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Getting a driving licence in the EU – Greece

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EU driving licences – conditions

Driver training & driving test

  • In order to take part in the theoretical examination and test of skills and behaviour (practical examination) to obtain a driving licence of any category, candidates or drivers must have completed a minimum number of hours of theoretical and practical training.

Theoretical and practical training are carried out at the Theory Training Centres for Candidate Drivers and Driving Schools respectively.

  • The competent Greek authority for carrying out the theoretical examination and the test of skills and behaviour (the practical examination) is the Transport & Communications Department of the Regional Unit of the Region (place of residence of the concerned person).

Age requirements

The minimum age at which you can obtain a driving licence is:

 

Category of

driving licence

Description

Age limit

ΑΜ

▪ Mopeds

▪ Light quadricycles

16 years

Α1

▪ Motorcycles with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cm3, power not exceeding 11 kW and a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0,1 kW/kg

▪ Motor tricycles of a power not exceeding 15 kW

18 years

A2

Motorcycles of a power not exceeding 35 kW, with a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg, not derived from any other motorcycle, of a power more than twice the power of the adapted motorcycle

20 years

Α

▪ Motorcycles

▪ Motor tricycles of a power not exceeding 15 kW

24 years

or 22 years if the person concerned already holds a driving licence of A2 category for at least two (2) years

Β

Motor vehicles with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 3.500 kg and designed and constructed for the transport of eight (8), (maximum) passengers, other than the driver

18 years

C1

Motor vehicles (other than those in categories D1 and D) with a maximum authorised mass of more than 3.500 kg but less than or equal to 7.500 kg, which are designed and constructed for the transport of not more than eight passengers in addition to the driver

18 years

C

Motor vehicles (other than those in categories D1 and D) with a maximum authorised mass of more than 3.500 kg which are designed and constructed for the transport of not more than eight passengers in addition to the driver

21 years

or 18 years if the person concerned holds or applies for the obtaining of a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) of goods

D1

Motor vehicles designed and constructed for the transport of up to 16 passengers, other than the driver, of a maximum length of 8 m

21 years

D

Motor vehicles designed and constructed for the transport of more than eight (8) passengers, other than the driver

24 years

or 21 years if the person concerned holds or applies for the obtaining of a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) of Passengers

BE

Combination of vehicles, consisting of a tractor vehicle in category B and a trailer or semi-trailer, where the maximum authorised mass of the trailer or semi-trailer does not exceed 3.500 kg

The person concerned must hold a category B driving licence

C1E

▪ Combination of vehicles consisting of a tractor vehicle in category C1 and a trailer or semi-trailer, with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 750 kg, where the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 12.000 kg

▪ Combination of vehicles consisting of a tractor vehicle in category B and a trailer or semi-trailer, with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3,500 kg, where the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 12.000 kg

The person concerned must hold a category C driving licence

CE

Combination of vehicles where the tractor vehicle is in category C and its trailer or semi-trailer has a maximum authorised mass of over 750 kg

The person concerned must hold a category C driving licence

D1E

Combination of vehicles where the tractor vehicle is in category D1 and the trailer has a maximum authorised mass of over 750 kg

The person concerned must hold a category D1 driving licence

DE

Combination of vehicles where the tractor vehicle is in category D and its trailer has a maximum authorised mass of over 750 kg

The person concerned must hold a category D driving licence

 

 

Fitness to drive

If you wish to renew your EU driving licence, you need to undergo a medical examination to certify that you meet the minimum standards of physical and mental fitness required for each group of drivers.

Drivers are divided into two groups:

▪ GROUP 1: Drivers of vehicles of categories AM, Α1, Α2, Α, Β1, Β and BE.

▪ GROUP 2: Drivers of vehicles of categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE.

Find out more about obtaining and renewing a driving licence on the website of theMinistry of Infrastructure & Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

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