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Europe > Greece > Useful Info
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 Useful Info

How to rent a vehicle in the Greek islands

In order to rent any type of motorized vehicles (including motorcycle, ATV, and cars) you must have an international drivers permit (IDP) as well as a valid drivers license from your country. This is exempt if you have a drivers license issued by the EU.

This rule has been strictly enforced since March of 2018. Since the fine for violation is 1000 euros for both the renter and the renting company, you will find that most of the time rental companies will turn you away.

There are only two locations in the United States that issue these documents: The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA). In Canada, you can obtain one from the Canadian Automobile Association. The IDP is valid for one year only.

https://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html

http://aataidp.com/applicaton/

https://www.caa.ca/idp/

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joshonroad

Travelled to 19 countries / regions

On Jun 12, 2018

Which car rental company did you use? How were the prices compared to North America?

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Menghan

Travelled to 32 countries / regions

On Jun 12, 2018

1000 euros wow that's crazy! Thanks for the tip, super useful!

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