Cypriot President Gets Involved in Restoring Ferry Service to Greece

By ,   October 20, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades personally got involved in backing efforts by a couple of DISY MPs to reinstate commercial ferry service between Cyprus and Greece which was discontinued 18 years ago.

Anastasiades has instructional Communications and Shipping Ministries to come up with strategy that could make the ferry link viable.

According to DISY MP Nicos Tornaritis, President Anastasiades had taken great interest in the project and had involved himself personally in the process.

Communications Minister Vassiliki Anastassiadou and Deputy Shipping Minister Natasa Pilides recently met to exchange views on whether the sea link can be reinstated. The two ministers expressed their support for the new project.

Port of Limassol (Cyprus)

Image: Port of Limassol (Cyprus)

The Shipping Ministry will take over efforts to promote the project through researching the costs of resuming the ferry link and a proposal to the government will be made on the best path to follow.

There has been no ferry service between both countries since it was ceased at the beginning of the millennium when the operator, Salamis Tours, had to phase it out due to cost.