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Although most Greece is much visited by tourists headed for the many glorious beaches and islands, you should try to take in the varied historic attractions while here. Most tour operators offer day and half-day trips to the well known sights but hiring a car and seeing them at your own pace is best.

The road network in Greece is very good and comparable with most of Europe. You drive on the right here and speed limits are similar to the UK with the maximum being 50kph in urban areas and 120kms per hour on motorways. If you are likely to be driving in rural areas, where there are a mix of rough roads with hairpin bends, you might want to consider taking out car hire excess insurance in Greece.

Seat belts are compulsory for the driver and front passenger and children under the age of 10 are required to have a proper child seat if travelling in the front. In case of a breakdown or accident you should make sure that your vehicle has a first aid kit, red warning triangle and a fire extinguisher. Using your mobile phone while driving or drinking with excess alcohol are both illegal.

The motorway network is a very efficient way of getting around Greece but you can only use them if you pay the toll fee. However, compared with the rest of Europe, these fees are moderate. If you are driving on the islands you might want to take out car hire excess insurance in Greece as inexperienced scooter riders can cause accidents.

UK licenses are acceptable in Greece but if you are planning a stay of more than six months you will need a Greek license. Make sure you carry identification, insurance and a valid driving license as you will need them if stopped by police or involved in an accident.

Getting out and about in Greece is great but travelling through rural areas and in the larger cities can take some getting used to. Accidents might not be commonplace but can be costly and without car hire excess insurance in Greece you could end up with a considerable bill for damages.