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. smiley

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Hotels and buildings by the seaside castle of Bodrum in Turkey

View to the impressive sea fortifications of Bodrum in Turkey

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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 6 islands in Greece: Chios, Rhodes, Samos, Kos, Lesbos, and Kastellorizo.

The ports of western Turkey that are connected by ferry to the Greek islands are: Çeşme, Marmaris, Fethiye, Bodrum, Seferihisar, Kaş, Ayvalik, and Kusadasi.

Explore all 2022 Greece - Turkey ferry routes below:

Ferries and boats at the port of Chios, Greece

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.

Beach with white sand and umbrellas in Çeşme, Turkey

White-sand beach at the town of Çeşme in western 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.

Building rooftops at the town of Marmaris in Turkey by the sea

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 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.

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.

Old buildings at the Turkish town of Ayvalik

The romantic coast of Ayvalik in Turkey, opposite Lesbos

Ferry from Samos to Kuşadasi

You can catch a ferry to Kuşadasi in Turkey from 2 ports in Samos: Pythagoreion and Vathy. The route is served by 2 ferry companies and the duration of the sailing is around 40 minutes. The route is available 1-2 daily and tickets are approximately €40.

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: Turgutreis - Kos, Bodrum - Symi, Bodrum - Patmos, Bodrum - Leros, Turgutreis - Kalymnos, and more!

Tourist boat in Kuşadasi bearing a Turkish flag

Tourist boat at the harbor of Kuşadası in Turkey

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.

On Ferryhopper, you can book cheap ferry tickets for Greece - Turkey routes with: Yesil Marmaris Lines, Sea Dreams, Dream Lines, Makri Travel, and Sky Marine Ferries.

Here are more Greek and Turkish ferry companies operating on the connection between Greece and Turkey: Bodrum Express Lines, Dentur Avrasya Group, Erturk Lines, Jalem Tur, Meander Travel, Meis Ferry Lines, Samos Star, Tuana Maritime, and Turyol.

Do I need a passport or a visa to travel between Greece and Turkey?

Most EU citizens normally don’t need a passport or a visa to travel between Turkey and Greece. Similarly, Greek citizens can most of the times enter Turkey by ferry with no need for a visa or a passport.

However, we recommend that you always have your passport with you when traveling to a different country.

For more information regarding visa and passport requirements, always consult your embassy.

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 castle at the port of Mandraki in Rhodes, Greece

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, Sky Marine Ferries, Sea Dreams, and Yesil Marmaris Lines 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.

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