Taking to the Roads When Sailing in Greece
There is plenty to both see and do when enjoying sailing in Greece, and it can sometimes seem as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. One of the very best ways to make the most of your time on dry land is to hire a scooter; this is a great way of exploring both the popular and the under-explored areas of these wonderful islands.
Of course, before simply hiring a scooter and taking off, there are certain things to take into consideration. Having established that your licence means you are able to hire a scooter, you should first double-check that you are hiring a good-quality vehicle from a reputable outfit. You should also be aware of what does and does not count as collateral against the hiring of a scooter. Yes, you may have to show your passport in order to secure the hire, but no, you absolutely do not need to leave your passport with the business.
It is also worth noting that Greek roads can be a bit hit and miss, especially when you are venturing into less built-up areas. It is worth being on the lookout for imperfections in the road and also being completely aware of other road users (who might not be completely aware of you).
Last but by no means least, you must wear a crash helmet whilst riding a scooter. They may not be the most sartorially pleasing of accessories, but they are an absolute must if you are going to make the most of this great opportunity.