We are going to be in Athens for 5 days during July 2012. We want to take a trip to Delphi and another trip to the Pelopennese. Our ideal choice is to hire a driver but it seems that the price for such day trips may be 500 plus euros. On the other hand, we can take bus trips, for three of us that will cost upwards of 320 euros. I have done these bus trips before and IMO you lose your freedom and may not enjoy the trip. It seems that the price for these services have gone up tremendously since my last visit.
If anyone can recommend how I can rent a car by avoiding driving inside Athens, that will be great. Also, if anyone has any better suggestion or suggestion for a driver who is not this expensive, I'd appreciate that very much, We're taking our 17 year old who will go to college next year for his choice of a history/culture/archeology/food trip. I want this to be fun for him while not be so merciless on our budget.Your advice will be much appreciated. Thank you.