"Egnatia Odos" is a Motorway that crosses Northern Greece, from East to West, starting from the Port of Igoumenitsa, which connects Greece to Italy, and ending at the Greek-Turkish borders.

Egnatia Motorway is a catalyst for investments in Northern Greece in the sectors of transport, manufacturing and tourism. 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) lead to Egnatia Motorway.

Egnatia Motorway is positioned to serve:

  • 36% of the country’s population
  • 33% of the country’s GNP
  • 54% of the country’s agricultural land
  • 41% of the country’s employment in industry/small trade
  • 51% of the country’s extractive industry

KEY FACTS

LENGTH: 
 
670 kilometres
 
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, via its 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 via its vertical axes

 

For more information please visit Egnatia Odos website: http://www.egnatia.eu

 

Advisers to HRADF

Financial : Alpha Bank
Legal : Zemberis, Markezinis, Lambrou & Associates Law Firm
Technical : Avaris/Novus