Ferries from Italy to Greece

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  1. emmitdb

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    Hi All,

    Has anyone got any contacts or suggestions as to the best place to get ferry tickets.

    We were thinking about going to the Peloponnese in September.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Just book direct with Minoan Line or Anek Line . Can do on tinternet :)
     
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    Needs must, but its a brave man who books a Greek or Italian ferry....

    The often and up on their side. ;):LOL:
     
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  6. emmitdb

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    It's a warzone out there (looking for ferry tickets)

    UK website wants £625, Greek website €515 (Thats less than £400)

    Oh! and by the way. Minoan lines no longer do the 'Sleeping in the van'
    For the same price as Deck, they give you an inside cabin and 30% off the food bill.

    Watch this space
     
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    Plus one for using the services of http://www.viamare.com/...our contact there is called Dale.

    We booked tickets for the Dubrovnik to Bari and then Bari to Igoumenitsa [and back!] ferries last year...very efficient and made sure we got all the discounts we were entitled too [not immediately obvious on the ferry company website].

    We travelled to Greece with Superfast using their "camping on board" facility...it worked really well with hookups , showers and keycards to the passenger area of the ferry.

    We had such a good time we are doing it all again this year...booking the ferry tickets through Viamare once again.

    If you would like some top tips on campsites/places to see on the Peloponnese let me know...
     
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    Ditto we have spent two winters on the Peloponnese so any info just ask :)
     
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    Peloponnese - tips please.
     
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    Thanks for the offers of help.
    This will be our first in the 'van to Greece so later on we'll raise this thread again and bombard you with suggestions.
    We've been many a time to the islands hopping on and off the ferries and I don't suppose the mainland will be any different in ambiance. I have to admit that when we were on our hols. I went more than a little green watching the campers and motorhomes parked on various quaysides and outside tavernas.
    It's my turn now.
     
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    You'll get the best price on the day paying in US dollars given the way I fear the Greek economy might be going after today. :(
     
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    It can't go down, can it ??
     
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    O yes it can !
     
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    Is that good for us ?

    We had one fantastic holiday flotilla sailing from Nidri 30 years ago, prices were embarrassing. Could we return to the old days ?
     
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    The Euro is dropping like a stone as I type (€134.5) and this is what the markets are reporting right now.

    "EUR weakness continued to be the main show in the forex town following the ECB's quant easing announcement yesterday. EUR-USD extended to a new 11-year low of 1.1219 during the European AM, almost a big figure down on the 1.1314 low seen during Asian trade, which was itself 60 pips down on Thursday's New York closing level. Firm eurozone PMI data had little bearing." Courtesy of XECurrency.

    I should imagine that the Greek election results will only add Brent Crude to the flames.
     
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    The bloody Eurocrats went with quantitative easing to the tune of 1.1 trillion in the last week..... Bloody unimaginable numbers... Will it work ?
    Maybe short term, long term....NO... what then?
    Europe at best will devide, has to... they will call it a solution, in reality it will become a two tier currency and let the powerful nations rule.
    Great job the UK kept clear of the euro, but if Europe messes up then make no doubt about it we will suffer, and suffer bad.
    The best thing is for the euro to collapse, painful short term, let each country set its exchange rate and devalue their currency accordingly. Let each country trade on its own merits...... opens up a can of worms for smuggling though!
    Imagine being a manufacturing business in the UK, euro running over 30% weaker than sterling.... doesn't take much to work out the results.
    On Friday past a well known trader here sold 6 million euro worth of new cars into the UK on the strength of the strong sterling, what does that do for local traders?
    There is money to be made each way, but that only happens to a selected few, not the mainstream worker/citizen.
     
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    Who knows, but I see turmoil ahead. The poor Greeks have been through the wringer over the past few years and it probably isn't over yet.
     
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    1.34? I have an itch that needs scratching.... New euro van I think!
     
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    We travel to Greece (Crete) usually twice a year and it's very easy to book online now direct with the ferry company. We prefer Anek/Superfast as we like to use the motorhome for sleeping in on the ferry, which is not an option with Minoan. With regards to the Peleponnese, we like Stoupa very much. We stayed at Camping Kalogria which is in a great position very close to beaches and restaurants.
     
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    From what I've seen it's more stupid Greeks.

    Aided and abetted by the silent WW3 take over of Europe.

    Are seeing the Germans losing yet again ? Mercifully without bloodshed this time.

    There is a parallel with the NHS here, get to a certain size and we humans can't manage the organising.
     
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