September Rental Car in Athens

July and August are certainly the most popular months of the year in which to visit Athens however for some it is not possible to get away until September or later. Depending on the industry you work in you may need to be available during the peak summer months. Many businesses rely on earning their money during the summer making the idea of getting away for a few weeks impossible. The good news is that holidaying in September can work out a lot cheaper. There ...

The Truth Is Out There – Athens Airport

Strange things are afoot at Athens Airport. An incident involving a UFO in November 2007 has recently come to light. A pilot working for Olympic Airways first reported the sighting which was later confirmed by Athens Airport staff. The Plane was heading for London. The object was also seen by pilots on two other planes. It was reported to look like a big star which was not following any direction pattern. Two jets were deployed to investigate the sighting however the object disappeared before they ...

Weekend Car Hire Athens Deals

As we reach midweek many of our thoughts start to turn towards the weekend. The initial feeling of a new work week has faded and the weekend is in sight. Sometimes during a particularly stressful week we start to form ideas of maybe doing something really special at the weekend as a pick me up. One option worth considering is a cheap weekend break in Athens. There is of course no city in the world like Athens and it’s certainly an excellent location for a ...

Winter Car Hire in Athens

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Athens in the winter time.  The busy crowds of the summer have left which is great news for those who like a quiet holiday with plenty of time and space to get around to seeing and doing everything they wish to. You can expect to pay less for flights during the off season and you should have no problem securing some reasonably priced lodgings. A car hire Athens service can be easily arranged at this time of ...

New Athens to Istanbul Flight

Aegean Airlines began a new route from Athens Airport to Istanbul last week. The first flight took off on September 9th with the service operating on a daily basis. An Airbus A321 is being used for the flight which can cater for one hundred and ninety five passengers. This is the latest route added by Aegean Airlines with the company continuing its steady growth. The airline plans to cater for more international flights from Greece in the near future. Last year Aegean reported a fourteen ...

Autumn Car Hire Athens

Visiting Athens is a breathtaking experience at any time of the year. Many people prefer the quieter months of the year such as October and November in which to explore this mesmerizing city. The hordes of tourists from the summer months have mainly headed for home at this stage leaving shorter lines at various attractions around the city. The weather is also cooler which of course can be a plus or negative depending on your preference. Many people prefer the downtime busy cities such as ...

Remember to always belt up in your Athens Car Hire

Most people were aware of the uproar that occurred last year when Britney Spears was spotted driving with her child on her lap. This week it’s Nicole Kidman who finds herself in the parenting bad books due to not strapping herself and her baby into her hire car with a seatbelt. Her husband Keith Urban also neglected to buckle up. While it certainly does not compare with what Britney did, it is still a very important issue. The family was in Spain at the time ...

Parthenon fragment returned to Athens

The Vatican returned a marble head to Athens last week. The head was then fitted onto its rightful place (the body of a youth carrying a tray of sweets as an offering to Athena). Officials in Athens are hopeful that this gesture will just be the start of retrieving lost treasures. The head has been handed over in a one year loan deal. The British museum in London holds many artifacts from the Parthenon which officials in Greece are eager to retrieve. Michalis Liapis the ...

More Olympic strike action at Athens Airport

Staff at Olympic Airlines staged a 24 hour strike at Athens Airport last week on Thursday Oct 30th. Over 100 flights were affected amid the protest aimed at the Governments plans to privatize Olympic Airlines. Qatar Airways are believed to be one of the interested parties. Workers have been promised compensation however this has done little to alter the angry mood of staff. Affected routes included • Athens to Milan • Athens to Rome • Athens to Frankfurt • Athens to London • Athens to Belgrade • Athens to Brussels On ...

More Athens car hire trips

Following on from my previous post “car hire trips outside Athens”, here are some other nearby locations well worth paying a visit. One such place is Sounio. Cape Sounio is about 45 miles away from Athens and makes for an excellent day out. Here you can visit the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon which is situated at the top of the cape. The temple is a wonderful historical landmark from as far back as the fourth century. Cape Sounio is an excellent location for ...