Ferry services between Turkey and the Greek Islands have resumed after being suspended for two years during the Covid-19 epidemic, it was announced earlier this week.
The ferry service will help promote sea tourism between the two nations, according to Izmir Chamber of Shipping Chairman Yusuf Ozturk. The governor said that between the two shores, the ferries will transport nearly one million passengers each year.
“During this two-year period, our ferry members have gone through some really tough times. Finally, we achieved the result we desired. Greek island tradesmen are eagerly anticipating Turkish visitors.. “Both nations will make the most of this re-established sea route. With the intent to start sailing on our ferries and commercial and private boats in the 2022 tourism season, there will be a tremendous resurgence in sea tourism.”
Greece lifted its restrictions on maritime borders on Monday, and ferry services have already started making plans to take advantage of the open waterways. In the following week, health and safety precautions for using the services will be announced.
If you want to visit some beautiful Greek islands, the Aegean Sea is a great place to go. There are lots of different islands to choose from, and they all have their own unique charm. Make sure you plan your trip well in advance, as the islands can get crowded during peak season.
The easiest way to travel between Greece and Turkey is on a ferry from a Greek island to the Turkish mainland (or vice-versa). High speed catamaran ferries can take you from Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Chios and Kastelorizo to Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, Cesme, Kusadasi and Kas.
If you want to visit the Greek island of Rhodes, Fethiye is a natural next destination. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and its primary cultural center. Fethiye is a major seaside resort known for its beaches and sailing. People who are interested in history will enjoy the ruins of ancient Telmessos that are scattered throughout the city. Ferries run mostly in the summer, from mid-June through August with 14 sailings each week; the journey takes an hour and 30 minutes.
Another option from Rhodes, Marmaris is an hour away by high speed catamaran and two hours by normal ferry. It is an attractive place for tourists because of its architectural charm. The little port, fine beaches, and the orient market are the main attractions here. The Marmaris tourist season opens in April and ends in the middle of October.