This Import a Car to Crete page is from the Moving to Crete section of the Completely Crete website.
If you intend living in Crete full time owning a car has its obvious advantages. And even if you are living in Crete for part of the year say during the summer months, owning a car in Crete can enhance your experience.
You may need to decide whether to import a car to Crete or not.
We know of very few people who chose to import a car to Crete from the UK. The reasons for this are twofold.
The British Embassy in Athens issue guidelines to UK citizens on the importation of cars. Click here for the full advice.
Basically the red tape you’ll need to go through is:
Hardly surprisingly that many ex pats choose not to import a car to Crete!
Driving in Crete is by and large a pleasurable experience. See our Driving in Crete page.
Prices for new cars are very good compared with other EU
countries. There are many car dealerships throughout the island, so you
will not have a problem buying a new car.
Contrary to what we’ve heard and read on some websites, British citizens do need a residence permit to buy a car in Crete - the dealer will ask you for one.
The process of buying is, as you would imagine, easy and painless. The dealers want your business and will make things as easy as possible for you, arranging insurance if requested.
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