Limassol, will be probably the most suitable port for the new Cyprus – Greece line, according to the Deputy Minister of Shipping of Cyprus, who stated in a recent interview that “Larnaca is disadvantaged in terms of distance”.
This quote provoked strong reactions in Larnaca, which considered that the Deputy Minister anticipates the outcome of the tender, which is still in progress.
In any case, the port of Limassol is the largest on Cyprus, but also one of the most active ones commercially in the Mediterranean. So, it becomes an ideal choice, not only because it has the necessary infrastructure and facilities, but also because of its geographical location which makes it more sustainable (price/distance). At the same time, the completion of the new motorway in western Limassol is expected to offer faster connection to the city center.
Furthermore, a large Greek Ferry Operator has already shown intense interest in the connection, offering one of its most popular and reliable ferries, which is expected to operate the line with an intermediate call in Rhodes.