Motorway tolls Greece 2023 → Price, how to pay, toll roads
- Motorways and selected sections of roads are tolled in Greece for drivers of all vehicles
- The motorway tolls are paid at toll gates
- The collection of motorway tolls is complicated, as there are several motorway operators in the country and most of them have their own system
Motorway toll prices in Greece in the year 2023
The price of motorway toll in Greece depends on the travel distance and vehicle category. It is not at all easy to calculate the exact cost of the motorway toll, as the individual sections of the motorway are managed by seven independent companies. The toll prices are only available on their websites: Aegean Motorway, Attiky Odos, Egnatia Odos, Kentriky Odos, Moreas, Nea Odos and Olympia Odos.
For example, six providers are involved in the management of the most famous PAThE motorway (Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki-Evzonoi). A useful guide for finding the operator of a specific section of the motorway is this map. You can use a toll calculator to determine the specific price of fees on the Vriskoapostasi website.
Vehicle categories in Greece
Every provider of tolled motorways has slightly different criteria for vehicle categories. Generally, the categories can be distinguished as follows:
- Category 1: Motorcycles
- Category 2: Passenger cars, vans, up to 2,2 m (1,3 m in the case of the Attiki Odos company)
- Category 3: Buses, trucks, 2 to 3 axles with a height of over 2.2 m
- Category 4: Trucks, 4 axles and more with a height of over 2.2 m
Toll prices for selected road sections in Greece 2023
Motorcycles Passenger vehicles Trucks, buses Evzonoi – Athens €23,10 €33 €83 Evzonoi – Thessaloniki €1,30 €1,80 €4,50 Evzonoi – Igoumenitsa €7,50 €10,60 €27 Athens – Kalamata €9,40 €13,95 €35 Athens – Patras €8,20 €11,80 €30 Athens – Sparta €9,30 €13,70 €35
Paying tolls in Greece 2023
Most motorways in Greece have a barrier toll system, which means that the fee is paid as soon as you enter the motorway section.
Payment in cash or by card
Tolls are collected by the motorway staff in cash (euros) when passing through the toll gate. At some stations, it is possible to pay for the tolls via a coin-operated machine or by credit card.
There are several electronic toll payment systems in Greece. Each of these systems can be used only for some sections of motorways, depending on the company that provides it. Unfortunately, there is no single system that would apply to all motorways in Greece. An electronic device is placed on the car’s windshield and the fees will be automatically deducted from the prepaid credit when passing through the toll gate.
Aegean Motorway company offers a system called eWay, Olympia Odos uses O-Pass, Nea Odos offers Fast Pass, and Kentriki Odos features Kentriki Pass. The e-Pass system can be used when crossing the Rio – Antirrio bridge and on motorways operated by Attiki Odos and Moreas.
Paid road sections in Greece 2023
Toll motorway sections in Greece
- A1 Pireus – Athens – Lamia – Larissa – Thessaoniki – Macedonia
- A2 Igoumenitsa – Ioannina – Kozani – Thessaloniki – Komotini – Turkey
- A3 Lamia – Kipourgeio
- A4 Trikala – Larisa
- A5 Kalamata – Patras – Ioannina
- A6 Attica – Athens
- A7 Corinth – Tripoli – Kalamata
- A8 Athens – Corinth – Patras
- A11 Schimatari – Chalkida
- A23 Komotini – Bulgaria
- A25 Thessaloniki – Lefkonas – Bulgaria
- A27 Kozani – Ptolemaida – Macedonia
- A29 Siatista – Albania
- A62 Attica
- A64 Attica – Athens
- A71 Tripoli – Sparta
- A90 Chania – Rethymno – Heraklion
- A242 Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki (airport)
- A621 Attica
Map of motorways and toll roads in Greece
Road sections charged with a special toll
In addition to motorway tolls and other toll roads in Greece, tolls must be also paid for crossing certain bridges and tunnels.
Price for the passage of certain tunnels and bridges in Greece 2023
Motorcycles Passenger cars Trucks, busses Tunel Preveza €0,70 €3,00 €5,00 Antirrio Bridge €2,00 €13,70 €21,00
Motorways in Greece: Speed limits, fines…
Speed limits in Greece
- In urban areas: 50 km/h
- Outside urban areas: 90 km/h
- On expressways: 110 km/h
- On motorways: 130 km/h
Fines related to tolls
Tolls must be paid before entering the toll zone, if you do not pay the fee, you will not be able to enter the motorway. However, the rate for non – payment of tolls is determined and the penalty charges start from €100.
