Driving Rules & Regulations in Greece

greeceOffering everything from sun-kissed beaches and great food to unforgettable ancient attractions and buzzing nightlife, Greece is a dream destination. Avoid the hassle of public transport and create your own itinerary with car hire in Greece. Here we tell you some of the things you need to know when using the Greek road network:

  • Drive on the right and, when on a three-lane highway, use the middle lane for overtaking.

  • Be vigilant of other drivers: Greece has Europe’s highest rate of vehicle collisions and red traffic lights are generally ignored. Avoid Athens rush hour traffic. (Traffic chaos is exacerbated by a pollution control mechanisms which alternates vehicle access according to odd- and evenly-numbered licence plates).

  • Vehicles approaching an intersection on the right have the right of way.

  • Speed limits range from 50 kph in built-up areas to 110kph on urban roads and 120kph on motorways.

  • Tolls are payable on the motorway from Athens to Peloponnesus and from Athens to Thessaloniki.

  • If  you don’t have an EU licence, you will need an International Driver’s Licence.

  • Seat belts must be worn in front seats.

  • Children must be at least 10 to sit in the front seat.

  • You’ll find further information on Greek road usage here.