Your quick travel guide to Argos

Car Rental in Argos: visiting one of the oldest cities in the world

In some mythologies, Argos is the oldest city in the world, and the city offers visitors rich archaeological sites, such as the ancient town and the nearby Pyramid of Hellinikon. History lovers will definitely want to visit this small city, particularly as it’s one of the oldest cities in Europe to be continuously inhabited and still has about 20,000 residents. Make the most of your visit to this simultaneously ancient and modern city by booking your rental car today and enjoying the convenience and freedom to explore the Argolis region at large.

Summers are long in Greece, stretching from April to November, with the most comfortable weather in May, June, September, and October.

Greek is the official language of Greece. English is widely spoken, and many Greek people also speak some French, Italian, and German. Road signs are typically in Greek, though often also with transliterations into the Latin alphabet.

Argos is in the Eastern European Time Zone, UTC+2.

Euros are the currency in Greece, and it is good practice to have cash on hand for your day-to-day transactions. Be aware that ATMs may quickly run out of currency.

Automobile hire is available in downtown Argos.

Argos is located about 2 hours southwest of Athens on the Argolis Peninsula, making it a great destination to get away from Greece’s busy capital city. Use Argos as your first stop on your exploration of Argolis, a largely agricultural region. Though smaller than Argos, Nafplio is a favorite city to visit for many visitors to the peninsula. Located along the coast of the Argolic Gulf, Nafplio is the capital of Argolis and has been an important seaport for thousands of years. The fishing village Vivari and nearby remains of Ancient Asine are also well worth a visit during your stay in Argos, located just 25 km to the southeast.

Visa Regulations

As a Schengen country, Greece accepts visitors from many countries around the world visa-free for up to 90 days. Double check entry requirements for your nationality, as you may be required to apply for a visa in advance of your departure.

Driving in Argos

Despite its major archaeological sites, Argos does not depend on tourist traffic for its economic well-being. Streets are primarily filled with residents, making driving much more enjoyable than in the major cities of Greece. You’ll certainly want a car to stay mobile and explore Argolis at its most intimate and at your convenience.

Right-Hand Driving

  • Traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road throughout continental Europe.

Speed Limits

  • In the city: 50 km/h
  • On rural roads: 80 to 90 km/h
  • On major highways: 100 to 120 km/h

Other Regulations

  1. Parking should be fairly uncomplicated in Argos. Ask hotel staff if they offer complementary off-street parking, and, if they don’t, ask them for tips on the best locations to park your rental car.
  2. Drivers from anywhere outside the European Union will require an international driver’s permit in addition to their valid domestic driver’s license in order to rent and drive in Greece.
  3. Almost all the major expressways through Greece are tolled; have cash on hand to pay the tolls at booths.
  4. The minimum driving age in Greece is 18. Most rental companies will require you to be at least 21 or even 23 years of age in order to rent a car, and you are likely to face young-driver surcharges until the age of 25.

Other Tips

  • Road construction is being undertaken in Greece at a rapid rate, so make sure you have the most up to date maps or satnav/GPS software to ease your navigation of the country.
  • Nissan Pixo or similar (mini class) – $21/day
  • Fiat Panda or similar (economy class) – $22/day
  • Nissan Pulsar or similar (compact class) – $28/day
  • Nissan Qashqai or similar (intermediate class) – $44/day
  • Fiat Scudo or similar (standard class) – $59/day

Cheap Car Rental in Argos

Automobile hire in Argos typically starts at around $20 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Argos:

Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.

Tips for Renting a Car Inexpensively in Argos

Keddy and EuropCar are the primary car rental companies in Argos, both located downtown. They offer a wide range of cars, which typically start at $22 a day in the winter months.

As tourists head to Argos in the summer, these prices rise, so you’ll want to book your rental car for the summer well in advance of your arrival. Typically, rentals starting in May through October rise by only $1 to $3, but when cars are booked July through September, prices can sky-rocket to $40 to $50 a day!

You can typically save at least $5 a day by extending your rental period to over a week.

Keep an eye out for discounts of at least 11% that keep cars in the more expensive rental seasons low priced.