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‘Podilatodrasis’: Bike ride in Aegina

‘Podilatodrasis’  (Cycling Activities, a SKAI television series hosted by Aphrodite Simiti) and the Municipality of Aegina, invite you to the Port of Aegina on Sunday, 4th November, for an unforgettable Bicycle Ride. Competitions and presents for our young friends: ‘Learn How to...

Fewer Ferry Routes and Higher Fares Affect Tourism

Fare increases in conjunction with route cuts had a negative impact on traffic to the Aegean and Ionian islands.

Hellenic Seaways Offers Many Passenger Benefits

Hellenic Seaways, a leading coastal ferry operator in Greece, has designed special programs for its passengers. The company's fleet of 34 ferries serves the northeastern Aegean, Cyclades, Crete, Argosaronikos and Sporades, and also provides freight service to Venice, Italy.

Full Liberation of Ferry Routes Doubtful

Presently, four of Greece's major ferry routes -- Dodekanissos, Cylades, Argosaronikos, Crete -- fulfill the requirements for complete liberation when discussions are finalized between Greece's merchant marine ministry and the European Commission.

Mergers Turn 20 Ferry Lines Into Three, But Some Routes Monopolized

"Sales commission for travel agents has been reduced; there are fewer discounts available; special group rates have been abolished; and prices have risen more than 20% on some routes."