My advice is to book far in advance! I always book my rental car at the Athens airport, then drive it over to the city. What's great about bigger car rental companies like hertz is that they offer last minute cancellations. So if something goes wrong with your trip (especially useful during covid), you can cancel and get a full refund!
When we've been in Greece, we decided there was NO way we'd rent a car in Athens. When we stayed in Crete, we did rent a car. Avoiding driving in the cities is something we were able to do...our hotel was outside of Heraklion in Gouves, and we didn't drive in the city. When we were in Greece, somehow drivers didn't follow the rules of driving like stopping at Stop signs. I honestly didn't get it. That was in 2011, maybe things have changed now. It was an easy matter for the hotel to arrange a rental car for us.
Driving in Greece feels a little hectic in the cities, and also in the cities it isn't quite necessary. Outside of the city, it is really helpful because a car allows you to be on your own timeline when doing excursions. I seem to recall they require an international driver's license, which is easy to apply for and get at the likes of AAA.
Hi guys, i've been following the covid situation in Greece pretty carefully because I really want to visit this year. They just announced that people have to quarantine in their hotel or in a home for 7 days. Does anyone have any ideas about what this will be like? Or have any ideas about how to make this bearable?
I don’t love to carry cash around when i’m traveling because i’m scared of being pickpocketed, but I know in certain countries many stores and restaurants don’t have credit card machines or they prefer cash. What is everyone's experience? And what would you recommend?