Car Hire in Greece
Greece has it all. There’s a hidden Grecian gem corner just waiting for you to explore. As one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, it’s home to some of the oldest and most important historical monuments in Europe, stunning beaches, and of course islands aplenty catering to all your holiday requirements.
Why hire a car in Greece?
Whether you’re planning a 7, 10, or 14 day itinerary whilst in Greece you’ll want to make the most of your time here. With so much to see and do, a car can be. Once you’ve arranged, booked, and collected your car hire from the airport this breath-taking destination is opened up for you to explore.
Available to those aged over 21 with a full driving licence, hiring a car in Greece gives you the option of going exactly where you want, when you want. Whether it’s a secluded beach, beating the crowds to a historical monument, or simply exploring what’s on offer you’ll have the freedom to choose your own personal itinerary.
Tips for Driving in Greece
Keep your documents on you at all times
When driving anywhere in Greece, you must make sure you carry the following documents:
Drive on the right hand side of the road
In Greece you will need to drive on the right and overtake on the left. Overtaking is prohibited if the vehicle has stopped for safety reasons or at an unguarded level crossing. Although it might seem the norm for drivers to use their horn, this isn’t allowed in towns and urban areas.
Wearing seat belts
You must wear a seat belt at all times when equipped with them in the car. If for any reason, you or one of your passengers is exempt from wearing a seat belt on medical grounds, you must carry the medical certificate of exemption with a Greek translation.
Travelling with children
Children under three have to be placed in a suitable child restraint, whilst those between 3 and 11 (under a height of 1.35m) must also be seated in an appropriate restraint for their size. Those over this age and height can wear an adult seat belt.
What’s the speed limit in Greece?
The speed limits in Greece are:
What’s the drink drive limit in Greece?
There is a legal limit of 0.05%, and a lower limit of 0.02% for novice drivers with less than two years’ experience. If you’re stopped under suspicion of drink-driving, the police can impose a test on the spot as in the UK. Anyone found to be over this limit will have committed a criminal offence.
Are there any fine to watch out for in Greece?
The Greek police can impose fines in relation to any infringements of traffic regulations, but they can’t issue on the spot fines – any fines must be paid within 10 days to avoid any legal proceedings.
How much does car hire in Greece cost?
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Hiring a car with Thomas Cook…
When making your booking to hire a car with Thomas Cook, you’ll need to contact the DVLA to generate a check code. You can apply for this online or over the phone and the code will stay live for 21 days.