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Above is the schedule of the Proteus ferryboat coming and going from Volos and Mantoudi the next couple of days. The Erato flying dolphin has broken down several times in the last couple of weeks so people are depending on the boats that can travel. The Proteus does not sail every day yet unfortunately.

Sunday is the last day of Carnival and several parties have been planned in Skopelos, Elios and Glossa. See the posters I have posted last week.

Monday it is clean Monday, most shops will be closed. Bakeries will be open in the morning to get your special bread the Lagana


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A chance?

Talks are still ongoing about a boat connection between Thessaloniki and the Sporades. It seems that a business club in Thessaloniki has offered to support the boat company who wants to start up the connection again. There is interest in the connection. No we have to wait for the talks to become more substantial.

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Ian from the Skiathian gave us the heads up for this news.

The Flying Cat 5, this summer, will travel from Monday to Thursday from Volos and from Friday to Sunday from Agios Konstantinos.

For the period 25/05 – 30/09/2018

Volos-Sporades and vice versa.

Agios Konstantinos-Sporades and vice versa.

Source; hellenicseaways.gr

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The vice/president of Hellenic Seaways Mr. Agapitos has made it clear in the meeting he had on Monday with the three mayors of the Sporades and the Hotel associations of Skopelos and Alonissos that the Flying Cat 4 this year will not be travelling between the Sporades and Thessaloniki. Hellenic Seaways did not make money with this line and therefore it is stopped.
The interview (in Greek) with the mayor of Skopelos mr. Christos Vasiloudis is here.

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With the news about the Flying Cat 4 to and from Thessaloniki we hope all the other boats will remain on the itinerary for the Sporades. These photographs below show a rare moment in winter when two ferry boats are together in the harbor. The day the photographs were taken marked the first Proteus arrival and the last Express Skiathos. Thank you James for the photos!

Photos by James Thomason

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There is a big possibility that this year there will be no boat (Flying Cat 4) coming and going to Thessaloniki. Ferry company Hellenic Seaways has made this decision saying that the route is not making enough money. Hellenic Seaways thinks the route Agios Konstantinos will earn them more money. The mayor’s and hotel associations of the three islands are trying to meet with Hellenic Seaways next week and will try to convince the boat company that it is essential for the Sporades to reinstate this route. The help of the mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr Boutari is also requested by the three islands. Not everybody is optimistic about any positive results. The greek interview about the subject is below.

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No metro, trolley buses, ferries on Friday, flight disruption Monday

There will be no services on the Athens metro and trolley bus networks on Friday as workers walk off the job for a 24-hour strike called by unionists to protest a new wave of austerity measures and reforms outlined in a bill being debated in Parliament this week.

Please check with the boat office you got your ticket from about whether boats go or not.

For the rest of the article see here
source; http://www.ekathimerini.com

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