Higher toll station fees take effect

Higher toll fees at toll stations, in both major and auxiliary roads, increased on Greek roads as of January 1, 2024, following earlier announcements by concessionaires.

In Olympia Odos, the new fees implemented for vehicles affect the following highways: Patras-Athens, Antirrio-Ioannina, Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata and the Lefktro-Sparta section, as well as the Rio-Antirrio bridge.

Fire breaks out near Proastiakos suburban railway in Zevgolatio, temporarily halting train service

A fire broke out Monday, engulfing dry grass in close proximity to the train tracks of the Proastiakos suburban railway in Zevgolatio, near Corinth.

As a precautionary measure, the train service between Piraeus and Kiato has been temporarily suspended, following the instructions of the Fire Department.

Two men arrested for attacking boys, stealing their money

Two men, aged 24 and 25, were to appear before a prosecutor on Tuesday on charges of beating up two boys and taking off with their money and two phones in the town of Kiato near Corinth, southern Greece.

The incident reportedly took place on Monday and the two men were later arrested after police were notified.

Piraeus port getting direct rail link to Athens Airport

Piraeus, Greece's biggest port and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, is finally getting a direct rail link to Athens International Airport, starting next month.

Starting on February 1, Piraeus will become a terminus for the Proastiakos suburban railway, connecting the port to the airport at Spata, northeast of the capital.

Athens-Patra in just two hours

By Alexandra Kassimi

Commuters will be able to travel from Athens to the western port city of Patra by train in just two hours once the construction of the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) section from Kiato to Rododafni is completed by METKA SA, the listed company that won the project’s tender. This is expected in 2017.