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Greece, Europe
latitude: 38.15, longitude: 24.99
Browse map of Greece 38°09′00.00″ N, 24°59′24.00″ E
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Greece is a Country in Europe at latitude 38°09′00.00″ North, longitude 24°59′24.00″ East. Athens is the country’s capital city and Alexis Tsipras is the current prime minister.

Drivers may be more interested in destinations than road numbers on road signs, but it’s the birthplace of the Olympic Games, although not their headquarters (that honour goes to Lausanne): drive safely but enjoy the scenery!

This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to Greece.



WANTED: a healthy and thriving community of Greek road fans and mappers from Greece and all corners of the world. Enquire below:

People mapping in Greece can add their user page to Category:Users in Greece.

Administrative Boundaries

Here is a list of relations for greek Peripheries and Prefectures

Peripheries and Prefectures (relations).

Administrative levels

  • admin_level=2 - National border (Εθνικά Σύνορα)
  • admin_level=3 - Decentralized Administration border (Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση) - optional
  • admin_level=4 - Periphery/region border (Περιφέρεια) (Υπάρχουν ήδη)
  • admin_level=6 - (Former) prefecture border (Νομός) (Υπάρχουν ήδη) - prefectures were abolished in 2011
  • admin_level=6 - (New) regional unit border (Περιφερειακές ενότητες) - the majority of regional units coincide with former prefectures, but some prefectures were split
  • admin_level=8 - Municipality border (Δήμος) (Υπάρχουν αρκετοί αλλά όχι όλοι).
  • admin_level=9 - Municipality Unity border (Δημοτική Ενότητα)
  • admin_level=10 - Municipal Community border (Κοινότητα)
  • admin_level=11 - Electoral District border (εκλογικό διαμέρισμα), Village, settlement +/- neighborhood (Χωριό, οικισμός +/- συνοικία)

--Nikospag 10:27, 9 March 2012 (UTC) nikospag

Here is a proposal page(actually the talk page) of administrative boundaries for Greece: Talk:Key:boundary#Greece

  • Administrative boundaries need to be updated according to the administrative reform. Please have a look at this talk page again



In most of Greece, Bing satellite imagery is acceptable detailed to trace in most features. They are useful for tracing routes to "unconnected" villages and so on, but please respect subsequent developments, since satellite imagery can easily go out of date. If Bing does not have imagery for an area you want to trace, try other compatible satellite imagery or check back later, as Bing periodically updates more areas to acceptable detail.

As with any imagery sources in the world, terrain can distort the imagery, making roads appear to deviate from the GPS traces: sometimes, the scale of deviation can change rapidly. In such cases, the editor should realign the Bing imagery accordingly, but consider the quality of the GPS trace as well. How much you need to realign the imagery will depend on the area you are tracing. For example: in Corfu(Κέρκυρα), you should realign by Easting: 3.07661E-6 and Northing: 6.02635E-7.

θέματα με το Nominatim

Το Nominatim είναι λογισμικό του OpenStreetMap που χρησιμοποιείται για να μπορεί ένα άτομο να αναζητήσει σημεία(όπως συνοικίες, διευθύνσεις κτλ.). Το Nominatim χρησιμοποιείται στην κεντρική σελίδα αναζήτησης του OpenStreetMap.

Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας

Νομός Θεσσαλονίκης

Στην Θεσσαλονίκη η Μενεμένη, οι Αμπελόκηποι και η Πολίχνη ήταν με τις ετικέτες place=town , δηλαδή "Μέρος κωμόπολη". Αυτά τα σημεία δεν μπορούν να θεωρηθούν "κωμόπολη" λόγο ότι βρίσκονται μέσα στην Θεσσαλονίκη, η 2η μεγαλύτερη πόλη της Ελλάδας. Τα έβγαλα και έβαλα "συνοικία"(place=suburb). Εάν κάποιο/κάποια από αυτά δεν είναι σωστά παρακαλώ βοηθήστε και διορθώστε τα.

Περιφέρεια Ιονίων Νήσων

Νομός Κέρκυρας

Gymnasio Lefkimmis: Nominatim "thinks" it is located in "Zagori". That is because "Zagori" is a node and it doesn't specify an area, so Nominatim "believes" that it covers a huge area. This can be resolved by changing some tags for the node, then specify the boundaries for the Prefecture it is located in(which is Νομός Ιωαννίνων). donating aerial imagery covering all areas of Greece?

