Motorhome Rental Greece
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Please note that there is a 2 day minimum hire throughout the year!
We can now offer motorhome rental in Greece, with great rates, and a good sized fleet. Our rental vehicles give you the flexibility to travel from place to place exploring the contrasting beauty ofthe rugged beauty of its mountains and coastal landscapes. Our depot is close to Athens, making for a convenient pickup and dropoff location.
- Available only on Greece Mainland
- Only available in Crete
You can rent a motorhome in Greece at the following locations.
- Greece Mainland Locations
- Crete Locations
To book a Motorhome or RV, simply use our booking engine above for a quotation. You can email the quote to yourself for review, or you can proceed and book online, adding extras as you proceed through the booking process.
If you have any questions they may already be answered at our Frequently Asked Question's (FAQ'S) section.
Should you have any further questions about Motorhome Hire in Greece you can contact us via the telephone or email contacts on our web site.
Information on Greece
Country Name: Hellenic Republic, conventional short form: Greece
Local Long Form: Elliniki Dhimokratia
Local Short Form: Ellas or Ellada
Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey
Climate: Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers
Highest point: Mount Olympus 2,917 m
Population: 10,688,058 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Greek 99% (official), English, French
National Holiday: Independence Day, 25 March (1821)
Greece (Ελλάς, Hellas) is a country in eastern Southern Europe on the Balkan peninsula, with extensive coastlines and islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. It shares borders in the north with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. It has an ancient culture that has had a significant influence on the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of western society, including the genres of comedy and drama, western alphabets, Platonic ideals and the Socratic method, democracies and republics, and the Olympics. Furthermore it's a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches.
- Athens - the capital city
- Heraklion - Crete's largest city and main hub
- Thessaloniki - the country's second largest city
- Delphi - site of the famous oracle of Apollo
- Meteora - monastery
- Mount Athos - monastery
- Mount Olympus National Park
- Olympia - sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, site of the ancient Olympics
- Parnassos National Park
- Parnitha National Park
Intercity buses are a very popular option for domestic travel. KTEL is the national government-subsidized network of independent businesses which cooperate together to form a dense route system serving almost the entire country. The system is efficient, reliable, and relatively inexpensive.
Trains are another inexpensive way to get around, but the national rail system is extremely limited.
Exploring the country by road can be an extremely rewarding experience, allowing you to explore the incredibly scenic and varied terrain of the country's coastlines, interior, and islands, at your convenience. However, many Greek drivers tend to drive agressively, and many narrow roads in mountainous regions to take several twists and turns. Roads are usually well-marked and well-maintained.
To get to the islands you will mostly have to take a ferry. There are extensive connections from Athens and in-between islands for "hopping." Ferries are about the one thing in Greece that leave on time so BE PROMPT. There are two ports in Athens: the main port Piraeus and outlying Rafina. These serve all islands, but northern islands such as Lesvos, it is better to leave from Rafina.
Greek is the national official language and is the native tongue of the vast majority of the population. Foreign languages are widely studied, and most Greeks have some command of one or more foreign languages. English is the most widely studied and understood of foreign languages, followed by French, Italian, and German. Basic knowledge of English can be expected from almost all personnel in the tourism industry and public transport services, as well as most Greeks under the age of 40. However, learning a few Greek terms, such as "hello" and "thank you" will be warmly received.
Greek cuisine is a blend of foreign influences and home-grown traditions. The traditional Greek diet is very Mediterranean, espousing vegetables, herbs, and grains native to the Mediterranean biome. Being a highly maritime nation, the Greeks incorporate plenty of seafood into their diet. The country is also a major producer and consumer of lamb; beef, pork, and especially chicken are also popular. Olive oil is a staple in Greek cooking, and lemon and tomato paste are common ingredients. Bread and wine are always served at the dinner table.
The cuisine in Greece can be radically different from what is offered in Greek restaurants around the world. Greek restaurants abroad tend to cater more to customer expectations rather than offer a truly authentic Greek dining experience.
