Talking about promoting tourism and being competitive… Passengers are due to pay 6% more for ferry boats tickets and car transportation as of 1. April 2012. For a family of four that travels with car, that’s 20 euro more, considering that the kids will have reduced fares.
According to news portal News It, 2 adults, 2 children and one average car pay 338 euro to travel from Piraeus to Paros island, 355 euro from to travel to Iraklio, Crete without cabin, and 517 euro to travel to Rhodes. The prices are two ways travel, economy class.
Amid deep recession and economic crisis, Greece is the wonderland where incomes decrease and prices go up. Congrats!