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hi guys has anyone been on the kos to bbodrum trip can u pick u at bargain also what are the prices at the market

nany thanks

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Haven't been this year so can't tell you the current prices, but don't forget Turkey is outside the EU so you may be charged customs duty when you get back to Kos just as you would if you were on a flight from Turkey to your home country.

In the past you could get a day trip to Turkey without requiring a visa (even if you come from a country such as the UK where Turkey requires visas). This year you need one even for a day trip and it will cost £25.

Given this and the cost of the trip, people I've spoken to say it isn't worth going for shopping as you end up paying out more than you can possibly save. As a day out to somewhere different, it depends how much you want to go...

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Hmmm. We've just returned from an island hopping trip, and our last few days were spent in Kos. We booked a ferry ticket on Thursday with one of the agencies around the harbour in Kos Town, paid €10 for the return trip then when we picked up our boarding cards at the port we had to pay €5 each in tax. So €15 each for the return ferry journey.

The prices were pretty reasonable in Bodrum, especially once you started bartering. We didn't come back with bags of items, between the four of us we bought 2 handbags, some clothing and cigarettes. The customs didn't even ask to see our bags, or those of any other passengers on our ferry. That said, if you came back laden down with goods it may be a different experience.

I really enjoyed the trip, as Turkey is a country I've never really been interested in visiting, we were told how dirty Bodrum is and how the shop keepers harass you , which couldn't be further from the truth. It was clean in the town in the centre, the shop keepers did follow you around their shops once you entered, but they hardly grabbed you whilst walking past to make you enter the shop.

Given how cheap the ferry prices are, it's worth a day trip. The shops and restaurants also accept euros, and the prices were not much more expensive than in lira with the current exchange rate.

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thank you both think I will go for a day just want a few bags hubby tshirts boys whatever they can lok x

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The Bodrum trip is well worth it IMO . Lovely boat trip across and an interesting town to explore .

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How long does the boat journey take? Would it be suitable for children? My grandchildren are 8, 4 and 1.

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J

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The crossing took around 30-40 minutes, on the boat we were on, Nissos Kos, there was seating both inside and out. There is the castle to visit with an underwater archeological museum, if they would be interested in that. But other than a vast array of shops we didn't see much that would interest young children. That said, we only saw the central shopping area.

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Bodrum is the former ancient Halicarnassus - known for one of the seven wonders of the ancient world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halicarnassus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodrum

You will find the ruins of the old mausoleum, an ancient odeon and more. The castle was established by the crusaders, and has several interesting items.

Edited: 29 June 2014, 12:02
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Thanks, guys. Josh & Lola would love an underwater museum. Josh is also keen to add another new country to his list, so a 40 minute crossing will be great.

I imagine it's best to book at Kos harbour rather than with a travel agent? What about visas for Turkey?

J xx

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Book at the Harbour , you just need your passports .

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How much do you have to pay for your visa to enter turkey if your coming from kos to bodrum for the day??

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