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Scooters and Motorbikes
Information for those wishing to driving scooters or motorbikes in Greece...
Standard European Union licence categories for motorcycles and light vehicles (AM, A1, A2 and A) apply in Greece. There are separate tests and regulations that apply when driving scooters and motorbikes.
Scooters can be driven with an EU category AM licence, which is valid for two- or three-wheeled vehicles that have a driving speed of no more than 45 Km/h and an engine capacity of no more than 50cc. A scooter licence is obtained by taking a theoretical and practical test at a police station, and paying for the licence. Drivers must be at least 16 years old when they take the test. The licence is valid for fifteen years.
AM-class vehicles may also be driven by holders of an A-class licence, which allows access to all vehicles in the A class. An A-class licence can be obtained at the age of 24, or at the age of 22 if the licence holder has used A2-class vehicles for two years. In some countries, a B-class licence allows access to all vehicles in the A class.
From age 18, drivers may apply for an A1 licence. This covers motorbikes with a maximum engine capacity of 125cc.
Each time a new application for a licence is made, the drivers must take a standard traffic theory test, as well as a vehicle specific practical test, even if the test has been taken before.
To obtain a motorbike licence applicants must:
- Be ordinarily resident in Greece and be able to prove this
- Have reached the required age for the licence category in Greece
- Meet minimum intellectual and physical requirements for each category
- Have passed the theoretical and practical tests
In most cases, a driving school will take care of all paperwork for the applicant.
- Application form
- Photocopy of Greek identity card or passport - this must show applicant's date of birth
- Non- Greek nationals must supply a certified photocopy of proof of residence, either a Residency Permit or Residence Certificate. This must have been issued at least 95 days (for EU or EEA nationals ) or 185 days (for others) before the application is submitted and must still be valid on the day of reception of the Greek licence
- Two health certificates, one from a general practitioner and one from an ophthalmologist, and proof of payment of the medical certificates from the National Bank of Greece (Ethniki Trapeza / Εθνικι Τραπεζα). Both of these doctors must be under contract to the Transport ministry
- Two recent passport-sized colour photographs
- Proof of payment of fees at the local Tax Office
- Any previous motorbike licence held
- A photocopy of any driving licence that applicant already holds, and presentation of the original
Applications must be submitted to the local Transport and Communications Department or at a local Citizen Service Centre (KEP).