Athens traffic restrictions to stay lifted until September


Restrictions aimed at curbing traffic congestion in downtown Athens that were lifted during the coronavirus lockdown will not be reimposed until after the summer, allowing all motorists to enter the city on any day of the week.

According to a ministerial decision issued on Monday, the lifting of restrictions is being extended until Friday, July 17, which is the date every year that they are rescinded for the summer months when the traffic generally thins out. 

The Monday-Friday restrictions on traffic, which will come back into effect in September, stipulate that cars with license plates ending in an odd number are allowed into the city center on odd days of the month and those ending in an even number on even days.