Driving in Greece
Road rules of Greece
We have put together some key Greek road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Greece location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Greece, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- License plates may be removed in cases of illegal traffic, violation of road traffic rules and nonpayment of toll fees.
- Your driver's license may be removed if you talk on a mobile phone without using Bluetooth, if seat belts are not fastened, if you exceed speed limits and if you are drunk driving.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 55 mph (90 km/h)
- Motorways: 68 mph - 80 mph (110 km/h - 128 km/h) - depending on the speed limits of the motorway
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- Children between 3 and 11 years, measuring less than 135cm must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Fire extinguisher
- First-aid kit
- Warning triangle
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number