New-Generation Passenger Ships Begin Routes for the Saronic Islands

New catamarans will replace old Flying Dolphin vessels which have transported visitors to the popular islands in the Saronic Gulf, near Athens, for decades.


Next Monday three newly built catamarans, which arrived earlier this week, will start plying routes in the Saronic Gulf, connecting Piraeus to nearby islands as well as mainland destinations.

Attica Group, which serves the routes through its subsidiary, Hellenic Seaways, paid €21 million for the three Norwegian-built Aero Highspeed vessels. They will replace the aging Soviet-built Flying Dolphins.

 

The new vessels can each carry 150 passengers at a speed of 32 knots.

This article was previously published at ekathimerini.com.



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