The port of Igoumenitsa is geographically the closest port of Greece with Italy and the Balkan countries of the Adriatic Sea, thus becoming a major connection for passengers and goods traffic, to and from Western Europe. Annually 2,5 million passengers and about 250.000 trucks are moving from the port of Igoumenitsa. The main ports connected directly are the Italian ports of Bari, Brindisi, Ancona, Venice, Trieste and Ravenna, as well as Corfu and Paxoi islands.
The port of Igoumenitsa is basically the main gateway to Northern and Central Greece for the movement of passengers and goods to and from the EU, through Italy, thus providing sea links to all ferry ports (Ro-Ro) on the eastern coasts of Italy. Its goal is to provide transit connection for freight transport between the EU and the Middle East.
The Port Authority of Igoumenitsa promotes within the framework of its strategic planning the development of a network of marinas and tourist boat shelter, which is planned for the areas of Igoumenitsa, Plataria, Sagiada and Sivota.
More specifically, it is planned to build a marina in Igoumenitsa and additional works and modern facilities for tourist shelters in Sivota, Plataria and Sagiada, which are currently operational.