the world's most spectacular roads

Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is the southernmost of the countries of the Balkan Peninsula. About 80% of Greece consists of mountains or hills, thus making Greece one of the most mountainous countries of Europe. It’s a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, with more than 300 larger or smaller mountains.

List of highest mountain passes of Greece:

Mountain pass Elevation Zone Surface
Mount Voras – Kajmakčalan 2.524m (8,281ft) Greece-FYR Macedonia Gravel
Mount Olympus 2.423m (7,949ft) Thessaly/Macedonia Gravel
Mount Kyllini 2.376m (7,795ft) Peloponnesus Gravel
Mount Helmos 2.340m (7,677ft) Southern Greece Gravel
Mount Parnassus 2.305m (7,562ft) Central Greece Asphalt/Gravel
Prophet Elias Chapel 2.232m (7,322ft) Central Greece Gravel
Mount Giona 2.148m (7,047ft) Central Greece Gravel
Athamanika 2.142m (7,027ft) Epirus Gravel
Flabouro 2.131m (6,991ft) Central Macedonia Gravel
Mount Vitsi 2.128m (6,982ft) Northern Greece Asphalt
Ziria peak 2.115m (6,938ft) Peloponnesus Gravel
Mount Kaliakouda 2.101m (6,893ft)  Central Greece Gravel 
Falakro Oros 2.081m (6,827ft) East Macedonia Asphalt/Gravel
Lakmos 2.059m (6,755ft) Epirus Gravel
Radomir 2.031m (6,663ft) Greece-Bulgaria Gravel
Vardousia 2.026m (6,646ft) Phocis / Phthiotis Gravel
Mavra Kremna 2.016m (6,614ft) Western Crete Gravel
Tsouka Petsik 1.990m (6,528ft) Epirus Gravel
Trigia 1.974m (6,476ft) Thessaly Gravel
Mount Pangeo 1.929m (6,328ft) East Macedonia/Thrace Asphalt/Gravel
Mount Oeta 1.914m (6,279ft) Central Greece Gravel
Drakolimni Smolika 1.914m (6,279ft) Epirus Gravel
Baros Pass 1.905m (6,250ft) Central Greece Asphalt
Vasilitsa 1.821m (5,974ft) Western Macedonia Asphalt
Mount Ossa 1.819m (5,967ft) Thessaly Gravel
Samarina – Fourka road 1.747m (5,731ft) W. Macedonia-Epirus Asphalt
Katara Pass 1.746m (5,728ft) Central Greece Asphalt
Panachaiko 1.743m (5,718ft) Southern Greece Gravel



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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.


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