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Old 04-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #16
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2001 I travelled from Turkey to Greece with minivan. Of course my information is old, but should give a rough idea what routes to look for.
We couldn't find any other routes then.
I had to take 4 different ferries to get there:
Bodrum-Kos (ca 1 hour)
Kos-Rhodes (few hours)
Rhodes-Crete (6-8hours)
Crete-Athens (one night)

Marmaris-Rhodes line does exist too, but only 1 ferry in a week or 2. Those routes I used were serviced at least daily.
It still took almost a week to complete - 1 trip a day. But on the other hand it gave us an opportunity to visit all those islands.
If you're in a hurry, Greece and Turkey have a common border too, it should be possible to travel from Athens to Istanbul in 1-2 (long) days (ca 1000km).
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #17
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Thanx, great infor.. Looks like im driving then:)
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:09 AM   #18
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Main land Greece. From anywhere in Turkey to anywhere that wil get to to main lsnd in the end.
Did you check that website?

According to them, there seem to be frequent ferry services from Piraeus (Athens) to for example the Greek island of Chios, from where itīd be a short boat ride to Cesme, Turkey (west from Izmir), or going the other way should be equally doable. Havenīt done that route myself, though.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #19
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Easy to find a ferry to a Greek island. Problem is to get to the greece islnd from Turkey.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #20
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Easy to find a ferry to a Greek island. Problem is to get to the greece islnd from Turkey.
Johnny: Pecha72 gave you this useful link http://www.ferrylines.com/
Here you can find all ferry routes from Greek mainland to island, and from Greek island to Turkey mainland.

I'm planning a ride to Turkey to, and I've looked for a directly rout from Greek to Turkey... but it doesn't exist at the moment.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:17 AM   #21
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Easy to find a ferry to a Greek island. Problem is to get to the greece islnd from Turkey.

You might be able to take a bike on a boat from Samos to Kusadasi...technically it's a passenger ferry so a phone call would be in order.

Or try Rhodes to Marmaris
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:34 AM   #22
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Ferry to Cesme OK, but beware of insurance need for your bike

Word of caution:

I got smart and took the ferry from Athens to Chios and then the ferry to Cesme. The short ferry rode to Cesme cost the same as the by far longer ferry from Athens.

However that was not the big issue I ran into. I have ridden into Turkey several times and always bought my Turkey insurance at the border. Cheap and easy. That was always at one of the main crossings on the way to istanbul. The green card I buy for my US registered bike in Europe so far has never covered Turkey and that was never an issue. However, when I landed in Cesme there was no insurance to be bought. Not at the border office or in town. You can not enter Turkey without a valid green card. It was a long and stressful process but I was allowed to enter by means of an "under the table" and expensive process. You do not want to go thru that. If you go thru Cesme make sure you have a green card valid for Turkey before you leave home.
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