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Driving your own vehicle: To drive your own vehicle, are required 
a) valid registration papers
b) an international third-party insurance certificate
c) and a driver's license.
Note: Valid American and EU licenses are accepted in Greece. 
A free entry card allows you to keep your car in the country up to 4 months, after which another 8 months can be arranged without having to pay import duty.

Driving Rules: In Greece you drive on the right, pass on the left, and yield right of way to vehicles approaching from the right except where otherwise posted. The maximum speed limit is 100 kilometers per hour (65 m.p.h.) on open roads, and 50 kilometers per hour (30 m.p.h.) in town, unless otherwise posted. Seat belts are required.

Parking a car has become a serious challenge in the cities and towns of Greece. If you stay at the better hotels, they will probably provide parking, either on their premises or by some arrangement with a nearby lot. There are few parking garages or lots in Greece. Follow the blue signs with their white "P" and you may be lucky enough to find an available space.

Most Greek city streets have restricted parking of one kind or another. But in some cities, signs usually yellow, and with the directions in English as well as Greek will indicate that you can park along the street but must purchase a ticket from the nearest kiosk. Otherwise, be prepared to park fairly far from your base or destination. If you lock your car and remove all obvious valuables from sight, you should not have to worry about it being broken into.

Car Ferries Car ferry service is available on most larger ferries, and there's regular service from Piraeus to Aegina and Poros in the Saronic Gulf, most of the Cyclades, Chania and Heraklion on Crete, Hios, Kos, Lesvos, Rhodes, and Samos. For the Cyclades, crossing is shorter and less expensive from Rafina, an hour east of Athens. From Patras, there's daily service to Corfu, Ithaka, and Kefalonia. The short car ferry across the Gulf of Corinth from Rio to Antirio can save a lot of driving for those traveling between the northwest and the Peloponnese or Athens.

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