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.
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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.Read More
The Port of Igoumenitsa provides
The Central Passenger Terminal T1 and the new built Terminal T2 of the Port have modern waiting rooms, restaurant and shops for the service of passengers, info kiosks, Internet point, charging point and a free wireless network. It provides passengers with a friendly environment and high quality services.
- Passenger Terminal Building T1 covering a total surface of 6,326 sq.m.
- Passenger Terminal Building T2 with a total area of 3041,46 sq. m.
- Land zone 21,000 sq.m, of which 13,000 sq.m. land port zone and 8,000 sq.m. parking areas and other auxiliary areas.
- Provision of water supply and electricity services to ships.
Quays: The port is mainly divided by two sections as per follow: 1] Ferry port from ramp 1 -12 – total length 775m [Ferries alongside by the stern only] 2] Cruise port ramp 12 -18 – total length 420m 3] Pier depth all the way along / alongside 10.5m
Approach Channel: Channel length : 1 nm Channel depth : 10.5m Channel width : 170m Channel passage speed: 11 kn In the port area are also provided services as: 1. Coast Guard 2. Customs House 3. Sanitary and Veterinary Station4. Fire Station
It will be our great pleasure to welcome your esteemed passengers to Igoumenitsa and offer our warm hospitality as they come ashore to discover the ancient land of Epirus and some of Greece’s best kept secrets.