Ferry Express Skopelitis (Small Cyclades Line)
awarded for its offer to Small Cyclades islands. The Lloyd’s award for the best shipping company was given to the small maritime company Small Cyclades Lines for a few years ago.
With its only ferry, the legendary Express Skopelitis, this company connects all year round Naxos with Amorgos, Donoussa, Koufonissia, Schinoussa, and Iraklia. Small Cyclades Lines is a small family business that passes from one generation to the other.
This maritime company has been awarded many times by local authorities and organizations for its offer to these small islands of the Aegean, particularly in winter, when ferry connection with Athens is very sparse. On the contrary, this ferry provides a daily connection between the islands of Small Cyclades with Amorgos and Naxos, even in bad weather conditions, that are frequent in the Aegean Sea in the winter time. As Mr.Skopelitis stressed out, it is frequently needed to transfer doctors or medicine urgently to an island, therefore the ferry has to access the ports even in the middle of a storm. It has also happened to transfer patients in Naxos, or other islands like Syros and Santorini so that they get hospitalized there.
Source – Ferries in Greece