Turkey resumes ferry service with Greece: After a two-year break, the easiest way to travel from Turkey to the Greek islands is again available for tourists.
What will be required:
- A negative PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours before the trip, or a rapid test no older than 24 hours. Vaccination does not matter.
- Schengen visa for travel to the Greek islands. Russians do not need a visa to Turkey. Before the pandemic, tourists could get a special short-stay Greek visa, valid only for visiting the islands. It is hoped that this scheme will be restored.
Available Routes: Ferries depart from several ports on the Aegean coast of Turkey – Bodrum, Cesme, Marmaris, Kusadasi, Fethiye, and Ayvalik. The following ports are open on the Greek side: Chios, Kavala, Lesvos, Vathi and Pythagoreio, Samos, Myrina, Lemnos, Symi, Skala, Patmos, Meis, Kos, and Rhodes.
The most popular route is from Bodrum to Kos. The shortest is from Kusadasi to Samos.
Traveling by ferry from Turkey is the easiest and cheapest way to see the Greek islands (you will have to fly for an hour from the mainland of Greece to the same Samos). And for lovers of road trips, this is the shortest way from one country to another.
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