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Old August 12th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #321
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^I've visited your thread: Kalamata is a nice little town!
What do you think about the Adriatic-ionian motorway that should end in Kalamata some day?
In Croatia a great job is being done. New sections are going to be opened in December. All the remaining sections are soon to be built.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #322
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I went to the Greek sea on Sunday but I was very dissapointed of the roads. Most roads had bad quality and abrassive aspahlt and most markings were faded out. And another thing which made me angry is that nationalroads pass through towns without overpasses and trafficlights. In Bulgaria there arenīt any trafficlights on nationalroads but in Greece a lot of trafficlights will stop you from a smooth drive. Only 5 km of the motorway Bulgarian border was done and then the journey continued on bad roads. Iīve seen a lot of shiny crashbarriers, though.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #323
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Kewl highways.. with extensive network sprouting out of Athens and Thessaloniki , again the font used on mileage & direction signboards seem similar to the ones in Italy ( using upper case ) . I always prefer lower case though.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #324
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^I've visited your thread: Kalamata is a nice little town!
What do you think about the Adriatic-ionian motorway that should end in Kalamata some day?
Well the blue part of the road, numbered with 2 on that map, is being U/C while the Ionian motorway, 1 on the map, will be U/C quite soon as well, so yes its part on Greece will be alive in a couple of years.

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I went to the Greek sea on Sunday but I was very dissapointed of the roads. Most roads had bad quality and abrassive aspahlt and most markings were faded out. And another thing which made me angry is that nationalroads pass through towns without overpasses and trafficlights. In Bulgaria there arenīt any trafficlights on nationalroads but in Greece a lot of trafficlights will stop you from a smooth drive. Only 5 km of the motorway Bulgarian border was done and then the journey continued on bad roads. Iīve seen a lot of shiny crashbarriers, though.
You are partly right, new roads are not designed to pass though cities or villages for obvious reasons and plenty of overpass are constructed along, of course those old ones were different, i presume you didn't used any motorways though, as for the bad quality of national roads, well thats a problem of time, states roads/motorways have those issues as maintenance is rear and made only when it cant be avoided.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #325
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Dear Skyprince

You will be surprised to know that according to the latest edition of the Greek Motorway Signage Directions, all direction signs should be written with lower case fonts! It has been already done on newest signs at Egnatia Odos (A2).

However, it seems strange that they decided to do so after more than 10 years in which they used upper case fonts for motorway signs! This was done despite all other roads had and still have direction signs with lower case fonts.

Also the above mentioned directions indicate that motorway numbers in shields should include the prefix A. Again all Greek motorways - except Egnatia Odos - have been signed without the prefix.

I do not know if they have to start replacing the signs soon or all this will be done as time goes by and older signs will need replacement.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 09:53 AM   #326
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Dunno if it has been posted here


from gm2263's post in the Hellenic Agora
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Old August 21st, 2008, 07:34 PM   #327
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You will be surprised to know that according to the latest edition of the Greek Motorway Signage Directions, all direction signs should be written with lower case fonts! It has been already done on newest signs at Egnatia Odos (A2). [...]
Is there any weblink to this edition of Greek motorway signage?
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Old August 21st, 2008, 11:42 PM   #328
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Unfortunately I could not find a link to the latest edition of the Greek Motorway Signage Directions. My information comes after communicating with the people of Egnatia Odos SA, after seeing a vast number of differences to the way they sign their motorway in comparison with all other Greek motorways.

For some information please go to www.egnatia.gr. Choose the English version and then you can see both editions - the one with upper case fonts at: Driving on the Egnatia Motorway --> Motorway Signs --> Standard Highway Guide Signs, as well as the new specifications with lower case fonts at: Driving on the Egnatia Motorway --> Motorway Signs --> Road Numbering.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:24 AM   #329
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Thanks! Really interesting photos. Nice roads aswell
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:45 PM   #330
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Some pics from "Athens-Thessaloniki" highway...:
Suburbs of Athens:










Near T.E.O. Seirios:


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Ag. Konstantinos by pass:












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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:51 PM   #331
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Bridge near Lamia, under construction:


After Lamia towards to Stulida from the old section (the new road is under heavy construction):




Some pics from Stylida:







on the new section, towards Larissa - Volos:


Larissa by pass:


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Old section (near Tempi toll station):


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Near Olympos:


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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #333
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A few pics from my trip on Egnatia Odos (A2) in September 2008:

Section Kozani-Veria























After Kozani there is the part of the highway with 30 tunnels to pass:


















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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #334
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Nice pics, good quality!

I like those desolate landscapes. Maybe I'm the only one who likes that
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Thank you.

The whole region of Kozani looks desolate. It is nice, indeed.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #336
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Nice pics, good quality!

I like those desolate landscapes. Maybe I'm the only one who likes that
indeed, i also like them, but not in summer.been there last july there were over 40 degrees and i was driving a car with no air conditioning.
best desolate landscapes like this i encounter in anatolian plateau in turkey.I am dreaming of a trip to teheran by car over the anatolian plateau to see that kind of landscape
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Old October 12th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #337
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Nice pics, good quality!

I like those desolate landscapes. Maybe I'm the only one who likes that
i like them in some ocassions too those new greek motorways look realy tidy and well done!
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why does new asphalt and new white concrete look so beautiful? However I didnīt like the markings because they seem to fade out pretty fast on that new motorway. I donīt like desolate landscapes.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #339
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This looks perfect

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Is the whole part of A2 from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki completed? If not, what parts are still missing and when are they supposed to open? Thanks!
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