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nadellii

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According to ferry hopper, the following groups are eligible for a discount with most ferry companies. I’m not sure what the documentation process is for verifying these statuses, so if anyone has experience please let us know! 😊
  • Toddlers (-100%)
  • Children (-50%)
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities (-50%)
  • People with disabilities (-50%)
 
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Vangelis

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My daughters are university students outside of Greece but they were eligible for the 50% discount too. I believe you have to register online and pay some nominal amount then use that as proof of your full time university student status.
 
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dimi_pat

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My daughters are university students outside of Greece but they were eligible for the 50% discount too. I believe you have to register online and pay some nominal amount then use that as proof of your full time university student status.
That’s very helpful!! 😊 I assumed it was only available for Greek students
 
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k_tsoukalas

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This is interesting. I should check on this when I am riding the ferry to make sure there aren't any discounts available! Good tip.
 

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