This route is recommended to those who are not in a hurry and who share our view that motorway driving is boring and sometimes frustrating, a kind of waste of time. If you are not convinced, yet there is another reason to prefer toll free routes: paying for motorways could be a waste of money too. The toll rates for the Athens-Corinth stretch is 10 euros (price for RVs) for a distance of 46 km. Is this an exaggeration or a joke?
The stretch of highway linking Patras to Corinth is above all the one that really does not deserve to be paid! Most of the route is in a single lane, with an emergency lane on which slow vehicles are forced to travel, without divider between the two directions of travel.
For years now we do the route Athens Thessaloniki without taking the highway. On one hand the cost of tolls that for an RV exceeds
50 70 € for 500 km. On the other, the fact that the alternative routes are more interesting and even if they require a few more hours of driving, the mileage does not increase by much, in the worst case we are talking about 50km more.