Dikili-Lesbos ferry service set to boost tourist exchange
İZMİR - Anadolu AgencyA new ferry service between a Turkish Aegean port town and the nearby Greek island of Lesbos will benefit tourists as well as businesses in both countries, a local official said on April 9.
The new ferry service between Turkey’s Aegean port town of Dikili and the island of Lesbos, set to start on April 25, will help tourists get around more easily, Dikili Mayor Mustafa Tosun said in a statement.
Tosun said the ferry service is important for friendly Turkish-Greek ties and commercial relations.
“The bond of solidarity on both sides of the Aegean is reviving. By travelling on these modern ferries, people will be able to get to Lesbos in just 30 minutes,” he added.
Tosun said the service will be offered every Tuesday.
“In the future we want to expand the number of runs. We’re expecting thousands of Greek tourists to come to Dikili and shop at the Tuesday bazaar there,” he added.