Road signs in Greece

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Road signs in Greece, also known as traffic signs (Σήματα κυκλοφορίας) or labels (Ταμπέλες) in Greece are regulated by the Ministry of Transport and the Hellenic Traffic Police.

Signs follow the general European conventions concerning the use of shape and colour to indicate function. Thus signs indicating dangers are triangular with a red border, those giving orders are almost all circular (white on blue for mandatory instructions, black on white with a red border for prohibitions), and those providing information are rectangular. Most signs use pictograms to convey their particular meaning.

As is customary in European countries, all signs are partly or fully reflectorized or are provided with their own night-time illumination. Signs used for temporary regulations may have a yellow background colour, as is illustrated with the road works sign.

Greek road signs depict people with realistic (as opposed to stylized) silhouettes.

Warning signs[1][edit]

These signs have mostly triangular shape. Their borders are red and their background is yellow. (Usually in other European countries it is white) They are intended to alert drivers early on of risks, which can then find their course.

Priority signs[2][3][edit]

Prohibitory signs[4][edit]

Prohibitory signs are round with white backgrounds and red borders.

Mandatory signs[edit]

Mandatory signs are always round and blue

Informatory signs[edit]

Rare, special or unoffficial signs[edit]

Bus Service road signs for prohibiting parking on bus route narrow turning points[edit]

Bus route guidance road signs[edit]

Retired signs (no longer in use)[edit]

Below, signs are withdrawn or replaced with new diagrams of the same meaning.

Other marks[7][edit]

Useful indications[7][edit]

Warning signs[8] [9][edit]

Area indications[9][edit]

Temporarily retained signs (1974-1978).[10][edit]

Katharevousa and Polytonic[edit]

Regulatory[11][edit]

Informatory[12][edit]

Old motorway signs with blue background[13][edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

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  2. ^ "ΚΟΚ On-line: Πινακίδες Αναγγελίας Κινδύνου | Glavopoulos Loss Adjusters Inc". Glavopoulos Loss Adjusters Inc. (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  3. ^ "ΚΟΚ On-line: Πινακίδες Ρυθμιστικές της Κυκλοφορίας | Glavopoulos Loss Adjusters Inc". Glavopoulos Loss Adjusters Inc. (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  4. ^ "ΚΟΚ On-line: Πινακίδες Ρυθμιστικές της Κυκλοφορίας | Glavopoulos Loss Adjusters Inc". Glavopoulos Loss Adjusters Inc. (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  5. ^ a b Agenta "Έσπερος". 1965.
  6. ^ Μάθε νά κυκλοφορῆς (PDF). ΑΘΗΝΑΙ: BP Greece, Υπουργείον Μεταφορών. 1962. p. 39.
  7. ^ a b Μάθε νά κυκλοφορῆς (PDF). ΑΘΗΝΑΙ: BP Greece, Υπουργείον Μεταφορών. 1962. p. 89.
  8. ^ Μάθε νά κυκλοφορῆς (PDF). ΑΘΗΝΑΙ: BP Hellas, Υπουργείον Συγκοινωνιών. 1963. p. 91.
  9. ^ a b Μάθε νά κυκλοφορῆς (PDF). ΑΘΗΝΑΙ: BP Greece, Υπουργείον Μεταφορών. 1962. p. 93.
  10. ^ ΦΕΚ 676. 1974. p. 5201.
  11. ^ ΦΕΚ 676. 1974. p. 5193.
  12. ^ ΦΕΚ 676. 1974. pp. 5195–5199.
  13. ^ Ερώτηση 10, Φύλλο #8 από τα "Φύλλα ερωτήσεων διά τήν εξέτασιν υποψηφίων οδηγών αυτοκινήτων - μοτοσυκλετών και μοτοποδηλάτων". Υπουργείον Συγκοινωνιών, Γεν. Δ/νσις Μεταφορών, Εκτύπωσις: Οικονόμου. 1976.