How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Greece – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
Greece is one of the few countries in Europe where there is still no clear legislation for electric scooters. In three Greek cities, you can currently use a shared scooter as a tourist. These scooters can be found on the street and can be unlocked with a mobile app.
How do you use this safely and which rules do you have to adhere to? We’ve listed them below.
- How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Greece – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
The rules for using an e-scooter in Greece
New laws and regulations for e-scooters in Greece are currently being worked on. For the time being, every electric scooter driver must adhere to the following rules that also apply to cyclists:
- The minimum age to use an electric scooter is 15 years;
- You do not need to have a driver’s license;
- Wearing a helmet is not mandatory;
- It is forbidden to use a telephone, headphones or earphones during a ride;
- You are obliged to wear a reflective safety vest in poor visibility or in the dark;
- You must use the bike lane if it is available, otherwise the public road;
- It is forbidden to drive the electric scooter on the sidewalk;
- You are not allowed to drive on roads with a speed limit higher than 50 km/h.
How do you use an e-scooter in Greece as a tourist?
Example: BOLT app
Currently, three Greek cities have shared scooters. You can unlock these two-wheelers by using a mobile app. Follow these steps:
Download the app Download the mobile app from one of the active providers (see below which providers are active in Greece).
Create an account Create an account and link a payment method. Most providers accept payments via credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
3. Find an electric scooter near you
Check in the app where the nearest electric scooter is located. In the app, you can also see the scooter’s battery percentage.
4. Unlock the vehicle
Scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock the vehicle and start your ride.
5. Park the scooter.
Done with the ride? Check in the app where the nearest return location is and put the scooter back in a place where it will not affect anyone.
6. End the ride
End the ride using the app. You will then see an overview of the route taken and the costs of your ride.
Which scooter share providers are active in Greece?
Every city or municipality has its own agreements with shared scooter providers. The largest suppliers in Greece are:
What are the costs to rent an electric scooter in Greece?
To use Lime, you pay a starting rate and a rate per minute. Costs may vary by city. Usually, you pay a starting rate of €1 and €0.15 per minute. So you pay €3.25 for a 15-minute ride.
Tip: take advantage of free rides
Rental scooter providers give users the opportunity to share a personal reference code. You download this code in the app and then send it to someone who wants to use a shared scooter.
Are you traveling with two or more people? Then take advantage of free rides in this way:
Example: Bird app