Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou recently said: The Greek economy in 2011 will start to exit the recession,” Papaconstantinou told reporters. “We are at the worst point. We are at the point where sometimes you have a hard time seeing how you will get out of it. We will get out of it.” (Ekathimerini, friday 25th feb 2011).
The 2010 tourist season has known a drop of 30%, due to the economical depression in the country. After the shock, materialised by riots and strikes, the population wants to lift the head again and walk towards a successful season.
One could forecast for this year an appreciable decrease of practical inconveniences in the Capital and a fairly easy ride from the airport to Piraeus where the boats are waiting for island hoppers.
Your boat trip to Amorgos will take time, the remote location works like a filter, that’s why you won’t be bothered by weekend-party-travellers.
For the ferry transfer from Piraeus to Amorgos Island you will have to calculate seven to eight hours and arrive late at night in the port of Katapola or Aegiali (2:30 am, destination port changes daily!). During the boat trip you will get used to the slow-flow-time you will enjoy on the island.
Please make sure your boat trip is well organised and your shuttle or car at Amorgos is ready for you!
I highly suggest travellers to make their ticket reservations with www.filippistours.gr
This agency has served my requests faithfully and successfully for the past twenty years. The personal and human qualities of a small agency are irreplaceable. Ex: last minute booking or change of date or destination during high season when all boats are packed, Filippis Tours will search the needle in a haystack to find the ticket you need.
Filippis Tours – Travel Services
3 Akti Tzelepi
Piraeus, Karaiskaki Square
185 31 – Greece