Greek National Road 6

Greek National Road 6

Greek National Road 6 is a highway in north-central Greece. It begins at Igoumenitsa in the Port of Igoumenitsa and ends at Larissa. Part of the new road is run under the name Via Egnatia from Igoumenitsa to east of the tunnel at Metsovo. It has junctions of GR-19GR-5/20/E55, GR-15, GR-30 and finally at interstates 3 and 1. It runs into four prefectures and the regions of Epirus and Thessaly. The old road runs through Igoumenitsa, while presently Via Egnatia from east of GR-19 to Metsovo is still under construction. It passes north of Ioannina and its lake, and runs near Perama. It follows by dangerous curves and will create a diversion in the mid-2000s. The new part runs through the tunnel and the old part runs through the town. Another part of dangerous curves, narrow roads and narrow bridges continues throughout the Pindus and ends near GR-15 (Kalabaka-Grevena highway/route). It runs into Kalampaka and bypasses Trikala. It later passes into the plain and ends east of Larissa. Minor accidents has been reported in the Pindus.


The Metsovo Tunnel opened in the late-20th century to bypass Metsovo. In 1998, Via Egnatia began construction and the western half was opened between 2001 and 2002. In 2003, it was planned to pass into an Ioannina village in which its residents favor a bypass.


*north of Ioannina, junctions of GR-5, GR-20 and E55.
*Metsovo (old road)
*Metsovo Tunnel
*curvy roads

ee also

*List of Greek roads

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