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Island Hopping 2013.
is usual at this time of the year ferry services in Greece are
in a state of flux as operators gradually move between Low Season/winter
services and the move to more tourist orientated High Season
timetables. Currently most popular islands are seeing one ferry
a day in and out, with tiny islands (e.g. the Little Cyclades)
depending on local ferries to provide connections to larger islands
with their regular Piraeus ferries. One noticeable difference
this year is the number of ‘high speed’ craft that
are running - there is, however, a catch. Normally faster ferries
and catamarans are greatly reduced out of high season as their
higher running costs mean that they have to sail with a near
full passenger load to break even. What seems to be happening
now is that these craft are operating - with their normal higher
high speed fares - but are travelling at significantly slower
speeds, thereby cutting fuel consumption and therefore costs.
So they get you where you want to go, but you are paying a higher
price than you would do for a regular ferry that would offer
much the same service.
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