EXPLORE ATHENS BY CAR
Hire a car in Athens and spend some time exploring the wonders that surround this ancient city.
Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:
British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Athens.
The spectacular ruins of ancient Greece extend far beyond the capital city. Hire a car in Athens and see the sites of the surrounding areas, which range from the World Heritage Site of Meteora to the ancient town of Corinth.
Car rental gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace. When you hire a car with us, in partnership with Avis, you will receive great benefits and incredible 24-hour customer support. Tailor-make your perfect fly-drive holiday and select a car type that suits your budget and requirements. Book a flight + car together to save money – it could come in handy for a car upgrade.
Combine the sights of modern Athens with the sites of historical importance on this comprehensive five hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, your tour passes Constitution Square and Parthenon temple -- home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens on foot, seeing famous monuments like the Pantheon.
See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours. Begin with a leisurely paced walking tour to see top Athens attractions, like Syntagma Square and the historic neighborhood of Plaka, on your way to the Acropolis. Tour the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site and its ruins with your guide, and then travel to picturesque Cape Sounion in the afternoon to see the Temple of Poseidon.
Visit three beautiful Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens. Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and hydrofoil boat transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens. Enjoy free time on each contrasting island, from the pretty windmills and waterfalls of Poros, to the quaint alleys and charming red-tiled houses of Hydra and the vibrancy of the larger island of Egina.
Fuel your appetite with a night-time tour of Athens and the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, before relaxing with a Greek dinner show. Your evening tour commences with a relaxing panoramic drive through central Athens over to Acropolis, which you will see lit up against the night sky. Next you will visit the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, and then continue to Plaka, in the old city of Athens. Here you will dine in a typical Greek restaurant and enjoy a folklore show with live music and dancers in traditional Greek dress.
Taste the local flavours of Greece, during this three hour small-group cooking class. Taking place at the endearing Klimataria Tavern, your cooking class is run by its owner, Maria, who is famous throughout Athens for her traditional family Greek cooking. Under her watchful eye, prepare an authentic Greek feast and then sit down with fellow food-lovers in your group to eat. This small-group cooking class is limited to 12 people, ensuring you'll learn all about Greek cooking in an intimate atmosphere.