"Crossing Venice - Igoumenitsa"
Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Anonymous
Ship sailed at pre-scheduled times which of course in no bad thing! Can't say that it was a luxury crossing though; cabin accommodation not overly desirable and the toilet was not working properly, little luxuries, pretty self-service restaurant, staff could be a little more friendly and helpful too. Boarding in Venice ok, but disembarkation of the ship when we arrived at Igoumenitsa wasn't very well supervised by the staff who seemed to have conflicting assignments handed out to them. Strange that on an international ferry these staff at the port didn't speak English / German or French either. Earlier experiences with Minoan Lines ensure that we will be back next time with them instead. This Anek Lines service is more of a cargo ship with passenger accommodation.
'Anonymous' travelled Venice Igoumenitsa with Anek Lines on Audacia
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Yalur
Ship pretty good, can't complain about the on board experience in general but the cabin prices are quite high when compared to other ferry company's that i compared on this website.
'Yalur' travelled Venice Igoumenitsa with Anek Lines on Audacia
"Anek lines to Igoumenitsa, Greece"
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Anonymous
Apart from the fact that the boat didn't depart in Venice but from a port on the mainland near Venice and the booking with Anek Lines is not exactly user-friendly and self-explanatory, the crossing, the ship and the service on the ship was good.
'Anonymous' travelled Venice Igoumenitsa with Anek Lines on Forza
|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|
|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 - Patras with Anek Lines - 4 Sailings Weekly / 33 hour crossing|
Venice the "city of canals", is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice in Italy. It comprises of over 100 islands, many of them linked by bridges and the largest criss-crossed by blue-green canals to facilitate the endless traffic - all of it floating. Located in the Venetian lagoon, a large inlet on the Adriatic Sea, Venice was founded in 421 AD. From 1000 AD to about 1630 AD, it was a powerful maritime empire controlling the spice trade and ruled by a succession of toughminded, and sometimes bloody, Dukes - or Doges as they were called locally. The city's incredible wealth found expression in gilded palaces and merchant villas lining the main thoroughfare, the Grand Canal. The personal wealth of the powerful enabled them to commission works from the finest Italian and foreign artists for the decoration of their palazzos, guild halls and churches. It is the legacy of this civil munificence which attracts art-lovers today.
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).