"A journey with two dogs"
Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Alessandro
The area in which the pets are transported is not adapted. The kennel is run-down and it's unacceptable that there is nowhere you can bring the dogs to do their business.
'Alessandro' travelled Ancona Patras with Minoan Lines on Cruise Europa
Reviewed 22 April 2014 by Gill
No cash machine or Bursar on board, only the restaurants have card machines, not the bar! so make sure you bring cash.
'Gill' travelled Ancona Patras with Minoan Lines on Cruise Europa
"A good prestation"
Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Yves
The loading and the unloading of the vehicles were easy. We were quicly welcomed and given the keys to our cabins. The facilities on board and the lounges are pleasant. There are two possibilities to eat: a self service restaurant and a table service restaurant (the food was similar). You can enjoy the deck from a table and an outdoor bar. A good service overall
'Yves' travelled Ancona Patras with Minoan Lines on Cruise Europa
Reviewed 11 November 2013 by Paul
We have travelled on this ferry for the last 3 years, the last 2 years we have travelled with our German Sheperd dog Holli, this ferry company are very pet friendly, you can even upgrade to a pet friendly cabin if you wish for an extra € 50. The ship is very clean and the staff are very helpful.
'Paul' travelled Ancona Patras with Superfast Ferries on Superfast XI
|Ancona - Igoumenitsa with Superfast Ferries - 10 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Ancona - Igoumenitsa with Minoan Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Ancona - Igoumenitsa with Anek Lines - 10 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Bari - Patras with Superfast Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 16 hour crossing|
|Bari - Igoumenitsa with Superfast Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Bari - Igoumenitsa with Ventouris Ferries - 2 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Brindisi - Patras with Grimaldi Lines - 6 Sailings Weekly / 16 hour crossing|
|Brindisi - Igoumenitsa with Grimaldi Lines - 9 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Brindisi - Igoumenitsa with Egnatia Seaways - 4 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Ravenna - Igoumenitsa with Grimaldi Lines - 2 Sailings Weekly / 26 hour crossing|
|Ravenna - Patras with Grimaldi Lines - 2 Sailings Weekly / 33 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Trieste - Patras with Minoan Lines - 3 Sailings Weekly / 43 hour crossing|
|Trieste - Igoumenitsa with Minoan Lines - 3 Sailings Weekly / 34 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Venice - Igoumenitsa with Anek Lines - 4 Sailings Weekly / 26 hour crossing|
|Venice - Patras with Anek Lines - 4 Sailings Weekly / 33 hour crossing|
Ancona is a provincial capital of the Marche region, not quite midway down the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is one of Italy's more important ports, the terminus of the main rail line through central Italy, and the point of departure for many lines of passenger ships and ferries to Croatia, Albania and Greece. The town is finely situated on and between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno to the South, occupied by the citadel, and Monte Guasco to the North, on which the cathedral stands. The latter, dedicated to S. Ciriaco, is said to occupy the site of a temple of Venus, who is mentioned by Catullus and Juvenal as the tutelary deity of the place. After the fall of the Roman empire Ancona was successively attacked by the Goths, Lombards and Saracens, but recovered its strength and importance. It was one of the cities of the Pentapolis under the exarchate of Ravenna.
Patras is the third largest city of Greece, and the capital of the Achaea prefecture of Greece and of the Region of West Greece.
The first traces of settlement in Patras date to the 3rd millennium BC, in modern Aroe. During the Middle Helladic period (the first half of the 2nd millennium BC), another settlement was founded in the region. Patras flourished for the first time during the Post-Helladic or Mycenean period (1580–1100 BC). Ancient Patras was formed by the unification of three Mycenaean villages located in modern Aroe, Antheia and Mesatis. Mythology tells us that after the Dorian invasion, a group of Achaeans from Laconia, led by the eponymous Patreus, established a colony. During antiquity, Patras remained a farming region but in Roman times it became an important port.
Today Patras is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Greece and is popular with tourists.