|Turkey and Greece, two different countries and yet so alike...|
While in the area, combining these two countries is an ideal alternative : common history, common cuisine, common music and culture...
Our purpose is to give you some ideas to spend time both in Greece and Turkey and the best ways to go from one to the other.
The proposed tours are generally prepared on an individual basis. Joining groups is only possible for some excursions.
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|Q. For who are these tours intended ?|
|A. All the tours proposed in this site can be arranged for individual travellers, groups and student groups. |
Upon request, we can re-organize, prolounge or shorten the basis programs.
|Q. When is the best period to realize this tour ?|
A. Taking as much as possible factors into consideration, the best period is May-June.
Indeed, daylight is at its longest, the weather not too warm but yet very agreeable to wander on the sites, the nature is green and in blossom.
If you cannot travel in this period, we then recommend September-October. Weather is still very nice though rain and cold days may be feared. Daylight is short but still good enough to travel around.
|Q. What about realizing this tour in the winter ?|
|A. This period has the advantage that everything is at the cheapest, except in bigger cities if your itinerary coincides with a congress or so.|
Also finding available hotels is not a problem.
The only problems you may come across are :
- The ferry connections between Greece and Turkey and the Greek domestic ferry lines are very limited
- In most places, group tours are not being operated,
- Intercity coach connections are reduced to a minimum,
- Some domestic airlines are being reduced to a minimum if not just stopped for the winter,
- Some areas may be paralized because of important snow falls.
|Q. What is the quickest and cheapest way to travel from Turkey to Greece ?|
A. As there is no direct ferry connection from Istanbul to Athens, a cheaper way is to include in the Turkish part of your itinerary the visit to a port city which has a ferry connection with a Greek island.
From this Greek island, you then have ferry connections to Athens and some Greek islands.
One of the most attractive routes is from Kusadasi (Ephesus) to Samos which is a door - even if not with direct connections - to famous islands such as Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, Santorini.
If your plans are to sail to Crete, we then recommend you sail to Rhodes from Marmaris. Indeed, Rhodes is the only island close to Turkey to have a weekly direct ferry to Crete.
To already get an idea of the ferry schedules, we kindly invite you to our website www.feribot.net
|Q. What must I absolutely put in my suitcase ?|
A. Depending the period of travel you will foresee warmer or fresher clothes. For the warmest period prefer natural fibers and light colours yet always think of a jumper and protection against the rain especially if you will tour in Cappadocia where evenings, even in July and August, can be very cold. For the winter (even on the southern coast), warm jumpers, gloves, cap, rainproof wearing.
Furthermore, a good pair of shoes for the walks in archaeological sites, a hat, suncream (high factor), strong sunglasses.
Though all medicines can be found in Turkey - even if with another name than in your country - do not forget your usual medication (not in your suitcase but in your handluggage) and some first aid medicines you and your family are used too.
|Q. What are the terms and conditions for a combo ?|
A. Prices for these programs cannot be defined in advance as they depend on period of travel, number of participants, requested services, category of hotels, means of transportation (rental car, public transportation...)
Hence, for these tours, payment conditions and cancellation policy will be given separately for each file.