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You can specify required rental date and time, vehicle category, pick-up/return location criteria in the white form above. In case your return location is different from the pick-up location, check the box 'Different Drop Off Location?'.

The preset location address: Athens International Airport ’El Venizelos’, Athens, Athens, Greece, area 'Athens - Airport'.

Alteration of the current rental location can be performed in three ways:
-by entering your desired destination in the 'Pick-up' field;
-by following the links to location pages shown below;
-by using the Athens interactive map on the left.

Rental hints for Athens - Airport
Aiport offers. In case you need an exotic car in Athens (cabriolet, sports car, limousine, etc.), or plan to pick up a car in the night hours, you should look at the rental locations in the airports around Athens and not in the city itself. Suppliers at 'Athens - Airport' have a wide car choice and can release your car at night.

Insurance. In most of our offers for Greece, the rental rates already include the 'Collision Damage Waiver' (CDW) insurance that give you a financial protection in case of an accident. If an accident occurs, you would need to pay at the counter in 'Athens - Airport' only the franchise (your own risk) amount.

Car pick-up. In 'Athens - Airport', rental companies may release your car in locations outside the airport. In this case, they organize a 'shuttle bus' that departs periodically from the airport building entrance.

Car return. On the final day of your rental in Athens, examine your voucher for fuel terms. Try to bring back the car back to 'Athens - Airport' in time – avoid additional expenses.

After rental. Periodically monitor the return of your deposit. As a rule, rental offices in Greece release the deposit on the day of car return, however the bank transfer may take 1-3 weeks.

Frequently asked questions on car hire

Rental system 'OrangeSmile.com-CarTrawler' offers a unique opportunity to hire a vehicle of your choice in Athens for any desired rental period at lowest rates. All our featured car options in Greece come as an 'All Inclusive' package, and there are no service charges or fees associated. All the rental phases, documents and the customer support are provided in English.
Typical models of OrangeSmile.com vehicles in Athens
Mini & economy hatchback: Peugeot 207, Nissan Micra and Hyundai Getz
Compact & intermediate sedan: Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Avensis and Ford Mondeo
Full-size saloon & station wagon: Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima and Mercedes C Class
Premium & luxury limousine: Lexus ES, Mercedes E Class and Mercedes C Class
Minivan & minibus, 7-15 pax: Toyota Previa, Toyota Minibus and Citroen Picasso
SUV, crossover & off-road vehicle: Suzuki Jimny, Daihatsu Terios and Kia Sportage
Cabriolet, roadster & convertible: Audi A3 Convertible, Renault Megane Cabriolet and Peugeot 206 Cabriolet
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Athens - Airport and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is the largest airport of Greece. The airport was put into operation in 2001. It is located 17 kilometres from the central business district of Athens, near the city of Spata in East Attica. The airport is capable of servicing up to 20 million passengers a year. It was named in honour of the Prime Minister of Greece, who founded the Ministry of Aviation and organized civil aviation in Greece. The airport encompasses two runways and one passenger terminal.

The airport is linked to Athens by the A6 and A64 motorways. Moreover, Athens International Airport is connected to Athens by the suburban rail. Suburban trains depart from Aerodromio station. Buses take passengers to Elliniko Metro Station. The scheduled buses to Athens and Piraeus arrive at the departure level and depart from the arrival level. Regional shuttle buses depart from the arrival level. The stop is situated between Exits 2 and 3. A taxi stand is positioned beside Exit 3 from the arrival area. Limousine services are available upon prior request.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" cooperates with the five car rental companies, which are Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Sixt. The representative offices of these companies are placed on the arrival level of the main passenger terminal. On the arrival level, the car rental information desks are found next to the exits from the terminal. In order to hire and pick up a vehicle, one should proceed to the information desks of the companies.

The rental terms and conditions of all the companies stipulate that orders are paid by credit cards (cash and debit cards are not accepted). A driver must be aged 21 or over and have a standard set of documents, which include a passport and a driver's license. A leased car is collected from the parking lot of the terminal with a full tank. The car is returned in accordance with the rental agreement with a full tank as well. All the companies offer unlimited mileage to their customers.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

Parking facilities at the airport include parking lots of several types. These are short-term parking lots P1 and P2 (located opposite the passenger terminal, on the arrival level); long-term parking lot P3 and P3 Holiday. Parking lot P3 can be reached by a free shuttle bus or via a pedestrian bridge. Parking in parking lots P1 and P2 is free for up to 20 minutes. If clients book parking services through e-Parking, they can take advantage of additional discounts when paying. A valet parking service is available on the departure level of the terminal (Entrance 3).

The Sofitel Airport, an airport's own hotel, is nestled opposite the passenger terminal, between parking lots P1 and P2.
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