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A car rental in Patras, Greece is the ideal way to explore this beautiful region. The city of Patras was created by the unification of three agricultural groups (Aroi, Anthia, and Mesatis) and was named after Patraes, the leader of the Achaians. After the 9th century Patras prospered economically due to the production and the working of silk - an enterprise which continued until 1205. In 1828, Patras was liberated with the help of the French Army and today you're free to explore this beautiful region with a rental car from Auto Europe! With convenient pick-up and drop-off locations for car rentals throughout Greece, you're free to tour the country. Start your trip in Patras and head to Athens, Mykonos and beyond! Browse our large rental car fleet and once you've found the perfect car you can request a free quote online.
As the third largest city in Greece, Patras is a major terminal for ferries traveling to Italy and many of the Greek while a walking tour of the city is recommended you'll want to book a rental car in Patras in order to take in all of the city's historic landmarks. Starting from the center of the city, King Georges Square, you'll appreciate the city's sophisticated street planning and architecture. The city is famous for distinctive cultural events arranged by local associations and two of the most famous are the Carnival of Patras and the International Festival of Patras. If crowds aren't your cup of tea, pilot your Patras car rental to the beach for a seaside meal. Order tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt dip), a traditional appetizer, or be adventurous by dining on octopus pickled in lemon juice and olive oil - a local favorite! Souvlaki (skewered grilled meat in pita bread), and spanakopita (spinach and cheese pie) are to die for in this region, as are stuffed tomatoes and peppers.
Renting a car in Patras, Greece is easy thanks to Auto Europe's 60-year commitment to customer service. With a global network of over 10,000 car rental locations, Auto Europe is able to leverage our infrastructure and unique supplier partnerships to guarantee the lowest rates on rental cars in Patras. Enjoy convenient online booking and 24/7 live, over-the-phone customer support. Get your free quote online today or call Auto Europe toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with one of our award-winning car rental specialists!