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Greek Ferry Crashes into Rafina Port

A ferry carrying 255 passengers crashed into the port of Rafina, east of Athens, on Monday morning as it was setting sail towards the Cyclades. The "Flyingcat 4" was grounded in shallow waters. Passengers were evacuated by small boats to the...

Ferry Service Connects Greece's Thessaloniki with Cyclades, Crete

For the first time in ten years, a ferry service was launched on Saturday connecting Thessaloniki, in northern Greece with the Aegean islands and Crete. The route, operated by ferry company Seajets, will run twice a week for three months...

New Greek Ferry Route Links Sporades to Thessaloniki

The northern Aegean Sporades islands will have a new sea link to Greece's second-largest city later this month. Golden Star ferries will launch its Thessaloniki-Sporades ferry route on June 15 after getting the green light from the Greek Shipping Ministry. With...

Greece's Ionian Islands to Get First Ferry Link

A new ferry route that will link all the Ionian islands for the first time will be inaugurated on May 1 and run until October 31. Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis announced the new ferry service at the Regional Development Conference...

Greek Ferry Battles Gale Force Winds in Aegean (video)

Dramatic footage has emerged of a ferry fighting gale-force winds to dock on the Greek island of Tinos. The captain of Blue Star Delos battled with the waves and the wind to safely get his passengers ashore on Sunday. A weather...

Abandoned Ferry Drifts at Sea as Gale Force Winds Sweep Greece

The Greek coast guard is struggling to bring under control an abandoned ferry that drifted off to sea just outside the port of Piraeus, south of Athens on Thursday morning. Three tugs are trying to tie and tow the "Panagia...

Two Passengers Injured as Greek Ferry Hits Sifnos Pier

A ferry hit the pier at the main port of the island of Sifnos during its approach to dock. Two of the 196 passengers on board the SeaJet 2 ferry were slightly injured. All passengers have disembarked and will continue to...

Bomb Blast in Athens Followed by Bomb Threat Farce on Ferry

Passenger ferry Evia Star was evacuated on Tuesday morning following a bomb threat, according to Greek authorities. After an anonymous call warning of an explosive device on the ship, police forces evacuated all 48 passengers and inspected the ferry. No...

Ferry on Fire off Greece; Rescue Operation for 411 Passengers [Photos]

A ferry carrying 411 passengers and 55 crew caught fire during its Greece to Italy route on Sunday. The Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic, which belongs to the Greek ferry line ANEK, sailing from Patras in western Greece to the Italian port...