Ferries from the Greek islands to Turkey in 2022
Back in operation!
Are there ferries between Greece and Turkey? At last, there are! The ferry connection between the Greek islands and the western coast of Turkey had been suspended for 2 years, but now it’s back in all its glory.
Explore our complete guide for ferries between Greece and Turkey and book your tickets!
- Ferries between Greece and Turkey
- Greece - Turkey ferry companies
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View to the impressive sea fortifications of Bodrum in Turkey
Greece - Turkey ferry schedules 2022
So, what Greek islands have ferries to Turkey? In 2022, you can get by ferry from Turkey to Greece or the other way around through 7 islands in Greece: Chios, Rhodes, Samos, Kos, Lesbos, Kalymnos, and Kastellorizo.
The ports of western Turkey that are connected by ferry to the Greek islands are: Çeşme, Marmaris, Fethiye, Bodrum, Seferihisar, Kaş, Ayvalik, Kusadasi, and Turgutreis.
Explore all 2022 Greece - Turkey ferry routes below:
Ferries at the port of Chios in Greece
Ferry from Chios to Çeşme
In 2022, the ferry route Chios - Çeşme is served by 3 ferry companies. There are normally 5-6 daily ferry crossings between Chios and Çeşme in the summer season. Ferries make the crossing in about 35 minutes and tickets are usually around €20-25.
White-sand beach at the town of Çeşme in western Turkey
Ferry from Samos to Kuşadasi
You can catch a ferry to Kuşadasi in Turkey from 2 ports in Samos: Pythagoreion and Vathy. The route Samos - Kuşadasi is served by 2 ferry companies and the duration of the sailing is around 40 minutes. The route is available once/twice daily and tickets are approximately €40.
Ferry from Samos to Seferihisar
You can travel between Seferihisar in Turkey and the Greek island of Samos with 1 ferry company this summer. There are normally 4 weekly crossings that take 2 hours and tickets are around €35.
Tourist boat at the harbor of Kuşadası in Turkey
Ferry from Rhodes to Fethiye
Ferries from Rhodes to Fethiye are available by 3 ferry companies in the summer of 2022. There are at least 3 daily sailings to the Turkish town of Fethiye from Rhodes and the average crossing duration is 1.5 hours. Standard tickets for this route are around €40.
Ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris
Traveling by ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris is possible 2-3 times per day with 2 ferry operators. It takes 1 hour to reach Marmaris from the Greek island of Rhodes and tickets start at €52.
The coastal town of Marmaris in Turkey
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ferries to Bodrum from Kos in Greece are operated by 5 ferry companies. The ferry route Kos - Bodrum is in operation 2-5 times per day this summer. The duration of the trip is just 30 minutes and tickets cost €20 one-way as a starting price.
Ferry from Kos to Turgutreis
Ferry routes between Kos in Greece and Turgutreis in Turkey are served by 2 ferry companies. The route Kos - Turgutreis is available once daily in the summer of 2022. The crossing lasts 30 minutes and tickets are €20.
Ferry from Kastellorizo to Kaş
From Kastellorizo in the Dodecanese, you can catch a ferry to the port town of Kaş in Turkey 1-2 times per day. It takes 30 minutes to travel between the two ports and tickets are around €25 in the peak season with two ferry companies.
Ferry from Lesbos to Ayvalik
The Lesbos - Ayvalik ferry route is served by 2 ferry companies in 2022. The connection is available 2-3 times per day. It takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to travel between the port of Mytilene in Lesbos and Ayvalik. Tickets for this route are €20-25 one-way.
The romantic coast of Ayvalik in Turkey, opposite Lesbos
Tip: if you want to get from Santorini or Crete to Turkey by ferry, you can catch a domestic ferry route to one of the islands of the Dodecanese or the North Aegean Sea and board a ferry to Turkey from there. See our Map of ferries to plan your trip with ease!
Good to know: more routes may be added to connect Greece and Turkey in 2022. These are some of the most popular Greece - Turkey routes that used to operate in the past: Bodrum - Symi, Bodrum - Patmos, Bodrum - Leros, Turgutreis - Kalymnos, and more!
Which ferry companies offer Greece - Turkey routes?
In 2022, there are at least 15 ferry companies serving Greece - Turkey ferry routes. Some of the ferry companies are large operators, while others are seasonal and local ferry service providers.
Here are more Greek and Turkish ferry companies operating on the connection between Greece and Turkey: Bodrum Express Lines, Yesil Marmari Lines, Dentur Avrasya Group, Erturk Lines, Meis Ferry Lines, Samos Star, Tuana Maritime, and Turyol.
Do I need a passport or a visa to travel between Greece and Turkey?
Citizens of third countries wishing to enter Turkey need a passport valid for at least 60 days following the final day indicated on their permit or e-visa. Depending on your country of origin, different measures may apply. For more information regarding visa and passport requirements check the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or consult your embassy.
Greek citizens don't need a passport or visa to enter Turkey and can travel between the two countries with their ID. However, we recommend that you always have your passport with you when traveling to a different country.
Tip: if you're planning to purchase alcohol or tobacco products in Turkey before catching the ferry back to Greece, keep in mind there are quantity limits to the products you can transfer.
Are there any Covid-19 measures to travel between Greece and Turkey by ferry?
There are different Covid-19 ferry regulations depending on the direction of your trip between Greece and Turkey.
Ferry passengers traveling to the Greek islands from Turkey don’t need to fill out any documents or have a Covid-19 certificate. See more details about Covid-19 measures in Greece.
As for travelers taking a ferry to Turkey from Greece, they need to:
- either be fully vaccinated with a booster shot (2 or 3 doses depending on the type of vaccine)
- or be partly vaccinated and have a negative rapid test
- or present a 72-hour negative PCR test
Moreover, visitors over 6 years of age need to complete the online entry form to Turkey 72 hours before traveling.
Good to know: Covid-19 document check may not always take place upon arrival in Turkey, but make sure you have all necessary certificates and tests with you.
The beautiful port of Mandraki in Rhodes
Where to book cheap ferry tickets from Greece to Turkey
On Ferryhopper, you can book cheap ferry tickets between Greece and Turkey in 2022. Check all ferry routes offered by Makri Travel, Sunrise Lines, Jalem Tur, Lafasi, Sky Marine Ferries, Meander Travel, Sea Dreams, and Exas Shipping on our ferry map and plan your Aegean Sea vacation in just a few clicks!
Good to know: some of the ferry routes are only available to book on location at the port of departure either in Greece or Turkey.