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Greek Mainland Road Trip

Athens - Rafina - Marmari - Eretria - Limni - Volos - Platanias - Makrinitsa - Thessaloniki - Porto Koufo - Ouranopoli - Serres - Vergina - Ioannina - Parga - Nafpaktos - Olympia - Koroni - Areopoli - Porto Kagio - Githio - Monemvasia - Nafplio - Ermioni

Expect on your Greek Mainland Road Trip Itinerary

Beach Beach
Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Culture Culture
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
ACTIVATE MAP Stages24 km3,027 h/stage2.3

Best months to drive Greek Mainland Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Greek Mainland Road Trip in Greece?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 473EUR drive & more 338EUR sleep & more 693EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,787EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,259EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 788EUR drive & more 450EUR sleep & more 1,155EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,613EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,401EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,363EUR drive & more 563EUR sleep & more 2,310EUR eat & more 1,512EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,385EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,747EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,725EUR drive & more 675EUR sleep & more 583EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,014EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,739EUR
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Greek Mainland Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting trip around Greece, Greek Mainland Road Trip will undoubtedly match up your expectations. It is a superb option for family. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Athens, Marmari, and Eretria. The road plan presented in this article takes 21 days to complete, but drivers can also complete it in 15. There is also a possibility to extend your excursion, especially if you are charmed with the picturesqueness of the region. The average time that you will spend behind the wheel daily is 2.3 hours, and travellers have around 3,027km to cover. Let’s hit the road if you are ready for the journey!
number of days 21 number of days
route length 3,027 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
One of the greatest advantages of this road trip is the fact that you can contemplate awe-inspiring nature. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit a range of interesting highlights. If the lifestyle and traditions of Greece are what interest you the most, you will certainly enjoy what the trip has to offer. While on Greek Mainland Road Trip, travellers will also have an excellent option to pay a visit to a number of exciting historical sites. If you are expecting to come across comfortable places to spend the night, the hotels on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are value for money. While in Greece, the accident level is moderate, and you will be moving on the right. The period between April and October is thought to be the best for taking the road trip.

START Athens

Distance 3,027 km Driving time 55.6 h Pace: modest Airports ATH
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1 Athens - Rafina

Distance 28 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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2 Rafina - Marmari

Distance 29 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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3 Marmari - Eretria

Distance 93 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Eretria - Limni

Distance 97 km Driving time 1.9 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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5 Limni - Agiokampos - Glifa - Volos

Distance 137 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Volos - Afissos - Platanias

Distance 59 km Driving time 1.6 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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7 Platanias - Zagora - Makrinitsa

Distance 70 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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8 Makrinitsa - Platamonas - Thessaloniki

Distance 217 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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9 Thessaloniki - Porto Koufo

Distance 152 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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10 Porto Koufo - Ouranopoli

Distance 121 km Driving time 3.8 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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11 Ouranopoli - Serres

Distance 149 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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12 Serres - Vergina

Distance 152 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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13 Vergina - Ioannina

Distance 204 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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14 Ioannina - Parga

Distance 99 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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15 Parga - Nafpaktos

Distance 219 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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16 Nafpaktos - Patras - Olympia

Distance 140 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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17 Olympia - Andritsaina - Koroni

Distance 190 km Driving time 3.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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18 Koroni - Methoni - Mystras - Areopoli

Distance 212 km Driving time 5.1 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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19 Areopoli - Vathia - Porto Kagio

Distance 44 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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20 Porto Kagio - Githio

Distance 71 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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21 Githio - Monemvasia

Distance 65 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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22 Monemvasia - Nafplio

Distance 203 km Driving time 5.5 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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23 Nafplio - Epidaurus - Ermioni

Distance 78 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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24 Ermioni - Athens

Distance 199 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Greek Mainland Road Trip Summary

We believe that our itinerary idea gave you plenty of inspirations for your future holidays.
Our tour can be used as a base that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse beauty spots.
If you are planning on travelling by car in Greece, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a list of things to remember to turn your journey into pure pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for drivers who are considering vehicle rental or camper hire in Greece.
It is vital to pay attention to the local road regulations when sightseeing around Greece. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all when Greece is your road trip destination. Holidaymakers should remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is very low and equals only 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is 50km/h, around the city may result in speeding offence. When it comes to undeveloped areas, you should bear in mind that the maximum car speed is 90km/h. When travelling on motorways, you cannot exceed the speed limit of 130km/h. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime to ensure proper safety.
The majority of travellers are also interested in the travel expenses of the whole road trip. The amount of money that you have to spend during the whole tour may vary depending on the budget option of your choice. A wide range of budget configurations is showed below.
The cost of gasoline for the cheapest offer to cover the planned 3,027km across Greece can cost around 338 EUR. Within the economy offer, accommodation will cost around 693 EUR. Tourists should also take into consideration the fact that they will spend approximately 756 EUR for restaurants and food in this option. If you also aim for the economy car rental option, you will pay about 473 EUR. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from approximately 1,787 EUR to about 2,259 EUR.
Drivers who seek greater comfort and the standard option will pay roughly 450 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the tour. Cost amounting to 1,155 EUR can be expected by all holidayers who are considering standard accommodation. The standard option in terms of food and restaurants can cost up to approximately 1,008 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of approximately 788 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 3,401 EUR for drivers who would like to try vehicle hire and 2,613 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Holidayers who are searching for the highest level of comfort will be pleased with the premium offer. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 6,747 EUR for travellers who are considering car rental and 2,613 EUR for those who do not need a hire car. Travellers who would like to cover the trip in a premium hire car can expect a cost of around 2,363 EUR. When it comes to the premium configuration of the itinerary, you will pay around 563 EUR for fuel. Holidaymakers who are considering top services in all aspects of their itinerary should expect to pay about 2,310 EUR for accommodation and approximately 1,512 EUR for food and restaurants.
Greek Mainland Road Trip is also perfect for camper lovers. Holidaymakers who would like to rent a camper will pay approximately 4,725 EUR for the service. You will spend about 675 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the Greek Mainland Road Trip. Holidayers should expect to pay about 756 EUR for expenses connected with food and roughly 583 EUR for accommodation if they want to travel in a camper.
The section Road Trip Costs shows all the above details in a straightforward way.
The part of Greece showed in our Greek Mainland Road Trip is perfect to be explored between April and October. If Greek Mainland Road Trip has inspired you, you should see other exciting road trips and scenic drives that are available on our website. Hopefully, the great diversity of trips will surely match up the expectations of the most demanding holidayers.

Facts for safer driving in Greece

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher yes
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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