Driving in Greece can be different from driving in the UK so it’s a good idea to learn the road rules of the country before your road trip. Sixt has provided this guide below for all of our customers to read through before they travel to Greece.
Please read this guide if you are planning to drive in Greece before you travel.
The standard speed limits are:
Here are the tips on what equipment you need when driving in Greece:
There are two toll roads in Greece. One goes from Athens to the Peloponnesus and the other goes from Athens to Thessaloniki.
In the major cities of Greece, on-street parking is virtually non-existent so you should use the available parking lots.
You are not allowed to park within 3 metres of a fire hydrant, within 5 metres of a junction, or within 15 metres of a public transport stop. If you park in a No Parking zone in Athens or certain other areas, the police may remove your licence plates if you owe a traffic fine or fines.
Police can impose fines but not collect them on the spot. The fine must be paid at a Public Treasury office within 10 days.
You can be fined for the unnecessary use of a car horn.
Snow chains may be used when roads are covered with snow or ice, usually between November and March. The maximum speed limit for cars with chains is 50 kph.
Watch out for animals on the road, sometimes they can wander onto roads so be prepared.
Sixt has many branches in Greece in a number of different city’s including Lesvos, Samos, Katerini, Thessaloniki and Corfu. Sixt also has 5 branches in the capital city of Athens including one at Athens airport.
Now you have read our tips for driving in Greece why not check out some of the other great destinations we have covered, these include Brazil, Costa Rica and the Croatia.
* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.