|Subject: Re: Italy-Greece Ferries|
In May this year we took a Blue Star lines ferry from Piraeus to
Santorini and return, then from Patras in Greece, to Ancona in Italy.
(Ancona is further north, so probably not an option for you, but we took
the train from there to Florence)
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Blue Star line. The
ferries were clean, (and new) comfortable, ran to timetable, and the
food was good. We took a cabin on the overnight trip to Ancona, and this
was the norm. There appeared to be only one or two people on board who
didn't. There was no aircraft style seating n this trip.
It's hard to know from a distance what to expect, and Greek ferries seem
to have a reputation of sorts, but we enjoyed all of our sailings # and
Santorini was glorious. We will never return there "it might not be so
perfect next time, and we wouldn't want to have our wonderful memories
spoiled in any way. If you are looking for accommodation on Santorini we
recommend "Pension George" http://www.pensiongeorge.com/
I hope this helps.
Elizabeth Christchurch, New Zealand