DRIVING IN CRETE BASIC GUIDE
Most of the highways and main roads in Crete Island are in very good condition offering scenic driving journeys. However drivers must obey the speed limits and drive carefully since road curves are very often.
Minor country roads have pin bends and require careful driving especially during the night hours.
Local maps and GPS navigation is required, especially for journeys through country roads and distant villages.
Trips through remote roads and mountains require a suitable 4x4 Jeep vehicle or a motorcycle.
Driving in Crete Island Greece is on the right hand side.
Seats belts for car passengers are required by law.
Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets by law.
Alcohol and driving is prohibited by the law and punished with heavy fine penalties.
Baby seats are required by the law and children under 13 years old are not allowed in the front car seats.
Road Signs and driving rules in Crete Greece conform to European and International system.
The Speed Limit for National High Ways is 120km/h (75mph)
The Speed Limit for National Country Roads is 90km/h (55mph)
The Speed Limit in Country Roads, City and Inhabited areas is 50km/h (30mph)
National Highways with multiple lanes are generally in good condition.
National Country Roads are two lanes going in opposite directions separated by a double white line. Careful driving is required on all country roads.
Country Roads often have Pin Bends and require drivers to obey speed limits and drive careful driving.
Roads in isolated areas and mountain villages are rough and in most cases require four-wheel 4x4 cars. Request advice from your car rental agency before you drive through these areas.
Driving through country roads requires the use maps and GPS navigation.
Petrol Gas Stations are usually open 7 days a week 7.00 am to 9.00pm. Drivers are advised to set out with a full tank before distant journeys.