The heat creates a pleasurable feeling, but excessive exposure to sunlight and particularly while driving reduces your reflexes. In some places there are no sidewalks and people have to walk on the streets.
...and always Take Care
of yourself and follow these basic do's and don'ts!
There are many benefits of driving on Athens and other Greek places. The roads are quiet on the whole, which means you can virtually guarantee how long it will take you to get somewhere, because there is virtually no congestion or traffic jams! But as every other European country, in order to to have a pleasant and safe holiday, you must follow few basic street rules.
Beware of pedestrians!
Never running red lights!
Never violate the red light! And remember, the orange colour is like a stop sign!
Don’t drink and drive!
You should know that alcohol and driving don’t mix. Never drink more than one glass of beer when you need to drive.There are Police roadblocks that make alcohol breath tests and issue heavy fines to offenders.
Always fasten your seat-belts!
You must use your seatbelt every time you travel in any vehicle equipped with seatbelts. All passengers must be buckled up in their own seatbelt, child car seat or booster seat.
Don’t overdrive speed limits!
Drive always within the speed limits as indicated on road signs. In any case, you should not drive faster than 60 km/h.
Safe following distances!
Don’t Follow Too Closely. Safe driving guidelines advise drivers to keep a safe distance between themselves and the car ahead.
Watch the Others!!
Be extremely cautious when overtaking other Vehicles, Pedestrians, Motorcycles, Donkeys(!!!) or four-wheel motorbikes, cause they do not have as good visibility as you.
If you leave your car in the middle of the street, or at a non parking area, the police would issue you a ticket which will be paid by the driver, You!