Driving License Requirements

The driving license requirements for travellers that wish to book their Vespa scooter with us are as seen below.

Please note that the driving license requirements are relevant to greek laws, not your country's law.

The age requirement is based on our insurance contracts. 

We would like to kindly inform you that: Drivers who will show up on the rental date with the wrong driving license category will not get a refund for the 30% prepayment of the total rental cost.

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All drivers must have previous experience driving maxi scooters or motorcycles and a valid motorcycle class driving license.

If the Vespa driver does not have the appropriate experience driving with a backseat passenger, it is not safe to start practising during one's holiday.

Valid MOTORCYCLE driving license:  

for at least 2 years

Minimum age: 21 years old 

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A , A1 or A2 

without the restriction codes 79.03, 79(3), 79.04, 79(4)

International Driving License: A or A1(without a restriction to mopeds)

Kind reminder:  In order to be valid, an international driving license must be accompanied by your current national motorcycle driving license.

European, UK, US, Australian, Israeli, Swiss and Cypriot driving license holders do not need an IDP. 

  • For a 125cc (cm3) Vespa Scooter the drivers must hold a valid motorcycle category driving license for at least 2 years and be over 21 years old :

European Driving License or UK: A or A1 or A2 (without the restriction codes 79.03, 79(3), 79.04, 79(4)).

International Driving License: A or A1(without a restriction to mopeds)

  • For 300cc (cm3)  Vespa Scooter the drivers must hold a valid motorcycle category driving license for at least 2 years and be over 25years :

European Driving License or UK: A or  A2 (without the restriction codes 79.03, 79(3), 79.04, 79(4)).

International Driving License: A (without a restriction to mopeds)

  • For a Piaggio MP3 300cc Three-wheeled scooter minimum age of 24 years old:

The European Car Driving license - Class B must have been obtained before the 19th of January 2013. 
European Driving License: B or A or A2

International Driving License:  A

Non-EU driving license holders can reserve the MP3 only with a valid motorcycle category driving license.

(You can contact us for more details).

US and Australian citizens must have a valid motorcycle class driving license or a motorcycle endorsement for at least 2 years. They do not need an IDP. 

UK citizens can only hire a 125cc motorbike in Greece if they hold a valid UK  motorcycle driving license A1, A, or A2  without the restriction codes 79.03, 79.04, 79(3), 79(4). No IDP is needed. 

View more about the driving license categories in Greece for motorcycles on the following websites: 

 

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENSE PERMIT

Kind reminder:  The IDP is based on your country's DL. In order to be valid, an international driving license must be accompanied by your current national driving license.

European, UK, US, Australian, Israeli, Swiss and Cypriot driving license holders do not need an IDP. 

If you are not sure about your driving license, please feel free to contact us.

The easiest way to confirm if you have the correct driving license category is by sending us o picture of both sides of the driver's driving license.

You can send us an email or a message via Whatsapp or contact us in our chat room here on the site. 

Kind note:  if you had taken lessons on how to drive a motorcycle and passed your exams you would have known it already. 

With the European AM driving license category, you can go two-wheel mopeds and motorized cycles up to 50 cc/50 km/h.

We do not have mopeds - any available option for AM  driving license category. 

Before you proceed to an online booking, please make sure that your European driving license category A1 or A does not have the following restriction codes: 79.03 - 79(03) - 79.04 - 79(04)

In the following pictures, you can see some examples of driving licenses with restrictions.

 

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