"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|
The Italian city of Brindisi is located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the Apulia region of Italy. The city's port is a natural harbour and has played an important role in the city's, and wider region's, trade with Greece and the Middle East. On the north coast of the city particularly, there have been many important archaeological finds in the many sand dunes and on the beaches. Despite the port's economic benefit to the city, tourism still plays a major role in the city's fortunes. For visitors interested in agritourism, head inland from the city where wine (Wine Appia) and olive oil (Collina di Brindisi oil) is produced.
From the city's port ferries operate to a number of destinations. Ferries to the Greek island of Cephalonia are operated by Maritime My Way Ferries. There are also ferries departing to Paxi , Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Zakynthos and Patras in Greece.
The city of Igoumenitsa, in the north west of Greece, is separated from the island of Corfu by the Gulf of Igoumenitsa. The city's prosperity began in the second part of the 20th century. Prior to this Igoumenitsa was a small port settlement and its inhabitants were mostly involved in trading and fishing. During World War II Igoumenitsa was severely damaged, however, just a couple of years later it was reconstructed. The majority of buildings in the town were built in 1960s-1980s and as a result there are not many historical sights for visitors to enjoy.
The city's main street stretches along the coastal zone, and here you will see beautiful office buildings, banks and numerous restaurants. Almost any restaurant has an open terrace, so visitors can enjoy wonderful local dishes and enjoy fantastic views of the coast. Between May and September is considered the best time to visit Igoumenitsa as there is very little rain and so visitors will be able to enjoy city and surrounding area in all of its glory.