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Mayors Want Thessaloniki-Skiathos Ferry Connection to Resume in 2022

The mayors of Thessaloniki and Skiathos are requesting for the seasonal ferry service connecting the two Greek destinations and other Sporades islands to resume next year.

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.

Strict Checks on Ferry Travel Documents in Greece will Continue, Says Minister

The Greek authorities are carrying out stricter controls to check travellers’ compulsory travel documents before they board ferries at the country’s ports.

Ferry Travel: Coast Guard to Check Passenger Documents at Greek Ports

Officers of the Hellenic Coast Guard as of July 15 will be in charge of checking the documents of travelers at ports before they board ferries to travel in Greece.

Greece to Carry Out Port and Ferry Inspections All Summer

The Greek shipping ministry will be carrying out Covid-19 inspections on board ferries and at ports across the country throughout the summer.

Greece Taps into Cruise Tourism with Upgraded Port Infrastructure 

Greece is planning to improve its port infrastructure in order to meet the increasing demand of cruise ship arrivals.

Shipping Minister: No Covid-19 Tests Needed for Vaccinated Ferry Passengers

Vaccinated travelers using ferries to visit the Greek islands will not be required to take Covid-19 tests before boarding, but must fill in a special health form, said Greece's Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

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.

Sporades Isles to Get New Ferry Connection from Thessaloniki

The Greek Shipping Ministry will launch a tender for a new ferry service to connect Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands three times a week.

Greece Prepares 2021 Ferry Travel Health Protocols

Greece’s updated health protocols for safe ferry travel during this year’s tourism season are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Greece to Release Extra Covid-19 Aid for Coastal Shipping

Greece’s passenger shipping sector is set to receive 12 million euros to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link Project on Track After Bidding Opens

Bidding is now open for a ferry service that will link Greece with Cyprus possibly as of May 2021, the Cypriot Deputy Ministry of Shipping announced.

Greek Coastal Shipping Companies to Receive Extra €20m as Support

An additional 20 million euros will be given to support Greek coastal shipping companies that have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Shipping Ministry.

Greece Pushes Forward with Port Upgrades

Greece is accelerating procedures in order to move ahead with infrastructure upgrades at ports across the country, according to Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

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.

Shipping Minister Inspects Covid-19 Measures at Ports of Argosaronic Islands

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis visited the ports of the Argosaronic islands and inspected the measures being implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Masks Now Mandatory Outdoors on Greek Ferries

Passengers traveling on Greek ferries will be required by law to wear masks inside and outdoors through to August 18.

Cruise Activity in Greece Expected to Take Off After August 20

Cruise activity in Greece is expected to take off after August 20, according to Greek Maritime Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Minoan Lines Officially Inaugurates Kydon Palace Cruise Ferry

Minoan Lines officially inaugurated "Kydon Palace", the newest cruise ferry of its fleet, during a ceremony held at the port of Piraeus.

Greece May See Cruise Tourism Restart in August

Cruise lines are interested in including Greece in their itineraries this coming August, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has informed the Greek government.
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