Turkey resumes ferry service with the Greek islands. It was interrupted in 2020 due to the onset of the pandemic and was not carried out for almost two years.
This was announced by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Izmir branch of the Turkish Maritime Chamber of Commerce Yusuf Ozturk in his written address, Turkish media reported.
“During the 9th Turkey-Greece Tourism Forum and the 4th Joint Tourism Meeting held last November in Izmir with the participation of Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy and Greek Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias, our biggest request was the resumption of the ferry service , thanks to which about 1 million passengers a year move between our shores. During these two years, our ferrymen were in a very difficult situation. Finally, we got the result we were waiting for. In particular, small merchants from the Greek islands are looking forward to tourists from Turkey. Both countries will get the maximum benefit from the restored maritime communication. While cruise tourism has also picked up in the Mediterranean, the decision to resume ferry service, commercial and private yachting will revive maritime tourism in the 2022 tourist season.”
Foreign tourists, including those from Ukraine, can also get to a number of Greek islands. In particular, you can visit the islands of Chios, Lesvos, Kos, Rhodes, Samos, Kastellorizon and Symi.