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Greek Island Ferry Tickets Increase Again Third Time This Year

For a third time this year, ferry tickets to the Greek islands increased by as much as 8 percent, starting July 1.

Greek Island Ferry Boat Rates Increase Again

Greek ferry operators increased fares to the Greek islands by up to 10 percent this month, citing soaring fuel costs.

Ferry Boat Fares to the Greek Islands Up by 15%

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has confirmed that the cost of traveling by ferry to Greece’s islands has increased by some 15%.

Celestyal Launches 1st Cruise Out of Lavrio Homeport for 2022

Celestyal Cruises recently launched its first departure from the port of Lavrio - the third of its homeports - during a special event on board the "Celestyal Olympia".

Greek Ports See Ferry Activity Skyrocket for Easter

For the first time in the two years of Covid-19, island-bound traffic from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio soared with the Cyclades, Crete and Rhodes winning over a large share of Easter travelers.

High Court Decision Stops Key Investments at Piraeus Port

Greece’s highest court has temporarily halted important investments at the country’s largest port in Piraeus.

Greek Shipping Ministry Allocates Funding for Crete Port Upgrades

The Greek Shipping Ministry will release some 24 million euros in funding for infrastructure upgrade works at four ports on the island of Crete.

Greece to Improve Ferry Transport and Island Port Infrastructure with €1bn in Funds

The Greek Shipping Ministry will use €1 billion in funds to improve the service of ferry connections and cover projects to upgrade island port infrastructure.

Posidonia: Greece Leads the Way in Mediterranean Cruise Travel Restart

Global cruise companies are hoping to stimulate traveler interest and kick-start operations from Greece this summer.

Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Works Begin on Piraeus Port’s New Cruise Terminal

Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, will be able to handle larger cruise ships and establish itself as a home port once construction works on a new terminal are completed.

Piraeus Port Development Tops Greek PM’s China Agenda

The development of Piraeus port into one of Europe’s leading container terminals topped Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' agenda of talks during his recent visit to China.

Hellenic Seaways Steps in for Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Ferry Route

Greek ferry company Hellenic Seaways will take over the Samothrace-Alexandroupolis route as of Monday, August 26, with its Artemis vessel, according to the Greek Shipping Ministry.

Seajets Continues Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Route with the Andros Jet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has announced that its Andros Jet catamaran will continue to serve the Samothrace-Alexandroupolis route until further notice.

Greece Looks to Improve Ferry Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking to improve the ferry experience of persons with disabilities when traveling in Greece.

Minoan to Handle Piraeus-Chania Ferry Route, Transport Council Rules

Minoan Lines will be handling the Piraeus-Chania ferry route over the summer, according to a decision by the Coastal Shipping Transport Council.

Minoan Lines on its Way to Launch Piraeus-Chania Route

Minoan Lines expects to receive permission to launch the ferry route connecting Piraeus with Chania, Crete, this summer.

Piraeus Chamber Calls for Clear Taxation of Sea Transport

A rise in VAT on sea transport services will have serious repercussions on both the sector and the consumers, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Vassilis Korkidis said.

Greek Coastal Ferry Feud on Shipping Ministry Agenda

The ongoing battle between coastal ferry companies over the distribution of routes for the summer season ahead was set to top the Greek shipping ministry agenda on Thursday, following press conferences held earlier this week by rivals Golden Star Ferries, Seajets and Aegean Speed...

Posidonia 2018 Shipping Trade Event Gearing Up

More than 1,850 companies are set to showcase their products and services during the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition to be held on June 4-8.
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