The development of Greek ferry routes
Greek ferries have brought the different islands of Greece together by making it easy for people, lorries, cars, and long vehicles to visit the different islands. Because of the demand and the need of the different Greek islands, big and small, to connect with each other, the ferries, cruise ships, and the passenger boats have undergone some notable changes leading to the development of many important Greek ferry routes. Today ultra modern ships that adhere to all the safety rules connect different Greek islands via the Greek ferry routes.
The different types of vessels now seen sailing on the Greek ferry routes include the hydrofoils and the catamarans. In the past the sail from Crete from Piraeus was covered in 12 hours, but now because of the super fast ferries, the distance is covered in six hours. The same improvement has been seen in other routes like the Dodecanese and the Cyclades.
The Greek ferry routes and the upgraded ferry vessels have changed the face of tourism in Greece and also made the traveling-life of the locals much easier. They have also enhanced the experience of the tourists and put Greece in the world map as one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Important Greek ferry routes
The most pleasant way of traveling to Greece or even visiting islands and towns within Greece is by ferry. Ferries are ideal for tourists who consider these vessels to be a part of the. Ferries today are faster, more comfortable, and equipped with modern amenities.
Patras is the main Greek ferry route that joins Greece with the ports of Bari, Ancona, and Venice in Italy, and the Greek ports-- Corfu, Igoumenitsa, and Patra. Many popular shipping companies that sail on these routes are the Minoan Lines, Anek Lines, Super Fast Ferries, Ventouris Ferries, Endeavor,and others. All these shipping companies pay special heed to the safety while trying to keep the ticket price reasonable.
The port of Piraeus is one of the most contemporary ports in the Mediterranean and it links to the Piraeus metro terminal via a bridge that connects the port with the station. When you sail to Cyclades by a ferry, you will find that the ferry boats are much nearer to the station, making it easier for you to walk from the station to the port.
The other important Greek ferry route is from Piraeus to Rhodes, which takes about 12 hours depending on the weather and the type of vessel chosen. Ferries sail in this route everyday of the week. Piraeus to Mykonos is another popular route that can be covered in less than four hours while still allowing you to enjoy the sail and the sea.
These are some of the most traveled and popular Greek ferry routes that help vacationers see more of Greece in less time and in a fun and relaxed ambiance. These routes have also made the life of the locals much easier.