The Egnatia Motorway crosses all Northern Greece, from East to West, starting from the Igoumenitsa Port, which links Greece to Italy, ending at the Greek-Turkish border.
Egnatia Motorway is a catalyst for investments in Northern Greece, in the transport, manufacturing and tourism sectors. It greatly facilitates trade and travel within Greece, bringing Epirus and Western Macedonia much closer to the metropolitan center of Thessaloniki (2nd largest Greek city), the rest of Macedonia and Thrace.
On a European level it links the major economic and industrial centers of the West with those in the East by adding an uninterrupted trading connection between them. It is also a collector route for the Balkan and South-eastern European transport system, since Pan-European Corridors IV (Berlin - Sofia - Thessaloniki), IX (Helsinki - Alexandroupolis) and X (Vienna - Belgrade -Thessaloniki) end at the Egnatia Motorway.
Egnatia Motorway is positioned to serve:
|STRETCHING:||From Igoumenitsa in the Prefecture of Thesprotia to Kipi in the Prefecture of Evros|
|REGIONS SERVED:||Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace|
|MAJOR CITIES SERVED:||Igoumenitsa - Ioannina - Metsovo - Grevena - Kozani - Veroia - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Xanthi - Komotini – Alexandroupoli|
|LINKED WITH THE BORDERS OF:||Albania - FYROM - Bulgaria - Turkey, through nine major vertical axes|
|PORT LINKS:||Igoumenitsa - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Alexandroupoli|
|AIRPORT LINKS:||Ioannina - Kastoria - Kozani - Thessaloniki - Kavala – Alexandroupoli|
|INDUSTRIAL ZONES SERVED:||Ioannina - Florina - Edessa - Thessaloniki - Kilkis - Serres - Drama - Xanthi - Komotini – Alexandroupolis, either directly or through its vertical axes|
The Hellenic Republic has appointed Barclays Capital, Rothschild & Ernst &Young as financial advisors, Tsimbanoulis Law firm and SNR Denton as legal advisors, and Steer Davies as technical advisor to assist with the privatisation.
For more information you can visit Egnatia Odos website at http://www.egnatia.eu