According to a press release (in Greek) by the Deputy Ministry of Shipping of Cyprus, Israel is interested in a possible extension of Cyprus-Greece ferry link. Both countries shared the view that the possibility of extending the Cyprus-Greece maritime connection with Israel will:
- facilitate the free movement of persons and will enrich the available options for transportation between the three countries, which are currently limited to air transport.
- serve the needs of special categories of citizens who are unable to travel by air either because of medical reasons or age
- create a new market for tourism between Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Europe
- form an alternative way of transporting passengers by sea, which will be a more environmentally friendly option in relation to air transport.