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Prospective Greece-Cyprus Ferry Service Receives No Bidders

There is no interest in reviving a Greece-Cyprus ferry service at the present time, despite some initial statements on behalf of several companies when the idea was floated in February of 2020, according to a statement issued on Friday...

Dramatic Scenes as Greek Ferry Saves 4-Year-Old Adrift at Sea

A passing Greek ferry rescued a small child that was floating adrift in the open sea near the port of Rio, east of the city of Patras, on Monday. "She was in a state of shock. She was clinging on...

Greece Records 150 New Coronavirus Cases; New School Year to Begin September 7

It was announced on Monday that 150 new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed in the country in the last 24 hours, and two Greek citizens have succumbed with the virus in the last day. Only seven of the 150...

Greece — Cyprus Ferry Route Approved by EU; Planning Begins

A ferry route that would link Greece to Cyprus has recently been given the green light by the European Commission, with a total of 6 million euros (6.7 million) to be granted annually to support the project. The information was...

Greek Passenger Ferries to Resume Nationwide Service May 18

In one more sign of the country returning to normalcy, passenger ferry service will resume throughout Greece on Monday, May 18. However, new guidelines include requiring passengers to wear face masks and to follow social distancing practices. These guidelines will remain...

Quarantined Greek Ferry Given the All Clear After Coronavirus Scare

Greek authorities announced on Thursday afternoon that the tests on a crew member of the ferry that was being held at Lemnos island with 341 passengers and 77 crew members have come back negative for coronavirus. The ''Blue Star Mykonos''...

Hundreds of Passengers on Board Greek Ferry Quarantined Over Coronavirus Fears

Hundreds of passengers on board the ferry boat "Blue Star Mykonos" docked at port on the Greek island of Limnos were quarantined as a precaution after a crew member developed symptoms of coronavirus. According to Kathimerini, the captain reported that...

Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus

The Greek authorities have recently given the green light for the reintroduction of a ferry connection between mainland Greece and Cyprus, a line that has stopped operating since 2000. The decision to speed up all necessary measures was taken following...

538 Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Igoumenitsa-Venice Ferry

A fire broke out onboard a ferry that had initiated its trip from Greece's Igoumenitsa to Venice in Italy. The fire broke out at the fourth level of the ''Olympic Champion's'' garage, affecting two trucks that were traveling on it. According...

Cyprus-Greece Ferry Link to be Relaunched in 2020

Cypriot Deputy Minister of Shipping, Natasa Pilides told parliament that a passenger ferry between Cyprus and Greece is expected to begin in May 2020 ending two decades without such a sea link. As a result of surveys and studies conducted...