How close is Greece and Turkey?

Is Greece located near Turkey?

Greece is a country of the Balkans, in Southeastern Europe, bordered to the north by Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria; to the east by Turkey, and is surrounded to the east by the Aegean Sea, to the south by the Cretan and the Libyan Seas, and to the west by the Ionian Sea which separates Greece from Italy.

Is Turkey better than Greece?

Turkey is cheaper than Greece with some strong choices like Istanbul or the Turkish coast facing the Aegean. Greece is awesome, more expensive, with loads of spectacular islands to visit.

Can you get from Greece to Turkey?

The easiest way to travel between Greece and Turkey is on a ferry from a Greek island to the Turkish mainland (or vice-versa). Fast Catamaran ferries depart from Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Chios and Kastelorizo to Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, Cesme, Kusadasi and Kas.

Is there a ferry from Athens to Turkey?

There are no direct ferries between Athens and Turkey (including Istanbul). You must travel to one of the islands near the Turkish coast, then transfer to a Greek island—Turkish coast ferry.

Is there a train from Istanbul to Greece?

There is no direct train anymore. A train connection could be via Sofia (Bulgaria), but takes a lot more of time than by bus. There are several direct (overnight) bus connections available from Istanbul (Turkey) to the bigger Greek cities (Athens, Thessaloniki, …).

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Is there a ferry from Greece to Istanbul?

there are no ferries from istanbul to greece or greek islands unless you are travelling with a cruise tour. the only way to go to athens from istanbul is by bus or by plane. ferry connections between greek islands are really good and you can find connections to the other islands that you would like to visit.

Is Crete close to Turkey?

How far is it from Crete to Turkey? The distance between Crete and Turkey is 992 km.