CITIES ON CRETE JOIN SEAPLANE NETWORK PROJECT
More specifically, Nikolas Charalambous, president and CEO of Hellenic Seaplanes, the company aiming to be the first in Greece to offer hydroplane connections to the Cyclades, Dodecanese islands and now Crete, met with government and port officials and island stakeholders to discuss plans to get a seaplane network up and running.
Among others, ideas were tabled for the towns of Hersonissos, Heraklio, Gazi, Chania and Platanias, which according to Hellenic Seaplanes have already taken actions to for relevant permits which will pave the way for other areas on Crete to follow.
Meanwhile, the areas of Rethymno, Kissamos, Ierapetra and Sitia have already taken steps in this direction.
“The [waterway] initiative is expected to reinforce Crete’s strategic plan to support and further develop tourism on the island. The creation of a waterway at Hersonissos port, which is already being expanded, kickstarts an important development prospect boosting tourism, which is for our municipality a key pillar of growth,” said Hersonissos Mayor Ioannis Segos after a meeting with Charalambous.e with consumer and passenger rights.