According to road operators, from January 1, tolls across the country will rise by 5-20 cents for all types of vehicles.
For example: the cost of a car ride across the Rio-Antirrio bridge in western Greece will be € 13.70, which is 20 cents higher than today’s 13.50.
While toll increases are affecting almost all major highways in Greece, Attica Odos (ie the Attica bypass) is pursuing a policy of not raising rates, as it has in recent years.
The company running the road is also suffering from a shortage of e-PASS gadgets, as its orders from a single supplier have been delayed due to a shortage of microchips.
It is noteworthy that highways in Greece are being built at the expense of the Greek state and assistance from the European Union, but they are operated by private (often rather muddy) companies that receive the lion’s share of the profits from their operation.
Over the past years, activists have repeatedly tried to protest, claiming that the collection of this fee is illegal, since all car owners in Greece pay the so-called. “road (transport) tax”, which, in fact, is payment for the operation of roads, which means that additional charges are illegal.