Cheap Bank Holiday Car Hire in Athens

Monday the 31st of August is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Most people will have already arranged weekend getaways in order to make the most of the extra day. Unfortunately some of us are not very organized when it comes to arranging holidays and have left things to the last minute. Do not despair however as there are still plenty of excellent bank holiday deals available. Take our car hire Athens service for example. Search for a car for pickup (28th) and drop ...

Environmentally Friendly Cars

Major car hire company Europcar have recently made an agreement with Fiat which will mean reducing the carbon footprint of the firm. The deal means that the car hire company will be able to offer the super mini Fiat 500 to customers, a car which has received considerable press coverage recently. The latest cars from Fiat have all been designed with the environment in mind. Road tax for the new 500 model costs as little as thirty five pounds a year which highlights the low ...

Visit the City of Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and also its largest city. The city of Athens is rich in culture ad heritage and is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to the presence of so many awe striking historical monuments. Athens is also the birthplace of democracy. The city is made famous due to the names of various great philosophers and politicians that are associated with it. Athens is the hub of cultural activities and is home to the schools of the great Greek ...

Metro to Athens Airport

After been out of use for six months the metro line to Athens Airport will reopen at the end of this month. Construction work has been taking place with three new stations being built (Aghia Paraskevi, Nomismatokopio, Holargos) Only one of the stations is actually ready to go with the others due to be opened in the near future. The return of the airport metro service will be warmly welcomed by business passengers at Athens Airport. If you are traveling outside Athens or would prefer ...

Greece Top Holiday Destination for Neighbours

According to a recent report by the National Statistical Institute, Greece along with Turkey remains the most popular holiday destination among the Bulgarian people. Statistics for July this year show a massive sixty three percent increase for Bulgarians visiting Greece in comparison to the previous year. Turkey is also proving popular this year with a seven and a half percent rise in Bulgarian visitors. Macedonia is also proving a top destination this year with a rise of over twenty six percent in Bulgarian visitors. Overall ...

Britons Choosing Greece for Weddings

A recent report by the Greek National Tourism Organisation has shown that the popularity of Greece as a place to get married is on the rise with Brits. Speaking on behalf of the group, Sofia Panayiotaki believes that at least part of the surge in popularity can be attributed to the hugely successful movie Mama Mia. Mama Mia was shot on the Sporades islands. This island has seen an increase in the number of British weddings this year with Skiathos, Alonisos and Skopelos all proving ...

Athens Pilots Angry over Laser Incidents

There has been rising concern and anger over the amount of laser pen attacks on pilots at Athens Airport recently. The association of Greek pilots has this week called for measures to be taken. Teenagers have been blamed by most for causing the problem. As planes land the laser pen is pointed at the cockpit causing the pilot to lose sight. The trend has grown in recent years according to the chairman of the association of Greek pilots Grigoris Constantellos. So far this year over ...

Tourism Drop in Greece

A recent report by the Association of Tourism Enterprises in Athens has shown tourism numbers to have dropped by eight point one percent this year in Greece. From January to the end of June last year there were six point four million visitors however for the same period in 2009 the were half a million less visitors. July has actually been a good month for tourism which means if the report had only taken into account the first six months then things would have looked ...

Cheap Car Hire at Athens Airport

Athens Airport can also be called Elefthérios Venizélos Airport. The airport opened its doors for the first time on the 29th of March 2001. On average around sixteen million passengers use the airport every year This airport replaced the old Athens Airport which was called Ellinikon Airport. It is located around thirty kilometres to the East of Athens city centre. The airport was named in honour of the former Greek Prime Minister Elefthérios Venizélos who is a central figure in Greek aviation history. There are ...

New London to Athens Route

A new twice daily London Heathrow to Athens Airport route has been announced by Aegean Airlines. The flights will begin operation on October 25th with take off times set at 12.45 and 17.20. The airline believes that these flights will appeal to both business travelers and sun seekers. Many will connect to other holiday locations in Greece such as Corfu, Rhodes and Kefalonia using another Aegean Airlines service. Airbus A321 planes will be used on this route. These planes have just been purchased by the ...