It is very easy to travel by ferry from Greece to Turkey, especially in high season. There are many ferries from the Eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese islands to port towns and tourist resorts of Turkey. As the distance between the two coasts is small, the trip is short. Most ferries run only in summer and can take vehicles, too, apart from passengers. Very few schedules run in winter time.
From Chios to Cesme
Ferries depart from the port of Chios Town and arrive in Cesme in 45 minutes. Cesme is a popular resort in Turkey, about an hour drive from Izmir, the third largest city of the country. In summer, there are many daily ferries, while in winter there are ferries about 3 times a week.
From Lesvos to Ayvalik
In summer, ferries depart daily and frequently from the port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos, to Ayvalik, a lovely seaside town in Turkey. The trip is 90 min. Schedules continue in winter but not that frequently, usually every other day.
From Samos to Kusadasi
Daily ferries connect the port of Vathy in Samos to the tourist resort of Kusadasi in Turkey. The trip lasts for 1 hour and 15 min and takes place only in summer, not in winter time.
From Kos to Bodrum
Ferries depart daily in summer from the port of Kos Town to Bodrum, a cosmopolitan beach resort in Turkey. The trip lasts for 1 hour. Schedules do not run in winter.
From Rhodes to Marmaris
Daily ferries depart in summer from the port of Rhodes Town to Marmaris in Turkey. The trip takes 1 hour with catamaran ferry that carries only passengers and 2 hours with normal ferry that carries both passengers and vehicles. Schedules continue in winter 3 times a week.