Turkey is surrounded by water, which makes ships and yachts a good way to get around (Here's a map.) Also, many ancient cities and ancient routes were established on Turkey's shores. This meant many ancient ruins and structures were built and left near these popular ports in Turkey. These Turkish ports are still famous for their rich history, cruise ships, and shore excursions.
Let's look at Turkey's most popular ship and ferry travels.
The sea of Marma is one of Turkey's most used spots when traveling with ships and ferries.
Istanbul Deniz Otobüsleri A.Ş. (İDO) serves most of the Istanbul region and Sea of Marmara routes. There are also Bosphorus cruise services and guided tours to explore the stunning sights of Istanbul from a different perspective.
It is also possible to travel between Istanbul and some nearby cities by passing the Sea of Marmara. Fast, sleek İDO catamaran car ferries travel across the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul's Yenikapı Feribot Terminalı to Güzelyalı (for Bursa), to Yalova (for İznik and Bursa), and to Bandırma (for Çanakkale and İzmir).
Aegean Sea & Greek Islands
The Aegean Sea is another location where ferries run across all day long. Ferries are a primary method of transportation in Izmir, and thousands of people use them every day. The view is spectacular, and you can even travel to some Greek Islands with ferries in the Aegean Sea.
Ferries and passenger catamarans connect Greece's Aegean islands with the Turkish mainland, providing frequent service in summer and useful (but less frequent) service year-round. There used to be ferries from Çeşme to Italy. However, currently, there are no direct ferries between Çeşme (the port west of İzmir) and Brindisi and Ancona in Italy, but you can go via Greece.
Travel by Ship & Ferry
Many people use these services daily, which has proven effective for many years. Moreover, the Turkish Riveria offers unique sights you can not witness anywhere else. Don't miss the opportunity to travel by sea in Turkey.
Yes, you can use ferries and ships to travel in most Turkish Riveria cities.