Throughout Greece and the European continent you drive on
the right hand side of the road.
Driving is fine in a car, though on two
wheels you need to take care, as car drivers don’t pay as
much attention to motorcyclists as they might. The main
roads are pretty good, but the country lanes require care
and attention. Mountain tracks will need a 4-wheel drive
Road sign distances are in Kilometres.
Speed limits are 50km/h (30mph) in cities
and towns, 80km/h (50mph) outside cities and towns and 100km
(60mph) on Highways. The Highways are toll roads charging
a set amount per car.
There is no car road tax in Greece, and
fully comprehensive insurance is likely to be about
£310 (450 Euro). Petrol is about 58p per litre!
Private diesel cars are not allowed because
the fumes destroy the ancient monuments. Foreign cars
are except from this rule.
Car rental will be £20-£30 per day,
depending on size and duration of hire. For 15 days plus,
the smallest might cost £18, and a 4WD between £25 and £40.
Most car rental companies will provide
you with a road map.