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Ferry Strike

At the time of writing,there is a ferry strike scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday 9th and 10th May 2017. This is unlikely to affect Dodekanisos Seaways or Sea Dreams, but might well have an impact on Blue Star sailings on both days.

Correction – should be 16th and 17th April 2017, after re-checking with another source.

Ooh, this is embarrassing. Looks like the original source was right all the time, or there are two separate two-day strikes.

There is an additional Blue Star sailing from Symi to Rhodes today, with a return sailing tomorrow afternoon.

Ferries seem to be operating normally today (9 May), including out of Piraeus where strikes normally take effect first.

However, Blue Star have added a line on their website stating that the sailings from Piraeus to Rhodes on 16 May and from Rhodes to Piraeus on 17 May won’t happen. This means no 08:15 from Symi to Rhodes or 15:00 from Rhodes to Symi on Wednesday 17 May.

Normally Dodekanisos Seaways and Sea Dreams are unaffected by these strikes.