Standard European Union licence categories for motorcycles and light vehicles (AM, A1, A2 and A) apply in Greece. There are separate tests and regulations that apply when driving scooters and motorbikes.
Scooters can be driven with an EU category AM licence, which is valid for two- or three-wheeled vehicles that have a driving speed of no more than 45 Km/h and an engine capacity of no more than 50cc. A scooter licence is obtained by taking a theoretical and practical test at a police station, and paying for the licence. Drivers must be at least 16 years old when they take the test. The licence is valid for fifteen years.
AM-class vehicles may also be driven by holders of an A-class licence, which allows access to all vehicles in the A class. An A-class licence can be obtained at the age of 24, or at the age of 22 if the licence holder has used A2-class vehicles for two years. In some countries, a B-class licence allows access to all vehicles in the A class.
From age 18, drivers may apply for an A1 licence. This covers motorbikes with a maximum engine capacity of 125cc.
Each time a new application for a licence is made, the drivers must take a standard traffic theory test, as well as a vehicle specific practical test, even if the test has been taken before.
To obtain a motorbike licence applicants must:
In most cases, a driving school will take care of all paperwork for the applicant.
Applications must be submitted to the local Transport and Communications Department or at a local Citizen Service Centre (KEP).
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