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To receive your car rental at Athens International Airport, there are a few key things you need to know and consider:
Athens International Airport, also known as Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (IATA code: ATH), is located 27 km (17 miles) east of the city center of Athens, near the suburb of Spata. AIA is located between the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata and Loutsa. Athens International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Greece, serving as the primary gateway for international and domestic flights. It handles over 25 million passengers as of 2022 and is the 19th-busiest airport in Europe and the largest in the Balkans. It acts as a gem for Greece, and it significantly contributes to Greece’s tourism and Europe connectivity. Pre-Book your rental car and conveniently pick up your vehicle directly at Athens Airport.
Receiving you rent a car at the Athens International Airport:
- Passport Control: Upon arrival, you will go through passport control. There are separate lines for European Union nationals and travelers from other countries.
- Baggage Claim and Customs: After passport control, you will proceed to the baggage claim area. The terminal is divided into two baggage reclaim halls: E/S A for Extra Schengen destinations and I/S B for Intra Schengen destinations. Baggage information displays are available next to each conveyor.
- Exiting the Terminal: Once you have reclaimed your baggage, you will exit the baggage claim area into either Hall A or Hall B, depending on your destination. Both halls lead to the Arrivals Hall, which is the greeting area.
- Hall A is used for flights to non-Schengen countries and non-European countries.
- Hall B handles flights to Intra-Schengen countries as well as domestic services.
- Car Rental Assistance: Upon your arrival at the greeting area in the arrival hall, you will easily spot a representative from ACE Rent a Car holding a sign with your surname. They will be readily available to assist you with your rental and will be most helpful. Rest assured, the car rental process will be conveniently completed directly from the Airport drive terminal, eliminating the need for shuttle buses and long walks to other terminals or parking areas. Expect a smooth and expedited rental experience, ensuring a hassle-free start to your journey.
- Car Rental Process: To receive your rental car, please familiarize yourself with the following:
- Documentation: Ensure you have the necessary documents when picking up your rental car. Typically, you will need to provide a major credit card in your name, a valid passport, driver's license, and an international driving permit (If applicable).
- Vehicle Inspection: Inspect the car rental together for any preexisting damage. conduct a thorough inspection of its exterior and interior. Note any existing damages, scratches, or dents on the rental agreement or take photos/videos for your records. Bring any concerns to the rental agent's attention to avoid being held responsible for pre-existing damages.
- Rental Agreement: Review and sign the standard ACE rental agreement. Read and review the rental agreement. Ask for clarification from the rental agent if you have any questions or concerns.
- Payment: Finalize any financial obligations. The agent will process the payment and provide you with a receipt.
- Store your belongings: Safely store your luggage and receive a final tour of the car's features and vehicle integrity.
- Don’t forget: You can re-confirm your return details and receive tips for a smooth departure.
Returning Your Car Rental at Athens International Airport:
Attiki Odos Freeway: The Attiki Odos is a modern motorway that serves as the ring road of the greater metropolitan area of Athens. It links the Athens - Lamia National Road with the Athens – Corinth National Road, bypassing the center of Athens. You will travel on this freeway to return your rental car. Remember to follow the road signs with the name "El. Venizelos," which refers to the Athens International Airport.
- Refueling the car rental: Before meeting the ACE Rent a Car representative, there is a convenient SHELL gas station located on the main straight of the airport. You can easily refuel your rental car there.
- Meeting the ACE Representative: When returning your rental, you will meet the ACE representative at the departure’s main driveway. You can re-confirm your return details and receive tips for a smooth departure. To ensure you have ample time, we strongly recommend arriving at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight time.
- Departures Gates A and B are located on the top level. Road signs throughout the area will guide you to the airport.
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