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Hiring a car in Athens

So as time passes by I am experiencing an all-different levels the Greek culture and so on this also happened when I wanted to hire a car. Fist off hiring a car can be cheap in Athens. For just 20 euro’s a day you can get a car, then the additional insurance is 10 euros a day. So after filling in the paper without looking at the car, you get a short explanation and then you are off to go, since there is only a quarter tank of petrol left I have to return it with the same amount…

Then after driving like crazy in Athens I notice I can really cope with the crazy atmosphere and enjoy how lively the driving is. Sometimes I get to enthusiastic and so scare off the Greeks on the road.

Yesterday during a road trip to Karystos I caused a accident and so I could experience how they handle this. I hit the mirror of a double-parked car on the main street with my own mirror. After stopping and going with a friend who knows Greek they explained to me that even though the mirror was totally broken it was okay. Probably because they were parked in a bad way and because it was not a new car anyway…

But it is nice how you will handle this without police and this is a thing I would say what reflects a part of the culture while getting the police involved would also probably comes with a lot of bureaucracy…