My husband & I are traveling to Greece soon with my husband's parents. The parent's have Greek friends there that are insisting we rent a car w/ an automatic transmission since we are American. I will be doing the driving and I have driven a manual most my driving life and I love it! Even after telling the Greek friends this they still repeat the same thing, "Well, it's really best that American's rent an automatic."
So is there something I'm not aware of? We are flying into Athens airport. The Greek friends are meeting us at the airport and we are following them to Porto Rafti. Is there some crazy mountain road worse than driving the steep streets of San Francisco we'll have to drive on? I drove an automatic mini-van once on those steep streets in San Fran & I wished I had my volkswagen - I would have rolled back less! In other words I'm saying I'm good driving a standard, in case you didn't get that, but I don't want to be foolish if there is something I'm missing.
Oh, and by the way, what's the cheapest & best way to rent?
P.S. Thanks to the forum I will be getting my IDP soon!