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Cruise Ships Sailing Away from Greek Destinations

True to shipping industry insider predictions, cruise travel to Greece, dropped in the Jan.-July period and is expected to remain below par in 2018. 
Posted On 14 Aug 2017

New Tender Launched for Kythira Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry has launched a tender for routes connecting Kythira and Antikythira with Piraeus, Crete, Gythio and Kalamata.
Posted On 08 Aug 2017

Amended Bill Sees Stronger Greek Ferry Passenger Rights

Reinforcing passenger rights, changes to the scheduling of hydrofoils and high-speed sea craft are among the amendments of a ministry bill tabled in parliament.

One-euro Levy for Every Cruise Traveler to Santorini 

Passengers visiting Santorini on a cruise ship will have to pay as of March 2018 a one-euro levy, according to the Port Authority plans.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

Greek Seamen Suspend Planned Strike at Rafina Port

Greece’s ferry services from the port of Rafina will be conducted normally between August 1 and 3, as Greek Seamen decided to suspend their strike action.

Cruise Operators, Passengers Rate Greek Ports

The ports of Chios, Lesvos, Mykonos, Piraeus and Santorini are among the Greek ports leaving behind not so favorable impressions, according to a report.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Potential for Alexandroupolis Port, Tender in the Fall

A tender for the management of Alexandroupolis port in northeastern Greece, is set to be launched in the fall, the port authority announced this week.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Kythira Ferry Link on the Back Burner

A ferry link connecting the island of Kythira with Piraeus appears to be on hold after the tender launched by the shipping ministry remained fruitless. 
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

No Sail for Rafina Ferries Due to Greek Seamen’s Strike 

Greece's Sailor Association (PENEN) announced on Tuesday a series of 24-hour “warning" strikes which will keep ferries docked at the port of Rafina. 
Posted On 25 Jul 2017

Greek Coastal Shipping Needs to Offer Passengers a ‘New Product’, Study Says

Greece is in need of a 'new' coastal shipping product, one that is based on new business models and necessary investments, according to a study by the XRTC consultancy company.
Posted On 20 Jul 2017

Ferry Operators Invited to Serve Piraeus-Kythira-Crete Line

The Greek Shipping Ministry has invited ferry operators to express their interest in serving the routes on the Piraeus-Kythira-Antikythira-Kastelli line.
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Tender to Launch for Piraeus-Kythira-Crete Ferry Route

The Greek Shipping Ministry will launch a tender to find a ferry operator to run the Piraeus - Kythira - Antikythira - Kastelli connection.
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Celestyal, Thomson Cruises Extend Thomson Spirit Charter for 2018

Celestyal Cruises is continuing its partnership with Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc, by extending the charter of “Thomson Spirit” for the 2018 season.

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

Greek Marinas Association Prepares Action Plan

Aiming to tap into new markets, the Greek Marinas Association is preparing a two-year action plan to promote sailing tourism and marina industry activities.

‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ Ferry Serving Kythira Out of Order

The "Vitsentzos Kornaros" ship serving the Piraeus-Kythira, Antikythira and Kissamos route will remain in port until June 30 due to mechanical failure.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Shipping Ministry Launches Public Consultation to Improve Greek Ports

The Shipping Ministry, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry, has launched a public debate to establish new growth dynamics in Greek ports.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Greece, Egypt Join Forces to Boost Tourism Via Cruise Travel

Greece and Egypt have agreed to boost tourism in both countries through the launch of cruise itineraries, the Egypt Independent reports.