Three Greek Eurovelo routes
Throughout the country three EuroVelo Routes*, (EV8, EV 11 and EV 13) are about to be realised.
EuroVelo 8 | The Mediterranean Route This route (a total of approx. 5.900 km) begins from Cadiz, Andalusia in Spain and ends in Greece, where it enters Epirus Region and the city of Igoumenitsa, continues through the West Greece Region, crosses the Antirrio-Rio bridge, heading towards the city of Patras, and enters the Peloponnese Region, by the seafront along Xylokastro and Ancient Sykyon to Kiato, towards Corinth. Along the coast from Megara to Elefsina the route enters the Attica Region to the Acropolis of Athens.
From North to South, this lengthy route (approx. 6,000 km) stretches from the north-east tip of Norway all the way down to Greece, entering the country through the Central Macedonia Region and the city of Thessaloniki. Further south, it reaches the Monastic Complex of Meteora and from there it heads towards the cities of Larissa and Volos, at the foot of Mount Pelion, in the Thessaly Region. The route continues south, through the Central Greece Region and the towns of Delphi, Thebes and Plataies, to end in Attica Region, through the town of Elefsina and the city of Athens.
As the longest EuroVelo route (approx. 10.400 km) it stretches from the Barents Sea (Arctic Ocean), located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia, through Lappland and the Baltic States to the vineyards of southern Czechia and northern Austria to the mountainous border of Bulgaria and Greece to end in Turkey on the Black Sea. This route enters Greece from Promachonas border station going through the National Park of Kerkini Lake, in the Region of Central Macedonia, follows the natural boundaries of Rodopi mountains north of the city of Drama, and enters Greece again in Evros district at Kyprinos municipality along Ardas River in the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace.