Tolls in Greece The price of roads in Greece, how to pay the road in Greece, toll sections in Greece

Motorways and selected road sections in Greece Tolls for drivers of all vehicles
Tolls are collected through toll gates Toll
collection is complex as there are several motorway operators in the country and most of them use their own system

Prices for toll roads in Greece

The fee in Greece depends on the distance traveled and the category of the vehicle. Calculating specific tolls is not easy at all, there are seven separate companies that operate individual sections of the motorway, and the fare is only available on their websites:   Aegean Motorway  ,   Attiky Odos  ,   Egnatia Odos  ,   Kentriky Odos  ,   Moreas  ,   Nea Odos   and Olympia Odos.

For example, six operators are involved in the management of the most famous highway PAThE (Patra-Athens-Thessaloniki-Evzoni). A handy guide to identifying the operator of a given motorway section is   this map  . To determine the specific amount of fees, you can use the fee calculator on the   Vriskoapostasi website  .

Categories of vehicles in Greece

Each of the toll highway operators has slightly different criteria for different categories of vehicles. In general, the categories can be divided as follows:

  • Category 1:   Motorcycles
  • Category 2:   Cars, minibuses, up to 2.2 m (1.3 m for Attiki Odos)
  • Category 3:   Buses, trucks, 2-3 axles over 2.2 m
  • Category 4:   Trucks, 4 axles or more, over 2.2 m high

Fares for certain parts of Greece

Payment methods at toll stations

  • Cash on toll lanes operated by the claimant
  • Bank card, excluding DINERS & AMERICAN EXPRESS on payer operated toll lanes

Free form payment method

  • Due to bank deposit 

Fares for certain parts of Greece

MotorcyclesCarsTrucks and Buses
Evzoni – Athens€ 23.10€ 33.35€ 83.15
Evzone – Thessaloniki€ 1.30€ 1.80€ 4.50
Evzone is the Abbess€ 7.50€ 10.60€ 26.60
Athens – Kalamata€ 9.40€ 13.95€ 35.25
Athens – Patras€ 8.20€ 11.80€ 29.70
Athens – Sparta€ 9.30€ 13.70€ 34.65

Fare in Greece

In Greece, most motorways have a toll system, payment is collected as soon as you enter a section of the motorway.

Payment by cash or card

The fare is collected in cash in euros when passing through the checkpoints. At some stations, you can pay customs duty using a coin-operated machine or credit card.

Electronic fees

There are several electronic fare collection systems in Greece. A particular system can always be used only for a certain section of motorways, depending on the operating company. Unfortunately, there is no single system that can be applied on all highways in Greece. The principle is the same for all systems, the electronic device is placed in the car on the windshield, and the fee is automatically deducted from the prepaid credit when passing through the point of passage.

Aegean Motorway offers eWay, Olympia Odos has O-Pass, Nea Odos offers Fast Pass, and Kentriki Odos has Kentriki Pass. The e-Pass system can be used when crossing the Rio-Antirio bridge and on highways operated by Attiki Odos and Moreas.

Toll sections of motorways in Greece

  • A1 Piraeus – Athens – Lamia – Larissa – Saoniki – Macedonia
  • A2 Igoumenitsa – Ioannina – Kozani – Thessaloniki – Komotini – Turkey
  • A3 Ламия – Kipourgeio
  • A4 Trikala – Larissa
  • A5 Kalamata – Patras – Ioannina
  • A6 Attica – Athens
  • A7 Corinth – Tripoli – Kalamata
  • A8 Athens – Corinth – Patras
  • A11 Shimatiron – Chalkida
  • A23 Komotini – Bulgaria
  • A25 Thessaloniki-Lefkonas – Bulgaria
  • A27 Kazan – Ptolemais – Macedonia
  • A29 Siatista – Albania
  • A62 Attica
  • A64 Attica – Athens
  • A71 Tripolis – Sparta
  • A90 Chania – Rethymnon – Heraklion
  • A242 Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki (airport)
  • A621 Attica

Map of motorways and toll roads in Greece

A clearer display of individual highways, including the division between individual operators, is shown by this  map  .

Greece toll road map

Areas subject to a special fee

In addition to tolls and motorways, Greece has tolls for individual bridges and tunnels.

The fare for some tunnels and bridges in Greece 

MotorcyclesCarsTrucks, buses
Preveza Tunnel€ 0.73 €5 €
Antirrio Bridge2 €€ 13.721 €

Speed ​​limit in Greece

  • City: 50 km / h
  • Outside the city: 90 km / h
  • On the road for motor vehicles: 110 km / h
  • On the highway: 130 km / h

Fines for non-payment of tolls in Greece

The toll must be paid before entering the paid section, if you do not pay the fee, you will not get on the track. However, the norm of non-payment and the amount of a fine from 100 € have been established.

