New Ferry Route Now Links Sporades to Thessaloniki

By ,   July 1, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

For the first time in 10 years, a ferry service was launched on Saturday, June 30, connecting Thessaloniki (northern Greece) with Crete and the Aegean islands.

The new route, operated by ferry cruise company Seajets, is to run twice per week for 3 months and connect Thessaloniki, SyrosSkiathos and other Cyclades islands with Heraklion, Crete.

Image: Port of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Seajets’ Aqua Blue will now serve Thessalonki-Skiathos-Andros-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Santorini-Crete twice per week, every Tuesday and Friday. The trip lasts 18-19 hours.

As of July 9, every Monday, Aqua Blue will run Thessaloniki-Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos route.

The refit Aqua Blue is able to transport up to 1,300 travellers and 400 vehicles.

The new route is subsidized by government funds and has been applauded by Thessaloniki officials and the destinations it will service.