Athens to Patras in 1:40 on New Highway
The final leg of the Olympia Odos, the 4-lane from Athens to Patras, was opened on April 11, cutting the travel time between the two cities 210 km apart to one hour, forty minutes. The 120-km stretch of road, an extension of the Athens-Corinth highway, was dedicated by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The Olympia Odos includes 12 tunnels, and was once considered one of the more dangerous highways in Europe. The PM took advantage of the occasion to announce that the notoriously rickety Patras-Athens railway was slated for an overhaul as well.