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"Finding the ferry"
The ships and sea journeys were fine and the scattered were all helpful. However Anek Lines has not made it clear exactly where the new Venice terminal is and access for foot passengers is not easy either atVenice or Patras. Our relatives had previously travelled from the quay in Venice and even Google Earth implies that is where the ferry to Patras departs. A taxi from there to the real terminal was quite expensive and the whole experience of having to find the ferry relatively stressful. We hope you'll be able to make this clearer for other customers and that you provide or arrange better links for those who prefer not to drive. Roger Lane
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The Venice Patras ferry route connects Italy with Greece and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Minoan Lines service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 32 hours 30 minutes while the Anek Superfast service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 32 hours.
So that’s a combined 4 sailings on offer per week on the Venice Patras route between Italy and Greece. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
The city of Venice is located in the north east of Italy and lies on a group of 118 islands that are separated by canals and linked by a series of bridges. The city is situated in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers and derives its name from the ancient Veneti people who lived in the area around the 10th century BC. The city, perhaps one of the most famous in the world, is renowned for its beautiful architecture, its views and for its works of art. The city and lagoon have, unsurprisingly, been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Venezia Ferry Terminal, Passeggeri, connects Venice to the mainland at the exit of the famous bridge, Ponte della Liberta. The new Venice Marittima Ferry Port Terminal provides a wide array of facilities including check-in desks, restaurants, shops, and many more services. The Terminal S Marta can be found in one of the port's oldest buildings and offers modern amenities including cafés, shops and other public facilities. The I S Basiliocan Terminal is where ferries from Croatian and northern Adriatic destinations arrive. Destinations available from the port include Mali Losinj, Pula, Porec, Rovinj, Igoumenitsa, Patras, Piran and Umag.
The Greek city of Patras is located around 215 km to the west of the Greek capital, Athens, and is the regional capital of Western Greece in the northern Peloponnese. Visitors to the city should head to Aghiou Nikolaou which is the city's most famous street and is only a short distance to the Old City. This is characterised by cobbled streets lined with lovely neoclassical mansions which act as a reminder of the city's illustrious past. A popular site in the city is its medieval castle that was constructed in the latter part of the 6th century AD on the site of the ancient Acropolis. The castle's walls enclose an area of around 22 sq. m and the castle consists of a triangular external compound that was reinforced with towers and ramparts.
There are several spots around Patras that honours the famous Greek poet Kostis Palamas. His house is the most interesting one as is the house where he was born. When he moved to Athens it became the place where the Serao family (from Italy) lived and where the Italian writer Matilde Serao was born. Today it houses the Kostis Palamas Institution. The most famous statue of him stands at Ypsilá Alónia Square.