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Ferry route Thessaloniki-Izmir launches on Oct 10

The much anticipated ferry connection between Thessaloniki in northern Greece and Izmir in the west coast of Turkey is launched on Monday, October 10, 2022. Ferry “Smyrna di Levante” sets sail with six itineraries per week Thessaloniki-Izmir-Thessaloniki. The one way trip, from Greece to Turkey lasts 12 hours. The first …

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Thassos ferry services cancelled because captain was …drunk!

Three ferry services between the island of Thassos and Keramoti were cancelled on Sunday because the captain was drunk. He only allowed to undergo an alcohol test hours later, when he was sober. Three itineraries on Keramoti – Thassos ferry line did nor run after 11:30 on Sunday morning, September …

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Thieves arrested in Rafina and Syros for stealing tourist’s luggage onboard of ship

Port authorities have arrested three young men for stealing items from the luggage of a tourist onboard of a ferry. The thieves were arrested at the port of Rafina and on the island of Syros. According to statement issued by the Greek Coast Guard on Wednesday, two men, aged 22 …

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Greece Ferries increase ticket prices for 3rd time in 2022 for specific routes

For third time in 2022, Greece’s ferry companies increased the ticket prices at a range of 4% to 8% on average on July 1. The hikes are only certain ferry itineraries and mainly from the port of Piraeus. From the port of Rafina, the prices of individual tickets with conventional …

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One German rescued after sailing boat collides with ferry and sinks

A sailing boat sank in the sea between Oropos and Eretria after colliding with the local ferry Protoporos XIII on Friday morning. The only passenger on the sailing boat, a German national, fell into the water and was rescued by the ferry. The ferry transported the man to the port …

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DALEELA in Piraeus: Maritime connection between Cyprus & Greece relaunched after 22 years

Cyprus-flagged ferryboat “Daleela” docked the port of Piraeus on Monday, signalling the relaunch of a maritime connection between Greece and Cyprus after 22 years. “Daleela”, of Scandro Holding Ltd, sailed on Sunday from Limassol carrying 155 passengers, 38 cars and 7 motorcycles. The docking in Piraeus was celebrated with the …

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Ferry DALEELA restores maritime link between Cyprus and Greece

After a break of whole 22 years, the maritime connection between Cyprus and Greece is to be restored again. Cyprus-flagged ferry MV DALEELA a ropax type ship managed will leave the port of Limassol on Sunday, June 9, for the port of Piraeus, expected to arrive after 30 hours. DALEELA …

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Salamina Municipality rejects tunnel connection to mainland

The Municipal Council of Salamina has come out strongly against a tunnel link between the island and mainland Attica. The Council has reportedly objecting the project citing safety, environmental, social and economic reasons. Τhe Council wants to postpone the approval of the study (ie the environmental licensing of the project) …

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Powerful winds disrupt traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful north-eastern winds blowing with intensity of up to 8-9 Beaufort have caused disruption to maritime traffic in the Aegean Sea on Monday. According to state-run news agency amna disrupted are some ferry and catamaran commercial lines. The Agia Marina-Nea Styra ferry was not running on Monday. Catamaran ‘Flying Cat …

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Authorities on alert as dozens of youth on board of ferry with Covid-symptoms

Dozens of Covid-suspected cases on board of a commercial ferry set health authorities on alert late on Wednesday and had mobile teams of health organization EODY hastily being deployed in order to carry out Rapid tests to those disembarking. Ferry Super Express returned from the island of Ios to the …

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No bidders for Cyprus-Greece ferry connection

Not a single bid was submitted for the tender for the ferry connection between Greece and Cyprus which expired on Friday, Cypriot Deputy Minister of Shipping Vassilis Demetriades has said. The tender, launched December 11, concerned the selection of a contractor to operate passenger services between Cyprus and Greece. The …

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Explosion in passenger ferry docked in Heraklio: One dies, three injured

The 30-year-old crew member who was severely injured during the explosion succumbed to his injuries, media report on Monday afternoon. One of the three injured has been also taken to Intensive Care Unit even though his conditio9n is not described as critical. Four people were injured, one of them seriously, …

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Travel to Greek islands as of May 25: Questionnaires for ferry/ship passengers

Travel to Greek islands is allowed as on May 25, 2020, Head of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday evening during the daily briefing on the course of the coronavirus in the country. But travel to the islands is not the same as the years before. Passengers’ will be …

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Ferry with 120 passengers tested “positive” to dock at Piraeus port (UPD)

120 seamen, passengers on ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos”, have been tested positive to coronavirus. The infection cases add to another 40 tested positive on the two previous days. The ferry with 383 passengers and crew on board and chartered by a Turkish company remains anchored off the port of Piraeus since …

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Limnos: Passenger ferry with 418 onboard in quarantine after crew falls ill

Passenger ferry “Blue Star Mykonos” was placed in quarantine in the port of the island of Limnos in the early hours of Thursday,  after a crew member fell ill with coronavirus symptoms. According to media, the captain of the ferry reported to health authorities that one of his crew was …

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Greek ferry companies increase tickets by 6% due to IMO sulfur regulation

Some of the biggest Greek ferries companies increased the prices of the tickets by 6% on Wednesday, January 8, claiming that they are trying to cope with the rising transportation cost due to the new fuels regulation that limit sulfur content. According to the ferry companies, the new regulation by …

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