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-Levante Ferries

Built in 1998 (age 26). Registered in Piraeus. Current lines: Kyllini-Zakynthos and Kyllini-Kefalonia


The amazing ferry FIOR DI LEVANTE was built in South Korea in 1998. She was owned by the South Korean company Dong Yang Shipping Company and she began her career under the name TREASURE ISLAND on the Busan-Jeju line on the Jeju Strait. She was renamed HYUNDAI SEOLBONG in 2000. Her company was renamed Dong Yang Express Ferry Company in 2005. In 2012 she was purchased by the newly-established Zakynthos-based company Levante Ferries, even though she had suffered a fire in Busan in late 2011. She was repaired in China and underwent an extensive conversion, during which her entire appearance changed, her indoor areas were fully renovated, her outdoor areas saw were modified through the addition of sun decks, and her engines were upgraded. After two years of conversion the ship was deployed on the Kyllini-Zakynthos line in late 2014, quickly becoming the best ferry on the Ionian Sea as well as one of the best of the Greek coastal service. The ship was awarded the title of 'The Best Ferry in the World' in 2015 by Shippax. The success of the FIOR DI LEVANTE led her company to purchase the IONIAN STAR of Tyrogalas Ferries in 2015, and this caused the end of the Ionian Ferries joint venture, and the beginning of a joint venture between Levante Ferries and Zante Ferries, named Ionian Group, which lasted until 2019. The ship was also deployed on the Kyllini-Kefalonia line as a result, while also operating occasionally on the Kyllini-Kefalonia-Ithaca line in 2016 and 2017. Currently the youngest ferry on the Ionian Sea, she is unarguably the most exciting and most luxurious ship in the region. She is the flagship of Levante Ferries.


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