"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
From Igoumenitsa in the Prefecture of Thesprotia to Kipi in the Prefecture of Evros
||Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace
|Igoumenitsa - Ioannina - Metsovo - Grevena - Kozani - Veroia - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Xanthi - Komotini – Alexandroupoli|
THE BORDERS OF:
|Albania - FYROM - Bulgaria - Turkey, via its nine major vertical axes
|Igoumenitsa - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Alexandroupoli|
||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 : Fortsakis – Diakopoulos – Mylogiannis & Associates
Technical : Avaris/Novus