Lonely Planet Writer

Greek ferry prices up 10% due to VAT hike

The prices of ferry tickets in Greece have gone up by ten percent due to a rise in value-added tax (VAT) in the country.

A ferry in Greece.
A ferry in Greece. Image by Leonora Enking / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ferry tickets in Greece were reportedly already considered expensive before the VAT increase, and the shipping companies expect a 20 percent to 30 percent drop in traffic this year. The VAT hike affects many basic goods and services including food, clothing and household items, as well as restaurant and hotel prices, taxi fares and airfares. Read more: news.gtp.gr and greece.greekreporter.com