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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #1021
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Hi,

I am new here, nice thread about greek motorways. Lots of photos.

I have one question. Why is Egaleo Ring at the end still under construction. I noticed somewhere that it is under construction since 2004. Will it ever be finished? When you are driving on Korinthos-Athens highway, you can even see tunnels near Skaramagkas which look deserted. Even google earth shows some signs that they started and then stopped it.

Now if you want to go to Egaleo Ring from south, you have to wait for traffic lights and take old road with curves and then you can enter it. It looks really stupid. So if anybody knows...
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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #1022
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In this video you' ll see among other things Kakia Skala section from above.



As for Egaleo ring road, works have virtually stopped, probably because of the lack of money.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #1023
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You mean that you prefer this miserable and dangerous road:



to this motorway:

I agree the old National Road 8 is dangerous for those who are in a hurry or who like to pass with abandon or take strofes at 140 km/h in a 1200 cc Fiat Grande Punto.

But to say that more pastoral roads and corniches, meant to be driven at a more casual pace, aren't worthwhile is hyperbole. I have traveled breathtaking roads such as the SP1 highway between Genova and Santa Margherita (Rapallo) on the Italian Ligurian coast or the Pacific Coast Highway 101 from San Francisco to LA. The scenic beauty offered by those drives far exceed that offered by any motorway trip.

Greece simply has much natural beauty that can't be as easily seen and enjoyed from modern motorways as the car is moving at 130 kph. Heck you can't even see the Isthmo at Korintho when you cross it on the new 8A.

And the souvlaki you can eat in Myloi off the old National Road A7 you will not find at an Goody's on the new toll road.

If I am in a hurry to get to Athens of course I take the 8A to the Attiki Odos.
For convenience the new Motorways in Greece are unbeatable. The job that was done on the Attiki Odos and the Ymittos Periferiakos, in such a relatively short time, was incredible.

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Old July 10th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #1024
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its called A8, not 8A
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Old July 10th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #1025
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Indeed... btw A1 motorway is Athens - Lamia - Thessaloniki, A8 is Athens - Korinthos, A11 is Schimatari - Halkida etc
Do you know the number of Korinthos - Kalamata motorway (A...)?
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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #1026
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Do you know the number of Korinthos - Kalamata motorway (A...)?
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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #1027
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@Angelos
Tell it to those they have put up the signs and confused the national road number to the new motorway number (fortunately they have started replacing them).

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Full list of motorways: http://motorways-exitlists.com/ (Select Europe and then Greece)
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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #1028
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Full list of motorways: http://motorways-exitlists.com/ (Select Europe and then Greece)
Thank you guys; i appreciate that
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #1029
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In this video you' ll see among other things Kakia Skala section from above.
Nastyathenian:

Thanks for the vid clip

What type of automobile is the young lady from Loutraki driving in the last scene of the Video Clip? Looks like a Renault.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #1030
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@ christos: A direct link: http://motorways-exitlists.com/europe/gr/greece.htm
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Old July 16th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #1031
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Thank you for the link CNGL; its really helpful
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Old July 17th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #1032
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Nastyathenian:

Thanks for the vid clip

What type of automobile is the young lady from Loutraki driving in the last scene of the Video Clip? Looks like a Renault.
Athen it is a Smart. The specific model is no longer in production.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 03:39 PM   #1033
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Hello everyone!
Here are 2 videos from the A7, section Artemisio - Sterna.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLBAjFNxrvM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq7Isjy7nLs
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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1034
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Really nice videos Stavros...
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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #1035
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Have to agree.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #1036
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BTW, the tunnel of Artemisio, which the works are completed is really great
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Old July 20th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #1037
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Aerophotographs of Ionian Highway(western greece )
Part: Antirrio-Kephalovrysso
photos from a chesna,from greek forum stadia.gr members pindos10 and corfu
Costruction of Ionian highway from Antirrio to Kefaphovrysso and the start of the new Agrinio by-pass

Start from the Rion-Antirion Charilaos Trikoupis bridge
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03863.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03706.jpg
To Makyneia
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03705.jpg

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03865.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03866.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03867.jpg
You can see far ahead the tunnel and bridge of Makyneia
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09828.jpg
close
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03868.jpg
closer to the bridge and tunnel
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03869.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03871.jpg
ancient ruins
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03870.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03872.jpg
Close to Paliovouna( means old or bad mountain) mountain
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03873.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09961.jpg
Around Paliovouna
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09962.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03877.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03878.jpg
Closeto the costructions which start from the solar thermocollectors and boiler factory of thermogel
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03876.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03879.jpg
The factory and the start of the costruction works
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09963.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09964.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03880.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03881.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03883.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03884.jpg
Over Chania Gavrolinis(lake)
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09966.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03887.jpg
the same area ..a biger picture
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09967.jpg
Close to Evinos river
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09969.jpg
Evinos
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03890.jpg
Closer to Evinos bridge
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC09970.jpg
We see the pylons of the bridge
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03892.jpg
We go away and fly to the tunnel of Kallidona
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03893.jpg
The costruction site
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03894.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03895.jpg
the road as is headed to the kallidona tunnel
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03896.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03897.jpg
the Kallidona tunnel
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03898.jpg
the start of the tunnel
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03899.jpg
We fly towards Messologi and we see Ionian highway crawling from Mesologgi to Kefalovrysso and Agrinio by-pass
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03900.jpg
Fly closer
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03901.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03903.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03904.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03907.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03908.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03910.jpg
The view behind Evinos river
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03913.jpg
You see in the background Varassoba mountain
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03918.jpg
Towards Kefalovrysso
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03919.jpg
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03920.jpg
You see ahead the start of Agrinio by -pass
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03921.jpg
Panoramic view of Ionian highway, left is Agrinio by-pass and right goes the old road to Kleisoura
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03922.jpg
We stop here for now flying over Aitoliko. Straight ahead is the Ionian Highway.
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSC03923.jpg


Enjoooyyyyyyyy
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Old July 20th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #1038
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Aggelos, great update. Thanks for posting.

Some of these pictures are amazing.






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Old July 21st, 2010, 12:08 AM   #1039
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Wow that second pic is sooo stunning, I don't think any European motorway can rival that!
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Old July 21st, 2010, 03:16 PM   #1040
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