Ferry strike announced in Greece for the 1st of May 2022

Ferries will remain docked at Greek ports for 24 hours

The Greek Seafarers' Unions announced a 24-hour strike for Sunday 1st of May 2022.

The strike will last from 00:01 on Sunday until 24:00 on the same day.

How is my ferry trip affected by the strike?

During the strike, ferry schedules will either be canceled or postponed for a different day/time. Usually, ferry routes that are affected by the strike are serviced after the end of the strike.

The strike applies to all types of ferries. The routes that are expected to be affected the most are from/to the following ports: Piraeus, Rafina, Heraklion, Santorini, Igoumenitsa.

If you have already planned or are planning a ferry trip to the Greek islands for those days, we suggest finding alternatives and traveling the previous days, as the ones immediately after the strike may also be affected.

The final decisions about which ferry schedules will be canceled, which will be changed and which will operate normally are usually announced by the ferry companies in the days preceding the strike.

What happens with ferry tickets in the case of a strike?

The Ferryhopper Team informs all travelers who have booked ferry tickets for these days via email

In this email, you will find information about changes in ferry schedules and available alternatives. Our goal is to inform all travelers in time, so that they find ferry travel alternatives and avoid missing their trip.

Here are some tips from Ferryhopper on what to do with your ferry tickets in case of a strike:

  1. Avoid collecting your paper coupons until the day of departure. Even though you might be eligible for 100% refund, if you have already printed the coupons, you should return them to the agency that originally issued the tickets in order for the compensation process to be activated. 
  2. In case of a strike, you should consider slightly modifying your travel arrangements if you can. We would recommend searching for ferry alternatives on the days before the strike, as, normally, the routes on the days after the strike are also affected. If you wish to reschedule, make sure that you do it as soon as possible since availability may be limited. 
  3. If you are already on an island during the day(s) of the strike, we recommend that you get in touch with the local travel agents for updates regarding the status of the schedules and routes. 

Please, feel free to contact our Customer Support Team for any questions regarding the strike and your ferry tickets.

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