars-scanner service, provide car rental services on an all-inclusive basis where you may see the final fixed price. But there is a short list of countries where an additional licence or contract fee, or state tax may be levied. Information about such fees and taxes will be provided by the rental company. Please read Fees Section:

However, when booking, you have the opportunity to include payable options, for example, GPS. You should pay for it later, directly to the rental company.

How to get an additional discount in Athens

By booking a car in advance, you are guaranteed to get the car at the fixed current price. In this case, you may cancel/alternate the order free of charge 24 hours before the start of the rental time, without any penalties.

Our customers may use current discounts and special offers. We constantly conduct joint deals with many rental companies in Vienna. You can get the best conditions when booking a car in advance (2-4 months before the start of the rental time within normal periods, and 3-6 months before the high season). Discounts in such cases may reach up to 80%. In some cases, it is possible to rent a car at a super price of £ 1 per day.


Map with rental locations of Athens

Do not waste your time searching for a rental point of your operator, where you may pick up or hand over the car; we took care of you and plotted them on the special map.

Nearest rental offices


Nearest airport locations

Nearest city locations
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Refuel in Athens with what, where, and how much it costs

There are not many petrol stations in the city centre, they may often be found along the perimeter. Therefore, carefully monitor sensors and try not to bring the tank to a state of complete emptiness.
Price of fuel in Athens as of today is as follows:


Traffic violation fines

Let us return to the conversation about fines. Most of them are imposed for violation of well-known rules of conduct on the road and should be adhered rigorously; you are unlikely to have to deal with the situation on the spot. Therefore, just try to avoid it. However, there are other ways to get into conflict with the law and lose a tangible amount of money:


All this time, we've been speaking how to make the most of your trip budget. Now let's talk about how to avoid unexpected expenditures, for example, fines. Most of them can be avoided by following generally adopted rules of conduct, law-abiding behaviour, sticking to street cleanliness, and public order. However, be attentive to various warning signs on the streets and buildings, therefore, avoiding having lunch in the wrong place or accidentally entering a restricted area.

Extra charge for car return in other city

You may take a car to Athens and return it to another city without any problems. Just search for suitable offers by specifying the return city you need. The search results will show only offers from those companies that allow return in another city. The indicated price already includes a one-way tariff.

Speed limits

In a new city, you are going to get many impressions, do not make acquaintance with the local road patrol service one of these impressions and do not take time and money away from your own rest. In order to avoid this, it is enough to comply with the speed limit:

If you sum up the information, the average speed of traffic in European cities is 50 km/h, in the countryside it's 80 to 100 km/h.

Is it possible to travel outside the country in which I have rented a car?

In most cases, you may safely cross borders of neighbouring countries in a rented car. But exceptions are also not uncommon; consult the Border Crossing section.

Travel Restrictions

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