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Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.

Potential for Strong Medicane to Hit Southwestern Greece

Weather experts are expecting a tropical-like cyclone to hit the southwest of Greece, which besides gale force winds may cause flash flooding.

Thousands Travel to the Greek Islands as Summer Holiday Exodus Begins

The summer holiday exodus from Athens to the Greek islands began to get underway with fully booked ferries departing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.

Golden Star Ferries to Operate Cyclades Ferry Routes

Golden Star Ferries will soon begin servicing the Cyclades islands from Piraeus after getting the approval of the Coastal Transportation Council (SAS).

Golden Star Ferries Connects Rafina to Syros Seven Days a Week

Golden Star Ferries has amended the itineraries of the Superferry II and now sails to the Cycladic island of Syros on a daily basis.

Syros Mayor Calls for More Ferry Connections

Aiming to make Syros more accessible, the island's mayor George Maragos recently met with professionals in order to explore ways of increasing ferry services.

Golden Star Ferries Aiming to Keep Rafina-Syros Route All Year Round

Golden Star Ferries has submitted a request to the Coastal Transportation Council to continue its Rafina-Syros ferry connection all year round.

Passenger Traffic to Greek Isles Picks Up in June-August

Outbound passenger traffic from the port of Piraeus to the Greek islands increased in the June-August period compared to the same period in 2016.

Increased Traffic in Attica’s Ports Ahead of Aug. 15 Holiday

Thousands of holidaymakers are expected to sail today and during the next days from Attica’s main ports to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, the Dodecanese, Crete and the Cyclades.

Greek Seamen Suspend Planned Strike at Rafina Port

Greece’s ferry services from the port of Rafina will be conducted normally between August 1 and 3, as Greek Seamen decided to suspend their strike action.

No Sail for Rafina Ferries Due to Greek Seamen’s Strike 

Greece's Sailor Association (PENEN) announced on Tuesday a series of 24-hour “warning" strikes which will keep ferries docked at the port of Rafina. 

Hellenic Seaways Launches New Ferry ‘Nissos Samos’ with Friendly Rates

A new ferry operated by Hellenic Seaways is set to hit Greek waters on Friday, serving Piraeus - Mesta Chios - Mytilini - Limnos - Thessaloniki the company said this week. With a capacity of 2,200 passengers, the Nissos Samos’ first voyage will be inaugurated later today by...

Hellenic Seaways Sets Pace for 2016 with New Ship, Routes

At the eastern Attica port of Rafina, Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways recently welcomed the Hellenic Highspeed, which is ready to serve the Rafina - Tinos - Mykonos - Paros - Ios - Santorini route this summer season.