The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.
Children under 10 may not travel in the front seat. Child seats are mandatory for children up to age 4.
Drink Driving Limits
50mg/100ml (UK 80mg/100ml)
Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 18
Urban kph (mph)
Open Road kph (mph)
Motorway kph (mph)
No information could be found on the use of lights in Greece.
Many stations close at 7pm. Some stations accept credit cards. Unleaded is widely available. Regular unleaded petrol has an octane rating of 91 or 92; the octane rating of super is 96 or 98. Unleaded petrol is called amolivdi venzini. LPG is not available.
Spare fuel cans are not permitted.
There are two toll roads in Greece. One goes from Athens to the Peloponnesus and the other goes from Athens to Thessaloniki.
You are not to park within 3 metres of a fire hydrant, within 5 metres of a junction, or within 15 metres of a public transport stop, though practically no one follows this rule. 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.
You have to pay fines at the tax office in the area where the "ticket" is issued.
It is illegal to drive using a hand-held mobile phone.
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.
Police - 100
Fire - 199
Ambulance - 166
Other Useful Information
Useful Words and Phrases
grafio eniciaseos aftokiniton
odos me diodia
1 Ploutarchou Street
106 75 Athens
Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries. Countries outside the EU still require national identification.
Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs and adjust headlamp beams for driving on the right. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.
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