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 Car hire driving information Greece

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
The motorways in Greece connect the country in a good way. The oldest and most known motorway is the A1 PAThE (Piraeus-Athens-Thessaloniki-Evzoni). Bay driving this road you will pass through many important regions of this diverse country.

When you drive a rental car in Greece be aware. Take it slow and prepare for the unforeseen. The Greek way of driving differs quite much from what you might be used to.

To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 1 year. For drivers under the age of 25 an additional young driver surcharge may apply locally, same for drivers over 70. Seatbelts are mandatory and children up to age 4 must be seated in a child seat.

Speed Limits
Speed limits in Greece are:

  • Town and city: 50 km/h
  • Open Roads: 80 km/h
  • Motorways: 100 km/h

Traffic restrictions
In Greece you drive on the right and if driving in a three lane road the middle lane is for overtaking.

Petrol stations are normally open from 07:00 to 19:00.

If you wish to drive on one of the two National roads, called Ethniki Odos, you must pay a toll. The fee is around 1-2 EUR and has to be paid in cash.

In the bigger Greek cities, on-street parking is almost non-existent. We recommend that you find a tourist parking lot or hotel parking since illegal parking can cost you your license plate.

Insurance Information

General Information
Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
Most car categories can be driven within Western Europe, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Ireland. If you wish to drive abroad (outside Mainland Greece) you need to purchase additional coverage. Please note that you may not take your rental car on a ferry. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a moment to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to book.

Restricted Countries
There are different rules applying so please let us know if you plan on taking your car outside of Greece. There are additional insurance fees that apply for these rentals. If you want to travel to Eastern Europe or cross any national border(s) with your rental car it is important that you please contact us on our toll free number 1800 943 075.

Domestic one-way rentals are available between certain locations, additional fees may apply. Fees also apply for international one-way rentals. Some vehicles are prohibited on international one way rentals.

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