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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Greece. Car rental in Greece includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.
Population and language:
Ethnically, the population consists mostly of Greeks (94%) but has a pocket of Turks in Thrace, while Eastern Europeans, and Albanians make up 4% of the population. Other notable ethnic minorities are the Bulgarians and Romanians.
Major cities and tourist destinations:
Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki has a population of about 800,000. The White Tower and attached Museum of Byzantine Culture give an inside view into the history of the city. The Eptapyrghion is a fortress that was used as a prison until the 1980’s. You can check out the museum and the ruins. The Roman Forum was built in 2 ad and contains an amphitheater and an agora (or marketplace).
Delphi– The population of the municipality is around 32,000. Delphi was made famous for its oracle. Ancient Delphi is an archaeological site to the east of the town containing the ruins of the Temple of Apollo that once housed the oracle. There is also the Temple of Athena and an on-site Museum that explains the significance of the religious area.
Piraeus – The population of Piraeus is about 200,000 and contains the biggest harbor in Greece. Parts of the Themistoclean Walls and the Eetioneia are still visible around the city, and you can see the Bronze statues uncovered in 1959, which are visible at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus. The Hellenic Maritime Museum traces the roots of Greece nautical tradition through the ages.
Rhodes – With a population of 120,000, Rhodes is famed for the Colossus, which stood at the entrance to the harbor. The ancient wonder was sold as scrap metal in 654 ad, but you can tour the Palace of Grand Masters, which housed the Knights of St. John. The Thermes Kallitheas (baths filled with beautiful mosaics) and the Archaeological Museum (in the Hospital of Knights) are other interesting places to explore in Rhodes.Heraklion – Heraklion, population of close to 200,000, is home to the famous Minoan kingdom. Its Archaeological Museum houses the artifacts uncovered at each of the Minoan sites, while Koules is a massive fortress built by Venetians in the 1500s. You can visit the Palace of Knossis to the southeast of the city.
Buses in Greece are hit or miss. Some are luxurious, and some are falling apart. Even if you have a reserved seat, you will need to arrive early because reservations do not guarantee your seat.
Roads in Greece are good, and petrol stations are widely available. Car hire allows more flexibility in sightseeing. It also is much easier for people to travel with baggage and photography equipment.
Trains are notoriously slow in Greece. Be sure you plan extra time when traveling this way.
Taxis frequently have rigged meters so ask to see a rate card if one is not on display. There are heavier charges for traveling at night or outside the city. Four people may fit in one taxi. If your taxi is not full, the driver may stop and pick up other people to fill the car. There are additional charges for heavy baggage.
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