This year all offices that sell boat tickets can sell boat tickets of all companies that sail to and from the island. In the previous years there were offices that only sold Hellenic Seaways and other offices for instance ticket for ANES.
It created confusion for visitors because a complete picture of boats coming and going could not be given because the companies were competitors and vital information was not always given about boats. Now in every office any ticket can be obtained and it will depend on the quality of service that is given which office will do well. It is a pleasant change and helpful for visitors.
Hellenic Seaways is planning again this year to get the line Thessaloniki-Sporades going. This was confirmed by Apostolis Kosifis (office near Platanos square) When exactly the boat will start sailing he could not confirm.