Athens resumes traffic restrictions, low-emission vehicles still exempted

A measure aimed at reducing traffic in downtown Athens, by which cars with license plates ending in an odd number can enter the city centre on odd days of the month and those with even numbers on even days, came back into effect on October 10.

The so-called “Athens ring” (daktylios), which was suspended over the summer, is in force from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

The restrictions do not apply to low-emission vehicles. In this case, the owners of electric, Autogas, natural gas and hybrid vehicles, must apply for a special exemption permit via a dedicated website,

Holders of exemptions from last year have up to 10 days to renew them, according to the Citizen Protection Ministry. For more information, please visit this link.

26 October 2022