Patra - A Marvel of Engineering - the Rion-Antirion Bridge

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A Marvel of Engineering - the Rion-Antirion Bridge

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(28 reviews)
Rion, Patra, Greece
35 mins

About the tour

Earthquakes, deep water and strong winds were only some of the challenges that made the construction of a bridge in western Greece an impossible project… impossible? Not to those engineers! The Rion-Antirion Bridge is the longest multi-span cable-stay bridge in the world with its 2,252 meters continuous and fully suspended deck. Having received nine International Awards by the scientific community, it is a marvel of engineering as multiple challenges of nature were surpassed in unprecedented ways turning the bridge into a traveller destination. Join Ioanna to discover how a centuries-old dream became a reality while admiring the wonderful views of the gulfs of Corinth and Patra!

Meet Ioanna Papakosta

Ioanna Papakosta

Ioanna was born and raised in Patra and has spent most of her adult life showing guests around Greece as a licensed tour guide. Passionate about history, mythology, flora and nature along with tradition and gastronomy she loves sharing every aspect of her country as Greek hospitality orders...

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Patra with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Patra. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers


13 April 2021

Just all about statistics of a bridge needed some Ancient History and a town

Violet W.

10 April 2021

A very enjoyable tour with lots of information and great views. Look forward to more of her tours.

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

10 April 2021

I enjoy architecture and always found bridges intriguing but how they are built and work is a mystery to me and I’m not an engineer and it be hard to explain the technology of bridges. However, Ioanna made something that is so difficult, simple to explain and to understand. She did a great job in her presentation on this bridge


09 April 2021

Wonderful landscape of bridge from where you are. Your tour info was quite interesting.

🇺🇸 Sandi G.

09 April 2021

My first tour with Ioanna this morning to see and learn about the gorgeous Rion-Antirion Bridge. We have the Golden Gate Bridge but that is dwarfed by this structure and Ioanna's description of construction and current usage of the bridge was excellent! The location is beautiful as well. i like to say that Greece is my Heaven on Earth and now have an additional location to visit when I return. Thank You, Ioanna, for the most interesting tour.

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