Igoumenitsa (Greece)

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Igoumenitsa cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-03-01 10:47

min: 46 °F (8 °C) / max: 61 °F (16 °C) 56°F
13.5°C
Wind: 135°/ 1.8 m/s  Gust: 2.5 m/sWind: 135°/ 1.8 m/s  Gust: 2.5 m/sLight breeze
1.8 m/s
Min / Max Temperature61 °F / 16 °C
46 °F / 8 °C
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Port Igoumenitsa cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Igoumenitsa, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
5 March, 2024
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems La Belle de l'Adriatique06:0018:00
12 March, 2024
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems La Belle de l'Adriatique06:0018:00
19 March, 2024
Tuesday
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems La Belle de l'Adriatique06:0018:00

Igoumenitsa is a major port and town in northwestern Greece with population around 25,000. Igoumenitsa is the principal port of the Epirus and Thesprotia regions, as well as one of the largest Greek ferry ports connecting northwestern mainland Greece with Italy and the Ionian Islands.

Port Igoumenitsa (locode GRIGO) features a large natural harbor along which most of the town spreads. In October 2022, Grilmaldi Group acquired 67% stake in the Port for EUR 84,17 million, amounting to 90% (together with its subsidiaries Minoan Lines and Grimaldi Euromed). The concession deal includes the exclusive use and management of all the Port's assets, as well as the fishing shelters Sagiada (to the north) and Plataria (south) and Syvota's yacht shelter.Epirus and one of the largest commercial ports in Greece, strategic for connections between mainland Greece and the rest of Europe.

Regularly scheduled cruise ferries by the companies Grimaldi Lines, Minoan Lines, Anek Superfast, and Ventouris Ferries connect Igoumenitsa with Italy (Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Venice), while Kerkyra Lines' boats connect to Corfu Island and Paxos Island. The routes are served as follow:

  • Igoumenitsa-Brindisi by Grimaldi Lines (3x daily crossings) and by A-Ships Management (2x daily crossings), travel time 9 hours
  • Igoumenitsa-Ancona by Minoan Lines (8x weekly crossings/20,5 hours) and by Anek Superfast (6x weekly crossings/16 hours)
  • Igoumenitsa-Bari by Ventouris Ferries (3x weekly crossings/11 hours) and by Anek Superfast (2x weekly crossings/9,5 hours)
  • Igoumenitsa-Venice by Anek Superfast (2x weekly crossings/25,5 hours)
  • Igoumenitsa-Corfu by Kerkyra Lines (13x daily crossings/1 hour)
  • Igoumenitsa-Paxos by Kerkyra Lines (7x weekly crossings/1,5 hours)

The Egnatia Highway (length 420 mi / 670 km) serves northern Greece and terminates at Igoumenitsa, making the town a starting point for tourists from Europe and an ending point for trucks from Turkey. Primary aspects of the local economy are agriculture, transport, maritime and tourism.

The town has population around 25,000 and features many shops, offices, cargo storage, Technological Institute, hospital, library, archeological museum, several tennis courses, sports stadium. The town is built on the slopes of the forested mountain and expands around the gulf.

Igoumenitsa is best known for its blue waters and for being surrounded by several forests. Nearby Drepanos Beach is among the area's longest sand beaches. Its length is over 7 km (4 ml).

Igoumenitsa cruise terminal

Igoumenitsa has two ports: The New Port and The Old Port. The New Port is the 2nd busiest passenger port of Greece, following Piraeus, even surpassing the seaports Iraklion (Crete) and Patras (the third and fourth-largest in the country).

The port handles regularly scheduled ferries between Greece and Italy (to Brindisi). These are passenger and car ferryboats operated by Hellenic Mediterranean Lines (HML). Ferries stop here before crossing the Adriatic Sea and vice versa. SUPERFAST FERRIES and ANEK LINES ships also stop here before going to Italy's Adriatic ports Bari, Venice or Ancona, and on the reverse route.

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