"Brindisi - igoumenitsa"
Reviewed 10 September 2014 by Richard
Very pleasant. Good food. Everything went smoothly!
'Richard' travelled Brindisi Igoumenitsa with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Nigel
We used the Grimaldi Lines EuroFerry for a return from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa during Aug 2014. My first piece of advice is that you book a cabin when you make your reservation, do not take the chance of trying to book one when you join the ferry. Also, this crossing is a means to an end as it is not a pleasant experience in itself. Our crossings were both busy because of the time of year and both overnight. The ferry is huge and takes a vast amount of freight (articulated lorries), however the space on board is quite limited. This is not helped by people sleeping everywhere on blow up mattresses. We opted for reserved Pullman seats, of which there are hundreds. As the seat are not labelled as reserved we found people sitting on our seats without reservations and they were reluctant to move. This happend time and time again. The pullman lounges were noisy and sleep almost impossible. Food and beverages are quite limited so take your own. The very worst part about the ferry was the toilets which you could smell well before you got to them. They were awful at the beginning of the journey and absolutely disgusting by the end of the journey. The ferry was old and by no means modern and the toilets reflected this, very difficult if you had you kids I would imagine. For such an old ferry, I agree with other reviewers, that the cost of the crossing is very expensive. Channel ferries are very luxurious in comparison to this boat. Brindisi Port has very limited facilities, however, Igoumenitsa is a lovely port with good restaurants an a great beach as you drive out of the town. It does take almost a hour to get off after docking, both in Brindisi and Igoumenitsa. We left Igoumenitsa at 2.00 am (should have been 1.30 am), the loading of the ferry took ages with the lorries going on first. The ferry was already busy as it had picked up passengers from another port before Igoumenitsa. If you book a cabin I am sure that the experience would be better, but I will not be taking the chance as I will not be using Grimaldi Lines again. When do a crossing from Greece to Italy again I shall use the Minoan Lines from Igoumenitsa to Ancona as the reviews for this are very good.
'Nigel' travelled Brindisi Igoumenitsa with Grimaldi Lines on Sorrento
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Leonora
İn spite of checking in late the port staff were extremely helpful and we were loaded in plenty of time for a prompt departure. The purser and his staff were a delight to deal with. The cabin was excellent - clean and comfortable. The only let down was the dining department with the food a disappointment and the staff giving the impression they were doing a duty shift more than they wanted to.
'Leonora' travelled Brindisi Igoumenitsa with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Bring an Air Mattress and a blanket"
Reviewed 06 August 2014 by William
that seems to be what all the smart travelers do. This was my first trip, it seemed like a good enough way to travel. Its just that there are enver enough couches, so if you want to spend the night comfortably, you should bring an air mattress and some blankets A cooler with a few beers will save you a lot of money too.
'William' travelled Brindisi Igoumenitsa with Grimaldi Lines
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Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Brindisi Igoumenitsa route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Ancona - Patras with Superfast Ferries - 10 Sailings Weekly / 21 hour crossing|
|Ancona - Igoumenitsa with Superfast Ferries - 10 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Ancona - Patras with Minoan Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 21 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Ancona - Igoumenitsa with Minoan Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Ancona - Patras with Anek Lines - 10 Sailings Weekly / 21 hour 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|
|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|
Brindisi is a city in the Apulia region of Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, off the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Brindisi was an Ancient Greek settlement predating the Roman expansion.
Its name comes through the Latin Brundisium through the Greek Brentesion and Messapi Brention meaning “head of deer”.
The main sights of the city are The Castello Svevo, built by the Emperor Frederick the II, the Catalan-Aragonese Castle, best known as Forte a Mare ("Sea Fort") and the Duomo.
Igoumenitsa, the capital of Thesprotia and one of Greece's most important ports, lies 92 kilometers from Yanina. It is a modern town, one of the country's gateways to Western Europe, and a major hub for Adriatic sea traffic.
In ancient times Igoumenitsa was known as Titani and was one of the most important towns of the kingdom of Thesprotis.
The economy of the region is based on agriculture, stock-breeding, fish-culture, trade, craft industry, tourism and lastly, more and more, on transportation. Today, Igoumenitsa, capital city of the homonymous Municipality and of the Prefecture of Thesprotia, comprises a quite important sea-gate of entry to the Greek territory. A modern Technical Educational Institute functions, which is related with the production and the economical position of the Prefecture (tourism, trade, primary sector).