Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping S.A. strengthens its dominance in the international sea tourism market with the operation of two more service points, from this season on, in Italy. Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping S.A. ranks among the three largest sea tourism companies in the world. Moreover, it is the only company worldwide with participating interests in 3 marinas, which have a mooring capacity of 1.785 yachts. The Greek flag of its yachts, waves in all the famous sea destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The company’s management decided the operation of two more service points in Italy amounting in total to seven, having already taken the first place, as a sea tourism company, in the neighbouring country. The new service points, which they have already started operating, are located in Agropoli and in Marsala. Executive officers having conducted market research found out that there is a great demand for charters in these particular areas. More precisely, Marsala is considered as an ideal place for sea routes to and from Tunis, Malta and the western coast of Sicilia. On the other hand, Agropoli – located close to Napoli – has access to sea routes to and from Capri and Ischia.
Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping S.A. apart from Greece operates in 4 countries (Italy, Croatia, France, Turkey) having in total 20 service points, while Kiriacoulis Group has under its control two more service points in the Caribbean Sea. More specifically, in Italy the company has service points in Elba, Piombino, Palermo, Portisco and Carloforte. In Croatia it has 3 service points in Pula, Zadar and Split, one in France (Bormes les Mimosas) and one in Turkey as well (Marmaris). In Greece, the company operates 8 service points, in Athens, Rhodes, Kos, Paros, Lefkas, Corfu, Skiathos and Kalamata.
It is noted that Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping S.A., having international experience in matters of sea tourism, participates in a joint venture with the objective to undertake the construction and the management of the marinas of Flisvos, Zeas and Alimos.
On the occasion of the company’s further penetration in the Italian market, the President and Managing Director Mr. Theofanis Kiriacoulis mentioned that “the company’s strategic plan is being implemented at a quick pace as within few years with well combined business moves a network of marinas was created in the Ionian Sea, while at the same time the company gained a dominant role in the sea tourism market in Adriatic Sea. The company will continue to develop at the same pace for the years to come, investing in the international market of sea tourism and keeping the brand Kiriacoulis in the highest positions among the companies that operate in the same industry. The company for this season, where an increased demand for charters is presented as compared to the one last year, ordered a significant number of new yachts that were embodied to its fleet in order to serve its customers’ needs”
Athens, May 16th, 2002.