Athens - Piraeus
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Customer questions about Piraeus car hire

I would like to rent a car in USD from 1700 today at port of Piraeus. Drop off at 1130 on June 30 at Athens airport. 

Hi, no problem, can you just confirm your country of residence so that I can run an accurate quote for you. Many thanks.

Piraeus Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Although Piraeus is often considered as part of Athens, being its port city, the population of Piraeus is the third highest in Greece
  • Piraeus has been a port city for millennia but it wasn’t until the 5th century BC that its influence was felt across the Mediterranean
  • Piraeus is the world’s third largest passenger port serving over 20m passengers last year.

Piraeus Mini Guide

What can you Tell me About Piraeus?
Piraeus is best known for the massive port that forms the core of the city and which developed from its beginnings in Ancient Greece. It was at its height of its importance for nearly a thousand years from the 5th century BC but then afterwards entered a state of decline which would last until the 18th century. Today it is important for delivering tens of millions of people to their holiday destinations on the Greek islands as well as supplying Greece with goods from abroad.

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How do I get to Piraeus?
The only way by air is to fly to Athens International Airport and take an airport bus or the metro to Piraeus port. The buses go directly between Athens and Piraeus and operate 24 hours a day, whilst the metro stop for the port is at Monastiraki. easyJet fly there from several UK destinations and the airport is served by many low cost airlines from around Europe.

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What Should I do in Piraeus?
You could spend an eternity just marvelling at the bustle of humanity around the port including the weathered Greek sailors idling the time away until their next sailing. Alternatively you could travel into Athens and see such marvels as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Others take a look at the archaeology of Piraeus itself which has stood for nearly three millennia. There are a number of good beaches not far from the port if you want to escape the hustle and bustle, use your Piraeus hire car to get you there.

Latest Update from Piraeus:

26/04/12 - If you're taking a ferry to one of the Greek islands make sure you are clearly given the dock gate number and in plenty of time before sailing, find the gate - not always easy - and check with an official there that you have the right gate. So many people miss their ferry because of bad preparation - don't be one of them!

Driving in Piraeus

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    Urban speed Limit

  • 110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

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    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

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    Tolls

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Piraeus is at the crossroads of mainland Greece and the Greek Islands. Hire a car in Piraeus to discover the delights of Athens and then consider a ferry trip to one of the local islands where you’ll find we can also offer you car rental. Many of the unspoilt sites of ancient Greece are a little off the beaten track and whilst a basic hire car might be slightly cheaper, you stand to miss out on so much if you don’t consider a four wheel drive hire car from Piraeus.

Checking out the prices on our website you may be pleasantly surprised to find that 4 x 4 car hire in Piraeus isn’t that much more expensive than standard car hire. Whichever you choose, you won’t pay any more by booking with us than with our competitors and you’ll also find we go that extra mile to make sure you’re totally satisfied with your car hire in Piraeus.

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