What are the roads like in Greece?
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.