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Kalamata to Kissamos Ferry

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:15 am
by asprogirl
Next year we are thinking of driving over from UK as we are here for 3 months and instead of using the Pireaus to Souda ferry we though we would try the ferry to Kissamos as we found Athens a bit of a nightmare. Has anyone tried the Kissamos ferry and know what the road is like from Patras to Kalamata? thanks

Re: Kalamata to Kissamos Ferry

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:07 pm
by Kilkis
I'm not sure if that ferry is still operating. If you put the origin and destination into GTP Ferry Schedules it recognises the ports but doesn't find any schedules. I could be wrong. It was never a very regular service and I'm told the boat was a bit of a rust bucket.

Warwick

Re: Kalamata to Kissamos Ferry

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:43 pm
by Phild
Yes, unfortunately, the Vincenzo Kornaros which was the ferry for that route was laid up for major repairs for so long this year that the government took the contract from LANE, the route provider.

As far as I know, a new contract has been negotiated, and the new ferry "Ionis" is being fitted with new equipment to enable it to service the route - But there is no start date mentioned.

Source here