Tags that are used in Greece

Keys and Values specific to Greece

Ιόνια νησιά (Ionian Islands)


Κρήτη (Crete)



Thessaloniki Prefecture


Municipality of Sykies

wikipedia:en:Sykies I would like for some time to add streetnames from a map of the technical department of this municipality. To do that I need to ask for permission or if they can free the data. Logictheo 08:51, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Aegean Islands


Κέρκυρα (Corfu)

Lets start mapping Corfu, someone has already started. Within the next couple of months we will get some GPS units in Corfu ---unsigned by Samdee21 10:22, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

South Aegean



I have done a lot of cycling the last week, so in a few days time a will add 300 km of cycling, pedestrian, track, etc etc.... In the neigbourhood of Kalavarda. Please check my spelling, cause it is a bit of a hassle with all those Greek symbols. GercoKees 12:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Chios island

wikipedia:en:Chios Anyone interested in mapping leave me a message! --Life Support Systems 12:11, 18 April 2010 (UTC)



The major road network of Sifnos seems to be done. A few of the major footpaths, beaches and POIs are done. Matt 21:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


The major road network (all surfaced roads) is done. Some (~20%, maybe) of the unsurfaced roads are done. A few beaches are done. A fair number of POIs in the Chora are present. --Matt 17:07, 31 August 2011 (BST)

Road names language

see Bilingual_names
Η συζήτηση μεταφέρθηκε εδώ(στη σελίδα συζήτησης)
The discussion was moved here(to the talk page)

This might be unrelated but on the same topic. A rendering of bilingual names as well as local language and English

Standards and conventions

Network hierarchy and classification

Main article: Road Classification and Numbering in Greece

The table below shows the current practice of classifying roads on OpenStreetMap. With opinion from the likes of JayCBR, it does not work properly, which is why there is a review on this going on right now. We plan to document the work to unravel the mystery of the country's road classification and numbering at Road Classification and Numbering in Greece.

Country motorway trunk primary secondary tertiary unclassified
NOTE: The road hierarchy system is under review here
Autokinetodromos A1 number.svg
Εθνική Οδός Ταχείας
GR-EO-1.svg + Greek-Road-sign-p26.svg
Εθνική Οδός
National Road
Επαρχιακή Οδός
Provincial Road

Παλαιά Εθνική Οδός
Old National Road

Other major roads

Between villages Minor road

Antje (Amaroussi) and ea1969 from the SkyscraperCity forums are probably one of the very few people who care for the Greek road numbering system as seriously as the British: most of the road signs in Greece leave them out, meaning that OSM contributors have to do their own research to find out where all the National and Provincial roads go.

Despite little publicity on location, OSM has been able to cement the existence of numbered National and Provincial roads with copyright-exempt legislative texts thanks to research by the two users, but the surface condition of classified roads vary greatly, even for motorways: Greek law assigned numbers to roads with an expectation that they would be upgraded to a desired standard as soon as possible, but progress is currently very patchy, with available money being very scarce and some stretches of provincial roads being nothing more than single-line gravel tracks suitable only for cars (another reason for the ongoing review).


The state of the road network in Greece leaves OpenStreetMap with a lot of complications and issues that require further input: below are the unresolved and resolved issues.

Unresolved issues

Route Issue Progress

Resolved issues

Route Issue Resolution
  • Evzoni/Gevgelija border to Chalastra (Fast route)
  • Evzoni to Gefyra (slow route)
  • When you head northbound from the Α1/Α2 at Chalastra, either direction from the Kilkis ΕΠ9 at Polykastro, or southbound from ΕΟ2 at Gefyra, the road appears to be a motorroad.
  • However, When you head southbound at Evzoni/Gevgelija, or enter northbound at Gefyra, the road appears to be a motorway.
  • Most of the road signs on the new road are green, which usually means motorways, but most of the sections jump between dual and single carriageway.
  • ΕΟ1 will run from Evzoni to Gefyra (slow route).
  • 120px-Zeichen 331.svg.pngΕΟ1α will run from Polykastro to Chalastra (fast route).
  • Α1 will run from the Evzoni/Gevgelija border to Polykastro (fast route).
  • Katerini to Gefyra via Alexandreia and Chalkidona
  • It is unclear where ΕΟ1 has been completely replaced or not.
  • ΕΟ1/ΕΟ2 will run from Chalkidona to Gefyra. It is possible to have two refs for a section of road.
  • ΕΟ1 will run from Katerini to Chalkidona via Alexandreia because the road from Alexandreia to Chalkidona is an active national road and the ΕΟ4 ends at Alexandreia instead of Chalkidona. Additionally, the Α1 between Katerini and Gefyra via Chalastra has tolls, and there is enough demand to consider Katerini to Chalkidona as an active national road.
  • Avoid using "ΠΕΟ" in this case.

Public Transport

Public Transport on Crete

Quality control