Aiming to make the Cycladic island of Syros more accessible, its mayor George Maragos held a series of meetings with coastal shipping and tourism stakeholders in order to explore ways to increase ferry services.
Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) President Michalis Sakellis, Chief Commercial Director for Blue Star Ferries Dionysis Theodoratos, Fast Ferries President Theologos Panagiotakis as well as tourism sector professionals met to discuss the continuation of ferry services from the port of Rafina, throughout the year.
SEEN’S Sakellis suggested a third ferry be introduced connecting Syros with other Cyclades islands while Blue Star Ferries’ Theodoratos said he was satisfied with passenger traffic this summer.
Meanwhile, Golden Star Ferries has already submitted a request with the Coastal Transportation Council for the said link but also for the continuation of the Rafina-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos itinerary through to October 31. If approved, the company’s high speed Super Runner will operate the Rafina-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos route for the month of October.