Greece Amends Driving Restrictions for Vintage Vehicles



The Greek government has updated the rules of driving vintage cars on the roadways as of Friday.

The new rules come as a joint decision by the Transport and Economy ministries following reports that drivers were not adhering to the existing restrictions put in place two years ago.  Vintage cars could only travel the streets of Greece by truck or trailer. This, in turn, lead to a mountain of fines for owners when they were transporting their cars to special events or for service, and did not have an easily available option to tow their vehicles.

With over 10,000 vintage cars in Greece, the newly amended rules allow for vintage vehicles to be driven on Greek roads two days before an event and one day after.

The amended law also states that vintage cars can be driven to and from a mechanic every first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Also for mechanical issues, the rule provides an opportunity for owners to drive their vehicles in the streets of the region where they are registered on every second and fourth Sunday of each month.