Countries such as Italy, Spain and Greece have the highest incidents of theft,accidents,etc. However, travel agencies should be able to put you in touch with other such outfits. Again, you must be 18 years old or older with a valid U. Although they cost somewhat more than ferries, are frequently fully booked in summer, can be quite bumpy during rough weather, and give little or no view of the passing scenery, they're the best choice if your time is limited. Ο ενδιαφερόμενος μπορεί να απευθυνθεί στα κεντρικά γραφεία της ΕΛΠΑ Λ. Parking -- Parking a car has become a serious challenge in the cities and towns of Greece. Make sure that you conceal or remove them when you leave your car.
The tourist-class fare entitles you to a seat on the deck or in a lounge. Greek drivers are notoriously erratic, impulsive drivers. If you lock the car and remove valuables from sight, you should not have to worry about a break-in. Otherwise, everything can be handled in a single office visit. For emergency assistance dial 104 and 154. It should be said that Olympic has had one of the best safety records of any major airline.
Note that in Athens and other large cities, a bus ticket must be purchased before and validated after boarding. I once told my ex-husband that there was something seriously wrong with my car. Learn the Rules of the Road As a driver in a foreign country, it's crucial you understand the local rules of the road. It also is good thinking ahead to keep a little paper with your passport or identity card in case you are allergic to some medication or you are suffering from some physical condition. Speed Limits Use these as a guide, but always obey the posted limits, which may vary.
Procedure In certain European states, not members of the European Union, as well as in all the countries of other continents, you need the International Driving License in order to be able to drive your car, either yours or hired. One major exception is on the island of Hios, where the International Driver's License is usually required. First class usually means roomy air-conditioned cabins and its own lounge; on some routes it costs almost as much as flying. There is no shortage of gasoline stations in all cities, good-size towns, and major tourist centers, but if you are setting off for an excursion into one of the more remote mountain areas or to an isolated beach, fill up on gas before setting out. These areas will usually be posted in both English and Greek. If that's not the case, indicate that you notice. I was once in an accident in a foreign country.
I am traveling to South America, so which permit should I issue? However, requirements for holding International Driving Permits and other official documents vary by state; some require them and some don't. The smallest cars are 1 liter Toyotas that have trouble going up the mountains with 4 people on board, to Mercedeses that have Cadillac-like rental costs. Trains to the Peloponnese Argos, Corinth, Patras leave from the Peloponnese station Stathmos Peloponnisou. Secondly, Greeks think they know how to drive and push their cars to the limit. There is sleeper service on the Athens-Thessaloniki run. Periodic crackdowns are driving this point home. If you believe you've been sold a fake International Driving Permit, report the fraud using the.
Trains to northern Greece Alexandropolis, Florina, Kalambaka, Lamia, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Volos, and other towns leave from the Larissa station Stathmos Larissis. In Athens, most buses heading to destinations within Attica leave from the Mavromate terminal, north of the National Archaeological Museum. Honking is illegal in Athens, but you can hear that law broken at any odd moment. It's open Monday through Saturday during the tourist season. Οι ώρες λειτουργίας των γραφείων της ΕΛΠΑ είναι: 08. Rental rates vary widely -- definitely ask around.
Let me hit you with the bad news first: Greece has the highest accident rate in Europe. Then you could discover that your insurance is voided on a technicality. The baggage allowance is 15 kilos 33 lb. Then there is the longtime favorite, American Express, with offices all over North America and Europe; the Athens office tel. On the outskirts of the Old Town, not far from the main bus station, a green lung is stretching east to the suburbs of Pronia and the New Town. On the islands, the choices are much more constrained, but nevertheless there are cars to be gotten there too. And children get caught in this, through no fault of theirs.
In the park you can say hello to the statue of the independence hero. A car, locked and parked in a brightly lit or protected area should be safe. Taxi from the centre normally costs between 1. Lines on the road are unfortunately a suggestion 4. In high season you are strongly advised to make your reservation before leaving home and well in advance. The worst that could happen would be detention and being accused of driving without a licence. If not, simply follow the paved road along the.
Note: Most Greek domestic tickets are nonrefundable, and changing your flight can cost you up to 30% within 24 hours of departure and 50% within 12 hours. Violators can be stopped and issued with a fine Petrol stations: Petrol stations in Greece are efficient and plentiful except for the most remote areas of Greece. Other than Sixt rental car at the Athens International Airport. When traveling abroad, some folks like to rent a vehicle—nothing affords more freedom for your trip than being able to hop in the car and go wherever you choose! Buy tickets at the airport before entering. Just cover up car radios, or install a removable radio. Meanwhile, you run the risk of an individual policeman insisting that you must have the international license. Bus service is faster, but second-class train fare is nearly 50% cheaper, and trains offer more comfortable and scenic rides.