Remote Greek Islands to Get Subsidized Ferry Schedules in the Summer

ATHENS – The Greek Council of Coastal Transport approved subsidies for three new ship schedules to out-of-the-way islands and for two amended ones on Tuesday.

The new round-trip lines are as follows, with requirements for contracted ferries:

1. Tilos-Kos (Kardamena), two schedules a week during the summer (June 6-Sept. 18). The ferry should be able to carry 100 passengers in the winter and 200 in the summer.

2. Corfu-Diapontian Islands (Erikoussa, Mathraki, Othoni at Avlaki port), one schedule a month for heavy and dangerous cargo, carried out by open ferry.

3. Rhodes-Chalki-Karpathos-Kassos-Sitia, two schedules per week (June 13-Sept. 4), with an additional in high summer (July 4-Aug. 28). The ferry should be able to carry 700 passengers in the winter and provide 1,500 sqm for private or commercial vehicle transport.

The following amendments were also approved by the committee, also round-trip schedules:

4. Thessaloniki-Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos, three schedules a week (June 6-Sept. 11), with an additional in high summer (July 4-Aug. 28). The high-speed ferry should be able to carry 700 passengers in the summer and provide 1,500 sqm for vehicles.

5. Agia Kyriaki-Trikeri island-Volos, six schedules per week during the entire season (to Oct. 31, 2022), carried out by a ferry with a capacity of 50 passengers in the winter and 100 in the summer.


ATHENS - Greeks and residents in the country often have to jostle with tourists to find space on public beaches being taken by businesses in violation of the Constitution but if you know where to look some unspoiled spots can be found.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Indians Vote in the First Phase of the World’s Largest Election as Modi Seeks a Third Term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader.

KOS - A one-year-old girl on the island of Kos died from choking on food, a forensic examination determined, and there weren’t any signs of sexual abuse which was originally thought involved.

BARCELONA, Spain  — Casper Ruud took his revenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning the Barcelona Open final in straight sets on Sunday for his biggest career title, a week after losing to the Greek in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

DENVER  — Unlike their crowd that drowned out the Los Angeles Lakers' pregame introductions, the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets were a little late to the playoff party Saturday night.

MADRID — With a late strike by Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid took a huge step toward winning the Spanish league.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.