The 10 islands that can be visited by obtaining a visa on arrival in Greece are being wondered after the meeting between President Erdoğan and Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis. Citizens who want to go to the Greek islands from Türkiye and visit the 10 islands in the Aegean with a 7-day tourist visa are researching which 10 islands can be visited by obtaining a visa on arrival. Here are 10 islands that you can enter from Türkiye to Greece with a 7-day tourist visa.
After Greece announced that it will grant 7-day tourist visas to Turkish citizens for 10 islands in the Aegean, people are wondering which islands can be visited with a tourist visa.
Here are the 10 islands that are expected to be visited in Greece by obtaining a visa on arrival:
Transportation to Chios from other parts of Greece is provided by sea and air. There are ferry services from and to Çeşme, located across the island.
Sea and air routes are used to reach the island from Greece. The island's only airport is 8 km southeast of Lesbos centre.
There are flights from Athens 5 times a day and from Thessaloniki once a day. There are departures from Chios twice a week.
* RHODES ISLAND
There are regular ferry services throughout the year from Fethiye, our touristic region located within the borders of Muğla province in the south of the Aegean, to Rhodes Island. Marmaris, which is a developed place in yachting and maritime transportation thanks to its feature of being a natural port, has managed to become the holiday gateway to Rhodes, the largest of the Twelve Greek Islands. There are regular ferry services from Marmaris to Rhodes.
* SAMOS ISLAND
Getting to Samos from Turkey is much easier compared to many untouched Greek islands. You don't need to own a boat or worry about planes and airports.
Samos is just 1.5 kilometers away from the Dilek Peninsula and is the closest Greek island to the Turkish coast.
You can go to Samos by ferry from Kuşadası and Seferihisar (Sığacık).
* KOS ISLAND
Kos Island or İstanköy is an Aegean island located 8 miles away opposite the Bodrum Peninsula. It is part of the 12 Islands Province of Greece. According to 2019 data, its population is 60,500. Tourism is quite developed on the island. There are museums and ancient ruins, some of which are free to enter. It is located in the Aegean Sea, close to the Carian coast, as part of the Dodecanese Island group.
* MEIS ISLAND
There is a ferry and airline connection to Meis Island and Rhodes. Apart from this, it is possible to go to Meis city by ferries departing from Antalya's Kaş district every day. There is an airport on the island. There are bus services on the island only between the airport and Megisti.
* PATMOS ISLAND
Patmos Island is a small island in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the northernmost part of the Dodecanese.
It has a population of approximately 3 thousand people. Its highest point is Profitis Ilias.
* LEROS ISLAND
Leros Island is an island, city and municipality located in the Southern Aegean region of Greece.
The island is located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Dodecanese Islands. Leros Island is served by Leros Public Airport.
* KALIMNOS ISLAND
Kalymnos Island is located 12 km north of Kos Island and 2 km south of Leros Island.
The mainland that the island is closest to Turkey is the town of Gümüşlük in the Bodrum district of Muğla province, which is 17 km away from the island.
The journey between the island and Kos takes 30 to 45 minutes, and the journey to Rhodes takes between 2 and 5 hours.
* SIMI ISLAND
Simi Island does not have an airport and can only be reached by ferry. To reach the island from our country, you can take ferries departing from Datça and Bodrum, or you can take the ferries departing from Fethiye and Marmaris to Rhodes, then by taking the ferry from Rhodes to Simi.
When you use the most preferred Datça ferry for transportation, the journey takes approximately 50 minutes, and when you use the Bodrum ferry, it can take approximately 90 minutes.
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