It looks like that there will finally be a new ferry connection between Greece and Cyprus in 2021. The bidding process for operating the line will close at the end of January 2021, and the hopes are that the new service will be up and running by the summer of 2021.
The initial plans are for the ferry service to run from the port of Piraeus in Athens city and arrive at either Larnaca or Limassol, with a weekly service to be operating during the summer period of May through September, followed by a fortnightly service between October and April. These are initial operating schedules and it’s more than possible that they will change over the coming months.
The journey is expected to take between 20 to 30 hours, and initial costs for tickets are expected to be about 50 Euros for a single journey, and 85 Euros for a return journey. Cars can also be taken onboard at a price of around 75 Euros.
The ferry service will be used for the transportation of goods as well as passengers, and there is the possibility that the service will also make a stop at Rhodes in the Dodecanese islands of Greece.
If the service proves to be successful, then it may open up other ferry services from Cyprus to nearby Egypt, Israel and Lebanon.