Greek National Road 6

Greek National Road 6 (Greek: Εθνική Οδός 6, abbreviated as EO6) is a national road in north-central Greece. It begins at the port of Igoumenitsa and ends at Volos, passing through the towns Ioannina, Metsovo, Trikala and Larissa. The section between Metsovo and Volos is part of the European route E92. The road runs through five regional units (Thesprotia, Ioannina, Trikala, Larissa and Magnesia) and the regions of Epirus and Thessaly.

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National Road 6
Εθνική Οδός 6
Route information
Length354 km (220 mi)
Major junctions
West endIgoumenitsa
East endVolos
Location
RegionsEpirus, Thessaly
Major citiesIgoumenitsa, Ioannina, Trikala, Larissa, Volos
Highway system
National Roads in Greece

The route begins in Igoumenitsa. It passes north of Ioannina and its lake, near Perama. It crosses the Pindus mountains, passing through Metsovo. It runs through Kalampaka and bypasses Trikala. It then passes into the plain and runs through Larissa. Between the southeast of Larissa and Velestino, it has been replaced by the A1 motorway. From Velestino it continues east and it ends at the Aegean port of Volos. As of 2015, the section between Trikala and Larissa has been upgraded to a dual carriageway and has expressway standards.[1] The new A2 motorway offers a faster connection between Igoumenitsa, Ioannina and Metsovo.

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Port of Igoumenitsa, the start of GR-6
 
Katara Pass, the mountain pass between Ioannina and Trikala, at 1700 m. height
Regional unit Jun./Exit Name Destinations Notes
Thesprotia   Port of Igoumenitsa  
  Igoumenitsa
  Parapotamos  
Ioannina   Ioannina    
  Metsovo  
  Katara Pass
Trikala
  Panagia   (future  )
  Kalabaka  
  Trikala  
1   Trikala 1  
2   Trikala 2  
3   Megalochori
4   Taxiarches
5   Georganades
6   Farkadona
7   Zarko
8   Piniada
9   Tirnavos, Elassona
Larissa 10   Koutsochero
11   Madra
12   Rachoula
  Larissa    
  Platykampos
Magnesia   Velestino    
  Volos  

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Coordinates: 39°46′11″N 21°27′39″E / 39.7696°N 21.4609°E / 39.7696; 21.4609