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Ferry from Israel to Creece or Italy?

I am close to start a little winter trip - towrds europe, turkey, syria and jordan to israel. For the way back I would like to use a ferry...I can't find anything on the web...
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That's because they stopped operating after 9/11.

Even the Cesme-Italy ferry only operates in summer, so you can try to take your chances trying to get a ferry from TR to a Greek island, like Chios, then on to Athens and Italy.

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Or you can try this:
http://www.grimaldi-freightercruises.com/

But two years ago, when I tryed to organise a trip with them, I didn't succeed, as the schedule is quite irregular and not reliable.
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Hi Joe,
try this one:

http://www.ab-travel.net/faehre-intr...php?0.14548100 1105002317#start

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After Syria became closed to me (UK Passport) in the summer, I tried to arrange a trip back to Europe through Israel without success. I was calling travel agents in the area, and talking with shipping companies in Egypt, and they were telling me there is no way.

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One workaround is to enter and exit via Israel. I just confirmed that you can ride a bike off a ferry at Haifa and ride through Israel. Likewise you can exit Israel and travel to Cypress and then catch a ferry to either Turkey or Greece.
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I recently bought a great new book that may hel:

Mediterranean Handbook - Ferry routes, islands and ports by John Gorvett

http://www.trailblazer-guides.com/books/

1st edition, 480 pages, 50 maps, 31 colour photos.

As it says: All the practical information you need – Planning your trip; getting to the Mediterranean from other parts of Europe, North America and Australasia; costs; when to go; what to take.


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There is a ship from Haifa Israel to Greece once a week. it is not a ferry. but it takes cars and bikes (via cyprus).
contact "Rosenfeld sipping agents" (try Google). no problem with that.
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What do you mean by "it is not ferry" -- does it take people as well or not?
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Ro-Ro freighters taking passengers. It means you probably can't just roll up and buy a ticket and drive on board. I suspect you need the full works, like bills of lading, etc., i.e. more paperwork.

According to one of the links above Salamis runs once a week, starting 1st April.
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