Rion-Antirion Bridge and Nafpaktos

We crossed the Rio-Antirio bridge and stopped of at the picturesque town of Nafpaktos.

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Rion-Antirion bridge and Nafpaktos

The Rion-Antirion bridge is the World's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rion on the Peloponnese to Antirion on mainland Greece. The piers of the bridge can slide on their gravel beds to accommodate tectonic movement.

The town of Nafpaktos is dominated by an old Venetian fortress and city walls extending down to the bay.
We approach the Rion-Antirion bridge.
View from the walk bridge over the toll stop. Nafpaktos harbour fortifications.
Canon balls from the fortifications are now used as street decorations.
The statue of the writer Miguel de Cervantes.
The bridge as seen from Nafpaktos.