MACEDON (ΜΑΚΕΔΩΝ)

-Goutos Lines

Built in 1972 (age 49). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: None (under refit in Lavrion)

A historic Greek ship that has now spent 45 years on the Aegean Sea under 6 different owners, the legendary MACEDON was built in Japan in 1972 for the company Nankai Chuo Ferry, as the FERRY NANKAI 1. She spent her first four years there, on the Senboku-Shizuki line on the Akashi Strait. She was acquired in 1976 by Greek company Epirus Line, which renamed her EPIRUS II and deployed her on the Preveza-Igoumenitsa-Corfu-Bari line on the Adriatic Sea. In 1978 she was transferred to Polemis Epirus Line, and she was renamed CHRYSSI AMMOS II. She was deployed on the Rafina-Andros-Tinos-Mykonos line and on the Rafina-Marmari line. She was renamed CHRYSSI AMMOS I in 1979, then again CHRYSSI AMMOS II in 1980 and once more CHRYSSI AMMOS I in 1982. Following the sinking of her fleetmate, the CHRYSSI AVGI, in 1983, her company collapsed and she was laid-up in Rafina. However she was bought by Peace Line in 1984, being renamed ANAX. Despite undergoing an initial conversion, she never operated for Peace Line, thus being subsequently sold to Goutos Lines in 1985. She was renamed KYTHNOS, and operated from 1985 to 1988 on the Rafina-Andros-Syros-Tinos line and on the Rafina-Kymi-Skyros-Agios Efstratios-Limnos-Kavala line, before transferring to the Rafina-Kea-Skyros-Agios Efstratios-Limnos-Kavala line in 1989. In 1992 she was sold to Nomicos Lines, being renamed MACEDON and being deployed on the Sporades, on the Agios Konstantinos-Volos-Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos line. She underwent a conversion in Perama in 1994, during which she received an upgraded bow. Her company was transferred to Minoan Flying Dolphins in 1999, and the MACEDON operated under the Hellas Ferries division in 2000, before switching to the Sporades Ferries division in 2001. In 2002 she was bought again by Goutos Lines, and she was deployed on the Lavrion-Kea-Kythnos line, where she has been remaining ever since.

 

PHOTOS (2015, 2018, 2020):

 

 

 

MACEDON
MACEDON

The legendary MACEDON exiting the port of Lavrion (7/2015).

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MACEDON
MACEDON

The legendary MACEDON exiting the port of Lavrion (7/2015).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON leaving Lavrion, in her fortieth season in the Greek coastal service (7/2015).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON leaving Lavrion, en route to Kea (7/2015).

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MACEDON
MACEDON

The MACEDON leaving Lavrion, en route to Kea (7/2015).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON seen heading from Kea to Lavrion (6/2018).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON seen heading from Kea to Lavrion (6/2018).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON seen heading from Kea to Lavrion (6/2018).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON en route towards Lavrion (6/2018).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON en route towards Lavrion (6/2018).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON en route towards Lavrion (6/2018).

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MACEDON

The MACEDON docked in the port of Lavrion. Picture taken by my mother, to whom I am extremely grateful (8/2020).

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