DIONISIOS SOLOMOS (ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ ΣΟΛΩΜΟΣ)

-Zante Ferries

Built in 1990 (age 31). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Piraeus-Kythnos-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-Folegandros-Sikinos-Ios-Santorini

 

The conventional ferry DIONISIOS SOLOMOS was built in Japan in 1990, for the company Shikoku Chuo Ferry. Her first name was ROYAL KAWANOE, and she spent her first 8 years in Japan, on the Osaka-Kobe-Kawanoe-Niihama line. The latter closed in 1998, and as a result she was bought in 1999 by Zante Ferries, a company that was part of the Ionian Ferries joint venture along with Tyrogalas Ferries. She was converted in Perama, was renamed DIONISIOS SOLOMOS, and was deployed on the Kyllini-Zakynthos line and on the Kyllini-Kefalonia line. In 2013, she operated on the Patras-Kefalonia-Ithaca line for the summer. With the discontinuation of Ionian Ferries and the creation of the new joint venture Ionian Group in the summer of 2015, the ship was again transferred to the Patras-Kefalonia-Ithaca line (which had been inactive since her previous service there in 2013) for the high season, though she was then replaced by the IONIAN STAR (now the MARE DI LEVANTE of Levante Ferries) and later by the SPEEDRUNNER III of Aegean Speed Lines, which was chartered for the 2016 season. She then returned to the Kyllini-Zakynthos line and to the Kyllini-Kefalonia line in 2016, which turned out to be her final season on the Ionian Sea. In 2017, she underwent a major conversion in Keratsini (whereupon she received a new bow and saw her stern being upgraded) and she began operations on the Aegean Sea, on the Western Cyclades, alongside her fleetmate, the ADAMANTIOS KORAIS. She was deployed on the Piraeus-Kythnos-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-Folegandros-Sikinos-Ios line. In 2019 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Kythnos-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-Folegandros-Sikinos-Ios-Santorini line.

 

PHOTOS (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020):

 

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Zakynthos (7/2012).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea (7/2014).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Kyllini, while the IONIAN STAR departs for Zakynthos (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Kyllini (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Kyllini (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Kyllini (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS resting in Kyllini (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS leaving Kyllini for Kefalonia (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS leaving Kyllini for Kefalonia (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS leaving Kyllini for Kefalonia (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS leaving the port of Kyllini for Kefalonia (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS approaching Zakynthos (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS approaching Zakynthos (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS leaving Zakynthos afterwards (7/2015).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea, on her way to Kyllini (7/2015).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea, on her way to Kyllini (7/2015).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea, on her way to Kyllini (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS entering the port of Kyllini (7/2014).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Kyllini (7/2015).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS approaching the port of Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS approaching the port of Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to island of Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to the island of Zakynthos. Note how the sky makes the ship brighter and brighter as she heads towards Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to Zakynthos. Note how the sky makes the ship brighter and brighter as she heads towards Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to Zakynthos. Note how the sky makes the ship brighter and brighter as she heads towards Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS on the Ionian Sea early in the morning while she heads for her first trip of the day to Zakynthos. Note how the sky makes the ship brighter and brighter as she heads towards Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISOS SOLOMOS returning to Kyllini from Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISOS SOLOMOS returning to Kyllini from Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS heading towards Kyllini, featuring an updated livery which included her company's name and website on her hull for the first time (7/2016).

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The beautiful and reliable DIONISIOS SOLOMOS heads towards Kyllini (7/2016).

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The DIONISOS SOLOMOS returning to Kyllini from Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISOS SOLOMOS returning to Kyllini from Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she approaches Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she approaches Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she approaches Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the great DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she approaches Zakynthos (7/2016).

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Crossing the great DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she approaches Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS, the 'Orange Sun of the Ionian Sea', en route towards Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS, the 'Orange Sun of the Ionian Sea', en route towards Zakynthos (7/2016).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in the port of Piraeus, during her first season on the Aegean Sea (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The fully renovated and upgraded DIONISIOS SOLOMOS taking a day off in the port of Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Piraeus, with her new bow (9/2017).

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The 'new' DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Piraeus, after previously serving the Ionian Sea for 17 years (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS resting in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Piraeus, featuring her new bow (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Piraeus, featuring her new bow (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS in Piraeus, featuring her new bow (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen on the Cyclades heading towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen on the Cyclades heading towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen on the Cyclades heading towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS en route towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS en route towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS en route towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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Passing by the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she heads towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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Passing by the DIONISIOS SOLOMOS as she heads towards Kythnos (7/2018).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen departing Piraeus during the morning (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen departing Piraeus during the morning (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen departing Piraeus during the morning (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS having exited the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen departing Piraeus during the morning (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen departing Piraeus during the morning (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen departing Piraeus during the morning (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS about to head towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS having just exited the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus during the early morning (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus during the early morning (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus during the early morning (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS docked in Piraeus (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS docked in Piraeus (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen docked in Piraeus (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen docked in Piraeus (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen docked in Piraeus (9/2020).

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The DIONISIOS SOLOMOS seen in Piraeus (9/2020).