Important things to note
You may have to pay a toll charge on some motorways.
Fortunately, you can make cash payments at most of them. If
given a fine in Greece on the roads for whatever reason, you
don't have to pay them off straight away. If you have a camera
with you during an accident, you're expected to take photos of
anyone involved in the accident and any road damage such as
Driving culture in Greece
What are the roads like
Despite having a reputation for being a ramshackle rustic kind
of place, the road network in Greece is actually pretty
sophisticated. The motorway and national road system is fairly
easy to understand, while roads in and around the major cities
have been well-maintained. As for rural/mountainous routes, be
careful due to narrow roads, sharp turns and cliff edges.
What are the drivers like in Greece?
Drivers in Greece are a mixed bunch. While some respect which
rules are actually in place, younger drivers are known for
being a little on the aggressive side. Doing all you can to
abide by the rules will help to ensure that you don't
encounter road rage, as will looking around whenever you reach
a set of traffic lights or a busy junction.
What are the best times to drive?
The worst time to drive is usually the Friday evening before a
national holiday, as all the major routes in and out of Athens
and Thessaloniki are clogged up by traffic. To be on the safe
side, travelling during the early morning and evenings on
weekdays isn't advisable due to rush hour traffic. Sundays are
typically quieter on the roads.
What are the driving laws?
Drivers must have a valid driving licence plus paperwork,
motor insurance certificate, first aid kit, fire extinguisher,
and a warning triangle. Seatbelts are mandatory in the front,
while children under 10 are unable to sit there without a
suitable seat restraint. If they are under five, they must
have one at all times.