Kathleen wrote:I am never happy about carrying my passport around but have now resorted to keeping a colour copy in my old style UK licence just in case, it has to be better than nothing.
"old style UK licence"?
Kathleen you're nicked!
I believe that an old style UK licence is just what it says it is - a licence to drive in the UK and, strictly speaking is not valid in Crete or, indeed, anywhere outside the UK. When these licences were issued, if you wanted to drive abroad you went to the local AA Office and they would issue you with a International Driving Permit which had a passport type photograph in it.
The current "credit card" type licences are EEC licences (as shown by the "ring of stars") but issued by the UK.
As for driving in the east forget it - just seen two kids nicked for not wearing seat belts on their skateboards!