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5 Awe-Inspiring Locations Where Cars Aren't Allowed

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

In a world where practically everyone owns or wants to own a car, it's amazing to learn that there are places where cars aren't allowed or used for reasons we don't know but will certainly learn about while reading this article.

While utilizing a car as a mode of transportation makes getting around easier in some ways, it also has its drawbacks. Let's take a look at these places and try to understand why cars aren't used or permitted.

Essaouira, Morocco - This is a Moroccan walled city with extremely narrow streets that cannot handle automobiles. Meknes Medina was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Only carts, donkeys, bicycles, motorbikes, and foot traffic are permitted to travel within the city.

Hydra, Greece - Hydra is one of Greece's most beautiful Saronic islands. If you want to get away from the rush and commotion of Athens, the island is only an hour distance by hydrofoil and 2 hours away by boat. Also, because no cars are permitted on Hydra except garbage trucks and ambulances, the Greek capital's traffic is extremely congested. Foot, mules, and donkeys are the only modes of transportation, allowing you to appreciate the white and blue residences while squeezing through the small, cobblestone streets.