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‘Transport 2021-27’ to Fund Connectivity Projects on Greek Islands

The Greek government will allocate a new round of EU funds known as “ESPA” to remote islands for the construction or modernization of key infrastructure.

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.

New Thessaloniki – Izmir Ferry Connection to Include Stopover at Lesvos

A new ferry service connecting Thessaloniki in Greece and the Turkish town of Izmir with a stopover at Lesvos is scheduled to begin services in July.

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 Puts Thessaloniki on the Cruise Destination Map

Celestyal Cruises has officially launched its 7-day voyages out of Thessaloniki for the 2022 season, recognizing the incredible potential of the Greek Northern city as a homeport.

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".

Greece Shipping Ministry Revises Regulation for Yachting Operations

A new regulatory framework covering yachting operations in Greece has been approved in parliament, paving the way for the sector’s development, the Greek Shipping Ministry announced.

Greece Secures Funds for Port Works, Ferry Connections in Samos Regional Unit

The Greek Shipping Ministry has secured resources that will support major port projects and ferry connections in the Regional Division of Samos in the North Aegean.

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.

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.