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Car Hire Athens Deals : Sixt rent a car

Athens is a fascinating city for both the business and pleasure traveller, and a Sixt car rental is a great way to explore the area. With four branches in the city, we make car hire easy and convenient. You can hire a car from us directly at Athens International Airport, or choose one of our other three locations at the Hilton Hotel, Acropolis Station or Peristeri, opposite the Kifissos International Bus Terminal. With a wide variety of rental vehicles available to suit all tastes and budgets, we aim to provide a reliable and affordable service, allowing you to make the most of your stay.

 
  • Athens International Airport
    El. Venizelos
    190 04 Athens

    Mo. - Su.00:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays00:00 - 24:00
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  • Athens
    Syngrou Avenue 11/Lempesi
    117 43 Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 21:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 21:00
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  • Athens Peristeri
    Kifissou Ave. 138-140
    121 31 Athens

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 16:30
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  • Athens/Hotel Hilton
    Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 46
    115 28 Athens

    Mo. - Sa.09:00 - 20:30
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  • Piraeus Port Gate E1-E4
    Hetonian Coast
    18538 Piraeus, Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 20:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 20:00
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  • Piraeus Port Gate E11-E12
    Xaveris Coast
    18538 Piraeus, Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 20:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 20:00
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  • Piraeus Port Gate E5-E10
    Tzelepis Coast
    18538 Piraeus, Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 20:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 20:00
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  • Athens International Airport

    Sixt Car Rental
    El. Venizelos
    190 04 Athens

    Mo. - Su.00:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays00:00 - 24:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Athens Acropolis Station

    Sixt Car Rental
    Syngrou Avenue 11/Lempesi
    117 43 Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 21:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 21:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Athens Peristeri

    Sixt Car Rental
    Kifissou Ave. 138-140
    121 31 Athens

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 16:30

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates

  • Athens/Hotel Hilton

    Sixt Car Rental
    Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 46
    115 28 Athens

    Mo. - Sa.09:00 - 20:30

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates

  • Piraeus Port Gate E1-E4

    Sixt Car Rental
    Hetonian Coast
    18538 Piraeus, Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 20:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 20:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Piraeus Port Gate E11-E12

    Sixt Car Rental
    Xaveris Coast
    18538 Piraeus, Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 20:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 20:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Piraeus Port Gate E5-E10

    Sixt Car Rental
    Tzelepis Coast
    18538 Piraeus, Athens

    Mo. - Su.08:00 - 20:00
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 20:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

Sixt car hire Athens

Our Service  |  Traffic Information  |  Sixt Tip  |   Sightseeing Destinations  | Business Destinations |  Rental FAQs  

We aim to offer a car hire in Athens to suit all drivers, with a wide range of rental cars available, from small city cars through to spacious 4x4s, sleek sports cars and practical estates. With popular and premium brands available including VW and Audi, you're sure to find something to suit your needs at one of our four locations in Athens. Click the second tab next to the location menu on our website for a Google map detailing our branch locations, where you can also find out details of opening times. A 24-hour pick-up and return service is available at our branches at Athens International Airport and the Hilton Hotel. While we make every effort to accommodate your needs, your booking is only for a category of rental vehicle, not a specific model.

Our Service

We aim to make your car rental in Athens as affordable and adaptable as possible, to meet your needs, whether you're here for a weekend break, a family holiday or a business trip. You can make a quick price comparison of cars we offer by going through our various vehicle categories for car rental in Athens. We also offer free unlimited mileage, as well as a range of optional extras, which you can book when you reserve your rental vehicle. If there are any additional drivers in your party we can add them to the insurance, or if you're travelling with the family you can easily include child seats. Your car can easily be booked in branch, by telephone or online. Mobile users should explore our app, which you can use to make your reservation, add any extras you wish to include, or even reserve a specific vehicle 30 minutes before pick-up at certain locations. Please note that all add-ons are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.


Traffic Information

The City of Athens is located within the wider Athens Urban Area, and is made up of a number of distinct neighbourhoods, including Metaxourgeio, with its vibrant arts scene, Syntagma, the most famous shopping district in the city, and the fashionable nightlife centre of Psiri.

The main driving route through the city is the Attiki Odos (A6) motorway network, which runs west to east, from Elefsina to the International Airport. Two subsections serve the western and eastern parts of the city respectively, the Aigaleo Beltway (A65) and the Hymettus Beltway (A64). The A1 heads north through Athens Urban Area from Piraeus.

As in all capital cities, traffic conditions tend to get congested, especially at peak times, and drivers can become impatient. It might be a good idea to include Sat-Nav when you hire a car if you have not visited the city before.


Sixt Tip

A City of Old and New

Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, and has been populated for at least 7,000 years. It is renowned the world over for the many examples of its ancient civilisation that still stand, such as the famous Parthenon. However, it is also a vibrant and modern city with a thriving arts scene and eclectic nightlife, and is the major business hub of Greece.


Sightseeing Destinations

A car hire in Athens allows you to explore not just the main city itself, but also the many surrounding areas that add to the character and feel of the region. Most of the main beaches can be found on the city's south coast, and one of the most beautiful of these is located at Varkiza. This beautiful seaside town makes a great family day out, with plenty of golden sand and warm sea to enjoy. Or if you are on holiday with friends, the town is a popular party and clubbing destination in the summer, with a variety of well-known clubs situated on the Glyfada Strip.

Distances to Varkiza

  • From Athens city centre: 13.7 miles, about 33 minutes
  • From Athens International Airport: 11.5 miles, about 19 minutes

To surround yourself with nature and wildlife, take a trip to Attica Zoological Park, located in the nearby suburb of Spata. This is the largest zoo in Athens, and is home to over 2,000 animals from 400 species, including lions, tigers, white rhinos and zebras. It also houses the third largest collection of birds in the world.

Distance to Attica Zoological Park

  • From Athens city centre: 15.1 miles, about 31 minutes
  • From Athens International Airport: 6.4 miles, about 12 minutes


Business Destinations

Athens is the main business centre in Greece, and many large international companies including Coca-Cola and Siemens have bases here. The city also houses the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, one of Europe's most technologically advanced conference and exhibition venues. The Centre is located in the heart of Athens on Vas. Sofias Avenue and Kokkali Street, and attracts major business events and trade fairs from around the world.

Distance to the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

  • From Athens International Airport: 21.2 miles, about 29 minutes
  • From Athens Railway Station: 2.5 miles, about 12 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.

Do I need a credit card?

Can I hire a certain car model? If I'm not happy with my vehicle can I change it?

Do I have to pay a security deposit?

Which documents are needed to pick up the rental car?

What do the various insurance options cover?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

Does Sixt deliver rental cars?

Can I cross borders with my rental car?

What is Sixt's refuelling policy?


 
 

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