Tourism is the most important pillar of Greek economy. With over 15 million tourists yearly Greece is ranked as the 20th best and most visited holiday destination in the world. The most popular holiday resorts that are accessible with ferry Greece are among others the Ionian Islands, including Corfu
and Zakynthos and Mykonos
, Santorini, Rhodes, Paros
and Crete. The mild climate of Greece as well as varied landscapes formed by high mountains, extensive plains and golden sandy beaches make Greece a popular destination with tourists from abroad as well as with the Greeks themselves. Greek mentality of course plays a major role, especially that ethereal mentality featured by the islanders.
Ferry to and from Greece
Ferries from Italy and Turkey execute routes to Greece regularly. Setting off from the Italian ports of Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi they transfer passengers to the Greek ports in Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patras. Passengers from Turkey can take ferry to Greece from the ports of Cesme, Bodrum
, Fethiye and Kusadasi. Debarkations take place in Rhodes, Kos, Chios and Samos
respectively. The Greek Islands mentioned above of course serve as a starting point for ferries from Greece to travel back to the ports of Italy and Turkey.
Greece ferry schedules and timetables
Greece is the 97th among the 100 largest countries in the world. The country covers an area of 131.957 square kilometers and has a population of about 11.215.197 with a density of 81, 96 inhabitants per square kilometre. More than 2500 islands are located in the Greek seas (Cretan Sea, Ionian Sea and Aegean Sea), 156 of them are inhabited. That means that the Greece ferry timetables and the Greece ferry schedules include Greece ferry routes which are well developed and link the islands to the mainland in the winter as well as in the summer period. Their daily routes include Igoumenitsa
, Patras, Kyllini, Kalamata, Gythion, Piraeus
/Athens, Agios Konstantinos, Volos
, Kavala and more.