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Athens Day Cruise: ‘We Sail 365 Days a Year’

Greek naval company Athens Day Cruise took part in this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) trade show in London and presented its one-day cruise product to travel professionals from all over the world. The product includes a daily excursion to three Greek islands in the Saronic Gulf.

“Our aim at WTM London, one of the most important trade shows of the industry, is to make our one-day cruise product more known to travel professionals and inform them on the VIP amenities we provide,” the company’s sales manager, John Kounoupiotis, told GTP Headlines on the sidelines of the exhibition.

Athens Day Cruise Sales Manager John Kounoupiotis.

Athens Day Cruise Sales Manager John Kounoupiotis.

“We want them to know that the one-day cruise does not stop, but it operates every day and all year round… What professionals must know is that even if summer ends, we do not go away in the winter. We are here all 365 days of the year,” Kounoupiotis said.

Athens Day Cruise departs daily from Faliro and offers guests in the Greek capital a day cruise on spacious, 3-deck vessels to the three islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.

Once on board, guests can enjoy traditional Greek music and international favourites from a live orchestra, and participate in a number of activites such as Greek dance lessons.

Regarding the menu of Athens Day Cruise, it is full of Greek local products.

While the company is trying to make itself more known in the UK market, Athens Day Cruise already has a big fan base from markets including France, Latin America, the US, Japan, Korea and India.

In regards to Greek travelers, Kounoupiotis said that they mainly take the one-day cruise in May, June and July.

“As opposed to our foreign guests, the Greeks have the mentality that cruising in only done in the summer, something which is not the case. We invite them to give the one-day cruise a try in the winter. They will not regret it,” he added.

Athens Day Cruise's sales manager, John Kounoupiotis and sales representative, Alina Dritsa.

Athens Day Cruise’s sales manager, John Kounoupiotis and charter sales executive, Alina Dritsa.

Athens Day Cruise is a consortium between Hydraiki Naval Company and Evermore Cruises, two leading shipping companies in Athens.

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About the Author
Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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