The first waterway of the Ionian Sea will operate from Corfu Port, according to the island’s port authority. The announcement comes after a bill was recently approved in Parliament to simplify the licensing and operation of waterways in Greek waters.
The creation of the waterway will be undertaken by company Water Airports CA on behalf of the Corfu Port Authority.
A license for a waterway in Greece is now issued in only three months time. Corfu’s waterway is expected to operate as of this September.
Water Airports will also activate procedures for the licensing of waterways in Paxos, and Ereikoussa and Othonous on the Diapontia islands, the ports of which belong to the Corfu Port Authority.
According to reports, Water Airports will initially perform charter flights from Corfu to Othonous, Erikousa and Paxos and special flights for cruise passengers that want to see Corfu from above.
Also, the Halkida Port Authority has also expressed an interest to create waterways through which seaplanes would link Evia to the Sporades islands and Athens.