Greek Drivers to Pay 58 Euros in Tolls From Athens to Thessaloniki



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An unpleasant surprise is in store for Greek drivers next year. The Greek government decided to increase, in unprecedented levels, the cost of the tolls in all motor-ways, something that’s causing a headache for Greek drivers.

If someone wants to drive from Athens to Thessaloniki, they will have to pay 58 euros in toll fees. The cost of the toll fee is larger than the price of the fuel needed for the trip! This large increase in the tolls, along with the ongoing economic crisis, will make the Greek drivers turn to other means of transport as they cannot afford the unbearable cost of the new tariffs.

This new measure was initially announced that it will be applied from the first day of the New Year. Then, the Greek government decided to slightly delay the application of this new measure for 20 days, but the core of the problem remains the same for the Greek drivers.

This increase happens to coincide with some construction work on all national roads, which not only aim to improve the roads’ conditions, but also to increase revenue for the contractors of these projects by establishing new tolls on many spots along Greek highways.


11 COMMENTS

  1. I am pretty sure that for 58 euros you can fly anywhere in Europe with the low budget airlines.

  2. And how much do you pay for gas for the round trip?

    If you were to use alternate, non-toll roads how much more would you pay in gas?

  3. It depends on the car. Its about 1000 km round trip. Lets say that you have a car that consumes about 8 litres per100 km. so you need 80 litres of fuel, that is 130 euros. The toll cost today must be 40 euros

  4. Oh shiat. I’m gonna have to catch the metro for my monthly drives to check up on ma goat.

  5. Calm Down Skopian Rat, you might get a heart-attack

    DNA studies show FakeDonia and Bulgaria have 75-90% DNA Match

    Greece/Southern Italy have 40-60% DNA match

    Your language is 100% Bulgarian

    Your culture is 100% Bulgarian

    Your Past Presidents and Prime MInsters have said you are 100% Slavic

    Now go back to chewing on Leaves your Monkey-Rat Hybrid

  6. How does this help Greece’s exports and industry recover? This and other vehicular costs are unjustifiably forcing people/business to remain almost imprisoned in heavy populated zones. It drives up the price of produce and goods at the store higher as the cost must be passed to the consumer.

    Political opponents should demand accountability from this government to justify this unprecedented expense. No new austerity measures means more taxes and costs to force the populace into submission and deeper into recession. We might as well string up a net across the highway and play volleyball or tennis.

  7. Calm Down Skopian Rat, you might get a heart-attack

    DNA studies show FakeDonia and Bulgaria have 75-90% DNA Match

    Greece/Southern Italy have 40-60% DNA match

    Your language is 100% Bulgarian

    Your culture is 100% Bulgarian

    Your Past Presidents and Prime MInsters have said you are 100% Slavic

    Now go back to chewing on Leaves your Monkey-Rat Hybrid

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