Although it is not going to last forever, the first has been made.
“A new ferry route that links all the Ionian islands for the first time will be inaugurated on May 1 and run until October 31”, ANA-MPA reports.
This route will be in service for a few months only but, at least, the Ionian islanders and the tourists who will visit the islands during the summer months will be able to feel less isolated and will get the “hop-on hop-off” kind of chance that people in the Aegean have, if and when they decide to go from island to island.
Greece’s Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis “announced the new ferry service at the Regional Development Conference of the Ionian islands, noting that ‘the linking of the Ionian islands will be a new reality that will put an end to the isolation between islands belonging to the same region. The new sea routes will be plied by the ferry “High Speed Azimut Joy Cruises’.”
The boat is a 30-metre long vessel with a capacity of up to 260 passengers.
The islands to be linked are “Corfu with Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaca, Cephallonia and Zakynthos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and vice versa on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.”… / IBNA