The 36 year old tradition of ANEK Lines sailing the seas of Greece, has established
them as the leader in their field. From the time of their first vessel setting sail up till
now, ANEK Lines has been crossing both the Aegean and Adriatic sea with
unsurpassed comfort and consistency.
ANEK Lines was originally created with the help of shareholders who were inhabitants
of Crete. They endevoured for a means of transportation which was their own and
connected them with the rest of Greece. This is what differentiates ANEK Lines from
the rest of the shipping companies: its multi shareholder peculiarity. Cretan people
looked for their own vessels to sail into their own sea. hi the beginning it looked as
just another great vision but everybody contributed to the cause. Other companies
soon followed their example. They restored the shipping tradition that goes back to
the Minoan times. The company won the confidence of its people and its passengers,
and rewarded its employees for all their sacrifices.
The development of ANEK Lines has continued at an impressive rate.
Their large contemporary fleet and the company's unique character have
established them as a model for Europe.
|This ANEK Lines vessel is the largest passenger and truck vessel in the
Mediterranean. Built at the GDYNIA Shipyards in Poland, it is completely automated,
equipped with one of the safetest and modern navigational systems with 12 decks.
It has four main engines and can transport up to 2,500 passengers and
|F/B OLYMPIC CHAMPION
|This ANEK Lines vessel has been named one of the fastest vessel in it's category
and is one of the fastest in the Adriatic, as it completes the voyage Greece-Italy
(Igoumentitsa - Ancona) in only 15 hours! For this reason it has been christened
by the Olympic Gold Medalist Constantinos Kenteris. Built in 2000 at the FOSEN
Shipyard in Norway, it is considered a miracle of modern technology for it's
automation as well as it's comfort and speed as it can reach speeds of 32 knots.
It is equiped with four main engines.
|Dedicated to the Hellenic Spirit the latest addition to the ANEK Lines' fleet
complements it's twin "Olympic Champion". Built in 2001 at the FOSEN Shipyard
in Norway, it is considered a miracle of modern technology for it's automation as
well as it's comfort and speed as it can reach speeds of 32 knots. This vessel has
been named one of the fastest vessel in it's category and is one of the fastest in
the Adriatic, as it completes the voyage Greece-Italy (Igoumentitsa - Ancona) in
only 15 hours! It is equiped with four main engines.
|Sophokles Venizelos was the son of the great Greek politician Eleftherios Venizelos.
He was born in 1894 and died in 1964. He was repetitively elected as a member of
the Greek parliament, served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of the
Navy, Vice president of the Greek Goverment, and for a short time Prime Minister.
Built in 1990 at SHIMONOSHEKI Shipywards in Japan and completely retrofitted in
1999 for ANEK Lines. Completely automated, it is equipped with one of the most
sophisticated and safe navigational system. It can transport up to 1,500
passengers and up to 1,100 vehicles. It is equipped with two main engines.
|The F/B LEFKA ORI is dedicated to the highest mountains in Crete, Lefka Ori,
which literally means "White Mountains". Built in 1992 in the SHIMONOSHEKI
shipyards in Japan, it was completely retrofitted in 2000 for ANEK Lines. It is
completely automated with it's sophisticated and safe navigation system and can
transport up to 1,500 passengers and has space for 1,100 vehicles.
It is equipped with two main engines.