An article in The Greek Reporter (Anna Wichmann) dated March 9, 2022 has us rethinking our driving route for an upcoming trip to Greece. High coast of fuel is another thing to consider when planning an itinerary.
“Gas prices have risen so much in Greece — just as they have in the rest of the world — that it is cheaper for an Athenian to take a flight to Paris than to drive to the northern city of Thessaloniki.
The average price of one liter of unleaded gas in Greece has risen to 2 euros ($2.21), which is equal to about 7.50 euros per gallon, or a stunning $8.28.
This marks an increase of 40% in prices since the beginning of the year.
This dramatic price increase means that the average person driving from the Greek capital of Athens to Thessaloniki, a distance of 501 km (312 miles), would have to spend 220 euros ($242) in gas for a return trip to the city.
Combined with the cost of tolls along the way, which total 64 euros ($70) round trip, a drive to and from Thessaloniki is more expensive than a trip to and from Paris, which is available from Athens for 220 euros ($242) round trip.“
Note: tommyk5 has posted a link to the article in his reply. Thanks!