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Greece to Turkey Ferry Map and Travel Information

From James Martin,
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Travel Between Greece and Turkey via Ferry or Hydrofoil

Below is a map of the Greek Islands and the west coast of Turkey. Once the Greek islands that don't have ferry connections to Turkey mysteriously head off to the west, you'll be able to mouse over each remaining island and see the most popular ferry routes from Greek islands to the Turkish coast, and get information on the ferry connections and destinations.

Greece to Turkey Ferry Route Map

Ferry Route Map © James Martin, Licensed to About.com

Notes on Greece to Turkey Ferries

Some ferries run only during the summer tourist season, while others have a drastically reduced winter season. Note also that port taxes are astronomical.

You can find general information on ferries from Aegean Ferry Services. Many tourists make ferry reservations on the run, stopping in a port city, going to the port or to a travel agent and booking a ferry trip. Aegean allows you to book online, if you find that necessary in the heart of tourist season.

Turkey Map and Travel Planner

For more information on vacation activities on western coast of Turkey, see our Western Turkey Map.

Turkish Ferry Port Cities

If your destination is Turkey and you like visiting ancient sites, The Samos to Kusadasi route might be your best bet, as the extraordinary sights like Ephesus, Pamukkale and Aphrodisias are easily accessable from Kusadasi. There is lots of lodging available in Kusadasi, and nightlife is lively.

Find out more about: Samos, Kusadasi Hotels (Book Direct), Ferry from Kusadasi to Samos

The Kos to Bodrum route might be my second favorite route. Bodrum, a modern resort town built on the ruins of Halicarnassus in 1402, features a 15th century Crusader Castle (which now houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology), an airport, lots of shopping and a very lively nightlife.

I enjoy the island of Rhodes, so my third route preference might pass through it. Fethiye is known for its beaches and yachting. You can take a 12 island Yacht cruise from the harbor at Fethiye.

Find out more about: Rhodes Town, Colossus of Rhodes, Fethiye Hotels (book direct).

Chios to Cesme brings you to a pleasant sun and beach town with good beaches and good restaurants along the waterfront and along the main street.

Find out more about: Cesme-Chios Ferries

The Lesvos (Lesbos) to Turkey Ferries are more popular with Turkish tourists and those folks who like seaside resorts (Foca is popular with windsurfers).

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