08.05.2017

Cruise to Igoumenitsa !

Cruise to Igoumenitsa ! - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Cruise tο Igoumenitsa !

The modern day history of our port begins in 1939, shortly after the city of Igoumenitsa was declared capital of Thesprotia Prefecture. The first regular ferry services were established here in the 1950s’, linking Greece’s northwest mainland to Corfu and Paxoi islands. In the 1960s’ the historic Hellenic Mediterranean Lines inaugurated regular ferry services to Italy and a pier was constructed in what today is the “Old Port”. In 2001, our Port Authority was incorporated and restructured to meet modern international standards. Currently, about 3 million passengers, 650,000 private cars and 250,000 trucks travel through our port each year.

The recently completed Phase B’ of our development projects greatly increases our port’s capabilities, particularly with regard to passenger shipping services, and this encourages us to have an optimistic view of the future. Among our highest priorities is to become an important Mediterranean cruise port. Certainly, the bulk of our year round business will continue to be ferries and cargo, but we have designed our New Port in such a way so as to be able to operate diverse activities without disruptions between them. This is why we have allocated the docking area closest to the city centre and one of our new terminals for serving cruise calls, keeping ferry and cargo activities well separated. When it comes to cruising, our philosophy is based on flexibility and a willingness to customise to each different brand by working closely with operators to achieve their fullest possible satisfaction.

Among the many highlights that are accessible from Igoumenitsa on full and half day tours are the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora, the fascinating lakeside city of Ioannina, the rare Byzantine treasures of Arta, Octavian’s city of Nicopolis, the charming seaside towns of Syvota, Parga and Preveza and the amazing eagle nest villages of Zagori. Epirus is a destination full of historic, religious and cultural attractions, breathtaking landscapes and untouched natural beauty, and has some of the best beaches in the Ionian.

Must see tourist attractions
• The Monasteries of Meteora & Metsovo
• The picturesque villages of Syvota & Perdika
• Ancient Theatre of Dodoni and city of Ioannina
• Ancient Nicopolis (Actium) and Preveza
• Parga and the Oracle at the Gates of Hades
 

 

Port Facts

Maximum ship dimensions for berth
Cruise port ramp: from ramp N.12 to N.18
Total length: 420mtr
Pier depth alongside: 10.5mtr
 
Anchorage
Available: yes
Ship tenders allowed: yes
Tugs available: yes
Tidal movement/range: no tides
Quays
Total number of quays: 18
Total length of quays: 1,197mtr
Quay depth: 10.5mtr
Passenger terminals: Central Terminal: T1 (6,326sq mtr), Terminal: T2 (3,041.46sq mtr)
 
Distances/Transportation
City centre: 1km
Airport: 80km (Ioannina), 92km (Aktion)
Free shuttle service to city: no
Traffic
Total cruise passengers 2016: 7,623
Total cruise calls 2016: 7
Turnaround port? No
 

 

Port Contact details

Main Contact
Konstantinos Grinias
Development Director
P +30 266 509 9343
F +30 266 509 9330
 
 
Other Contacts
Andreas Ntais
President and Managing Director
 
Anna Pyroti
Marketing Department
 
 

 
Mailing Address
Igoumenitsa Port Authority
Central Passenger Terminal
New Port
46100 Igoumenitsa
Greece
 
 
 

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