Istanbul to Rhodes Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey
The Best Route and Travel Tips start with a map. Before my story began in Istanbul, I spent a week in Fetheyi in southern Turkey, searching for ancient Lycian tombs. Here is the route I took. Let me tell you how I got from Istanbul to Rhodes, Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey, Google Map is a great way to plan travel. I mapped this starting with my landing in Istanbul. My trip to Istanbul had a four-hour layover for a regional flight on Onur Airlines. The cheapest flights are usually on Onur or Atlas for Southern Turkey. Flights round-trip from the same airport is usually under $100 US.
How to Go from Istanbul to Rhodes, Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey
Use Google Maps to Chart Your Route
Google Map is a great way to plan travel. I mapped this starting with my landing in Istanbul. In Istanbul, I had a four-hour layover for a regional flight on The cheapest flights are usually on Onur or Atlas for Southern Turkey. Flights round-trip from the same airport is usually under $100 US dollars.
How I planned my trip to help deal with jet lag
I get terrible jet lag. One way I try to deal with it is by staying up as long as possible. My jet lag wasn’t as bad as usual on this trip because I stayed active while flying. By transferring and moving from place to place another, I stayed awake. I didn’t have a chance to think about how horrible I felt, and the moving seemed to make it less severe.
In Dalaman, I hired a car from Eco Transfer. They picked me up at the airport. The taxis and drivers are not allowed to come into the terminal, so if you don’t see anyone, they are waiting outside for you.
From Dalaman, my taxi drove me to Marmaris, Turkey. Through the Marmaris tourism department, I got a few hotel recommendations for as little as $20- $25 a night. My hotel was clean and spartan. It cost $3 extra for air conditioning, which I needed to use while there.
One night in Rhodes
I went to the island of Rhodes for one day and night, taking the ferry from Marmaris. Then I walked off the boat and to my hotel. It took about 15 minutes to get there.
My hotel was the Medieval Rose. I made my reservation on Booking.com for around $35 U.S. My hotel is in the old section. I slept and ate in the Old Town part of Rhodes.
To get to the Medieval Rose Hotel, go through the gate of Rhodes. Go inside the Old Town and walk straight up Socrates Street to the Suleman Mosque. The Medieval Rose is on the upper part of Socrates Street, next to Taverna Arkhodiko. The hotels in Rhodes are on side streets and alleys due to the original city plan and layout of ancient Rhodes.
It took 90 minutes total for me to get from the airport to the hotel. It took only five minutes to get to the port from my hotel. The ferry departs at eight a.m. and arrives at 10 a.m. Check here for this year’s schedule.
A luxury yacht in Rhodes
If you have the time, Marmaris is a very popular place for a vacation, especially if you like to party. It has a beautiful port, lots of nightlife, beautiful beaches and a wide variety of hotels at every price.
Istanbul to Rhodes Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey – The Rhodes Ferry
Istanbul to Rhodes Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey – How to get a ticket
Greek ferries are crowded. Book your ticket online in advance. The passengers are people of all ages from many different places.
These adorable kids were from the UK. The kids on the boat were British and Turkish.
The door to the Medieval Rose
Istanbul to Rhodes, Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey
I had a great experience on Rhodes. I highly recommend it for a day trip, overnight or even longer.
Travel tips: Istanbul to Rhodes, Greece to Fetheyi, Southern Turkey, is so simple I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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