Roads of Greece

Greece, a land where history and nature dance in harmonious splendor, presents a driving experience like no other. As you traverse its landscapes, the roads whisper tales of ancient legends and the footfalls of bygone heroes.

Start with the road from Patiopoulo to Perdikaki, a challenge not meant for the timid, but those who dare are rewarded with views that words might fail to describe. In Crete, the rugged road to Balos Beach reveals raw beauty at every bump, a testament to nature's artistry.

Further along, as you navigate the serpentine road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos, you're greeted by 27 dramatic hairpin turns, each unveiling a unique perspective of Greece's landscapes. The ascent through Katara Pass is another jewel, offering a blend of exhilaration, wonder, and awe-inspiring views. Combine these with the mythical journeys, such as the route to Delphi, and every journey in Greece feels like a chapter from an epic saga.

Here, every road is an adventure, a tale of beauty, history, and exploration waiting to unfold. So, fasten your seatbelts and embark on an odyssey through the timeless roads of Greece, where every turn is a gateway to another legend.

Located in the northeastern part of Aetolia-Acarnania in Greece, the road from Patiopoulo to Perdikaki is one of the most dangerous drives in the world. It's not recommended to attempt this road if you are visiting the country. It's not a fun drive, to say the least. The best way to visit this road is to arrive at Patiopoulo village and then follow the signs for Agia Marina church and then to Perdikaki. Experienced drivers only.

With turquoise waters and white sand, Balos Beach is one of the most beautiful spots in Greece. The bumpy road to the beach is said to be one of the most demanding drives in Greece. It’s highly recommended to drive at a very low speed. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Located in the southwestern part of Crete, in Greece, the road from Kallikratis to Kapsodasos with 27 hairpin turns is one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.

Katara Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,705m (5,594ft) above sea level, located on the boundary between Epirus and Thessaly, in Greece. It's one of the highest roads in the country.

Mount Pantokrator is a mountain peak at an elevation of 906m (2,972ft) above sea level, located in Corfu, in the Ionian Islands Region of Greece. The drive offers the best panoramic views of Corfu from above.

Baros Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,898m (6,227ft) above sea level, located in Greece. It's one of the highest roads in the country.

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.

Ancient Thera is an antique city of the 9th century BC, located on the east coast of Santorini, a Greek island. The road to the city has 22 hairpin switchbacks.

Langada Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.316m (4,317ft) above the sea level, located in the Peloponnese region of Greece. The road to the summit is one of the most scenic routes in the region.

Located in the region of Sfakiá, on the southern coast of Crete, in Greece, the road from Hora Sfakion to Anopolis is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness.

Mount Vitsi is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.113m (6,932ft) above the sea level, located in the southern part of the Florina and the northeastern part of the Kastoria regional units, in Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Mount Kaliakouda is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.741m (5,711ft) above the sea level, located in the Evrytania region of Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Seitan Limania (“Ports of Satan”) is a remote sandy beach nestled in a canyon leading out to the sea, located on the island of Crete, in Greece. It’s one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.

Located on the north east coast of Laconia, in Greece, the road leading to Kyparissi is said to be one of the most frightening drives in the country.

Qafë Botë is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 137m (449ft) above the sea level located on the Albanian-Greek border.

Located in the inland area of Kissamos, at the western end of the Chania prefecture in the Greek island of Crete, a narrow road through the Topolia Gorge is said to be one of the most breathtaking road trips in the country.

Located on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia (Cephalonia) in Greece, the stunning road from Agia Effimia to Karavomylos is one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Mount Olympus is a high mountain peak located in the Larissa regional unit, on the border of Thessaly and Macedonia, in Greece. A gravel road to the west of the summit climbs up to 2.470m (8,103ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Diafani is a small fishing village located in the heart of the Karpathos, the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, on the southeastern Aegean Sea.

Mount Parnassus is a high mountain peak located in Phthiotis, in southeastern Thessaly of Greece. A gravel road to the south of the peak ends at 2.270m (7,447ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Built in an area with high seismisity, the Rio-Antirrio bridge is an engineering marvel spanning the Gulf of Corinth, in Greece.

The road from Prousos to Kallithea, located in the Evrytania regional unit of Central Greece, is a treacherous, winding drive through the mountains.

Situated in the Ioannina regional unit of Epirus, in Greece, the Aristi-Papingo Road offers a sublime drive amidst nature's grandeur. Recognized globally for its stunning mountain vistas interspersed with 23 iconic hairpin turns, this route stands as a testament to Greece's captivating landscapes.

Located in Arcadia, in the central part of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, this is a dangerous winding mountain road, very steep, with some sections up to 12%.

Embark on a scenic journey through the heart of Paros island with the Moni Agion Theodoron-Lefkes road. This short mountain drive reveals the island's beauty, providing captivating views of Greece's landscapes.

Located at the eastern part of the island of Chios in Greece, the road from Epos to Vrontados is a curvy mountainous road which rarely permits speeds over 50km/h.

Skinakas Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.752m (5,748ft) above the sea level, located in the Heraklion regional unit of Crete, in Greece. It’s said to be the highest paved road of Crete.

Paralia Melidoni is a secluded beach with pristine sand, clear water, and terrific views located on the island of Cythera (Kythira) in Greece. If you are afraid of driving next to cliffs and narrow roads, reconsider beforehand.

Mount Helmos is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.340m (7,677ft) above the sea level, located in the Northern Peloponnese, on southern Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Mount Kyllini is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.376m (7,795ft) above the sea level, located in the west of the prefecture of Corinthia in Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

The road from Rhodes to Kamiros Skala is a very scenic coastal drive located on the east coast of Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands.

Mount Voras-Kajmakčalan is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.524m (8,281ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

The Asi Gonia-Kallikratis road is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road located in the eastern part of the Chania regional unit, southwest Crete, in Greece. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs.

Kotsifou Canyon is a gorge located in the prefecture of Rethymno, on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s one of the most beautiful gorges of the island.

Panachaiko is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.801m (5,908ft) above the sea level, located in Achaea, southern Greece. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Livaniana road is a hairy road located on the south coast of Crete, Greece. The road is 9.3km long and features 16 hairpin turns.