The terrain can be challenging at times, especially on the narrow roads winding up the mountains, so caution should be taken. Travel to more secluded beaches and traverse to the quieter spots for a good dose of relaxation. Whichever Greek Island you decide to visit, renting a car is the best way to make the most of holiday.
Tips for driving in the Greek Islands
Which side of the road do they drive on?
You must drive on the right and overtake on the left here. Highways often have a white line along the nearside and slower traffic is expected to pull across it to allow overtaking.
It is compulsory to wear seatbelts in the front and rear of a vehicle.
Driving with children
Children under 10 years must not sit in the front seat.
Blood alcohol limit
The blood alcohol limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml blood. If you have held your licence for less than two years, there is a zero tolerance policy on drink driving.
Can I use a mobile?
You must only use a mobile phone whilst driving if you are using a hands free kit.
Reflective vests, triangles & other essentials
You must carry a warning triangle, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher with you.
Vehicles may be towed away if parked illegally, or if violating traffic regulations.
On the spot fines
You can be fined for a traffic violation, but not on the spot. Fines must be paid at a Public Treasury Office.
Horns and headlights
You can be fined for using your horn without good reason. The use of full beam headlights in towns is forbidden.
What should I do if I breakdown?
If you breakdown, you must place the reflective triangle 30m behind the vehicle to warn other drivers. Call the car rental provider who will be able to advise you further. It is recommended you contact ourselves at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.
What should I do if I have an accident?
If you’re in an accident, you MUST notify the Police and the car rental provider and get an accident report for insurance purposes. Failure to do so may result in you footing the whole bill. It is recommended that you contact the supplier and ourselves at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.