ndrew took his driving test for the over 74s this afternoon and passed. Here are a few tips observed durng our visit to the centre in Xania today:
Appointment was for 2pm. So was everyone elses. Luckily Andrew was fIrst to be called.
Not necessary to visit an office to register your arrival. The instructer has everyone's names already on his list.
Waiting area outside is in shade, however very limited seats, would highly recommend taking a fold up seat.
Driving examiner didn't arrive until 2.20pm so would recommend taking water with you.
Driving test is described by others above, i.e. once around the block.
Paperwork by examiner took about two minutes in the car itself; Andrew was given a signed letter to say he'd passed.
Andrew will receive a telephone call from the driving/licencing centre to say that his new licence is ready to collect.
I wish it was that easy in Agios Nikolaos. Still waiting... I would have assumed that the rules were the same throughout Greece. Obviously they are not.
Seems that I still have to take a written test in Greek and paying a Lawyer to sit with me. This is despite a very good Greek site that has all the test questions (randomly selected when taking a mock test) that is available in English. I have run all 30 tests, each test is 30 questions and the time allowed is 35 minutes. The longest I took to complete was 10 minutes. So I pay the Lawyer 100 euro for 10 minutes work.
If I had not already laid out so much money I would renew my UK Licence.
Even if you are not taking a test I would recommend that All Drivers try this site. Some of the Laws are rather odd..http://testdriver.gr/en/index.php