Trip to Kassandra by car
In this text we will describe the route by car from Belgrade to Nea Moudania, the first place on the peninsula of Kassandra.
We won’t talk much about the road through Serbia, because we assume that this part of the road is known to all.
The total price of toll through Serbia in 2020 is 1460 dinars and it’s payable by the ticket which you take on the entrance of the highway and you pay at the exit.
You must obtain green card for your car in order to enter North Macedonia. It is mandatory to drive with your headlights turned on during the day. There are five pay tolls in total, which will cost you 7.5 euros or 380 denars. You can pay in coins, but no less than 50 cents. Also you can pay by card. Our advice is to have cash with you to pay for the tolls because it is cheaper.
Also, pay attention to speed limits because there are plenty of traffic patrols, especially during the summer.
The journey through North Macedonia is my favorite part of the road because it is the most picturesque, and at the same time it’s not that long to get bored. Driving through the Pcinja valley and the separated highway lanes, then the Vardar valley, vineyards and plantations on both sides of the highway, with impressive mountains that you can see in the distance make this ride very interesting :-)
Through N. Macedonia you can hardly miss the road because you have nowhere to turn from the highway and you just need to go straight or as it seems to me - downhill :-) If you want to make a break for lunch or even spend the night, N. Macedonia is a great choice. Hotel Pamela is located in Negotino, very close to the road and is an excellent choice for lodging or lunch. More information about this hotel can be found on this link.
Important information for N. Macedonia
- driving without headlights on 35€
- usage of phone while driving 45€
- unfasten seat belt 20€
- passing through the red light 300€
- speeding 30-50€
Fuel - season 2020
- Super 97 - 1.1€
- Diesel - 0,82€
- LPG - 0,40€
At 551km from Belgrade, we reach the border crossing Bogorodica. Here is the first toll station where the toll is 1.80€. On the way to Halkidiki, another new toll, ring road Thessaloniki, is what all travelers should expect from 2020. where fee is 0,50€, that makes overall toll expenses in Greece 2,30€.
Police in Greece are not so frequent, but be sure to pay attention to all the rules and limitations since the fines are high!
Here are the most important information:
- it is not obligatory to have headlights on
- usage of phone while driving 100€
- unfasten seat belt 350€
- passing through the red light 700€
- speeding 100-350€
When you enter Greece, there is a slightly worse main road that leads to Thessaloniki, but quite wide, which many for overtaking through the same strip. At 603km from Belgrade you will see the first exclusion for Thessaloniki, but here you should continue driving straight, because with this exclusion you would enter the city and crowd. On the 613th kilometer there is the next exclusion, where you should continue straight to Thessaloniki, and the right leads to the Olympic region (Leptokarya, Paralia …) or the Ionian coast (Corfu, Lefkada, Parga …).
At 625 km, you have a exclusion on the right for Kavala and Halkidiki. You only continue straight, but be sure to pay attention to signs that are well placed. At 654th km, you have another exclusion on the right for Halkidiki and then immediately hold onto the left side as another sharp turn right leads to Thessaloniki. From here, follow the signpost for Nea Moudania (at 710km from Belgrade) in which, when you arrive, you will encounter the sign on the right for Sithonia, and you continue driving straight and follow the signs for the place that you want to visit in Kassandra.
Fuel - season 2020
- Super 97 - 1.50 - 1.55€
- Diesel - 1,30€
- LPG - 0,85€
P.S. An international driving license for Greece is no longer needed, and the green card for Macedonia is still necessary.
To check out accommodation offers in Kasandra click HERE.
Have a nice trip!