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Greece - Italy Ferries

I know there are a variety of routes and prices - easily searchable on the web - but does anyone have any suggestions for the 'best' route to take when leaving Greece for Italy ? I have no fixed plans so could arrange to be wherever sounded best. Thanks !
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I prefer Igoumenitsa to Brindisi or Bari. 6-8 hours.


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I know there are a variety of routes and prices - easily searchable on the web - but does anyone have any suggestions for the 'best' route to take when leaving Greece for Italy ? I have no fixed plans so could arrange to be wherever sounded best. Thanks !


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I ended up in Corfu so went to Brindisi from there. The ferry came in from Igoumenitsa. OK, but no cabins and lots of very pissed off people sleeping all over the floor. Fairly cheap, but I was travelling at a relatively quiet time - this was not a pleasure. Could be done a lot better....
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my advice: go from corfu or patras or igoumentitsa (same price) to VENICE! It will cost you about EUR 150 including a decent sleep and shower in a four-bed cabin, and a pool to boot.

You think that's steep? No, because you'll save about
$ 40 in road tolls in italy
$ 40 for a night in a hotel in italy
$ 40 for gas in italy
$ 20 for a boat ride alongside the breathtakingly scenic venice skyline

One more thing: Take a good supply of food and drink with you when you enter the ferry, or you'll spend another $50 on the ride.

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Thats probably good advice if anyone else is reading this. I had to be in the south for other reasons, but I was shocked by all the charges on Italian motorways - it adds quite a lot of cost.
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what if you use pay free roads? are they really dangereous and unconfortible to ride?
I am planning to ride from uk to brindisi (stop over in germany in a friend) and than take the ferry to igumenitsa.

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> pay free roads? are they really dangereous and unconfortible?

No. But you'll spend an awful lot of time riding at moderate speed, or waiting in front of red traffic lights in countless villages and small towns. If Italy is where you want to spend your vacation, that's probably OK. If you want to go to Greece, I'd say get there fast.
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I agree with ghorian.
This summer I took these two choices.
If you choose the pay roads-dependent from the period- give a big attention to the trucks.So many.. trucks.They have and a big traffic jam also outside from the big cities.Ι was stuck for twenty minutes in tunnel.
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I also agree - I tried using the free coast road, but you never really leave built up areas as that coast is so busy. I gave up after quite a short distance. Constant traffic lights and so on - and although its the same as any other country, it is more dangerous in that sort of traffic. If you get hit on the autoroute, at least you will never know what happened !
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Sounds great; I'm not a big fan of Italy .... don't shoot me please..

Questions how long is the ferry trip ? which company makes the crossing ?
Is your price recent ghorian ?

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my advice: go from corfu or patras or igoumentitsa (same price) to VENICE! It will cost you about EUR 150 including a decent sleep and shower in a four-bed cabin, and a pool to boot.
You think that's steep? No, because you'll save about
$ 40 in road tolls in italy
$ 40 for a night in a hotel in italy
$ 40 for gas in italy
$ 20 for a boat ride alongside the breathtakingly scenic venice skyline
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Hi, to everybodies,
I am from Milan, as I live in the Northern Italy, and I have been several times to Greece by ferry, my suggestion is Ancona (Central Italy), Venice is closer to the border but you have to sail all the Adriatic sea so fast ferries lines as Superfast or Minoan is a must, if you want to go to Ancona there are 400 km from Milan to Ancona the toll is 20 € and the fuel depending by the motorbyke is 20 € too, so Venice less cost but 3-4 hours more than Ancona. If someone diskikes Italy, it should be Koper in Slovenia, easy reachable from Austria.
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goodwoodweirdo asked:

> how long is the ferry trip ?

Venice-igoumenitsa is about 22 hours,
Venice-Patras 30 to 34 hours.

> which company makes the crossing ?

Anek and Minoan. See http://www.greekferries.gr/

> Is your price recent ghorian ?

For a Mid-season one way trip, I paid € 135 in 2003, € 145 in 2004, this year it's around € 160. See http://www.greekferries.gr/

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I suggest you go through Italy as fast as possible. The prices are wild, Southern Italy is not pleasant, and the way that car drivers cut in front of you in a very dangerous manner is most unwelcome. They seem to be totally unaware of bikes-or they dont care.
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Patras to Ancona,time to have a drink at bar and recover !
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For the ferries from Greece to Italy or v/v check www.minoan.gr www.anek.gr
www.superfast.com

I recommend the trip to or from venice !

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