According to the latest information, the new ferry connection between Thessaloniki and Izmir will be launched fall 2022.
So far, it was decided to have one intermediate call to the port of Mytilene. (route Thessaloniki – Mytilene – Izmir).
The aim is to carry trucks cheaply from Izmir either to Thessaloniki and then through the Egnatia motorway to Igoumenitsa port and Italy, or to unload them in Mytilene and transship them to Piraeus for Southern Greece and Crete.
The port of Mytilene will enhance tourism for both countries.
The ship that will be introduced is Levante Ferries’ RoPax SMYRNA DI LEVANTE which is being converted into a ferry that looks like new.