New ferry from Cyprus to Greece started service to Sunday
The first car and passenger ferry in 22 years connecting Cyprus and Greece departed on Sunday (June 19, 2022) from the
port of Limassol
from the port of Limassol for its first
journey to Piraeus
The fully renovated ferry Daleela is operated by Scandro Holding, which was established in 2022 with the aim of,
Greece to sea.
by sea. The ship can carry 400 passengers.
The Daleela will sail from Limassol to Piraeus every Wednesday and Sunday, while ferries from Piraeus to Limassol will depart every Tuesday and Friday. The last trip this year will be on September 16 from Piraeus to Limassol.
Crossing takes about 30 hours
Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping Vassilios Demetriades recently stated:
“The resumption of the ferry service will help us further develop our relations with the rest of the Mediterranean and we welcome the opportunity to extend to ferry service to a third neighboring country besides Greece.”
The crossing between Cyprus and the Greek mainland will take about 30 hours. The Greek capital Athens is also very easy to reach from the port of Piraeus.
The new ferry routes in detail
Extension of the ferry connection to Israel
The Israeli authorities have also expressed interest in the proposed new ferry route between Greece and Cyprus, stating that they would like to include an Israeli port in the route.
A meeting between Cyprus Deputy Shipping Minister Vassilis Demetriades and Israeli Transport Minister Merav Michaeli in December 2021 discussed this prospect.
They agreed that the establishment of the sea route would even create a new market for those travelers who prefer to explore the Mediterranean to sea, as some people either cannot fly for health reasons or are afraid of flying.
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We are already working on booking the new ferry between Greece and Cyprus. As soon as the booking is possible, we will inform you here and in our newsletter.