The closest getaway point from the Adriatic Sea to Greece is definitely Bari, a big city located in Apulia region, in southern Italy. The city has a redeveloped airport, called Karol Wojtyła, which is approximately 11 km away from the port and it is situated very close to the city center.
By catching the ferry from Bari port, you would be able to get to Igoumenitsa, Patras, Corfu and Kefalonia (Sami) where those crossings are operated with the conventional ferries of Anek-Superfast and Ventouris ferries companies.
Igoumenitsa is a coastal town located on the northwestern side of Greece, the main port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece which connects the mainland with the Italian ports as well as a few Ionian islands. The ferry takes about 9,5 – 13,5 hours to get to Italy and a few minutes to reach the Ionian islands.
There is only one regular crossing from Bari to Kefalonia, which is operated only in the summertime, departs every Tuesday at 19:00 and takes about 18 hours to arrive to its destination.
There are daily crossings from Bari to both Igoumenitsa and Patras where the trip duration to Igoumenitsa could get from 9h30m up until 13h30m and about 17h30m to arrive to Patras.
As for the crossings from Bari to Corfu, they are only operated in the summer months as well and the duration of the trip is 9-12 hours.
One of the greatest advantages on the Adriatic connections is that there are many offers and discounts provided from time to time. It is always better to book in advance in order to be sure about the availability and check for an early booking discount. Usually there are a few standard discounts as family, senior, juvenile, infants, student and children discount. There is also the automobile membership discount where cardholders will need to present their membership card at the embarkation point. Since these are long-distance trips, there are many different accommodation types in order to satisfy your every possible need. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further inquiries or even ask us to provide you with further details regarding the discounts each passenger might be entitled to.
When it comes to the perfect vacation’s spots, Greece is certainly on the top five list. It could be easily called a tiny paradise full of stunning islands with turquoise waters, sandy beaches and breathtaking monuments.
Kefalonia is an exotic island, the largest of the Ionian group, known for its stunning scenic beaches as the ones of Myrtos, Skala, Lourdos and Antisamos. Its full of dramatic landscapes and delicious cuisine, which undoubtedly attracts thousands of visitors.
Corfu is known as Greece’s emerald since it has a major vegetation coverage, uncountable attractive beaches, dramatic hills and golden sandy beaches.
South of the island is dominated by the beach of Arkoudilas and the prettiest little utopia the one of Halikounas. Another significant place is in Alykes and Lake Korrision where flamingos and other migratory birds make their own passage, creating an unusual exotic landscape.
Patras is a city that will blow your mind with its stunning sights, though the most important one is the Rio-Antirio bridge, or officially called Charilaos Trikoupis, a cable-stayed bridge that was completed in 2004, connecting Peloponnese with western Greece. The city is also famous for its squares that are full of life throughout the day, so take a walk in Georgiou square, Olgas square or Psila Alonia and admire their neoclassical buildings and amazing architecture. Make sure to visit the astonishing organized beaches of Kalogria, Lakopetra, Niforeika and Kalamaki.
All you need to do is pick up your suitcase and let go of your troubles because as people say, it’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.
Travelling by ferry from Bari to any of the Greek ports can actually become the adventure of a lifetime. The ferries are properly equipped, with the latest and most impressive facilities in order to guarantee the highest quality of journey you could possibly have.
There are many ways to spend your time pleasantly while on board, for instance you definitely should try the self-service and a la carte restaurants. Greece is widely known for its delightful
cuisine with the most exquisite local ingredients being used on each dish.
Another useful way to spend your time while on board is pay a visit to the slot machines, try it and feel the thrill of the game.
Otherwise you could always do a little bit of shopping therapy from the on board shops and strike a great deal out of them as they provide a wide selection of perfumes, local alcohol, organic cosmetics, various accessories, souvenirs and let’s not forget to mention the biggest collection of handmade jewels.
As we all know, souvenirs are a very important part of the holiday experience since the evidence is always there to remind you what a great time you had.
Just a little heads up, you could always visit a few other destinations travelling by land from either Kavala, Volos or Athens ports (Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio). You could reach a few of the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Saronic, or even the majestic island of Crete.