Almiros Magnisia Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Almiros Magnisia

Nea Anchialos Airport is right beside Almiros Magnisia, making it easy to fly in. You'll find an Enterprise Rent-a-Car office at the airport. Reserve your vehicle in advance, and you'll be able to drive away in no time.

What to do and see in Almiros Magnisia

Almiros Magnisia is a small town best known for its proximity to the airport. You'll find a number of things to explore in and around the town, starting with the Archeological Museum of Almyros. As you might expect from an archeological museum in Greece, this is a real treasure trove of history, with artifacts that date all the way back to the Neolithic period. Here, you can see exhibits from every period of the Greek Golden Age, all the way through to the days of the Roman Empire.

Bird watchers will have a great time in Almiros Magnisia, as it's a hot spot for migratory birds. Pack your binoculars and head out to the Kouri forest, just two kilometers from downtown. As you walk through the wooded paths, keep an eye out for the birds, which include swans, herons, ibis and spoonbills. In this charming woodland paradise, you'll feel like your cares are a thousand miles away.

If you rent a car in Almiros Magnisia, you can head out to Mount Othyrs. Greek mythology lovers may already know that this mountain is regarded as the birthplace of the elder gods, as well as the home of the Titans and the site of many divine battles. There are several hiking trails around the mountain. If you're looking for natural beauty, don't miss the Zerelia Lakes, two vast circular lakes. In fact, these natural wonders are craters formed when a meteorite crashed into the Earth around 10,000 years ago.

You can use your rental car or van in Almiros Magnisia to visit the ancient city of Halos, said to be the birthplace of Achilles. The original Halos was razed to the ground by Macedonian invaders in 346 BC. New Halos was built around 50 years later, but it did not last long. In 265 BC, it was fully abandoned after an earthquake. Today, it is an intriguing archeological site. Several houses have been unearthed, as well as the ancient citadel and the cemetery. There's also a later Byzantine fortress, built centuries after the fall of the original Halos.

While in the Thessaly region, don't miss the chance to try out the local cuisine. Thessaly is known for its cheeses, which go far beyond basic feta. Try kasseri, a semi-hard sheep's cheese with a taste that is slightly reminiscent of parmesan, or manouri, a creamy fresh whey cheese. For something heartier, opt for kouneli stifado, a lightly spiced rabbit stew traditionally served with crusty bread.

Driving in Almiros Magnisia

As Almiros Magnisia is a very small town, there's no need to worry about traffic. You may occasionally find traffic jams going to and from the airport, but nothing serious. In summer, it might be harder than usual to find a parking spot by the nearby beaches. However, this is not one of Greece's most popular tourist destinations. You'll never see as many cars here as you would elsewhere in the country.

The roads around Almiros Magnisia are mountainous, and driving in the Greek mountains is always an adventure. You can expect narrow roads, some of which are quite poorly maintained. Hairpin bends, and tight twists and turns are very common. You'll find that many local drivers honk their horns when turning in a blind spot as a courtesy to alert any oncoming vehicles. Passing is often difficult, so if you find yourself stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle, you'll probably just have to sit back and take it easy.

Always take Greek rural roads slowly, and watch out for hazards. Mopeds and motorcycles are very common in rural Greece, often ridden by young people with little regard for the rules of the road. You're also likely to find yourself sharing the road with a variety of animals, including stray dogs and livestock. Sheep and goats are a particularly common sight. Sheep will generally vacate the road quickly, but goats do not appear to fear cars. If you honk your horn at them, they may react aggressively. Instead, it's better to wait it out and let them cross the road at their own pace.

Some gas stations in rural Greece close early. All are closed by 11:00 pm, but some close as early as 8:00 pm and don't re-open until 8:00 am. Keep this in mind when planning your trip. Always carry cash to pay for gas. Not all gas stations accept cards. Carrying cash is generally a good idea when you're traveling in rural areas, as card payments are still rarely accepted in most businesses like stores and restaurants.

One quirky thing about driving in Greece concerns their traffic circles. In this country, drivers entering the traffic circle have the right of way, rather than the drivers already in them. When in rural Greece, it's common to see other cars speeding or engaging in other dangerous behaviors. Keep a cool head, and don't be tempted to join in.

Car and van rental in Greece with Enterprise

Enterprise Greece offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Almiros Magnisia

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Almiros Magnisia

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Almiros Magnisia, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.