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Greece Road Signs

Greece road signs

Most road signs in Greece are (virtually) the same as traffic signs in many other EU countries. Here, in particular, Greek road signs are shown that may differ from those in your home country or differ from familiar road signs in terms of appearance or significance.

Greece road signs

  • The warning signs usually have a yellow instead of white background.
  • All main roads and secondary roads have signposts with text in Greek and English.
  • A rectangular blue sign containing a white field with a black silhouette of a village or cityscape indicates the start of the built-up area. The same sign with a slanting red line indicates the end of the built-up area. Blue and white signs with a black city name are also used to indicate built-up areas.

Greece road signs – car and motorcycle

  • The sign indicating a highway has a green instead of blue background.
  • A round blue sign with a tire with a snow chain on it means that snow chains are mandatory.
  • A round blue sign with a white number on it (e.g. 30) indicates the minimum speed.
  • A round white sign with a red border and a black arrow curving to the left (or right) with a diagonal red line through it means: No turn left (or right).
  • A round white sign with a red border and a horn with a red diagonal line through it means that it is prohibited to blow the horn.
  • A triangular yellow sign with a red border depicting a black half-car with irregular horizontal stripes to the right of it warns of possible fog.

Greece road signs – bicycle and pedestrian

  • In addition to a round blue sign with a white bicycle on it that indicates a cycle path, there are also similar signs that indicate a mandatory path for pedestrians and cyclists, with or without separate sections for cyclists and pedestrians.

More information about road signs in Greece can be found on Wikipedia.