Explore Athens and the surrounding areas with a car rental in Athens with Ride & Drive.

At Ride & Drive, we have many years of experience in car rentals. We offer a vast variety of vehicles, from economy models to luxury cars, to meet every need of our customers. Our friendly and specialized partners are always ready to serve you and suggest unique routes based on your interests.

From the historic center to the beautiful beaches of the suburbs, Athens is waiting for you to discover it! Make an online car rental booking for Athens today and explore with comfort and freedom.


Driving through the streets of Athens, you’ll come across impressive ancient monuments that remind you of its glorious history and rich culture. The imposing Acropolis with the famous Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Ancient Agora, and the New Acropolis Museum are landmarks of world heritage, easily accessible by rental car.

But Athens is not just a living museum. It’s a cosmopolitan metropolis full of life. Neighborhoods like Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psyrri, all accessible by car, maintain the authentic Athenian atmosphere with traditional courtyards and neoclassical houses. There you’ll find unique shops, tavernas, and cafes to enjoy the city’s unique way of life.

With a car rental in Athens, you can easily explore every corner of this vibrant metropolis.


Just a few kilometers from the center of Athens lies the port of Piraeus, the largest port in the country. With amazing views of the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus is a wonderful destination for a day trip from the capital.

With a car rental from Athens, you can very easily reach Piraeus. There you’ll encounter an authentic maritime atmosphere, traditional cafes, fish tavernas, and historic buildings of the area.

Then, from the port of Piraeus, you can set off to the picturesque islands of the Aegean for a journey that will remain unforgettable.


Perhaps the most iconic site in Athens. The Acropolis dominates the city center. With a car rental in Athens, you can easily reach the archaeological site and admire up close the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion.

The Acropolis is a masterpiece of classical architecture and offers a fascinating journey through the history of ancient Greece.

At the foot of the Acropolis lies the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka. Park your vehicle and get lost in the narrow streets with traditional buildings, small shops, and charming cafes. Plaka is considered the oldest neighborhood in Athens and maintains its traditional atmosphere with neoclassical buildings, Byzantine churches, and museums. It’s perfect for a stroll and to enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the many tavernas.

Adjacent to Plaka, Monastiraki is famous for its antique shops and flea markets. With your car, you can easily reach Monastiraki Square and explore the surrounding alleys. Here you’ll also find Adrianou Street, one of the busiest commercial streets with many shops, as well as the Ancient Agora and the Roman Agora. A walk through Monastiraki is like taking a journey through the history of Athens.

The heart of Athens beats at Syntagma Square. Leave your car in the parking lot and admire the Parliament building, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the National Garden. The square has been the epicenter of many important events in modern Greek history and often hosts events and concerts. Most pedestrian streets leading to the city’s most popular attractions also start from here.

Kolonaki is also accessible by car. There you’ll find chic boutiques, wonderful restaurants and cafes, as well as Filiki Etaireia Square. Kolonaki is known as the most cosmopolitan area of Athens and attracts numerous visitors for its high-fashion stores, art galleries, and upscale restaurants.

Drive to the base of Lycabettus Hill and take the funicular or walk to the top for a panoramic view of Athens. Lycabettus is the highest hill in the city center and is home to the church of St. George, a theater, and a restaurant. It’s an ideal destination for romantic walks, picnics, and photoshoots of the city from above.

With a view of the Acropolis, Thissio is home to the Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved ancient temple, and the Ancient Agora, the center of public life in antiquity. The area is easily accessible by car and is perfect for walking and exploring. Thissio is also known for its traditional cafes, tavernas, and the weekly market with folk art items and clothing.

Gazi, accessible by car, is a hub for nightlife enthusiasts with modern restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The area is famous for its vibrant nightlife and industrial aesthetic, as former factories and warehouses have been transformed into art spaces and entertainment venues. Here you’ll also find Technopolis, a former gasworks that now hosts exhibitions, concerts, and festivals.


1. Search

Select the dates and times of interest.

2. Compare

Choose from a wide range of cars to find the perfect one for you.

3. Finalize

Add your details, as well as any extra services you desire.

4. All Set

You will receive the booking confirmation in your email along with all the necessary instructions.

No Hidden Charges
Unlimited Kilometres
Top Quality Services

1 Modern and reliable vehicles

2Frequent and strict inspections

3Vehicle replacement in case of breakdown

4Reservation without a credit card

5Impeccable customer service

6Competitive prices




Online Booking: Easily reserve your car rental directly on our site. Just choose your travel destination in Greece, select your desired rental dates and times, and click “Continue Booking.” Browse through our selection of car categories and models to find the perfect match for your needs. Fill in your basic details -name, phone number, email, and arrival dates- to finalize your booking in just a few minutes.

Phone Booking: If online booking isn’t your preference, you can book your rental car over the phone for a personal touch. Dial 0030 2310 600024, and our friendly reservations team will assist you swiftly. We’re available Monday to Friday from 08:30-20:00 and Saturday from 09:00-17:00 to help make your booking experience as smooth as possible.

The process for receiving your rental car depends on your arrival destination. Right after confirmation of your booking, we will provide you with specific instructions to ensure a smooth meetup with our driver. Should you have any questions or require further assistance regarding the pickup process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

To get your rental car, follow these simple steps upon arrival at our offices:

  • Our skilled team will quickly and efficiently prepare your car rental contract in just five minutes.
  • You will need to present two documents: a valid driving license and proof of identity (either a National ID or passport).

Please note the driver requirements:

  • The driver must be at least 23 years old but not older than 75.
  • New drivers should have held a valid driving license for a minimum of 2 years.

With Ride & Drive, you’re granted unlimited mileage without any extra charges, allowing you to travel across Greece freely in your rental car. However, it’s important to be aware of the key restrictions in place:

  • Traveling Outside Greece: It’s against our rental agreement terms to take the rented car outside of Greece. No insurance coverage will be provided if the car is taken across the country’s borders.
  • Ferry Travel: You are allowed to board a ferry to travel to an island with your rental car, but this requires Ride & Drive’s prior consent. Be aware that our insurance coverage does not extend to ferry travel.

There is an additional charge of €20 for picking up or returning the rental car outside regular hours, specifically from 21:00 in the evening to 08:00 in the morning.


Outstanding professionals. Congratulations to the staff for their professionalism. Keep it up. Xenios Michail
Excellent service and great cooperation with the staff there. No credit card or deposit needed. Alekos
I would like to thank the staff at the office for their quick service. I’ll be choosing you again! Sakis Papadopoulos




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09:00 – 17:00 (Saturday)
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