Rally Acropolis - The Rally of Gods

The Acropolis Rally of Greece is a rally competition that is part of the World Rally Championship (WRC). The rally is held on very dusty, rough, rocky and fast mountain roads in mainland Greece, usually during the Greek hot summer period. The rally is best known for being extremely tough on the competing cars and drivers.

The Acropolis Rally has been held since 1951 by the Greek Motorsports Organization Automobile and Touring Club of Greece (ELPA), making it one of the longest-standing competitions in world rallying. Many world renown drivers have won this event including Walter Röhrl, Björn Waldegård, Ari Vatanen, Stig Blomqvist, Juha Kankkunen, Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae, among others.

Due to the nature of the race, with a mix of rough, twisty, fast mountain stages and coupled with blistering heat and choking dust, the Acropolis Rally is one of the toughest on the European and World Rally circuits. The cars used in the race must be built with extra sturdiness in order to cope with the fast but rock-strewn stages. Drivers and co-drivers also have to contend with the pounding terrain and high summer temperatures which often reached 50 °C within the cockpit. Many drivers rate the event as a test of skill, patience, bravery and endurance in the past, going as far as comparing the Acropolis with the infamous Safari Rally.

The Acropolis Rally started out as a marathon/endurance type event back in the early 50's. When the rally became part of the World Rally Championship after 1973, the crews had to face up to 800 competitive kilometers, in some of the most gruelling stages and conditions imaginable. This trip involved locations all over Greece up to the late 80's, such as the more known Kalambaka and Meteora, stages near Mount Olympus, Attica, Central Greece, and even down south in the Peloponnese. The traditional start always took place under the legendary Acropolis in Athens, and the finish ceremony was carried out in the Panathenaic stadium.



  • 4troxoi - Tingle !

    Giannis Plagos-Alkis Rentis at the Rally Acropolis Rally! With Citroen "Troi" Rally2, the best found in the European market by the expert Stelios Fakalis. The fastest policeman in the Balkans and beyond, will not travel simply and casually with his "Alketas", handing out autographs to the thousands who adore them from their crossings on the asphalt, maybe like no one. They participate as they know how. To fight. Important that this crew with gold seams came to stay. 17/08/2021

  • Channel Best-TV

    A fantastic car thanks to the great love of an expatriate from Australia for motor sports, Mr. John Christou. An experienced, with driving education and ethical driver, Giannis Plagos, an equally awesome and co-driver Alkis Rentis, an awesome pulse from the people who was in the central square of the city and did not stop for a moment admiring the impressive Citroen C3 with which Messinia will take part in the Rally Acropolis, taking photos with the whole team. 18/06/2021

  • 4troxoi - Dirt In- Asphalt out!

    This is an exceptional crew, capable of distinction in the demanding Rally Acropolis. Join the popularity in the red, which will entice a lot of people in the mountains, with the trump card quality of the crew and the capabilities of the car, which exceeds the usual options. The fastest policeman on the planet, he has the intelligence to manage with art and patience the French jewel, and on the dirt road. It is his pure hand that follows the commands, the song of Alketa with lyrics by Giannis and there is no doubt that those who support them will be justified. From their collaborator Stelios Fakalis who chose the best available "In Trois" to Mr. John Christou, who combines support with emotion. 18/6/21

The team

Ioannis Plagos, Driver

John Christou, Team Principal

Stelios Fakalis & V Team Project