Calendar year 2020: The Port of Heraklion reached rank #1 among all Greek ports in terms of cruise passengers volume

As disclosed in the recent General Assembly of Greek Ports Association (ELIME) in late January 2021, the Port of Heraklion reached in 2020 rank #1 among all Greek ports in terms of cruise passengers volume.

Heraklion welcomed in 2020, during the pandemic, 19.998 cruise passengers (visiting Heraklion in 24 cruise ships calls), which reflect approx 30% of cruise passengers, that visited Greek ports in 2020.

Heraklion’ 2020 cruise passengers figure is definitely not representative for the true potential of Heraklion as port of call (lacking 287.000 passengers compared with 2019 passenger volume), however, it proves that during the pandemic Heraklion retained a significant share of cruise passengers compared with other Greek ports.

Heraklion, being one of the most important cruise destination ports in Greece, played in autumn 2020 a crucial role in the cruise resumption in the Mediterranean, both as home as well as transit port, as fact that has been widely acknowledged by the cruise community.

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(Port of Heraklion)