Cyprus-Greece ferry service sets sail from Larnaca to Piraeus

   July 31, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The Cyprus-Greece ferry service this summer started from Larnaca to Piraeus-Athens and was attended by a total of 274 passengers and 11 pets. The ship Daleela (1991-built, IMO 9001306) was also carrying 60 cars and 15 motorcycles. This year, the popular ferry route expanded its operations from Limassol to include Larnaca in its schedule, eliciting an enthusiastic response from travelers.

Daleela set sail from Larnaca at ~11 pm, following a smooth boarding process that began at 6:30 pm. Paris Demetriou, the General Manager of Kition Ocean Holdings, expressed his satisfaction with the new sea connection, highlighting the seamless boarding and overall journey.

He also revealed that seats for August are already sold out, indicating the strong demand for the ferry service. The collaboration between Kition Ocean Holdings, the ship-owning company, travel agents, and the competent authorities of the Republic ensured a hassle-free and prompt voyage.

Marios Michael, a representative from Scandro Holdings, the shipowner, praised the cooperation of passengers, the port's managing company, and the state's competent services, contributing to the smooth start of the journey. He advised passengers to be patient during boarding procedures, especially security checks, as many of the initial travelers on this inaugural trip were families with small children.

During the summer season, the ferry Daleela is expected to transport 4000+ people and ~1700 vehicles in a total of 16 crossings between Greece and Cyprus, with the last journey scheduled for September 1st.

In 2022, during its debut season, the ferry served ~7500 travelers and transported ~2500 cars, gaining popularity among students seeking affordable and convenient transportation for their belongings abroad. Additionally, the ship provides an alternative means of travel for those who have flying concerns, making it an essential transportation option for a diverse range of travelers.