Eating out is Greece's national passtime and a rewarding experience for visitors. In the past, restaurants that catered mostly to tourists were generally disappointing. Thankfully, the nation's restaurant industry has grown in sophistication over the past decade, and it is now possible to find excellent restaurants in highly-touristed areas, particularly areas that are popular with Greek tourists as well. Thus, it remains a good idea to dine where Greeks dine. The best restaurants will offer not only authentic traditional Greek cuisine (along with regional specialities) but Greece's latest culinary trends as well.
Popular local dishes
The traditional fast foods are gyros (γύρος, "GHEER-ohs"), roast pork and fixings wrapped in a pita; souvlaki (σουβλάκι, "soov-LAH-kee"), grilled meat on a skewer; Greek dips such as tzatziki (τζατζίκι), made of strained yoghurt, olive oil, garlic and finely chopped cucumbers and dill; and skordhalia (σκορδαλιά), a garlic mashed potato dip which is usually served with deep fried salted cod. Also try the grilled octopus.
Greek salad (called "country salad" locally, "HorIAtiki"), a mix of tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese and onion – all sliced – plus some olives.
Also consider: moussaka; pastitsio, a variety of lasagna; bekri meze, small pieces of pork in white wine sauce; spetzofai, grilled sausage with onion and pepper; and saganaki, fried semi-hard cheese. Rack of lamb is also popular, known as Paidakia.
For dessert, ask for baklava, tissue-thin layers of pastry with honey and chopped nuts; or galaktobouriko, a custard pie similar to mille feuille. Other pastries are also worth tasting. Another must-try is yoghurt with honey: yoghurts in Greece are really different from what you used to see at Danone stores.
For breakfast, head to local bakeries (fourno) and try fresh tiropita, cheese pie; spanakopita, spinach pie; or bougatsa, custard filled pie. All are delicious and famous among Greeks for quick breakfast eats. Each bakery does own rendition and you are never disappointed. Have this with a greek coffee to be local.
Greece produces a rich variety of local wines, including table and fortified varieties. Wine is most Greeks' drink of choice, "Krasi" (inos: οίνος) and traditional spirits like ouzo, tsipouro, raki and tsikoudia (produced in Crete, similar to the Italian grappa). Retsina is a "resinated wine" with a strong, distinctive taste that can take some getting used to; the flavor comes from pine resin, which was once employed as a sealant for wine flasks and bottles. The most well-known and cheap-n-dirty is "Kourtaki Retsina".
Beer (bira: μπύρα) is consumed all around the country. Excellent local varieties like Mythos and Alpha, as well as Northern European beers produced in Greece like Heineken and Amstel, are readily available mostly everywhere. (North American beers generally are not.) Heineken is affectionally known as "green"; order it by saying "Mia Prasini."
Liquors - A speciality is ouzo (ούζο) an anise-flavoured spirit; another is Metaxa (Μεταξά), a variety of brandy. Other spirits include the Cretian tsikoudia (or Raki).
Coffee (kafes: καφές) is an important part of Greek culture.
The country is littered with kafetéries (kafetéria singular) which are cafes that serve as popular hangouts for Greeks, especially among the under-35s. They tend to be pretty trendy -yet relaxed- and serve a variety of beverages from coffee, to wine, beer, spirits, as well as snacks, deserts, and ice cream.Several kafetéries also double as bars.
Kafeneia (coffee houses) are ubiquitous, found even in the smallest village, where they traditionally served a function similar to that of the village pub in Ireland. Their clientele tends to be overwhelmingly men over 50, however everyone is welcome, and you will be treated extremely courteously.
Traditionally, coffee is prepared with the grounds left in. This is what Anglos refer to as Turkish coffee, but in Greece it's only known as Greek coffee - "ellinikós kafés" or simply "ellinikós." It is a thick, strong black coffee, served in a small cup, and served either sweetened or unsweetened.