EXPRESS SKOPELITIS (ΕΞΠΡΕΣ ΣΚΟΠΕΛΙΤΗΣ)

-Small Cyclades Lines

Built in 1986 (age 35). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Naxos-Irakleia-Schoinousa-Koufonisi-Donousa-Amorgos-Ios-Santorini

The legendary small ferry EXPRESS SKOPELITIS, known as the 'Little Hero of the Lesser Cyclades Islands', was built in 1986 in Greece, as the ERESSOS II of Baïraktaris Shipping. She began service on the Mytilene-Ayvalık line, connecting Greece with Turkey. After 12 years, she was sold in 1998 to Amorgos-based company Small Cyclades Lines, owned by the Skopelitis family. She was renamed EXPRESS SKOPELITIS and was deployed on the Naxos-Irakleia-Schoinousa-Koufinisi-Donousa-Amorgos-Ios-Santorini line, replacing the older ship SKOPELITIS, which was retired. Ever since entering the service, the ship and her company have been lauded by Lesser Cyclades residents for their loyal and efficient service, with the ferry operating all year round and being in many cases the main supplier of goods to these islands. She has hence been considered to be an icon in these islands, as well as in the Greek coastal service, where she has been mentioned several times as one of its greatest-ever ferries.

PHOTOS (2018, 2019, 2020):

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS leaving the island of Ios (6/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS leaving the island of Ios (6/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS leaving the island of Ios (6/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen departing Ios (6/2018).

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The legendary EXPRESS SKOPELITIS resting in Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen resting Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen resting Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen resting Naxos (7/2018).

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The heroic EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen in Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS docked in Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS docked in Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS docked in Naxos (7/2018).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen in Naxos (7/2018).

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The legendary EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen heading towards the port of Santorini (7/2019).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

A legendary Cyclades ferry seen from a Cycladic landscape: the EXPRESS SKOPELITIS heading towards Santorini, seen from the beautiful village of Oia (7/2019).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

A legendary Cyclades ferry seen from a Cycladic landscape: the EXPRESS SKOPELITIS heading towards Santorini, seen from the beautiful village of Oia (7/2019).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS on her way towards the port of Santorini (7/2019).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

A legendary Cyclades ferry seen from a Cycladic landscape: the EXPRESS SKOPELITIS heading towards Santorini, seen from the beautiful village of Oia (7/2019).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS on her way towards the port of Santorini (7/2019).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen in Naxos (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen in Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen in Naxos (9/2020).

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The legendary EXPRESS SKOPELITIS seen in the port ofNaxos (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS resting in the port of Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS resting in the port of Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS resting in the port of Naxos (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS loading passengers in Koufonisi (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS having just arrived in Naxos (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS having just arrived in Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS having just arrived in Naxos (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS departing the port of Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS departing the port of Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS departing the port of Naxos (9/2020).

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EXPRESS SKOPELITIS

The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS leaving Naxos in order to head towards Irakleia (9/2020).

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The EXPRESS SKOPELITIS leaving Naxos in order to head towards Irakleia (9/2020).