Ferries in Greece

To ship to the Greek islands, you can use one of the ferry companies. The busiest port is the abbess, which is the most frequent arrival point for ferries from Italy. There are also ferry ports in Piraeus and Patras.

Ferry to Crete

Delivery on the route Piraeus – Heraklion is carried out by   Minoan Lines  . The price per person for a one-way trip without a sleeping city is based on 42€, the cost of transporting a car is about 61€. The journey takes about 8 hours, the ferry runs every day all year round. Various discounts are offered, such as a 30% discount there (when buying a return ticket), a 30% discount for unemployed passengers or a discount for children and students.

Ferry to Corfu

Traveling by car to Corfu, you can take the ferry to Igoumenitsia.
The cruise lasts less than two hours, the ferry runs daily according to the current schedule. A one-way ticket is issued for 10.30 € if per person more than 41.30 € per vehicle. Children aged 5 to 10 pay half the price. See the Kerkyra Lines website for more information    . Various discounts are also available on the site.

Ferry to Rhodes

Transportation to Rhodes is provided by   Blue Star Ferries  and takes approximately 18 hours. The ferry departs from the port of Piraeus every day except Saturday, with stops at some other islands. The price per person in economy class is 82.50€, super economy costs 65.50€, for a car you will pay 136.50€. Various types of discounts are available, such as a 20% discount on a return ticket or a 50% discount for   ISIC student card holders  .

Ferry between Italy and Greece

From the port of Igumenista you can get to Venice. With   Anek Lines , the journey   takes approximately 26 hours, and the price per person ranges from 98€, the cost of transporting a car will be 124€. Of course, prices are higher during the season.

Speeding fines in Greece

Greek drivers are among the most dangerous in Europe and are notorious for their mishandling of the rules of the road. Tourists often tend to imitate their behavior, but the punishment and severity of the police are usually harsher. So if the unofficial tolerance of the Greeks is 20 km/h, this may not be the case for tourists.

Table of fines (for all types of roads)

When fines are paid within 10 days, their cost is reduced by 50%.

  • 1-20 km / h: € 40
  • 21-30 km / h: € 100
  • over 31 km/h: 350 € and removal of driving license for 60 days

Driving fines in Greece

Greek police officers can impose fines, but they are not entitled to collect them on the spot. The driver must pay the fine within 10 days, otherwise court proceedings will be initiated. In this case, if the fine is paid within 10 days, it is reduced by 50%.

  • Passing a red light or a STOP sign – 700 €
  • Travel through a solid line – 200 €
  • Violation of the overtaking ban – from 350 €
  • Driving without wearing seat belts – 350 €
  • Using a mobile phone while driving – 100 €
  • Non-preference for pedestrians at the crossing – 200 €
  • Unpaid fare – from 100 €

Mandatory vehicle equipment in Greece

  • First aid kit
  • warning triangle
  • Fire extinguisher

A reflective vest is optional in Greece.
A helmet is mandatory for motorcycle, scooter and moped riders and their passengers.
In Greece, it is forbidden to smoke in a car with children under 12 or pregnant women. There is a fine of 1500 €

Tires

There are no general winter tire obligations in Greece. The use of snow chains is only permitted on snowy roads. The maximum speed with anti-jump chains is 50 km / h.
The minimum tread depth for passenger tires is 1.6 mm.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is mandatory for all seats equipped with them.

Children in the car

All children under the age of 12 or under 135 cm must be transported in an appropriate car seat or booster. A rear-facing child seat can only be placed in the front seat when the front passenger airbag is deactivated at the same time.
From the age of 12, children over 135 cm can wear an adult seat belt.

Drinking while driving in Greece

In Greece, the maximum legal blood alcohol level is 0.5 ppm. For motorcycle drivers, novice drivers with less than 2 years of driving experience and professional drivers, the tolerance is reduced to 0.2 ppm.
The following penalties apply for driving under the influence of alcohol:

  • 0.5 – 0.8 ‰: 78 €
  • 0.8 – 1.1‰: €156 and driving ban for 3 months
  • od 1.1 ‰: 1200 € and driving ban for 3 months plus possible imprisonment for up to 2 months

daytime running lights

Daytime running lights are only mandatory in Greece for motorcycles, not cars.
Low beam is recommended for low visibility conditions such as fog, heavy rain or snow, while high beam is strictly prohibited in good visibility conditions.

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