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Gale-Force Winds Curtail Greek Ferry Services

Passenger ferries remained docked in ports around Greece on Thursday, cutting off connections between the islands and the mainland. As a new cold front swept across the country, bringing rain, snow and gale-force winds, ferry services from the main ports...

Greek Ferries Mull Fare Increase

An increase in fuel prices has significantly burdened shipping companies, creating pressures  to increase ferry ticket prices, according to Mihalis Sakellis, chairman of the Association of Passenger Ship Operators, speaking on Monday.doing business Sakellis noted that an increase in business...

Greek Ferries to be Made Accessible to Disabled Travelers by May 2019

Shipping companies must make their vessels accessible and safe for people with disabilities by May 1, 2019, according to a memorandum signed on Wednesday by Greece's Shipping and Island Policy Minister, Fotis Kouvelis. The memorandum was signed after Kouvelis met with...

Greek Seamen End Strike

The federation of Greek Seamen (PNO) decided to suspend the strike with immediate effect on Tuesday bringing a sigh of relief to thousands of travelers stranded in popular island destinations. According to an announcement from PNO, the deadlock was broken...

Thousands Left Stranded as Greek Sailors Continue Strike on Tuesday

Thousands of passengers will continue to be stranded in the Aegean and Ionian islands after the federation of Greek Seamen (the PNO union) decided to extend its strike into Tuesday. On Monday, the PNO rejected an improved employer's proposal for...

Sailors Strike Halts Greek Ferries

Greek ferries will stay in ports through Monday, bringing inter-island routes to a halt after the influential federation of Greek Seamen (the PNO union) called for a 24-hour strike over demands for a pay raise. The PNO Union called for...

Greek Seamen Call September 3 Strike

Greek officials express concern over the decision by the PNO seamen's federation to call a 24-hour strike for September 3 as the tourism season is still in full swing. Ferry companies are urging crews to call off their strike amid...

Two Ferries with 3,000 Refugees Arrive at Piraeus Port

Two ferries carrying 3,000 refugees from Mytilene and Chios docked at Piraeus port on Monday morning. More specifically, "Blue Star Patmos" with 1,424 refugees on board arrived at 8:30 am and "Ariadni" ferry with 1,579 refugees on board arrived almost...

Ferry Fares for Passengers Up 10% from Monday

Ferry companies on Monday announced a 10 percent hike in all ferry fares for passengers, while fares for vehicles are to remain the same. The hike was imposed after passenger fares were moved from the 13 percentVAT category to...