|DRIVING TIPS IN ATHENS
Motorway: 100 - 120 km / H
Open Road: 80 km / H
Town: 50 km / H
Alcohol limit: 0.5 mg / ml
Safety Seat belts:
It is strictly recomended for passengers to wear seat belt. Children must be restrained in baby seats and seatbelts for safety reasons. Today many modern cars have safety technology and car rental suppliers offer you all necessary accesories. The police in Athens observe closely the use of seat belts.
Pay attention not to drive when you are drunk. The limit for alcohol is 0.05 %. If you exceed this level, you would have to pay for fine. If the alcohol content is over 0,08 % it is regarded as criminal act. You can be conducted for breath test for police control.
You can park your car in areas where it is allowed. If you park in a restricted area, you will encounter with fine from police and also it is possible your passport to be taken. Pay attention to park your car where is safe and does not prevent the flow of traffic. You would find
Park only in designated parking areas, where it is permitted. Parking in a prohibited area will result in a Police parking fine and possible license plate removal or towing of the rental. Also park where the car is safe and does not block the traffic. Valet parking is available in several Athens locations.
Do not store luggage or valuables in your vehicle:
If you must, make sure your valuables are not visible when you leave the car unattended. It is best to place them in the trunk or glove compartment before you start your travels. It is not uncommon, in any major city, to have your visible valuables stolen while the rental is parked or at a traffic light.
Choosing the right rental for your travels:
When selecting a car category determine with the help of vehicle pictures and description if the overall space you will need is ample to travel safely and with comfort. Also check to see if there is adequate luggage space. Feel free to review all vehicle details and trunk capacity by clicking on the category you request.
Know your Maps and Signs:
Legacy of the 2004 Olympics is the Greek National Road Infrastructure, which has meet European standards and continues to expand. Most road signs that are in Greek are followed below by a transliteration in English. All major High Ways and Greek National Route have signs both in Greek and English. Improved road lighting, road sign dimension, tunnels, and electronic traffic signs which update and send warnings to drivers are just to mention a few of the new improvements. We provide road maps so don’t forget to ask the ACE representative for directions.