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Ferry from Piraeus to Limassol

Postby cascadeur » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:03 am

I try to find a ferry from Piraeus to Limassol and I simply can't!!!
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Any ideas - links I could check?
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Postby RN3 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:07 am

At the moment, there is no ferry.

Louis Lines may well once again offer one-way passges on its mini cruises out of Rhodes/Crete to Limassol. check their site from February 2009.
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Postby cascadeur » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:11 pm

Thank you. I was hoping to be able to take my motorcycle to Cyprus in the next 3 weeks. I guess I have to find cargo ship...
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Postby RN3 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:20 pm

Salamis Lines. twice weekly departure I believe from 'Piraeus' (read IKONIO port some 14 km from Piraeus) direct to Limassol.
I travelled with them in June 2006. They were fine ...
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Postby cascadeur » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:11 pm

Thanks again!
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Postby Antreis » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:28 pm

Unfortunately, I believe there is not such a service any more. A couple of years ago Louis tried to established a direct connection between Limassol and Piraeus but it was terminated at the end of the summer season.
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Postby cascadeur » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:07 pm

You are right.
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Postby CBBB » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:12 pm

There is a freighter from Italy you can travel on. Grimaldi Lines, I think.
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Postby RN3 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:16 pm

Louis Lines ran its cruise-ferry service from 2005-2007. In 2008, however, it was no longer accepting vehicles, just passengers on round tripand/or one-way passages Rhodes-limassol and also (fewer sailings) from Crete (Aghios Nikalaos port east of Iraklion)-Limassol.
Remains to be seen what Louis Lines have up their sleeves for 2009 but they are supposed to be posting their sailing schedule from Cyprus on their website in February.

take a look at Viamare website for cargo sailings with Salamis. It may be that Salamis have now reverted to only carring verhicles, with owners having to fly out and collect their vehicles on arrival in Limassol.

I read an article in Cyprus Mail that a decision was to be take in December 2008 regarding the introduction of a new, EU funded, ferry service between Greece (not necessarily Piraeus - could well be RHODES instead) and Limassol. However, have been unable to glean any further information.

A reliable source of information is Varianos Travel in Nicosia. It is too early for information to be posted for 2008 but you could monitor their site.

Take a look to at Cruise Cyprus for information about Grimaldi freighter cruises out of the Uk with emabraction possible in Salerno, Italy. but NOT in Piraeus.
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Postby cascadeur » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks CBBB and RN3 for your answers. Still nothing from Piraeus to Limassol. I 'll try travel agents and see...
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