the world's most spectacular roads


Patiopoulo-Perdikaki Road

Perdikaki-Patiopoulo is a mountain road with a length of 23.5 km, located in the northeastern part of Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece. This road is a steep climb or decent: over the length of this road, the elevation changes nearly 500 meters. Full of twists and turns, the road is also incredibly narrow and has a sheer drop on the edges with no rail to protect vehicles from plummeting off the edge.

Epar. Od. Olympos-Diafani

Olympos-Diafani is a spectacular journey in the heart of the Karpathos, the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea.

Melidoni Beach Road

Dangerous coastal dirt track going to Melidoni Beach, in the municipality of Kythira in Cythera, an island in Greece, once part of the Ionian Islands.

Kallikratis-Kapsodasos Road

The road between Kallikratis and Kapsodasos is a sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road in southwest Crete, Greece. The road includes a challenging section (2.1km) with 7 hairpin turns and pretty steep (8.95%). It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

Highest roads of Greece

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.

Vrontados Road

Curvy mountainous road which rarely permits speeds over 50km/h going to Vrontados, a small coastal town located at the eastern part of the island of Chios in Greece. 

Katara Pass

The Katara Pass (also known as Metsovo Pass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.705 m (5,594 ft) above the sea level, located in the Pindus mountain range, in northern Greece. On November 2011, the road over the pass was officially closed. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Agia Sophia Cave - Gorge of Topolia road

Narrow and curvy mountain road climbing up to the the cave of Agia Sofia, located 47km southwest of Chania, on the western walls of the gorge Topolia.The cave is located near the main road to Elafonisi, Greece. Topolia is located in west Crete, on the road to Elafonissi beach.

Lampiri – Kouli road

Lampiri – Kouli road is a narrow and dangerous high mountain road located in southern Greece. The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs.

Hora Sfakion-Anopolis Road

Spectacular serpentine road located in the south coast of Crete, in Greece, with a length of 11.9km, between the town of Hora Sfakion and the plateau of Anopolis.

Ancient Thera Road

The road to the Ancient Thera is one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Located in the Greek island of Santorini this short coastal road includes more than 22 hairpin switchbacks.

Mount Kaliakouda

Mount Kaliakouda is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.101m (6,893ft) above the sea level, located south of Karpenissi town, in Evrytania region, in central Greece. There’s a dirt road, with a length of 10km, reaching a refuge on the summit, which starts in the Megalo Horio Village. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Qafë Botë

Qafë Botë is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 142m (465ft) above the sea level located in the Albanian mountains along the border between Albania and Greece.

Mount Vitsi

Vitsi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.128m (6,982ft) above the sea level, located on the Verno mountain range in the southern part of the Florina and the northeastern part of the Kastoria regional units, in northern Greece.

Mount Pantokrator

Mount Pantokrator (or Pantocrator) is a mountain pass located in north-eastern Corfu, Greec, at an elevation of 906m (2,972 ft) above the sea level. It is the highest mountain on the island.

Kyparissi road

Kiparissi road is a terrible road with a length of 13,6km located in Kyparissi, a small town in Laconia, part of the region of Peloponnese. This extreme narrow road is one of the most frightening in the country.

Aristi - Papingo road

Aristi - Papingo road is a very scenic drive in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece, going through the Pindos Mountains. On the drive down you are rewarded with views of a mountainous landscape blanketed in forest as far as the eye can see. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

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