The Rio–Antirrio Bridge (officially the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge), is one of the longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges in the world.
It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road.
Opened in 2004, it dramatically improves access to and from the Peloponnese, which could previously be reached only by ferry or via the isthmus of Corinth in the east.
The bridge has had a significant impact on a number of areas of economic and social life, stimulating the tourist flows, and enriching the economic and cultural relations of the two sides by making the communication of the inhabitants of the surrounding areas easier.
The challenge: Luisa takes the ferry, while Louis hops in the van. Who’s going to arrive to Antirrio first?
We visited Obrenovac, just outside Belgrade, Serbia. This lovely area went through hard times: in the spring of 2014, 90% of it was submerged due to the heavy rain. Here's the story about how it came back to life!
Catch up with Louis and Luisa on the first week of the Mediterranean route. The history of Athens, the nature of Konitsa, the food in Thessaloniki, boat adventures between Greece and Albania, and more!