ITALY - GREECE CONNECTION - ROUTES
PASSENGER - FERRY SHIP ROUTES FROM PATRAS HARBOUR AND IGOUMENITSA HARBOUR
The main volume of European tourists travelling to Greece by car, use the modern ferries, recently built, doing routes between Greek ports and those of neighbouring Italy.
The established Patras - Igoumenitsa - Corfu - Brindisi or Bari or Ancona line, has already been operating for almost thirty years, uniting Greece to Central Europe and the Scandinavian countries. It acts as a "bridge" from which every year several millions people pass, while in the last years the line has been enriched with departures for Venice and Trieste. At the same time, new ships possessing all modern facilities, attaining higher speeds and with convenient arrival and departure times.
In order to best serve the growing demand for mobile home transport, shipping companies have put to sea vessels with specially formulated areas for campers and caravans.
Travelling by these ships, experiencing their all-rounded hospitality and the up-to-date services, is sheer delight, combining a wide range of services with very reasonable prices. The ships have cabins of different classes, from outside cabins with shower and W.C. to internal economy cabins, offering every opportunity for comfortable accommodations. The services usually provided on board are air conditioning, bar, restaurants, wear shops, satellite communications (telex, tele-fax), video games and gambling (slot machines, casino, card rooms), pools, self-service, disco, movie theatre, baby-land, escalators, camping on board etc.
|AGOUDIMOS LINES||210 4133583, 4126680||210 4220595|
|ANEK LINES||210 4197430, 28210 24000||28210 27611 - 210 4119593 - 210 4115465|
|AVONTALE NAVIGATION||210 8216004, 8225281, 8222162, 8232962||210 8213095, 8237109|
|BLUE STAR FERRIES||210 4141140, 8236011, 3226400||210 4225265-3229193|
|HML||210 4225341||210 4225317,4223018|
|MEDLINK LINES||(Patra) 2610 623011-12||2610 623320|
|MINOAN LINES||210 4199900||210 4135000|
|SUPERFAST FERRIES||210 3313252-9691100||210 3310369|
|VENTOURIS FERRIES||210 4828001-6||210 4813701|
Passenger Passport ControlUpon the application of the Schengen Agreement in our country, the passenger ships and ferries making regular routes from Patras and Igoumenitsa to Italy and the other way round (without visiting ports of third non-Schengen countries), are included in the category of ships doing domestic routes.
Consequently, the passengers of such ships, whose exclusive destination or origin are ports found on the soil of Schengen contracting party, will not be subject to passport control.