Driving on the motorway requires proper preparation and responsible driving behavior. Follow our advice for your own safety and our employees’ as well.
Before starting your trip
Driving in snow
How to fit snow chains
If the Traffic Police orders the compulsory use of snow chains, stop at the next parking area or Motorists Service Station (MSS) of the Motorway in order to fit the snow chains. Remember that snow chains:
Olympia Odos has 29 tunnels of a total length of 26 km. approximately. Driving in a tunnel requires even more attention than driving on the open road. When driving in tunnels, follow these tips:
In the event of an incident, operators at the tunnel control centers of Olympia Odos can intervene on FM radio frequencies to broadcast instructions on what to do directly to the radio.
Find more information on safe driving in tunnels and what to do in an emergency in the following brochure:
Watch the video on safe driving in tunnels: https://youtu.be/6CLrpTGbm38
If you are in an emergency and need help, call 1025
SOS Emergency Roadside Telephones on the motorway
In the event of a vehicle breakdown or any other emergency situation, you can contact the operators of the Traffic Management Centers via the SOS Telephones.
The emergency roadside telephones are orange in color and can be found along the entire length of Olympia Odos.
There are more than 650 SOS telephones:
To use them, just press the emergency call button!
Although we all now have a mobile phone, in emergency situations the SOS telephones are still valuable so that we can provide targeted assistance immediately:
What information does the operator who answers your call need?
Once the operator answers, you need to provide the following information:
1. What is the purpose of your call.
2. In the event of an accident, indicate if there are any victims.
3. If you are calling from a mobile phone, indicate your location either by the mileage on the nearest sign or by describing the location (there may be typical infrastructure facilities nearby, such as bridges, service stations, etc.).
4. Indicate the direction in which you are traveling (towards Patras, towards Athens).
5. Describe your vehicle: make of vehicle, color, license plate, etc.
The Management Center will then contact the nearest patrol that will rush to your assistance and call the ambulances if necessary.
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