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Dates and details
12th October 2015 until 8th July 2016. And similar dates in future years.

There are two schemes:

1 - In the city centre (Small ring, ΜΙΚΡΟΣ ΔΑΚΤΥΛΙΟΣ, ‘Athens Ring’ or ‘The Ring’)

2 - In the whole Athens area (Big ring, ΜΕΓΑΛΟ ΔΑΚΤΥΛΙΟ, Μεγάλο Δακτύλιο (Megalo Daktylio)), also known as the green ring or ΠΡΑΣΙΝΟΣ ΔΑΚΤΥΛΙΟΣ

For the small ring:

Vehicles up to 2.2 tonnes are only allowed entry to the area on alternating days, depending on the last digit of their license plate (odds or evens). The following vehicles are excepted from this restriction:
- Electric vehicles
- At least Euro 5 when emitting less than 140 g / km CO2 regardless of the fuel used (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas or compressed natural gas)
- At least Euro 4 gas vehicles (LPG or natural gas) when emitting less than 140 g / km CO2

For the big ring:

- Vehicles over 2.2 tonnes and buses registered after 1.1.1990 (for 2013).

Each calendar year the date is increased by a year.

Vehicles affected
Small ring: Vehicles up to 2.2 tonnes.
Big ring: Vehicles over 2.2 tonnes and buses.

Alternative transport
Athens public transport

Scheme Boundary
Athens small map
for a bigger map click here
Small ring:

Alexandras Avenue - Prize - Mesogheion - Feidippidou - Michalakopoulou - Sporting Mercouri - Vryaxidos - Hymettus - Age Sun - Ambergris. Franzi - L. Andrew. Avenue - Hamosternas - Piraeus - Sacred Way - L. Constantinople - Achilles - Karaiskaki Square - Charles - Marni - October 28 (Patision) - Alexandras Avenue.

Or in Greek letters ΑΛΕΞΆΝΔΡΑΣ - ΖΑΧΆΡΩΦ - ΜΕΣΟΓΕΊΩΝ - ΦΕΙΔΙΠΠΊΔΟΥ - ΜΙΧΑΛΑΚΟΠΟΎΛΟΥ - ΣΠ. ΜΕΡΚΟΎΡΗ - ΒΡΥΆΞΙΔΟΣ - ΥΜΗΤΤΟΎ - ΗΛ. ΗΛΙΟΎ - ΑΜΒΡ. ΦΡΑΝΤΖΉ – Λ. ΣΥΓΓΡΟΎ - ΧΑΜΟΣΤΈΡΝΑΣ - ΠΕΙΡΑΙΏΣ - ΙΕΡΆ ΟΔΌΣ - ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΌΛΕΩΣ – ΑΧΙΛΛΈΩΣ - ΠΛ. ΚΑΡΑΪΣΚΆΚΗ - ΚΑΡΌΛΟΥ - ΜΆΡΝΗ - 28 ΗΣ ΟΚΤΩΒΡΊΟΥ (ΠΑΤΗΣΊΩΝ) – ΑΛΕΞΆΝΔΡΑΣ (in lower case greek letters: Αλεξάνδρας - Ζαχάρωφ - Μεσογείων - Φειδιππίδου - Μιχαλακοπούλου - Σπ. Μερκούρη - Βρυάξιδος - Υμηττού - Ηλ. Ηλιού - Αμβρ. Φραντζή – Λ. Συγγρού - Χαμοστέρνας - Πειραιώς - Ιερά Οδός - Κωνσταντινουπόλεως – Αχιλλέως - Πλ. Καραϊσκάκη - Καρόλου - Μάρνη - 28 ης Οκτωβρίου (Πατησίων) - Αλεξάνδρας.)

Big ring:

Coastal avenue - Alimos - Vouliagmeni - Eleftherios Venizelos - Perimeter Hymettus - Katechaki - Messoghion - Ag - Halandriou - Papanikoli - (K. Paleologos) - Kapodistrioy - Kimi - Kastamonis - Halandriou - Renaissance - National Road Athens-Lamia - Athens - Thebes - Gr to nbspkeratsini.

(in Greek letters: ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑΚΉ ΛΕΩΦΌΡΟΣ - ΑΛΊΜΟΥ - ΒΟΥΛΙΑΓΜΈΝΗΣ - ΕΛ. ΒΕΝΙΖΈΛΟΥ - ΠΕΡΙΜΕΤΡΙΚΉ ΥΜΗΤΤΟΎ - ΚΑΤΕΧΆΚΗ - ΜΕΣΟΓΕΊΩΝ - ΑΓ. ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΉΣ - ΧΑΛΑΝΔΡΊΟΥ - ΠΑΠΑΝΙΚΟΛΉ - (Κ. ΠΑΛΑΙΟΛΌΓΟΥ) - ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΊΟΥ - ΚΎΜΗΣ - ΚΑΣΤΑΜΟΝΉΣ - ΧΑΛΑΝΔΡΊΟΥ - ΑΝΑΓΕΝΝΉΣΕΩΣ - ΕΘΝΙΚΉ ΟΔΌΣ ΑΘΗΝΏΝ-ΛΑΜΊΑΣ - ΑΘΗΝΏΝ - ΘΗΒΏΝ - ΓΡ. ΛΑΜΠΡΆΚΗ ΈΩΣ ΚΕΡΑΤΣΊΝΙ. Or lower case greek letters: Παραλιακή λεωφόρος - Αλίμου - Βουλιαγμένης - Ελ. Βενιζέλου - Περιμετρική Υμηττού - Κατεχάκη - Μεσογείων - Αγ. Παρασκευής - Χαλανδρίου - Παπανικολή - (Κ. Παλαιολόγου) - Καποδιστρίου - Κύμης - Κασταμονής - Χαλανδρίου - Αναγεννήσεως - Εθνική Οδός Αθηνών-Λαμίας - Αθηνών - Θηβών - Γρ. Λαμπράκη έως Κερατσίνι.)

Road Sign
Athens road sign green ring

Need to Register?
No

Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are not affected. Rental or hire cars are not affected for the first 40 days.

Retrofitting allowed?
No

Hours of operation
For both schemes:
Monday to Friday, 07:00 to 20:00
Friday, 07:00 to 15:00
The measures do not apply on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and days of 24-hour strikes of public transport.

Enforcement
Manual with police enforcement

Penalty
Punished according to the provisions of Article 52, paragraph 6 of the Highway Code (Administrative fine of 200 €).

National Scheme
The scheme is for Athens, but the basis is set in national law.

Exemptions
Residents within the Athens ring road can apply for an exemption between August 26th and October 31, Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 14:00 hours and Saturday hours 08:00 - 12:00 from Attica Traffic (Th Diligiannis 24-26, 4th floor) or fax 210-5284030.

Local name for the scheme
‘Green Ring’, the Athens Ring or Δακτύλιος Αθηνών (Daktylios Athinon),

Further Information
Greek police website

Impacts of Athens scheme

City website
Greek police website

 

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