Igoumenitsa is a port town in northwestern Greece. It is also the main port of Epirus and Thesprotia regions, and one of the largest Greek passenger (ferry) ports connecting northwestern mainland Greece with Italy and the Ionian Islands. The port features a large natural harbor along which most of the town spreads.
The Egnatia Highway (length 420 ml / 670 km) serves northern Greece and terminates at Igoumenitsa, making the town a starting point for tourists from Europe and 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 storages, Technological Institute, hospital, library, archeological museum, several tennis courses, sport stadium. The town is built on the slopes of 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 ferry ships operated by Hellenic Mediterranean Lines (HML). Ferries stop here before crossing Adriatic Sea and vice versa. SUPERFAST FERRIES and ANEK LINES ships also stop here before going to the Italy's Adriatic ports Bari, Venice or Ancona, and vice versa.
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.
|29 October, 2020|
|ms La Belle de l'Adriatique||08:00||18:00|
- Cruise Industry
As Greece opened its borders to international tourists, several ferry routes between Greece and Italy were reestablished amidst the Coronavirus...July 4, 2020
A fire broke out Saturday morning, September 28, onboard Olympic Champion ferry in the northwestern Greek port of Igoumenitsa. Due to the accident...September 29, 2019
- show more news