Petition Launched to Resume Ferry Service Connecting Greece with Cyprus

By ,   July 19, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

An online campaign calling for reinstatement of regularly scheduled service by ferries connecting Piraeus (Athens) Greece with Limassol Cyprus has gathered more than 11,400 signatures on avaaz.org.

A Cyprus-based group launched the campaign in an effort to exert pressure on the governments of Cyprus and Greece to reinstate the ferry link that was discontinued 18 years ago.

Port of Piraeus, Greece

Image: Port of Piraeus, Greece

Translated into 7 languages, the online petition is addressing the mayors of Piraeus and Limassol, the head of the Cyprus Port Authority and the Cypriot president.

According to petitioners, regular ferry service to and from the ports of Piraeus and Limassol, and later to other Mediterranean ports, will have economic benefits for both sides, such as the increase in tourist flows and boosting competition between shipping companies and airlines resulting in lower fares.

The petition also states that ferry service between Greece and Cyprus will benefit a number of Greek islands along the route.