Subject: Re: Italy-Greece Ferries
Hi Gary 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. Kind regards

Elizabeth Christchurch, New Zealand