Drivers must have a valid license held for at least one year in order to rent a car in Greece. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required by Greek Law for all drivers that are not citizens of the European Community (with the exception of citizens of Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and Iceland) as well as for holders of a driving license that is not legible in English. Valid in more than 150 countries, the permit contains your name, photo and driver information. The permit is also required for all car rentals that are carried out from the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" AIA, the Piraeus Port of Athens, Down Town Athens city, railway & Metro stations, local neighborhood locations and all Athens city Hotels.
An International Drivers Permit (IDP) is required from the following: Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, Central America, the Middle East, North America, Russian Federation and South America.
Countries that are not required to have an International Drivers Permit (IDP): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.