COASTAL SHIPPING

More ferry routes get state subsidy, under strict conditions

More ferry routes get state subsidy, under strict conditions

The Greek Council of Coastal Shipping approved subsidies for three new ship schedules to out-of-the-way islands and for two amended ones on Tuesday.

The new round-trip lines are as follows, with requirements for contracted ferries to run throughout the summer:

  • Tilos-Kos (Kardamena)
  • Corfu-Diapontian Islands (Erikoussa, Mathraki, Othoni at Avlaki port)
  • Rhodes-Halki-Karpathos-Kassos-Sitia

The committee also approved the amended subsidized routes of:

  • Thessaloniki-Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos
  • Agia Kyriaki-Trikeri island-Volos

There are specific requirements for ferry sizes and capacity.