Any island friends who use the ferries, major change to the timetable. Express Skiathos withdrawn from the route for three months wef November 3rd 2013.
No replacement ferry, so no evening ferry to the mainland. Flying Cat 5 to the mainland in the morning, Flying Cat 5 back in the afternoon. Proteus ferry to the mainland in the morning, Proteus ferry back in the afternoon.
Our man in Sifnos via Surrey, advises that Kathimerini has been reporting the laying up of ferries because the price of fuel has made them uneconomic during winter.
Later News just in:
Latest timetable from Hellenic Seaways has the downtime being between 12th January and 14th March
Timetable to 11th January 2014
Timetable from 14th March 2014
Interestingly (or not) as yet ANES have not released the timetable for November, which is just two days away. At the moment if you want a ticket for Proteus returning in November - you book an 'open return' and probably wait at the docks.
Presumably someone will tell the crews what is going on ...