Before you go out in search of game or before you catch the big one - make sure you have permission.
All recreational hunters in Greece must register. They are required to have a permit to own a hunting rifle and a license to hunt.
All persons sport-fishing in a boat are required to have a fishing license. Those fishing from shore do not need a license.
Hunting-license applications must be submitted to local hunting clubs. The application must be accompanied by a photocopy of the applicant's Greek identification card or a valid residence permit; two recent passport-size photographs; and a certified photocopy of the permit to own a hunting rifle, which is issued by the Greek police.
The applicant must also sit a hunting education test. Only those applicants who pass the test will be eligible for a hunting license.
Applicants must also submit a signed statutory declaration, which reads: "I have not been convicted for violating provisions of article 9 of Law 177/1975 and article 18 of Law 2168/1993 concerning violations of the law concerning hunting"
This means that people who have been convicted of a crime or who have prior convictions concerning illegal hunting will not be able to apply for a hunting license.
The application is submitted to the local police station. It must be accompanied by a statutory declaration stating that the applicant has not been convicted for a crime and is not wanted by police. Five color photographs are also required.
If the applicant has already bought a hunting rifle, the bill of purchase must be produced.
The police will then check the applicant's background. If the applicant has a criminal record with the justice ministry, the application will be rejected. It takes between one and three months for the ministry to conduct the check.