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Diesel rental cars with pick up from Syntagma Square/city ar

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Diesel rental cars with pick up from Syntagma Square/city ar

We are wanting to hire a small diesel car from Athens for 3 days country travel in Greece dropping off at the International Airport on our return. If anyone has done this can you suggest a reliable company - most cars seem to be petrol

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1. Re: Diesel rental cars with pick up from Syntagma Square/city ar

You've asked this question before. Why do you want a diesel specifically and what do you mean by a small one?

Not that you're likely to find one but even if you could, any fuel cost saving would most likely be outweighed by higher rental costs.

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I have been told that diesel is more readily available and cheaper than petrol in Greece. We are driving to Kalambaka, Metsova and Meteora in mainland greece and I therefore thought there may be less petrols tations and diesel would be easier??

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That's a good one! Every gas station, will get you diesel AND petrol. Second... you will find A LOT of gas stations on your way! So no worry's about that! You are right that diesel is a bit cheaper than petrol, but it's like Philhellene stated... the difference in higher rental cost, will outweighed your savings! The "official" prices @the moment are : € 1,658/liter for petrol and € 1,370/liter for diesel.

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Diesel cars were not alowed in Athens And Thessaloniki (where more than half of the country's population lives) up until 2013. Only taxis were allowed to use diesel in those 2 cities.

I m pretty sure that every single one gas station sells both diesel and gasoline (petrol). But if theres a remote gas station that only sells one of them, that would be gasoline (petrol) and not diesel.

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I run a diesel Honda and have never had a problem finding fuel even in the most remote areas. Bear in mind that most agricultural vehicles and all large trucks run on diesel and they need to have it readily available.

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@philhellene

So are you saying that diesel is more readily available than gasoline ? Noone said that diesel is hard to find. They are both equally readily available everywhere. However since the vast majority of vehicles in Greece run on gasoline (petrol), it wouldnt make sense if diesel was more readily available.

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Any rental car I've ever had runs on unleaded petrol which is available everywhere. The only problem is likely to be finding rural petrol stations closed on a Sunday so just remember to fill up in the week - but even on Sundays you can usually find somewhere open on a main road.

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