1st May: No Ferry Service in Greece – Minoan Line changes itinerary due to strike.

24-hour strike to mark May Day, according to the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO),  they are participating in an action called by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE)

“According to an announcement, PNO is protesting unemployment, pension cuts and is calling for new collective labor contracts with salary increases.

Travelers that have booked ferry tickets are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information.

No other announcements have been made at the moment that involve other means of transport.” (Chania Post)


Domestic Line:

– Heraklion-Piraeus (H/S/F Festos Palace)
The Festos Palace vessel will depart on May 1 at 21:30 from the port of Heraklion.

– Piraeus-Heraklion (H/S/F Knossos Palace)
The Knossos Palace vessel will depart on May 1 as soon as permission is given from the port of Piraeus.

All passengers and truck drivers are advised to be at the port of Piraeus at 21:00.

Adriatic Lines:

– Patras–Igoumenitsa–Ancona (Cruise Olympia)
Cruise Olympia will sail from Patras on May 2 at 00:00 bound to Ancona via Igoumenitsa (Departure from Igoumenitsa is May 2 at 06:00).

Cruise Olympia will skip the call in Venice.

– Venice–Ancona–Igoumenitsa–Patras (Cruise Europa)
Cruise Europa will sail from Venice on May 2 at 04:30 and from Ancona on May at 14:00 bound to Patras via Igoumenitsa.

– Ancona–Igoumenitsa–Patras (Cruise Olympia)
Cruise Olympia will sail from Ancona bound to Patras via Igoumenitsa on May 3 at 14:00.Strike 1 May
Source: GTP headlines


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