How to catch a car ferry to Greece
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We have decided to try for Bari tonight and motor through on down to Salerno, up to Avellino then across the middle of Italy to the east coast. Andrew is driving and I am perusing the ancient guide book to Italy and see that there was once a ferry from Bari at 8pm which takes 15 1/2 hours to get to Patra. We do our usual getting lost once we get into the town of Bari, follow our noses to the passenger terminal arriving at the office at 7 pm. Yes, they have tickets and yes, we can board immediately! Displaying our destination card on the dash I hurry round to the lane we have been told to find.
The Mediterranean is flat and the crossing is smooth. Suggest you don't waste money on their internet as it was frustratingly slow. Chatted with an American couple and swapped travel tales then went back to our seats and spread out for a sleep. Just before 5 am two Telstra messages and one from K8 woke me. A little later the ship's announcer told us that we would be arriving in the port of Igoumenitsa and those who were terminating there should prepare to disembark. At 7.30am we went to the dining area and had croissants and a plate of fried dumpling thingys with honey syrup and yoghurt, mmmm mmm.. Arrived around mid-dayish with time adjustments. We would reccomend the Blue Star Ferryline to anyone.