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Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2014, 10:51
by margaritaville
Hi, this summer we are doing something a little different.Instead of flying direct to Turkey we are flying first to Athens.From there we take Blue Star ferries to Paros for four nights then Santorini 5 nights before arriving early morning into Kos.Ideally we would like to catch the morning ferry that day over to Bodrum to continue up to Altinkum.However I can only find info about a late afternoon ferry from Kos to Bodrum but there must be one around 09.30am as I know there are day trips both ways.Can anyone give me any info on this please?Also do we just need our passports and new evisa arriving this way?
Thanks.

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2014, 18:20
by Shakespeares
Slept on a beach on Paros for a month in 1976, brilliant!

As far as I have information a greek ferry leaves Kos for Bodrum at about 0930 each day, and a passport and visa is fine.

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2014, 22:23
by margaritaville
Thanks Shakespeares! 1976 a month on the beach on Paros, sounds wonderful!I used to always go to the Greek islands for my holidays both when I was single with the lads and then when I got married too.In fact when considering buying abroad we looked at Greece first but got a lot more bang for our buck in Altinkum.Got married on Santorini and honeymooned on Paros and Naxos afterwards ten years ago, hence we're going back this summer, now with a couple of kids in tow.

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2014, 22:42
by allycat
Sorry can't be of more use to you as we got the afternoon ferry across from Kos to Bodrum a couple of years ago. We then hired a taxi to take us to Altinkum.

Just a thought - the Flying Fish boat might be a cost effective way to get across from Kos to Bodrum, subject to luggage etc.

What a fantastic trip you have planned.

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2014, 23:00
by margaritaville
Yeah allycat, really looking forward to it.Maybe the oft mentioned return of the Altinkum-Kos route will come to fruition but I'm not holding my breath!

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2014, 23:00
by margaritaville
Yeah allycat, really looking forward to it.Maybe the oft mentioned return of the Altinkum-Kos route will come to fruition but I'm not holding my breath!

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 23 Jan 2014, 17:46
by margaritaville
Allycat do you recall how much the taxi from Bodrum to Altinkum was?Was going to organise a transfer with one of the companies in Altinkum but wondering how it would compare?The transfer would have to come from Altinkum first.

Re: Getting to Altinkum from the Aegean?

PostPosted: 24 Jan 2014, 23:00
by allycat
Sorry margaritaville it was back in 2007 so I don't have any information and it would probably not be relevant now.

I do recall it being expensive though as the port is further on from the airport. It might be cheaper, if you know someone in Altinkum, for them to hire a car and come and collect you.