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Bodrum to Kos

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Bodrum to Kos

Next September we are planning travel from Istanbul to Bodrum, taking a ferry to Kos and then continuing another two weeks in Greece. I see quite a bit of discussion on day tripping from Kos to Bodrum but can one enter Greece and stay without a visa? We are from the US and don't want to break any travel laws! We will eventually re-enter Turkey for our flight home.

Thanks for any advice!

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1. Re: Bodrum to Kos

US citizens do not require a visa to enter Greece.

…state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1127.html

You will need a visa for Turkey (though this is a simple procedure and can be done on line) and you MAY need to get a second one as you intend to leave Turkey and re-enter it later, unless you can get a multiple-entry visa.

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2. Re: Bodrum to Kos

Thanks. Is there some kind of immigration process like in many countries to keep "contraband" material (certain plants, for example) from crossing the border? It seems like we are just sort of wandering into Greece and then wandering out again.

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3. Re: Bodrum to Kos

Wander away. You now have to get Turkish visas online only and they are multiple entry. Formalities on entry are basic.You can see Turkey from many parts of the Greek islands

We recently did Istanbul - Izmir and free bus to Cesme and quick ferry to Chios then Lesvos and Samos before returning to Istanbul via Kusadasi. A great trip. We've done other crossings Turkey to Greece too as we prefer Istanbul to Athens these days....

Edited: 01 January 2014, 06:37
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