Eurail Celebrates 10 Years of Island Hopping with the Greek Islands Pass
Utrecht, the Netherlands, 29th January 2024
Eurail proudly marks the 10-year anniversary of the Greek Islands Pass, a unique collaboration between Eurail and Attica Group. Beginning as a One Country Pass dedicated to travel between the Greek islands, this Pass reflects a decade of flexible and unforgettable island-hopping experiences in the idyllic Greek archipelago.
Collaborative Beginnings with Attica Group
The Greek Islands Pass began as a collaborative effort with the Attica Group, a Eurail B.V. member since 2000. Attica Group’s brand names, Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, ANEK, Lines, and Africa Morocco Link are established in the European maritime transport industry as synonyms of high-end quality ferry services. Superfast Ferries, facilitates travel on the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Greece, while Blue Star Ferries/Hellenic Sea Ways and Anek Lines operate in the Aegean Sea (Greek Islands). In 2014, Eurail and the Attica Group jointly developed a Pass tailored to travelers hopping from island to island in Greece.
A Decade of Evolution
2014: Attica Group OCP (One Country Pass) was launched on January 1st and is exclusively valid on Adriatic Sea routes.
2015: The Pass transitioned from offering travel days to number of trips, marked by a Press Conference on board Superfast XI to promote the Pass.
2016: The Attica Group OCP evolved into the Greek Islands Pass, extending its reach to domestic sea routes.
2018: Introduced 6 ferry trips for the Adriatic and 5 domestic trips with a new validity (5 or 6 trips in 1 month).
2021: Transitioned back to travel days, offering 6-day and 4-day validity. A 6-day Pass included 2 days for international travel between Italy/Greece and 4 days for national travel in Greece.
2023: The Mobile Greek Islands Pass was launched (4 days in May and 6 days in December).
Greek Islands Pass Details
The Greek Islands Pass offers flexibility with 4 or 6 travel days within a month, catering to varied travel preferences:
4 Travel Days: Explore domestic Greek routes with ferries operated by the Attica Group, available in 2nd class as a Mobile or paper Pass.
6 Travel Days: Enjoy ferry journeys between Italy and Greece, inter-island travel, and seamless connections via bus and train from Patras to Piraeus. Available in both Mobile and Paper formats.
Celebrating a Decade of Flexibility and Adventures
Reflecting on a decade of island-hopping adventures, Eurail takes pride in providing not just a Pass but a gateway to unparalleled exploration. The Greek Islands Pass exemplifies flexibility, diverse routes, and the integration of sail and rail mobility.
Eurail B.V. gives travelers from all over the world the opportunity to experience flexible, borderless train travel across Europe. With a Eurail or Interrail Pass (for non-European and European citizens, respectively), travelers of all ages can use an expansive network of train and ferry connections to travel in and between up to 33 countries. Eurail and Interrail Passes are available via the www.eurail.com or www.interrail.eu web shops, as well as via an extensive network of trusted distribution partners worldwide. Eurail B.V. is owned by over 35 railway and ferry companies in Europe. For more information, visit www.eurail.com or www.interrail.eu.
Attica Group is engaged in passenger shipping through Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Anek Lines, and Africa Morocco Link, operating 45 vessels providing modern, high-quality transportation services in Greece and abroad. Attica’s vessels serve 52 unique destinations in 4 countries, connecting 67 ports and transporting more than 6 million passengers, 1 million passenger vehicles, and 500,000 trucks every year.
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