One of the most significant ports that connects Italy to Greece and most important Mediterranean home ports in general is Venice. Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region, situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges.
The city is commonly called the ‘’queen of Adriatic’’ , ‘’city of canals’’ and used to be one of the greatest seaports in late medieval Europe. Venice is famous for its lagoon, its masks, its carnival, its palaces, and its canals that are simply remarkable!
The distance between the port passenger terminal and the Venice Airport Marco Polo (VCE) is approximately 14km.
The city’s railway station is called ‘’Venezia Santa Lucia ‘’, It is located at the northern edge of Venice's historic city and the distance with the harbor is about 2km.
From Venice port you could easily get to either Corfu, Igoumenitsa or even Patras port.
Those departures are operated with the conventional ferries of Anek-Superfast and Grimaldi Euromed (Minoan Lines).
There are 3-4 weekly crossings to the magnificent island of Corfu, which take about 25h30m to get there.
As for the departures to either Patras or Igoumenitsa from Venice port they are scheduled almost daily where the ferry arrives to Igoumenitsa in 27 hours and to Patras in 33 hours.
For your information, accommodation prices might differ depending on the seasonality and discount passengers might be entitled to. Thankfully, there are always several offers running by the ferry companies. The most commonly used are the student, senior, early booking, family discount as well as family discount and automobile membership.
For further information, we could gladly provide you with all needed details and find the most beneficial option.
Even if we ask the same question to thousands of people, we will probably get thousands of different answers as there are numerous things that make Greece better that anywhere else you’ve ever been to. It is a country with a rich history, sunny environment, full of vegetation, with crystal clear waters and thousands of attractions to visit.
Patras is known as the city that never sleeps or as the city full of students. It is famous for its carnival not only in Greece but in Europe as well. The most significant thing that Patras has to offer is its memorable monuments and its picturesque corners that are absolutely glorious. Do not miss the chance of visiting Rio-Antirio, an impressive and cable-stayed bridge from where you should enjoy the unique sunset. Other significant attractions are the ones of Psila Alonia, a beautiful square where it has many cafes, a playground and options for all tastes, the lighthouse , the marina and the castle of Patras which was built in the second half of the 6th century and its definitely worth a visit.
Corfu is the most beautiful jewel of the Ionian Sea, famous for its delicious food, rich vegetation, magnificent Venetian architecture and its heavenly beaches. One of the most important attractions would be ‘’Kanoni’’ a place of enchanting beauty, located on the peninsula, which hosts the most beautiful beaches south of Corfu city and offers a magnificent view of the island and the monastery of Vlacherna. Other gorgeous attractions would be the Palace of Saints Michael and George, the ruins of the Byzantine castle in Gardiki and of course the building of the current City Hall where in 1663 begun the construction of the gallery of nobles "loggia nobili" , which lasted almost 30 years and later on housed the San Giacomo theater.
With numerous splendid beaches, simply looking like a work of art, Igoumenitsa is the ultimate scenic destination for a travel experience that will be unforgettable. At a distance of 5km from Igoumenitsa is the beach of Drepanos - Makrigialiou, a superb beach, awarded with a Blue Flag for its quality features. It is an ideal choice for those who want a quick getaway in a quiet environment, while it is especially preferred by families due to its clean shallow waters, as well as its various water sports and restaurants. It is worth visiting the Roman Mansion in Zavali in Ladochori,the Archaeological Museum, the Castle of late Roman times and the forest in the center of Igoumenitsa.
There is no need to think about it further, everything you wish for the perfect vacation is here, all you need to do is go for it!
Travelling by ferry is a unique experience as it can be more refreshing than the holidays themselves. All ferries are specially designed to meet the needs of each customer. The staff is highly trained and at the ferry reception, there is always someone there to assist you properly.
There are many types of accommodation such as the simple deck where only the ticket is available to board the ship, you will be able to find a seat for yourselves at the lounges where there are televisions for your entertainment. Otherwise, you could always book airplane type seats for each passenger or even book a whole cabin in order to have your own space and privacy. Another important thing from which you can profit is that on a few occasions even your children will be able to be occupied and enjoy the trip. Events are dedicated to the young travelers of the ferry by real sailors, trained to help the ship's crew and always ready to teach children various naval secrets. They can provide them with interesting facts, organize amusing events, play hide and seek and make the funniest pranks. Its important that families will spend their time constructively while on board.
Keep in mind that from the arrival points you can always visit other places as well.
From Corfu you could catch the ferry to either Igoumenitsa or Paxi, as from Patras or Igoumenitsa you could travel by land to Kavala, and get to Mykonos, Tinos, Lesvos, Limnos, Chios. Otherwise travel by land to Piraeus and get to Hydra, Poros, Aegina, Crete, Santorini, Syros, Naxos and several others. Another option would be Volos from where you could get to Alonisos, Skiathos and Skopelos. Greece is full of fascinating islands, all you need to do is visit them.