The Rio-Antirrio Bridge
The longest cable bridge in Europe
The Rio-Antirrio bridge is located at the intersection of two major roads: the Athens – Korinthos – Patras – Kalamata motorway (concession project managed by “Olympia Odos”) and the Ioannina – Antirion motorway (concession project managed by “Ionian Odos”), which link many major Greek cities and form part of the European motorway network.
The Rio-Antirrio Bridge (named as “Charilaos Trikoupis” bridge) is the longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge in Europe with its 2,252 meters’ continuous and fully suspended deck. Its foundations lay on a seabed that reaches 65 meters of depth. This is a world record for a bridge, as well as it’s diameter of 90 meters making it one of the world’s largest bridge foundations.
Walking along the bridge is a great experience and free of charge. There are protected pedestrian sidewalks on both the West and East side of the Bridge. These can be accessed through staircases on both the Rio and the Antirio coast or from parking areas near the toll plaza.
Contact: 0030 26340 39010, 0030 26340-39011
Driving from Patras city centre to Rio – Antirio bridge