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Last time I rented a car in Greece, I needed an "International Driver's License", which I had the foresight to get before I got there. Is this still the case? Do all rental car places require it?

The reason why I ask is, it was kind of a pain to get and don't want to get it unless I need it.
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Not sure where you are from, but I do know that I don't need an "International Driver's License" any more as my Australian Driver's license is sufficient. Might also be the case for a US and Canadian driver's license.


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REnted a car in Greece several years ago and I presented my international license, which I purchased at AAA for about 15 dollars and in approx 15 mins. I am not a AAA member. The big issue with car rentals is the age limitaion of 75 yrs of age. The rental co."s charge additional fees for anyone over 75. I found a company in Corinth that did not have an age restriction and that's about 1-1/2 hrs from Athens by train.


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I think I better get the International Driver's License from AAA just in case? Seems like it couldn't hurt, especially since it is so inexpensive and easy to do.

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Renting a car in Greece is now possible with a US license – an international driver's license is no longer required!

If you visit the website of the US Embassy in Greece you will see the following sentence: “U.S. citizen tourists/temporary residents with stays less than six months with a valid United States driver’s license can drive in Greece with their U.S. license.”

Up to you but you don't need one now.
I go to Greece almost every year . From November 2021 onwards, I don't need international permit, I can use my Australian drivers license.


I think I better get the International Driver's License from AAA just in case? Seems like it couldn't hurt, especially since it is so inexpensive and easy to do.
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