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Greek Ports Join Forces to Coordinate Cruise Policies

Fira, Santorini

Fira, Santorini

Cruiseship at the Mykonos Port. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

Mykonos Port. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

The heads of the Greek ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Mykonos have agreed to work together and coordinate their cruise policies for 2016.

The announcement followed a meeting on Monday between the president of the Piraeus Port Authority George Anomeritis, the Mayor of Santorini Nikos Zorzos, the Mayor of Mykonos Kostas Koukas and port officials from the two islands.

According to an announcement, the three sides agreed to hold consultations with cruise companies on next year’s arrivals schedule, develop facilities, prepare for the new winter 2017 cruise policies, launch city-port coordination actions and cooperate to improve services for passengers.

The ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Mykonos, which attract the majority of arrivals in the Aegean region, in 2014 recorded 1,599 cruise ship arrivals (country total was 3,826) and some 2.4 million passenger arrivals (country total was over 4.9 million), which represents almost 50 percent of the total cruise activity in the country’s ports.

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