A ferry from Venice to Dubrovnik and on to Greece has been on this Mediterranean traveller’s wish list for a long time. There once was a ferry from Venice to Split (it ended several years ago), and before the War (early 1990s) I believe there was a ferry from Dubrovnik to Corfu or Igoumenitsou in Greece. But for too long the only Italy ferries to Croatia were from Venice or Trieste to Istria, Bari to Dubrovnik, Ancona to Split, Ancona to Zadar and sporadically scheduled summer ferries from a few other Italian ports.
Now it seems as though Mediterranean tourism officials are getting their act together to launch a new ferry route from Venice to Dubrovnik to the Greek ports of Corfu and Igoumenitsou. Talks are very preliminary, mind you but just last week Dubrovnik’s mayor met with a major Croatian Travel industry official to set up just such a route.
“We shall try to make an arrangement with the Greek company as soon as possible, and we will prepare a Letter of Intent that we will jointly finalize with the Greeks by the middle of January next year” said Mayor Andro VlahuÅ¡iÄ‡ (as reported by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board).
That sounds very promising. We are holding our collective breaths.