We will be in Athens for 3 days then intend to venture out to Metora Delph and Peloponnese. We do not intend on having a car in Athens the first 3 days. However we would like to make a early departure on the 4th day 6AM to head out of town. (will be staying in Planka). When we return from Peloponnese week later, we will return to Athens Night before and plan on returning the car at airport.
I heard it is a nightmare to drive and figure way out of Athens so I am looking for Ideas on how to accomplish the task above with least amount of pain. I initially thought to rent car night before we leave(maybe at airport or maybe in downtown car rental) park car on street overnight to make our departure easier. Not sure if this is viable option. (We want to get to be in Metora by 11AM) Any advice from those that rented a car before leaving Athens? If there are any hints or tips on how to make this work smoothly with the least amount of pain. Was also planning on booking a place close to the airport on last night to catch the AM flight back to states.
Santorini - was planning on renting a car at airport(place we are staying has parking). Any good car rental companies recommendations?
I seen others recommend rentalcars.com. but I have to pay IN FULL for car TODAY for a car I will use 3 months from now...
Damage & Theft insurance for a rental car is that a MUST while in Greece?
Thanks for time in advance!