Ferries in Greece
If you wish to sail to one of the Greek islands, you can use one of the available ferry companies. The busiest port is the Igoumenitsa port, which is usually the final destination for ferries coming from Italy. Ferry ports can be also found in Piraeus and Patras.
Ferry to Crete
Transport between the route Piraeus – Heraklion route is provided by a company called Minoan Lines. The price of a one-way trip without a bed for one person costs €42, transport of your car costs around €61. The journey takes about 8 hours, the ferry runs daily all year round. Various discounts are available, such as a 30% return journey discount (when buying a return ticket), a 30% discount for unemployed passengers, or a discount for children and university students.
Ferry to Corfu
When traveling by car to Corfu, it is possible to embark in Igoumenitsa.
The cruise lasts less than two hours, and the ferry runs daily according to the current timetable. The price of a one-way ticket costs around €10,30 per person, plus €41 for a vehicle. Children ages 5 to 10 pay only half the price. You can find more information on the Kerkyra Lines company website. On their website you can also find a number of available discounts.
Ferry to Rhodes
Transport to Rhodes is provided by Blue Star Ferries and the journey takes about 18 hours. The ferry departs from the Piraeus port every day except for Saturday and stops on some other islands along the way. The price per person for an economy class fare is €83, super economy fare costs €66, and for car transport you will pay €137. There are different types of discounts available, such as a 20% discount when buying a return ticket or a 50% discount for holders of the ISIC student card.
Ferry between Italy and Greece
It is possible to get to Venice from the Igoumenista port. With Anek Lines the journey takes about 26 hours and the price for one person costs around €98. The car transport costs €124. The prices are higher during peak season.
Speeding fines in Greece 2023
Greek drivers are among the most dangerous in Europe and are known for their lax approach towards traffic regulations. Tourists often tend to imitate their behavior, but the penalties and approach of police officers towards them are usually worse. So if the unofficial tolerance for the Greeks is 20 km / h, this may not be the case for tourists.
Table of fines (for all types of roads)
If fines are paid within 10 days, they are reduced by 50%.
- 1-20 km/h: €40
- 21-30 km/h: €100
- over 31 km/h: €350 and seizure of the driver’s licence for the duration of 60 days
Driving fines in 2023
Greek police officers can impose fines, but they are not allowed to collect them on the spot. The driver must pay the fine within 10 days, otherwise legal proceedings will be initiated. Similar to the speeding fines, if the fine is paid within 10 days, it is reduced by 50%.
- Running a red light or not stopping at a STOP sign – €700
- Driving across a solid line – €200
- Ignoring a “no overtaking” sign – from €350
- Driving without a fastened seatbelt – €350
- Using a mobile phone whilst driving – €100
- Failing to yield a pedestrian at a crossing – €200
- Avoiding a payment of toll – from €100
Driving in Greece 2023
Mandatory car equipment in Greece
- First aid kit
- Warning triangle
- Fire extinguisher
The reflective vest is not mandatory in Greece.
A safety helmet is mandatory for the drivers of motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds as well as their passengers.
In Greece, smoking is prohibited in vehicles with children under the age of 12 or pregnant women. The fine for breaking that regulation can be as high as €1 500.
There is no general obligation for winter tires in Greece. The use of snow chains is only permitted on snowy roads. The maximum permitted speed of a vehicle with snow chains is 50 km/h.
The minimum tread depth for the tires of passenger cars is 1.6 mm.
The use of seat belts is mandatory for all seats that are equipped with them.
Children in the vehicle
All children up to 12 years of age or up to 135 cm in height, must be seated in a fitting car seat or on a booster seat.
A child can be placed in a rear-facing child seat on the front seat only if the airbags are deactivated.
From the age of 12, children over 135 cm can wear a seat belt intended for adults.
Drinking and driving
In Greece, the maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.5 per mille. In the case of motorcycle drivers, novice drivers with less than 2 years of driving experience, and professional drivers, the tolerance is reduced to 0.2 per mille.
Drivers under the influence of alcohol face the following penalties:
- 0,5 – 0,8 ‰: €78
- 0,8 – 1,1 ‰: €156 and a 3-month long driving ban
- over 1,1 ‰: €1 200 and a 3-month long driving ban plus a possibility of imprisonment for up to 2 months
Daytime running lights
Daytime running lights are mandatory in Greece only for motorcycles, not for cars.
Low beams are recommended in low visibility, such as fog, heavy rain, or snow showers, while high beams are explicitly prohibited in good visibility conditions.