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Acknowledged as the cradle of Western civilization, the past looms large over the city of Athens in Greece. Standing tall atop the Acropolis and overlooking the busy metropolis is the serene Parthenon – a magnificent temple dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena. At the foot of the hill, is the Theater of Dionysus where the infamous tragedies of Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus were performed. Citizens of ancient Athens gathered on Pnyx Hill where they cast votes that determined the fate of the fledgling democracy. There is so much history in the city, making it a perfect destination for vacation goers.
For over two millennia, Piraeus has served as the port of entry for Athens. Contrary to what most people think, Piraeus is actually a separate city and not part of Athens. In fact, it is the third largest city in Greece with over 175,000 residents. The main port is the biggest in the country and the most important in the Mediterranean Sea. No wonder, the Piraeus port is busy day in and day out.
If you are heading to Athens via seaport, make sure to rent a car way ahead of your arrival. Piraeus port is very busy especially during peak hours and being the last man on the queue is not an option. Avance Car Rental will help make your vacation a truly unforgettable one.
There are a lot of worthwhile and fun activities that you can do right here at Piraeus port. Unfortunately, what many people ever see of the city is the port itself, and for some, the short walk from the Metro station to the dock gates. Dine out at any of the fish restaurants offering fresh and homegrown cuisines, or have a general walk around the port. Kastella – a hill strewn with beautiful houses and offers a panoramic view of the Saronic Gulf – is just 15-minute walk away from Piraeus. If you are into history, you can drop by the archaeological museum that showcases Greek artifacts.
There are really many things to discover and see while in Piraeus. Avance Car Rental will work with you to find the perfect car that will suit your needs and budget. Visit Avance.gr and check out the full line of vehicles under our fleet. Be practical in choosing your car so you will not waste your money. If you are travelling as a group, better go for a larger vehicle. If you are here for business, luxury cars or sedans would be a good fit. The good thing about renting out a car is that you can maximize your time and avoid wasting your time looking for a good car.