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cruise from Istanbul to Athens

chicago
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cruise from Istanbul to Athens

Does any one know of a good cruise line or two that would have a short cruise from Turkey to Athens? We are interested in going to Ephesus, Istanbul, Athens, and perhaps one Greek island.

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1. Re: cruise from Istanbul to Athens

Hi Total of Five,

Here are some cruises starting at Istanbul and visiting Kusadasi (Ephesus) and the Greek Islands and Athens: "www.cruisecompete.com/searchresults.php/…".

However these cruises would be more expensive than flying to Athens from Istanbul or Izmir and taking local ferries from Athens to the Greek islands. You can also fly from Istanbul to Izmir and transfer to Selcuk from the airport to visit Ephesus.

good luck,

enigma...

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2. Re: cruise from Istanbul to Athens

Thanks, I appreciate your information.

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3. Re: cruise from Istanbul to Athens

Hi -

Just did this. Istanbul to Athens - easy flight, inexpensive.

Great service from Athens to Naxos. Fantastic island! Can be reached by ferry or air. Naxos is also a day-excursion to either Mikynos or Santorini if you have a few days (frequent ferries between these islands).

Be sure not to short-change your stay in Istanbul, however, So much to see and do.

Sharon

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Just returned from a cruise from Istanbul to Athens aboard the Windstar. It's a 148 passenger sailing ship. We went to Ephesus and Bodrum, in Turkey, and the Greek islands of Rhodes, Santorini, and Mykenos. It was a fabulous trip!

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Thanks for the info.

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