Signs Point to Greece September 27, 2014 00:00
If you are planning to visit Greece, you are not alone. Greece is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. 2013 alone brought some 20 million visitors to absorb the rich Greek culture. Among the draws of Greece are the country’s beaches and perfect sunny weather, its many historical sites, nightlife and its natural beauty.
Driving in Greece
Anyone planning to visit this beautiful country will need to find a way that adequately transports them around the cities and from attraction to attraction. If you decide that you would like to drive while in Greece, be forewarned. Commandeering an auto on Greek roads is not for the faint hearted. It’s not for the timid soul who knows nothing of assertiveness, as these poor souls would be better off in selecting a calmer method of public transportation. And this brings us to a very special and unique fixture found everywhere in Greece: Greek road signs.
Greek Road Signs
Greek road signage is everywhere, and it carries such a significant heritage that the signs have even migrated all the way from Greece to other countries like the U.S.! The thing is, anyone observing Greek drivers and Grecian driving patterns will likely describe the Greek road signs as ambiguous, as evidenced by the many varied responses they produce in the drivers who encounter them. A more conservative opinion might be that it appears that the signs are relegated to an art form, rather than their purpose as being directional/instructional. What does this ultimately mean? Let’s just say that for those used to driving in North America, driving in Greece can be a challenge. To them Greek (and other European) drivers might appear aggressive.
Bring Greece Home With You
Travelers to Greece often wax nostalgically upon their experience of the true Greek ambiance. While it may not be financially possible to visit Greece every time you have a yearning for Spanakopita, you can enjoy a bit of Greece in your own home by posting your own, uniquely-Greek signs. Not just for the road, but for many other creative home uses, these signs will take you back to Greece, every time you see them.