Cyprus has re-established a regular maritime link with the rest of the world after a 21-year hiatus. The date was celebrated by the introduction of a ferry from the port of Limassol, Cyprus, to Greece.
In terms of tourism and the economy, this maritime link will benefit both nations. The addition of contemporary ships to this route implies that passengers will have a more comfortable sailing experience. The last time there was a maritime link between Cyprus and Greece was in October 2001.
With air travel becoming a more regular, faster, and affordable alternative, more people began flying to and from Athens. The ferries were eventually shut down as a result of this.